Anime World Order Show # 148 – The Zombie Train Need Not Stop At Pizza Hut

We’ve got a bit of time between one convention and another, so Gerald takes this opportunity to review the recently-concluded Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.

Introduction (0:00 – 41:30)
We actually get through TWO emails this time! The only titles we can remember about early era fandom have to do with Gainax, so we mention our previous review of The Notenki Memoirs (now readable online here) as well as Otaku no Video (now available on Blu-Ray). We also give our thoughts on why Leiji Matsumoto seems to be relatively unknown among modern anime fans compared to Osamu Tezuka and the like.

  • Space Battleship Yamato: The Making of an Anime Legend is still available at reasonable prices, but you probably want to act quickly if you don’t own that already
  • The phrase “active viewing” was a term Evan Minto over at Ani-Gamers coined. Now that he’s on Crunchycast he’s far more famous than we ever were. They have VIDEO, you see.
  • Ten Old-School Anime Classics You Can Watching Streaming Right Now is liable to become obsolete fast, but for now it’s most still all right
  • Here’s Daryl’s interview with Unified Pictures, the production company developing a Vampire Hunter D animated series co-production with Japan
  • Daryl was also on the GME! Anime Fun Time podcast to talk about Giant Robo: The Animation but as that is spoiler-heavy you should listen to our podcast review instead if you haven’t seen it yet
  • Promo: Right Stuf Anime (41:30 – 42:40)
    The current sale as of this recording is for Kodansha manga titles, so even if Battle Angel Alita isn’t your thing, you can still get volumes titles such as Akira, Attack on Titan, A Silent Voice, and plenty of others at low prices. Shipping is free once you spend $49, which happens pretty fast if you’re buying complete sets of manga.

    Review: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (42:40 – 1:22:52)
    Gerald’s review of the non-union Mexican equivalent of Attack on Titan is late to the party when it comes to Snowpiercer, Lightning Train, and Yukina’s Batista-caliber delts and traps references. But we were never on the cutting edge of anything, so WHATEVER. If you thought we were going to embed a picture of those activated back muscles in the MP3 of this episode, GUESS AGAIN. We’re PIONEERS in our own way!

    Anime Festival Orlando is next weekend, Otakon is shortly afterwards, and Otaku USA magazine deadlines fall right in between. We’re going to be busy for a while, but next time we do a review it’ll be for Erased. We may just do an episode where we give our early impressions on the currently airing season in the interim though.

    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)