What, another @ Movies in the same week?! That’s right, since this week’s Manga Mavericks is being delayed a few days, we thought we’d give you a little something-something to tide you guys over! In this installment LumRanmaYasha and VLordGTZ talk about the Oscar-nominated animated french-japanese co-production The Red Turtle and the cinematic classic anime masterpiece Ghost in the Shell, a little too late after the Oscars happened and a little too early before the live-action GITS remake comes out! Listen to LumRanmaYasha correctly guess that Zootopia would win the Oscar to VLord’s chagrin, and VLord fume about how terrible the live-action GITS will be. “No! That’s not Kuze! You don’t destroy one of the best Stand Alone Complex characters!” Ho boy, just wait until he actually SEES the movie…

Podcast Breakdown:

00:25 – The Red Turtle
22:12 – Ghost in the Shell (1995)
40:07 – Wrap-Up

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.