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What'Chou talkin' bout?

by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis,

ANNCast Episode 025 - What'Chou talkin' bout?

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Since we're in the middle of a lackluster Winter anime season, Justin and I start out this week by reaching into the bleak, distant past (read: the 80's) and crack the ice on a famously unlicensed series, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, which turns out to be rad as heck. Then it's a Night on the Galactic Railroad, with existential kitties. Fun!

Then our guest, producer Joseph Chou, stops on by to talk about his life's work and what he's got coming up, namely Halo Legends, which streets February 16th. We grill him about pretty much his entire career, from The Animatrix to Appleseed: Ex Machina to the admittedly strange-looking live-action King of Fighters movie he has coming up, and then, most interestingly, Joseph - who is a producer on this project as well - informs us that the infamous live-action Evangelion project isn't dead at all, it's actually moving forward! Holy cow!!

Then it's twitter time as usual and all is well. Enjoy!

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NSFW Language Warning: Not too bad this time, scout's honor!

ANNCast Episode 25 Breakdown

00:20 Host introductions, Legend of the Galactic Heroes

07:32 Night on the Galactic Railroad

12:12 Break time!

12:31 Joseph Chou introduction and the early part of his career at Warner with The Animatrix

25:22 Appleseed and the production of Appleseed: Ex Machina

29:22 The films that influence his creative vision

32:57 What it's like to work alongside John Woo

35:15 The live-action King of Fighters movie

40:06 All things Halo Legends

50:30 Is anime still cool?

55:35 This is where all the talk about the live-action Evangelion starts, plus Joseph's interaction with Sentai Filmworks and John Ledford

01:06:29 Twitter time! More Appleseed movies, Joseph's directorial ambitions (or lack thereof), his further involvement with Sentai Filmworks, why the live-action King of Fighters looks the way it does, and more!

And that's it! See you next week.

Have questions for the ANNCast crew? Tweet 'em to @ANNZac! Or check out the community forums thread about the show, or send email questions to [email protected] dot com!

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