Anime World Order Show # 19 – Yuri, Hentai, and SCIENCE~!

It’s a sappho-riffic episode of Anime World Order this week as Clarissa reviews Maria-sama ga Miteru, Daryl kicks SCIENCE~! like no one else can by talking about the Often Overlooked Ippatsu Kikimusume (in clear defiance of the episode’s yuri theme), and Gerald reviews the hentai title Another Lady Innocent.

Introduction (0:00 – 23:57)
We respond to listener mail, voice mail, and finally play back an MP3 message sent to us like, a month ago. I’ll go into more detail later.

  • Anime Central
  • Anime HELL – also the home of Midnight Madness, Ryan Gavigan’s fan parody dub bonanza. I was going to link to the Magnum Opus Productions page, but it no longer exists.
  • The pictures Lily took proving that there are in fact anime conventions in London: Photo 1 Photo 2

Let’s News! (23:57 – 38:30)
This week we take a look at the tragedy of Manga Entertainment losing the rights to such CLASSY works as Orguss 02, Red Hawk (which is not anime, but Korean) and one of Daryl’s FAVORITE shows, Angel Cop. We are all convinced it’s a Jewish conspiracy! We also rip apart Tokyopop’s (REPEATED) attempt at calling work that’s not by or for a Japanese audience “manga” by renaming their entire line of “non-manga” “global manga.” We also take a look at the story of some of the lost works of Osamu Tezuka that were recently discovered, in America no less!

Promo: Weekly Anime Review (38:30 – 39:03)
Aaron is now ranked 4th out of all of the thousands of podcasts listed on Podcast Pickle. By all means, aid him in his quest to unseat Josh in Japan from the number one spot! We did!

Review: Maria-sama ga Miteru (39:03 – 55:40)
Daryl doesn’t need Clarissa to fill out the notes for this section, since he is perfectly capable of doiZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, oh man this freaking show [Clarissa: Guess he does need help with it after all! Have some links!]

Promo: Ninja Consultant (55:40 – 56:39)
Erin sent us Ninja Consultant T-shirts, pins, and the middle two volumes of Fierce Ryuusei by Tetsuo Hara. Daryl is just DYING to know what happens in the beginning and end. The Kenshiro dude PUNCHES A KATANA to deflect it! And not from the side like some nancy boy either; the BLADE, baby!

Often Overlooked: Ippatsu Kikimusume aka “Miss Critical Moment” (56:39 – 1:09:33)
Daryl flies in the face of the stated theme of this episode by reviewing one of the greatest triumphs of the Japanese thoughtbrain collective. The less said here, the better, but everyone had better go watch all of this. It won’t even take you an hour. CRITICAL RESULT: HAPPY!

Hentai Review: Another Lady Innocent (1:09:33 – 1:25:04)
Gerald takes a look at Another Lady Innocent aka. Front Innocent, which looks better than probably any hentai deserves to. While we always have the “Explicit” tag on our episodes on iTunes, this goes double for this section, and NONE OF THE LINKS BELOW SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WORK SAFE.

  • The Happy House of Hentai podcast — what kind of happy house of hentai doesn’t have a freaking BOAT with a rudder to tie people to for the purposes of spin-tercourse?!
  • ANN’s page on Front Innocent/Another Lady Innocent
  • MoonRock’s Official site on Front Innocent
  • The (COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE TO NAVIGATE) site for Kitty Media, the company that released Front Innocent/Another Lady Innocent over here; good luck if you can figure out how to actually FIND the show on their site
  • The cover for this show. Every cel of that show looks as good as that cover. Kind of makes you wonder what the guy could do if he didn’t spend his time on outright porn (on wait he did, it was called Legend of Lemnear and Plastic Little, err, stick to the porn)

Closing (1:25:04 – 1:31:33)
Next week ain’t gonna be pretty, folks. Clarissa’s going to review Ouran High School Host Club, (which actually I guess might count as pretty), Gerald will tell us about Honneamise’s limited edition Patlabor Movie 1 box set which we’ve been talking about since Show # 1, and Daryl is going to be reviewing the first three episodes of…Karas. Also, Daryl’s got a spare limited edition Patlabor Movie 1 box that he won courtesy of Anime on DVD, so he might try and give that away somehow. Of course, he’s still got no clue as to how he’d actually go about doing that. You can’t just randomly give such a thing away, after all!

