Anime World Order Show # 143 – Ten Years After (Juunen Go No!) Watashi Wa Doushiteru Darou?

It’s our ten year anniversary…or rather, our first show since passing that! We had nothing planned to mark the occasion, so we figured we’d just do a year in review summary of 2015 with regards to noteworthy shows. In so doing, we forgot to mention several, like Snow White with the Red Hair. That’s just how we operate. Still.

Introduction (0:00 – 20:42)
We mostly spend this time doing a victory lap, reading a small excerpt of the congratulations that we received…okay fine, this is close to all that were sent via email. But we got more by way of social media and stuff that we just didn’t read! Really. Honest. What’s changed since we started? What stayed the same? We try not to dwell on such things for too long, lest we realize how much everyone’s progressed while we’ve remained still.

Promo: Nozomi Entertainment (20:42 – 22:05)
Go back to our earlier episodes and you’ll find a fair amount of us lamenting how certain classic series never saw the light of day in the US. Thanks to Nozomi Entertainment, that list is a whole lot shorter now than ever before, plus several of those titles are available to be watched streaming. Zeta Gundam Blu-Ray preorders are due to be shipping out soon, so head on over to Right Stuf to get yours. That reminds us: we’ve got a fair share of Got Anime? memberships to give away. We should start doing that throughout the year, huh.

2015 in Review (22:05 – 2:04:00)
Contrary to what you may have heard on the Internet, 2015 was a pretty great year for Japanese animation. We each listed 25-30 titles and spoke briefly on them in the process. Perhaps you were overwhelmed by choice and had no idea what to even dip your toes into? This may help.

Conclusion (2:04:00 – 2:11:41)
Next time, we’re shifting into gear so to speak as we deliver upon one of our donation-requested review titles: Initial D 4th Stage. In the meantime, Daryl was a guest on GME! Anime Fun Time to talk about One-Punch Man (you might say that after a year of exile, he broke out of podcast prison to be with them) and contributed an article to the Cubed Circle Wrestling Yearbook for 2015. This in turn led to him being given a ballot for the Voices of Wrestling 2015 Match of the Year polling, where he found out he was only roughly 50% out of touch with the Internet smark consensus. Listen: Dragon Gate and Lucha Underground are the best, THEN New Japan, and Bayley vs Sasha doesn’t even merit a Top 10 spot, okay?!

Anime World Order Show # 142 – Gay Basketball and Anthrax Are Better Than Kerberos Saga

Is THIS going to mark ten years of our podcast? But we didn’t do anything special like what you’re supposed to! Who’s been listening to us all this time, and how have your lives changed since then? What, if anything, did we have to do with it? For now, we must soldier on. Clarissa reviews THE BASKETBALL WHICH KUROKO PLAYS, or as rational people call it, Kuroko’s Basketball.

Introduction (0:00 – 34:55)
Some emails are deceptively difficult. This time around we tackle the question of “what anime out there is like Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade?” while revealing that we don’t fully comprehend the geography of the very state in which we inhabit. Listen, people from Central and South Florida try not to think about what goes on up North, since that’s when it becomes The South. Also, out West. That’s where the demons reside.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (34:55 – 36:20)
The Holiday sale is on until December 27th with new items added every day, and several of those are titles we’ve reviewed in the past or happened to mention during the introduction. Each order you place gives you a chance to win a $250 gift card, and shipping is free after you spend $49. With so many things discounted so high, you’ll hit that mark rather quickly if you’re anything like us.

Review: Kuroko’s Basketball (36:20 – 1:20:49)
Fine, we didn’t actually call it The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays, but then again, neither does Crunchyroll or Viz because no native English speaker would bother. Of course, any native English speaker who routinely says “Kuroko no Basuke” or, even weirder, “Kuroko’s Basket” probably reads pirated scans or watches some fansub. Those days are behind us, as it’s all on Crunchyroll now, including the two extra OAVs so GET IN THE ZONE. Note: the zone might possibly be referring to a dude’s butt, if all this fanart is anything to go by.