Blade Licking Thieves

Join us as we lick our blades, banter and ramble on, and provide in depth reviews of some of our favorite (and not so favorite) Anime, Kaiju, Martial Arts, Chambara, and Asian films. You can find out more about our show, all of our previous episodes, and our show notes at our blog:

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#68: Pacific Rim

We’re kicking off our series of listener requested episodes with Guillermo Del Toro’s lover letter to the Kaiju and Mecha genres: Pacific Rim! So, tune in, enter the drift with us, and let’s cancel the apocalypse! Review (17:14) Twitter Questions (1:42:05 )



Team B #5: Color Out of Space

BLT Team B review Color Out of Space, writer-director Richard Stanley's new film adaptation of the classic H.P. Lovecraft horror short story, featuring the latest and greatest advancements in CAGE RAGE™ technology.



#67: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY.    That's it.  That's the blurb.  Review (43:13)


 2020-07-02  n/a

#66: The Prodigal Son (1981)

Special guest Nate Ming joins the Blade Licking Thieves to talk about one of his all time favorite martial arts films, The Prodigal Son (1981), an action comedy romp featuring the mega talents of Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Lam Ching-ying, and Frankie Chan. Review (36:08)


 2020-05-31  n/a

#65: The Dagger of Kamui

We chat about the 3-D anime, centered around 1990s arcade nostalgia, Hi Score Girl.  Argue the merits of the Berserk anime before a court of law.  Sally forth into the whimsical world of slimes, heroes, and dragons with the launch of Dragon Quest Your Story.  And, finally, review a hidden gem from 1985, Rintaro's tragically underappreciated ninja epic: The Dagger of Kamui.    


 2020-04-13  n/a

#64: Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time

We spend an hour talking Tezuka's Phoenix, Sega's Yakuza series, and too-horny-for-TheHeat-mecha-show Godannar, among other things, before breaking into our review of director Yoon Jong-bing's Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Game (2012), which chronicles the rise and fall of two South Korean gangsters (Choi Min-Sik and Ha Jung-woo) during the 80's and 90's.      


 2020-03-16  n/a

Team B #4: Maniac Cop

BLT Team B review the 80s slasher cult classic, Maniac Cop, starring always a treat Bruce Campbell and man with a huge face Robert Z'Dar!


 2020-03-08  n/a

#63:Versus (2000)

Download (right click and save as) iTunes | Google Play Music | Stitcher | E-mail | Twitter Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast joins us to review Ryuhei Kitamura’s break out action film Versus! Review (39:48) Twitter Questions (2:32:05) If you have questions or comments about the show, please feel free to shoot us an Email or … Continue reading #63:Versus (2000) →


 2020-02-21  n/a

#62: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

We review the 2006 anime film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time from director Mamoru Hosoda: a delightful coming of age comedy / drama loosely based on a story by Paprika writer Yasutaka TsuiTsui about a teen-aged girl named Makoto who discovers she has the ability to quite literally leap through time. Review (25:45) Twitter Questions (1:27:58)


 2020-02-04  n/a

#61: Hero (2002)

Daryl Surat, writer for Otaku USA Magazine and host of the Anime World Order Podcast, joins us on this special "regular" episode for a long chat about stuff we've been watching, Chinese action films (and their perpetual mistreatment by western companies), and for a review of Zhang Yimou's utterly majestic wuxia drama, Hero (2002), starring Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, and Donnie Yen. Review (44:45) Twitter Questions (2:40:50)


 2020-01-18  n/a