Hello, and welcome to Cel Structure. I know that I’m not exactly covering new ground here, you know, doing an anime podcast and all, but I’m not going to be trying to do too much new when I talk about and do shows- what I do try to do is give you all of the info of where they came from, how they got to the West (if they ever did), what production problems they had to deal with, and what their legacy ended up being, if it has been long enough to see the effect. When a show did make it to the West, there will also be a focus on the edit, what kind of community it developed, and what effect it did or did not have on the Western market and audience. They key thing that I want to provide here is context, because the circumstances of artistic creation is always the most important part of understanding the work and its triumphs and flaws.
So, for my first episode, I am covering Star Blazers- where it came from, how it got here, and why it was the only casualty ever inflicted by G.I. Joe.