Friday, 7 December 2018

Episode 50 - The Goldorak Show

Few things compare to the sheer might in which Goldorak (the French version of UFO Robo Grendizer) took French-speaking Canada by storm when it first debuted in 1978. While not particularly well-loved in Japan, Goldorak has proven to be one of Go Nagai's most impactful creations worldwide, and has influenced youth programming in ways you may not expect - even in the Anglosphere!. But does Goldorak still matter to Quebec and other francophones around the country? Dave Merrill and Chris (aka Kurotsuki) join me to explore the issue, and also help paint one of the best pictures of French-Canadian anime fandom you're likely to find.

NOTE: In this episode, I incorrectly state that Goldorak aired on Radio-Canada. It actually aired on TVA!

Jesse's Recommended Grendizer/Goldorak Episodes:
1, 2, 12, 14, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31, 44, 46, 49, 50, 61, 62, 67, 70-73

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Chris's Twitter: @kurotsuki
Dave Merrill's Twitter: @terebifunhouse
Dave Merrill's Site: mister kitty dot org

Twitter: @jbetteridge
Podcast Twitter: @zannencanada

Theme song by Karl Olson. Check out Packet Flood, the album all of this show's music is taken from, on his Bandcamp.

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