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It’s a podcast. It’s a special podcast. It’s got super discussions about Code Geass, Berserk Season 2, Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016, and Gerald’s review of a Most Dangerous film from 1986, Ai City.
Introduction (0:00 – 58:28)
The emails ask the question that is either from or will summon That One Guy Who Always Comments Whenever We Mention Code Geass, since it’s about what we think about Code Geass aka “a show for which our thoughts on it have made people we know stop talking to us for years.” After about 17 or so minutes of that, the remainder of this introduction segment is dedicated to a convention report since Daryl and Gerald went to Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016 as Press. Actually, this ends up also becoming about Berserk Season 2, 91 Days, and the Takarazuka Revue’s production of Lupin the Third:
Promo: RightStuf Anime (58:28 – 1:04:45)
Normally, the promotion spot does not take over 6 minutes. But this time, we have to Get Our Shit In because Lupin the Third Part II Collection 1 is now available for preorder, and it features three episode-length commentary tracks by Daryl. The set ships on 12/20/16, just before Christmas, so preorder now to ensure your Christmas bounties are well, depleted because Lupin is a thief. On the subject of bounties and thieves, Daryl’s Twitch page with donations is here for those inclined to chip in now that he’s finally, FINALLY committing to the previous bounty incentive, Gundam 00.
Review: Ai City (1:04:45 – 1:54:34)
Gerald reviews this Most Dangerous anime from thirty years ago, in 1986. The article Daryl was referring to which he wrote is available to read on Anime News Network: Thirty Years Ago: The Best Anime of 1986 (note: Project EDEN should probably be considered a 1987 release, as I can’t find the proof that it premiered 4 months earlier ahead of the Japanese theatrical debut.) There was a follow-up as well, Twenty Years Ago: The Best Anime of 1996 (And Some Others Too). What is Ai City about? Let’s try to find out together. And don’t you jump in the comments to “correct” us after having read the Wikipedia entry for it either, because approximately 0% of that information is taken from what transpires in THIS movie.
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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.
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
- 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.
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.