The Anime That Didn’t Make Us #8 – Dragon Ball, Those Who Hunt Elves, GaoGaiGar

Ace Comical’s very own Greg Driver is here to clamber into the DITB time machine and send cartoons back to our childhood selves that they never got to see. This week we have Toriyama’s all-time classic, the show that marked dawn of modern anime, and the finale of Takara’s Brave series.

DITB #316 – Toei Manga Matsuri 1989

Lewis Smith returns to discuss three quarters of the second Toei Manga Matsuri of 1989. We’re talking: The Mobile Cop Jiban: Great Explosion at the Monster Factory of Fear,  Akko-chan’s Secret: The Sea! The Monster!! Summer Holiday and Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone aka Return My Gohan!

This time it’s Brian’s turn to completely misread a scene in a film~!

The Anime That Didn’t Make Us #7 – Lupin III Part 3, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Nadesico

Dwayne Moloney from Secret of the Sailor Madness and Let’s Go JoJo joins us to look back at the first episodes of three more anime that geography denied us childhood nostalgia for.

This week we look at the third TV outing for Monkey Punch’s iconic thief, Mitsuteru Yokoyama’s adaptation of Romance of the Three Kingdoms and multi-layered mecha anime Martian Successor Nadesico.

The Anime That Didn’t Make Us – Vifam, Tylor and Escaflowne

Grace Chan joins us today as we once again look back at three anime we never got to see during our childhoods. Brian’s pick is children get lost in space mecha show Vifam (1983). Grace picks light novel adaptation Irresponsible Captain Tylor (1993). And finally little baby Anthony picks fantasy mecha show, Vision of Escaflowne (1996).

The Anime That Didn’t Make Us #5 – High School Kimengumi, DNA², Sabre Marionette J

Marvyn Lafayette joins us to dip into the the historical anime back catalogue that we never had access to at the time. This week, a gang of school boys let their freak flag fly, a time traveller tries to stop a one-man population apocalypse and Anthony finally gets to see some Sabre Marionette J!

Plus: we all turn into robots thanks the vagaries of Discord~!