Anime World Order Show # 151 – Trivial Knowledge, Bean Knowledge, Turkey Knowledge

We’re not done awakening the trailblazers yet as planned, so for this special extra large THANKSGIVING DAY episode, Gerald’s put together another exciting trivia episode to expose how little Daryl and Clarissa know, even when the topics pertain to things previously reviewed on this very show! We’re joined for the festivities by a special guest, Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast, who accepted this invite with about 2-3 hours notice and just woke up prior to the start of the recording.

This episode is brought to you by Right Stuf Anime, whose annual Holiday Sale is now live, so be sure to check back every day for new deals. Every order placed until December 26th gives you an entry to win a $250 gift card. You can also enter without purchasing anything by just filling out this form. Normally I would have recorded this and put it in the episode, but it’s 2:15 AM and in order to make this post, I have to remotely log in to my home PC from my parents and–whatever, I don’t have a microphone handy okay?!

Anime World Order Show # 135 – SeHa Girls WITH NEW ELVES and Heidi Kemps

Freelance videogame journalist Heidi Kemps of joins the battle to discuss the recently-concluded short comedy series Hi-sCoool! SeHa Girls.

Introduction (0:00 – 28:12)
The year isn’t exactly off to an auspicious start, as we’ve lost two friends: Psychommu Gaijin and Anime Hell contributor Mike Horne (there’s a GoFundMe for the funeral costs), as well as Bill Thomas of the Philadelphia Animation Society, previously featured in group interviews with the “Old Farts of Anime” that we did back in 2008 and 2009. Only MD Geist and/or Laser Fantastic can turn this around. Also, since it’s been a while since the topic was approached, Daryl weighs in on Battle Angel Alita: Last Order by Yukito Kishiro, which has recently concluded. Compare it to what he wrote in his review back in 2008 for Otaku USA. That website, incidentally, is also incidentally why there’s no need to ask for a review of the ninth Crayon Shin-chan movie, The Adult Empire Strikes Back, since that review was done four years ago.

Also, here’s video of Heidi’s bad videogames/kusoge panel at MAGfest:

Review: Hi-sCoool! SeHa Girls (28:12 – 1:26:23)
Heidi, Daryl, Clarissa: put down those exciting Sega products! Gerald reviews the recently-concluded simulcast (and recently announced for DVD) of perhaps the greatest of the “inanimate objects anthropomorphized as cute girls” anime: the one where you combine gdgd Fairies with Sega hardware consoles–wait, what? Oh, right. You see, kids, Sega used to have hardware consoles and…eh, forget it. Though the series primarily only focuses on three of the “Sega Hard[ware] Girls” there are quite a few more (there are some larger screenshots here). The system Daryl was forgetting the name of was Robo Pitcher, and as noted in the series it could switch between baseball and tennis.