Animated ACTION! - Episode 2 - Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman

I interview old school science-fiction superfan August Ragone, who gives us a crash course in Japanese superheroes from the '60s and '70s, and we find time to dig into this animated clash of titans from manga's golden age.

Among other things in this episode, we also touch on:

  • Other Cyborg 009 and Devilman iterations
  • Other works by Jun Kawagoe
  • Bob Wilkins
  • Cartoon/Fantasy Organization
  • San Diego Comic-Con in the '80s
  • Toonami
  • Powerpuff Girls reboot
  • Godzilla
  • Ultraman
  • Space Battleship Yamato 2199
  • Kimba the White Lion
  • Astro Boy
  • Kamen Rider
  • Getter Robo
  • Gatchaman
  • Marine Boy
  • Gundam
  • Kikaider
  • Why the anime industry is in desperate need of a cold shower


August Ragone