10 Anime You’ve Never Heard of But Must See – Otakon 2010

For those attending our panel at Otakon 2010 (and those simply curious), here is the list of titles shown in the order they were presented.

  • 0. [Pre-panel sound check] Brother, Dear Brother
  1. Future Police Urashiman
  2. Blazing Transfer Student – Gainax spoof of shonen action/adventure
  3. Natsuki Crisis – girl’s martial arts OAV that has actual cool fight scenes instead of cheap animation and clothes tearing off
  4. Yatterman (2008) – seen inĀ  Tatsunoko vs Capcom, though Anime Obama is not a hidden character
  5. Flying Phantom Ship – aka Flying Ghost Ship; Dave Merrill has the best writeup at the link provided
  6. Gozenzo-sama Banbanzai – Situation comedy by Mamoru Oshii (Sky Crawlers, Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Urusei Yatsura, etc); review coming next episode
  7. Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature – on one hand, swordfights on motorcycles! On the other hand, this is one of those Osamu Tezuka works furries cherish…
  8. Queen Millennia the Movie – Leiji Matsumoto done Michael Bay style due to being a condensed retelling of the TV series
  9. Crystal Triangle – probably the most “controversial” pick. Hiroshi Koujina, guest of the convention, was an animator on this. He claims he doesn’t remember it!
  10. Penguin Memories – there are no words; this is probably the only one on the list you’ll probably have a hard time finding online. Check NicoNico or Youtube
  11. Bonus: Sci-Fi Harry – weirdo kid gets bizarre psychic powers that murder people; it’s a TV show but many of the more choice clips from thisĀ  would be questionable to show at that hour of the convention

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Anime World Order Show # 86f – If You Don’t Use It You Lose It

Oh, DUH. We forgot to record a closing and tell people what we were reviewing next time. In fact, we took so long that we lost the voicemail number. Let’s mourn its passing by actually answering some of them. Better late than never…