Anime World Order Show # 162 – We Need More BORT License Plates In the Gift Shop

We missed another month because Gerald changed his mind on what he wanted to review. So rather than have another Spriggan on our hands, have THIS review instead of the recently-concluded (for now) Land of the Lustrous!

Introduction (0:00 – 20:05)
Oh hey, we’ve done some stuff since the last episode! The June 2018 issue of Otaku USA is out, where Daryl reviewed DEVILMAN Crybaby, Pop Team Epic, Mind Game (the text of which you can read online here), and interviewed legendary voice actor Toshio Furukawa! Daryl also wrote a piece on Anime News Network, Thirty Years Ago: The Best Anime of 1988 which you should totally also check out. Speaking of ANN, we updated our Guest Spots listing with our most recent appearance on the ANNCast. Hey, can that count as our February episode? No? Darn. In the emails, we go over some panel preparation advice regarding the sourcing of video clips, which is basically all that we do because we have to watch through enough PowerPoint presentations at work as it is.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (20:05 – 22:15)
The Anime Madness sale is underway, in which 32 titles are currently on sale. Fan voting determines what stays and what gets eliminated, and so even though we feel confident that several of the brackets are rigged to ensure the most coveted items remain on sale the longest, THERE’S NO TELLING WITH YOU PEOPLE so get in on that while the getting in is good!

Review: Land of the Lustrous (22:15 – 58:05)
It’s not typically the AWO style to be reviewing something that’s so recent and so currently the “in” thing among anime fans, but three months is an eternity in anime fandom time! Maybe it’s been sort of forgotten about? In any case, this is a spoiler-free overview of the series for those who did NOT pirate the ever-lovin’ crap out of this series, since during its airing it was behind the now-defunct Anime Strike paywall. As we predicted another volume of the manga did just come out by the time we got around to posting this. It’ll be a while before the anime is released in the US on Blu-Ray/DVD, but for now the manga is available to purchase here. You can also buy digital editions courtesy of Amazon, and provided you have Amazon Prime you can watch this very anime on there as well!

Anime World Order Show # 161 – No Kentucky Fried Movie or Shigeru Mizuki References

It’s been quite a while since we had him for the highly-beloved Sword for Truth review, but we’re finally joined once more by Evan Minto from Ani-Gamers to talk about Sunao Katabuchi’s finally-completed film, In This Corner of the World.

Introduction (0:00 – 43:06)
We catch up with what Evan’s been up to for the this past erm…half decade…since he was last on the show. Turns out it’s been quite a bit. We also talk MORE~! about Brain Powerd which we reviewed last episode, and in a feeble attempt to combat the neverending flood of ignorance and misinformation that we spew every single episode (including this one, no doubt), we call everyone’s attention to this thread by “Most Dangerous” Rachel Matt Thorn on the need to re-evaluate the legacy of Osamu Tezuka.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (43:06 – 45:00)
We are proof positive that you don’t have to know MLG pro strats to blatantly steal the gimmick of (relatively more) popular Youtubers, but if Pop Team Epic is to your liking, you should know that Popuko and Pipimi preorders are still being accepted for another few weeks, unlike at Good Smile where their always close the preorder windows entirely too early. Whatever, shipping from Japan is really expensive.

Review: In This Corner of the World (45:00 – 2:07:28)
This is a more or less spoiler-free review of the other major theatrical anime release of 2016 besides Your Name: Sunao Katabuchi’s film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno’s manga, which you can purchase both digitally as well as in print. It’ll run you about $15 for the Blu-Ray/DVD/digital combo package via Amazon, and it’s inexpensive enough (and good enough) that you probably do want to pick this version up now in addition to whatever potential extended edition gets made (should that see a domestic release). We hear tell that there was a third major theatrical anime release from that year, but such reports are unable to be confirmed at this time. Perhaps a future episode will investigate such allegations to see if they have any merit.