Anime World Order Show # 18 – JACON Report, with Ken Nabbe aka "Joey Snackpants, Esquire"

Our special guest (via a kind of flaky telephone line) is Ken Nabbe aka Joey Snackpants, the chair of JACON, a local Florida anime convention which all of us attended and ran panels at. We talk about the history of the convention and the club which founded it, what happened at JACON 2006, and what we can expect from JACON in the future. THE TRUTH about JACON will be revealed at a later date.

I have no idea why this episode isn’t showing up in some of the feed readers. This episode’s nearly two hours long, and since over half of it is the interview / anime con report, here’s hoping that sounds okay. If you have audio engineering know-how and think we completely failed at making this listenable, let us know how not to fail.

Introduction (0:00 – 15:25)
With JACON, finals, and Gerald’s graduation over and done with, we can once again get back to this podcast. Knowing full well that the interview was going to take up most of this episode, we try to keep this to about 15 minutes, and for once we sort of succeed. We answer listener emails about End of Evangelion, anime fandom in South Africa or the lack thereof, and people on the Internet who think Clarissa sounds hot. Actually, most of this time is spent talking about what we think of Fullmetal Alchemist. Thanks go out to all the other podcasts who’ve run our promos in recent weeks. Since this episode was already terrifyingly long on time and short on segments, we just mentioned them by name (hope we didn’t forget any) and included links on the sidebar of our homepage instead of running all the individual promos.

Let’s News! (15:25 – 33:56)
ADV has officially announced that their release of the Area 88 OAVs (as discussed in Show # 4) is going to come out on 7/25 as one packaged deal for $30 MSRP, so everyone has to buy that, okay? International Correspondence version 2 estimates their size of the US manga market and offers speculations as to why, and in the “why are we reporting on this” department, there’s supposedly going to be live-action film adaptations of Metal Gear Solid and Star Blazers. Folks, don’t believe any live-action anime rumors until filming actually starts, okay? Tokyopop is gearing up to start releasing more novels, and Kitty Media is planning to release English editions of the hentai games for Bible Black and Discipline [Note from Daryl: This cannot be confirmed through any official sources, and so we plan on retracting this in Show # 20]. Hmm, I wonder if there’s anyone out there who could tell us what Discipline is about by way of a voicemail message?

Promo: Kick Ass Mystic Ninjas (33:56 – 34:25)
If we had to pick one podcast that ours is the most similar to, this would be it. This is a podcast where two guys and a girl talk about works of classic science fiction, most of which people haven’t heard of. They tend to stick only to old things though, and we try and keep a balance, though perhaps that hasn’t been working out too well as of late. Daryl is quite proud of the fact that he knows all about Zardoz and these ALLEGED ninjas do not. Includes capsule anime reviews courtesy of the Weekly Anime Review podcast!

Interview: Ken Nabbe aka “Joey Snackpants,” JACO member and JACON chair (34:25 – 1:46:55)
Yeah, this segment is about as long as we initially thought entire episodes would be. We explore just how cool do you have to be to be Ken Nabbe as we talk to him about JACON’s past, present, and future. Oh, and we offer a convention report too, but it’s not like it’s THE TRUTH about JACON. Give Daryl some time on that.

Closing (1:46:55 – 1:52:24)
Next week, it’s back to what is supposed to be our normal format which we seemingly never abide by, only it’s our special “Resu Bean” episode. Gerald will be reviewing the hentai title Another Lady Innocent, Clarissa takes on the moe juggernaut of Maria-sama ga Miteru, and Daryl ignores the theme of the episode by discussing the Often Overlooked triumph of SCIENCE, Ippatsu Kikimusume.