On this episode the crew goes over the 1995 OVA series Gunsmith Cats, from Kenichi Sonoda. Action, thrills, excitement -- all in the classic anime setting of...Chicago? Hope you like action and fast cars. Where have we heard that tagline before? We discuss May's psyche, the picturesque look of the city, searching for a private yacht club in South Michigan, and why is Rally allowed to be so heavily armed as a private citizen. Featuring the voices of Dennis, Ed, Karen, Kate, and Garrett.
Gunsmith Cats is currently available to purchase through Animeigo's website.
On this episode, we have more than a full clubhouse to discuss the animated short video of On Your Mark, with music by Chage & Aska and animation by Studio Ghibli from 1995. Diana, Ed, Kate, Dennis, Karen, Garrett, and Sam are joined by special guest Eron, making his first actual episode appearance (he was on the Project A-Ko Facebook Live we did on New Years Eve). There's a brief history on the super duo CHAGE & ASKA, trying to explain what went on in the music video visuals, some inspirations behind Miyazaki's imagery, and surprisingly so much more than what would be your normal music video discussion.
Thanks to special guest Eron (@eronrauch) for joining us on this episode!
On Your Mark is not available for purchase in North America, but you can officially own it in the Studio Ghibli Short Film Collection that was released in July of 2019.
Recorded live from Anime Los Angeles in Ontario, California, the Vintage Anime Club discusses some popular anime from 1995. Enjoy the music and the trip down memory lane!