Titles Shown at AnimeNEXT 2016

Thanks to AnimeNEXT for inviting us once again! All of our panels were quite successful, and hopefully some of you who took notes or our cards will be checking this page. We’ve got a decade of past episodes available in our Review Index, and we also write for Otaku USA Magazine as anime reviewers. Here’s what we talked about at our panels. Where appropriate, we’ve provided links to our podcast episode reviews of the titles as well as where you can legally watch. Many have no review links because we wrote about them for Otaku USA instead of doing a podcast. All are missing major, noteworthy titles because time was limited and we always have more material than we have time.

History of Magical Girls
Bewitched (Japanese opening)
Himitsu-no Akko Chan (manga)
Magical Witch Sally (anime)
Marvelous Melmo
Mojakko Megu-chan
Majokko Tickle
Minky Momo
Creamy Mami
Persia, The Magical Fairy
Pastel Yumi
Minky Momo vs Creamy Mami
Magical Girl Quartet – Alien X
Akko-Chan 1988
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
Sugar Sugar Rune
Madoka Magica
Pretty Cure
Final Fantasy X-2 (videogame)

Most Dangerous Manga: “Violence Hero” Tetsuya Saruwatari (none currently legally available in English, but all are scanlated)
Black Angels
Dog Soldier
Violence Hero Riki-Oh
Bounty Hunter The Hard
Bad Police
Oniwakamaru: The Visitor

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Great Theatrical Anime Films
Robot Carnival “Star Light Angel” (DVD here)
Transform! Hellhound Liner 0011 (Japan only)
Akira (Blu-Ray here)
Macross: Do You Remember Love? (Blu-Ray Japan only)
Night on the Galactic Railroad (Blu-Ray here)
Redline (paid streaming here, Blu-Ray here)
Millennium Actress (legally streaming here OR NOT, since they just took it down after putting it up mere days ago)
Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis (DVD here, Blu-Ray Japan only)
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (DVD here, Blu-Ray coming soon)
Ghost in the Shell (Blu-Ray here)
Space Adventure Cobra (Blu-Ray here)
Arcadia of My Youth (Blu-Ray Japan only)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (Blu-Ray coming soon)
Sword of the Stranger (Blu-Ray out of print)

Depictions of Otaku in Anime and Manga
Otaku no Video (Blu-Ray coming soon)
Genshiken (DVD here)
Genshiken Second Season (legally streaming here, Blu-Ray here)
Watamote (streaming here, Blu-Ray here)
Welcome to the NHK (legally streaming here, DVD here)
No Game No Life (legally streaming here, Blu-Ray here)
Princess Jellyfish (legally streaming here, DVD here)
Perfect Blue (Blu-Ray Japan only)
Fujoshi Rumi (manga out of print)
Kiss Him, Not Me (legally simulpub here)
Turning Girls (legally streaming here)
Himouto Umaru-chan (legally streaming here)
Oreimo (image only) (legally streaming here)

Nakamori Akio article translation “What Kind of Otaku Are You?”
Comiket information packet (contains statistics)

Anime World Order Show # 147 – The Sharpest Blades Use the Tears of Orphans for Cleaning

With Anime Fan Fest 2016 concluded and our writing deadlines met, we’ve got a short window before AnimeNEXT 2016 where we’ll all be guests and be presenting panels to record and release a new episode. In this episode, Daryl reviews Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma.

Introduction (0:00 – 38:33)
Daryl offers his thoughts on his attending Anime Fan Fest 2016, where our previously released episode was recorded. Due to repeated mishaps with our manual RSS feed editing–a task which is no longer done–the last two times we released new episodes ended up marking every single episode as new. Hopefully that will not happen a THIRD time. On the other hand, a few of you took this as an opportunity to listen back to either every single episode or select older installments, and so we answer questions about this stuff to the best of our ability. This involves us discussing what Tekkaman Blade is, who is Steve “Stevie B” Bennett, and why Ichiro Itano is the Nico Yazawa of being an anime director. Don’t worry. We would never actually use the “N” word on this podcast (unless paid to).

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (38:33 – 40:06)
Currently, Right Stuf is not only doing a sale on FUNimation titles, they’ve also got a selection of Sentai Filmworks releases for $10 or less. Several of these titles are worth watching, and Hulu removing a whole lot of anime titles starting in June is a strong reminder that there’s still worth in buying the shows you like on physical media.

Review: Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (40:06 – 1:41:44)
Daryl reviews what’s probably his favorite consistently running title in Shonen Jump: a series about competitive cooking done in the style of a battle manga, much like Yakitate! Japan which we reviewed back in 2009. The anime adaptations of both series are available on Crunchyroll, and the original manga for both series are released in English courtesy of Viz Manga.

The second anime series for Food Wars! starts next season, but for those who can’t wait Volume 7 is roughly where the first anime series concludes and the second will start from. Note that Kindle editions now double as comiXology editions and are, as a rule, less expensive than what Viz will charge through their digital store and app. However, because Viz will occasionally do bundle sales that’ll make their editions cheaper than Kindle/comiXology, and since the Viz Manga app is the same app you use to read Weekly Shonen Jump anyway, you may prefer to just keep everything in one place.

For those curious: the comically large knife Daryl owns is this one. A more reasonable person would get this 8-inch knife instead, but Daryl was presumably thinking that he could get 2 more inches of knife for just a few dollars more, without giving thought to where one would store such a thing.

Here’s the Ogiue Maniax blog post we mentioned. The Many Levels of Fanservice in Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma.