AoY Podcast #24 – Takahashi vs. Tomino Round 2 (Space Runaway Ideon & SPT Layzner Review)
Also known as: “The Ide is powered by a zombie baby!”
I know its been a few episodes since our last slug fest discussion of Tomino and Takahashi shows, but were back for round 2 this time with the infamous Space Runaway Ideon and the better of mid 1980’s mecha shows, Blue Comet SPT Layzner.
Space Runaway Ideon was the very next project director Yoshiyuki Tomino worked on right after Mobile Suit Gundam. And like Gundam, it was also cut short in its episode count, sharing the same 39 episode number as Gundam which this lead to feature films being made off each series. The only difference here is, Tomino found a way not to continue Ideon… ever again!!
We then cut right on over to a show that both Jonn and I find really engaging by keeping up with the /m/subs releases, which is Blue Comet SPT Layzner by Ryouske Takahashi, This involves the Cold War stretching out to the mid 1990’s as both America and Soviet Russia have bases on the planet Mars, and how an alien invasion can mess things up. I also did a review of SPT Layzner for Regan Strong-“BAD”-blood’s own podcast Anime 82 a couple of years ago (if you wanna get to my review just skip right at the 5 hour mark… yea he made it that long…dunno why.) All this and probably some more in this weeks episode.
Download Episode HERE (Total Time: 1:38:36)
OP – Get ready to see the downfall of Tomino…
Eyecatch – Sometimes the only way is the Lonely Way…
ED – The most fitting song I could think of at the end of Ideon…
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