The Anime That Didn’t Make Us #21 – Mecha Doc, Armoured Police Metal Jack

The show everyone is calling TATDMU returns with new co-host Gary Hedges! This week our trip down someone else’s memory lane takes us the 1984 car tuning anime Mecha Doc and the 1991 robot police anime Armoured Police Metal Jack.

Plus: Brian gets the lead of dreadful sitcom Bottle Boys wrong, something he realised immediately after recording and has haunted him ever since. Sure he could have edited it out, but better to use it to go off on a weird tangent in the show notes.

The Anime That Didn’t Make Us #17 – Lensman, Boys Over Flowers, Vampire Princess Miyu

Sheena Duffy joins us to discuss three more anime that we were unable to watch growing up due to the curse of geography.

Lensman (1984) – EE ‘Doc’ Smith’s creation gets a second anime outing in the same year!

Boys Over Flowers (1996) – Yoko Kamio’s oft adapted manga of awful rich boys and the girl who loves them.

Vampire Princes Miyu (1997) – Toshiki Hirano sends their vampire creation to high school.

The Anime That Didn’t Make Us #16 – Pollyanna, Violinist of Hamelin & Moby Dick

Niall Flanagan from Secret of the Sailor Madness and Let’s Go! joins us to climb into the TATDMU time machine and watch 3 more anime that geography denied our childhoods.

The Story of Pollyanna, Girl of Love (1986) – a World Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of Eleanor H Porter’s novels.

Violinist of Hamelin (1996) – based on Michiaki Watanabe’s manga.

Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick (1997) – based on Herman Melville’s novel, but in space.

The Anime That Didn’t Make Us #12 – Dorvack, Montana Jones, Dokkiri Doctor

Dwayne finally takes the second chair as we welcome Sublo & Tangy Mustard creator Aaron Long to pick from the list of anime we never got see in our formative years.

Special Armored Battalion Dorvack – from 1983, it’s Battlestar Galactica for jackasses.

Montana Jones – from 1994, it’s Duck Tales for Italian Furries.

Dokkiri Doctor – from 1999, it’s Dr Slump with more Doctor and no Arale.