Titles Shown at Anime Fan Fest 2016, Best & Worst Manga 2016

Thanks for coming out to Anime Fan Fest! Here’s what got shown at Daryl’s panels. While you’re here, consider listening to our podcast, which has run for over ten years. You can see a list of all past titles reviewed on the Review Index. If you like what you hear, consider subscribing via iTunes. The links will take you to official, legal sites for streaming/purchasing (in general, the legal streaming sites are Hulu, Netflix, Crunchyroll, Anime Network, Daisuki, Amazon Prime):

Otaku USA’s Anime Worth Watching:
Animator Expo – Bureau of Proto Society
Azumanga Daioh
Lupin the Third Part IV
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
Food Wars!: Shoukugeki no Soma
One-Punch Man
Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo
(I had intended to also show Kaiji as well as Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, but ran short on time)

Great Anime Openings:
One-Punch Man
Space Battleship Yamato
Space Battleship Yamato 2199
Mr. Osomatsu
Food Wars!: Shoukugeki no Soma
Knights of Sidonia
Bodacious Space Pirates
Cutey Honey
Sailor Moon S
Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
Joker Game
Aura Battler Dunbine
Heavy Metal L-Gaim
Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
The Vision of Escaflowne
Cowboy Bebop
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Azumanga Daioh
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Overman King Gainer
Cromartie High School
Sword Art Online
Dirty Pair: Project EDEN
Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo
My Hero Academia
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Lupin the Third Part IV
Kimagure Orange Road
Fist of the North Star
Dragon Ball Z
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

Best and Worst Manga of 2016: with Jason Thompson and AM Cosmos (these are all Amazon links, but always remember to check their price against Right Stuf to see who has the better deal)
Best New Manga (YA):
One-Punch Man
My Hero Academia
World Trigger [note from Daryl: takes around 10 chapters to start picking up steam]
Yowamushi Pedal
Food Wars!: Shoukugeki no Soma
A Silent Voice
The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Best New Manga (Older Teen and Up):
Goodnight Punpun
I Am a Hero
Ajin: Demi-Human
Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler
Prison School
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
Princess Jellyfish
No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!

Worst Manga:
So, I Can’t Play H
Demonizer Zilch
Unlimited Fafnir
Gou-dere Sora Nagihara
The World’s Greatest First Love
First Love Monster
Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring [note from Daryl: I don’t know about that…]

Upcoming Good Manga:
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition
Otherworld Barbara
The Rose of Versailles [despite being scheduled for this year, Udon has yet to make this available for preorder]
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Our Dream Manga:
The Works of Tetsuya Saruwatari (Tough, etc)
Hoero Pen (Burning Pen)
Kakukaku Shikajika
My Brother’s Husband

The Basics of Asian Action Cinema:
[Pre-Show] Operation Scorpio
Fist of Fury
Five Element Ninja
8 Diagram Pole Fighter
The Killer
Yes Madam
Duel to the Death
Dragons Forever
My Father Is a Hero
The Raid 2
Rurouni Kenshin
Alien vs Ninja

Anime World Order Show # 126 – Your Options Are Sit and Watch the Show or Possibly Get Knifed

After months of general unwillingness to record due to general unwillingness to edit the difficulty of assembling a proper review without spoiling everything, we’re back! Clarissa reviews the recently completed television series Samurai Flamenco.

Intro (0:00 – 27:53)
In the emails this week, we talk about our differing philosophies regarding how anime clubs should operate in the year 2014.

  • Skin Crawling Comics is too cool to actually explain what it’s about on its own website, but it’s an anthology of short horror-themed comicbook stories from a variety of creators, one of whom is Gerald (so all the other ones are of lesser importance). They’re for readers age 16 and up, with the idea being to not rely on excessive gore, titillation, etc that dominates much of contemporary horror storytelling. Two new pages get posted each week, and it’ll be about 180 pages total. This is all pretty vital yet basic information about the project, which is why it’s interesting that none of what just got written is actually present on the website itself. Might want to look into that, guys.
  • We have totally mentioned the Royal Space Force 25th Anniversary Fanzine in these show notes before featuring a contribution from Gerald and other people less important than Gerald, but there is little harm in doing so again.

Review: Samurai Flamenco (27:53 – 55:11)
Clarissa takes point in discussing this recently-concluded noitaminA offering, which we have deemed equally as enjoyable and insane as Kill La Kill with an equally grand finale that got only a fraction of the fan attention despite its concurrent simulcasting. Articulating the reason for this as well as the majesty and glory of this series without really spoiling anything is a daunting task: the kind that makes you wonder for months just exactly how you’re going to do it. What this means is that if you comment cavalierly on such matters, your post is getting edited to ribbons. We know everything’s on Wikipedia. We know you people will read those Wikipedia entries and think you know what the appeal of this show is based on that. But you won’t. Something like this has to be seen.

As far as conventions go: Memorial Day weekend is the biggest weekend of the year as far as simultaneous anime cons are concerned, but it’s unlikely that we’ll actually be at any of them! But as far as ones where you’ll have a good chance of running into past AWO guests are concerned, there’s FanimeCon in California, the Florida Anime Experience in–yep–Florida, Animazement in North Carolina, and the big one’s Anime North way up in Ontario, Canada. To think, that’s not even ALL of the cons happening this weekend! The reason we’ll be MIA is a few weeks away, since Gerald and Daryl will be in New Jersey June 6-8 for AnimeNEXT. It’d just be too many flights to catch/days missed from work. Florida Anime Experience is local…but it’s on the same days as the Central Florida BBQ Blowout!