Anime World Order Show 158 – Twilight, I Only Meant to Stay a While and Do a Terrorism

For this SPOOKY HALLOWEEN edition of Anime World Order, we’re um…not even attempting to review anything scary whatsoever, as Gerald weighs in on one of the most popular and beloved anime titles of the decade, the 2016 anime film Your Name by Makoto Shinkai.

Introduction (0:00 – 25:24)
It’s been pointed out to us that a lot of the old THE TRUTH image links are currently broken. Worry not, all of the images are still there. We just need to fix the links…someday. As far as emails go, what are our thoughts on all this “yuribait” in anime, anyway? This predictably goes off-topic FAST.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (25:24 – 27:01)
With Your Name about to come out in a week, now’s a fine to point out that Right Stuf offers 25% off all preorders. In the case of Your Name, that means with a Got Anime? membership, the price of the regular edition works out to $25.54 for the standard Blu-Ray/DVD combo and $55.84 for the limited edition that includes the soundtrack and hardcover artbook. Those are way better prices than Amazon, especially if you live in states where Amazon charges tax like we do!

Review: Your Name (27:01 – 1:04:45)
Gerald offers a mostly spoiler-free review of Makoto Shinkai’s new movie, and in the process touches upon his filmography to date since it turns out that we’ve not really talked about the guy’s work since 5 cm Per Second back in 2010. But what is there to say about one of the most commercially successful, most critically acclaimed, and most fan beloved anime titles of the decade that hasn’t been said already? Is there even anything to add to the conversation? Wait, is this going to be one of those deals yet again where Gerald hates the cartoon?! THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY FOR YOU TO FIND OUT THE ANSWER.

Anime World Order Show # 157 – Weeks Too Late for Priss and the Replicants Song References

Hurricane Irma may have left us without power for weeks–despite being of substantially lower strength than the last hurricane, suggesting that our local monopoly power company spent its billions on lobbying politicians to vote against solar power than maintaining the grid–but we are FINALLY back to talk about our time at Otakon 2017 before Daryl reviews the 2001 film Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis.

Introduction (0:00 – 21:30)
But before we talk about any of that, it’s time to talk about hardcore pornography! Specifically, on how and perhaps why the delivery and monetization mechanisms for cartoon smut have remained relatively static over the last several years while everything else has drastically changed. We get enough spam as it is, so we’ll just skip out on linking to the sites discussed here. (Note: the original definition of “decimate” was to reduce BY one-tenth, not reduce TO one-tenth as stated.)

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (21:30 – 23:39)
Originally we were going to plug that at Otakon, a Kickstarter was announced to dub all of Aria the Animation, which is a totally different show than Aria the Scarlet Ammo. But the hurricane recovery took so long that the Kickstarter ended with them having met all their stretch goals without us helping out at all. Wait, fortunately?! We need to prove that THEY NEED US.

Convention Report: Otakon 2017 (23:39 – 52:12)
We talk about our experiences at Otakon 2017, now that they’ve moved locations from Baltimore to Washington D.C. Though since we were Press, we sort of um, missed seeing the majority of this convention…but on the bright side, we got plenty of interviews! Please look forward to them in the pages of Otaku USA Magazine as well as Anime USA!

We’ll update this space in er, the near future (wink) with a listing of all the titles that were shown at our panels, but for now:

The History of Magical Girls:
Himitsu no Akko-Chan
Sally the Witch
Marvelous Melmo
Cutey Honey
Mojakko Megu-chan
Majokko Tickle
Minky Momo
Creamy Mami
Persia, The Magical Fairy
Pastel Yumi
Himitsu no Akko-Chan ’88
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Magical Angel Sweet Mint
Akazukin Chacha
Fancy Lala
Sailor Moon
Saint Tail
Magic Knight Rayearth
Card Captor Sakura
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Full Moon Wo Sagashite
Ojamajo Doremi
Madoka Magica
Pretty Cure
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Magical Girl Raising Project

Review: Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis (52:12 – 1:52:52)
This is yet another of those overly long Daryl reviews where he speaks more or less uninterrupted for an hour straight because nobody else has seen the cartoon in several years, and the crux of what he has to say is how much of a different experience it is to watch this film now compared to 16 years ago, and that you shouldn’t watch any of the various pirate rips/encodes circulating on the Internet because it’ll adversely affect your perception of the work.

Haha, they misspelled Metropolis there–HEY WAIT THAT’S A PORNO MAG

Anime Weekend Atlanta is this weekend, but since Clarissa has moved away and Gerald’s employer won’t give him the time off, it seems only Daryl is going. Please vote in the new poll whether Gerald should ditch having to come to work on a Saturday unexcused to instead be at the anime con.