Anime World Order Show # 88 – We Need to FEEL SOMETHING

Ah, Garcian…how long has it been? Entirely too long; we missed about two months of podcasting! Much has happened (as our new poll implies) but fear not, for WE are still alive…long enough to record ONE review anyway! Gerald’s reviewing the old 1990 OAV series AD Police Files. If you haven’t already done so, we recommend listening to our podcast on Bubblegum Crisis before this one, since AD Police Files is a prequel to that.

AnimEigo still carries this on DVD, or you can buy it through RightStuf. If you like the anime, the manga is of comparable quality. Amazon still has a few copies via third party.

AWA 2010 – Anime’s Craziest Deaths Title Listing

Ouch. We sort of stopped podcasting for the last month and change, huh? Well, not technically; we put in a bunch of guest appearances on OTHER podcasts. We just didn’t release new episodes of our own because we were busy preparing for Anime Weekend Atlanta (convention report forthcoming). In addition to my Panel OF DOOM!, Anime’s Craziest Deaths was back with about 45 minutes of new material. Subsequent editions of the panel at AWA will probably be about an hour long to help make room for more all-ages appropriate programming (that and it’s NOT EASY to find new clips since they barely make this sort of thing anymore!), but here’s the listing of what went down (note that whenever possible, if a same title was reused from previous installments, different clips were shown):

Rurouni Kenshin OAVs
Dark Warrior
Lily C.A.T.
Cybernetics Guardian
Battle Royal High School
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan
Sword of the Stranger
Battle Angel
Hellsing Ultimate
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Shadow Skill
Macross Plus: The Movie
Angel Cop
Wicked City
Ghost in the Shell (movie)
Princess Mononoke
The Professional: Golgo 13
Blood: The Last Vampire
New Fist of the North Star – only at AWA does the mere sight of Kenshiro before he does anything result in the biggest applause of the night
Zambot 3
Ideon Movie 2
Vampire Hunter D
Dai Mahou Touge aka Magical Witch Punie-chan
Lupin the Third: Dead or Alive
Space Pirate Captain Harlock SSX – this plus the new CG movie trailer means now everyone knows DON’T F*CK WITH HARLOCK
Black Lagoon
Mobile Suit Gundam
Mad Bull 34
Crystal Triangle

The Video Art Track (VAT) was filled to capacity and then some, though about halfway through the show about 25-33% of the crowd all got up and left. I don’t think it was because “the crowd was burned out” so much that Anime HELL was beginning right at that same time. Heck, that’s where I would have been, otherwise! Here’s hoping that next time with the shortened running time I won’t find myself put opposite other “wacky clip” panels, since it’s generally the same crowd who goes to them.