Cruising with Shougeki Gouraigan then Driving with Music News, Pittsburgh Sakura Project, and Closing of Blockbuster Video.

In this episode the cast drive out into fandom and look at the new Kickstarter for a Blu-ray release of the original Bubblegum Crisis OVA.

They then look at the end of an era with the closing of the remaining blockbuster videos.  The crew takes a look at the importance of blockbuster during the growth of the anime boom of the late 1990’s to early 2000’s
Next Sara and Z give a report on the Pittsburgh Sakura Project’s fall 2013 planting in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania’s North Park.

We then talk music news leading off with a recent twitter discussion between Swedish VK Artist Yoyo, Gackt, and some interesting fans.  Move on to talk about the music group CAPSULE and their discography coming to iTunes and give you an introduction to their music and videos.  Jim then goes on to cover the Japanese band SOUR’s recent Kickstarter success and release of their crowd funded music video.  Next Jeanie and the crew look at Morning Musume and their upcoming involvement with the Japan Olympic team.
Finally, we look at Cute and their recent concert tour and how they have a number of firsts in the tour and an amazing costume change sequence.

The group wraps up this episode looking at the new Tokusatsu show by the creators of Garo, Shougeki Gouraigan.

Episode References

Bubblegum Crisis Blu-ray:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-10-29/bubblegum-crisis-blu-ray-kickstarter-meets-pledge-goal

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/madoverlord/bubblegum-crisis-ultimate-edition-blu-ray-set?ref=search

Blockbuster Video:
http://money.msn.com/investing/news.aspx?feed=AP&date=20131106&id=17079220&gt1=33002&ocid=ansmony11

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/06/tech/gaming-gadgets/blockbuster-video-stores-impact/

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304448204579185702090813172

http://business.time.com/2013/11/09/the-end-of-an-era-blockbuster-ceases-rentals-in-advance-of-closing/

Pittsburgh Sakura Project:

http://www.pghsakuraproject.org/

CAPSULE:

http://touch.dailymotion.com/video/xbk5e_capsule-portable-airport_shortfilms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSARXH-mxLc
http://touch.dailymotion.com/video/x1012ec_studio-ghibli-music-video-a-flying-city-plan_music

SOUR:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-10-28/japanese-band-creates-incredible-animation-using-189-spinning-cds

Morning Musume:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/11/01/morning-musume-to-perform-support-song-for-japanese-national-team-at-sochi-2014-olympics

Cute :

http://youtu.be/ZGJdcFoIF7k

Shougeki Gouraigan:

http://www.orendsrange.com/2013/09/the-five-heroes-of-shougeki-gouraigan.html

http://henshinjustice.com/2013/07/01/shougeki-gouraigan-the-new-tokusatsu-from-amemiya-inoue/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0023859/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keita_Amemiya