Anime’s Craziest Deaths, Otakon 2011

Welcome, intrigued Otakon attendee who managed to remember this website URL after being told of it after midnight on the second day of a convention! You probably haven’t heard of this site before, so the short version is this: we are a free anime/manga themed audio podcast that has been around for a few years in which we talk about a whole variety of Japanese animation and comics. Some of it is the sort of thing covered in the panel, so if you’re curious to find out more, take a look at the Review Index up at the top of this page. Anyway, here’s what we showed in the span of the hour:

Pre-Panel Footage (courtesy of the Anime HELL / Panel OF DOOM! vaults):
Drop by Osamu Tezuka
Cartoons & Your Government
Deadly Prey
Miss Critical Moment (the cartoon where the girl must repeatedly avoid certain death)
Gun vs Katana
Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai‘s cuckoo bird documentary
Eight Diagram Pole Fighter – the Shaolin monks battle
Iron Angels – ladies fighting in the warehouse

Anime’s Craziest Deaths Title Listing:
Fist of the North Star
The Professional: Golgo 13
M.D. Geist
Space Transformers
Battle Angel
Fang of the Sun Dougram
Dark Warrior
Violence Jack
Mad Bull 34
Lily C.A.T.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Zambot 3
Space Runaway Ideon
Wicked City
Demon City Shinjuku
Space Pirate Captain Harlock – SSX
Riding Bean
Apocalypse Zero
Angel Cop
Magical Witch Punie-chan
Crystal Triangle

There you have it!

Anime World Order Show # 98 – Dirty Pair DON’T Do Dishes

Between the Steam Summer Sale, magazine deadlines, grad school, and con prep we forgot to record podcasts for 2 months. Gerald reviews the Dirty Pair TV series here. Listen to find out how to win a copy!

Introduction (0:00 – 26:21)
We say emails in your head, we council you, we understand, we talk to you some more as we answer some follow-up questions regarding our previous manga reviews of Ressentiment and Yotsuba&!, both of which complement each other nicely. Also, Gerald reveals his true feelings for Gundam and why we haven’t reviewed Arion yet like we said we would back when we reviewed Crusher Joe and The Venus Wars.

Review – Dirty Pair TV (26:21 – 56:19)
It was forever ago that Gerald reviewed Dirty Pair: Project E.D.E.N. but now that the TV series is all available in the US courtesy of Right Stuf (who will also be re-issuing the movies and OAVs in better editions than ADV’s) and there’s a whole new manga series, the misadventures of the 3WA’s “best” Trouble Consultants are due for a revisit. How well does this once beloved, now mostly forgotten old 80s cartoon hold up anyway?

Want to win a copy of Dirty Pair TV? If you live in the United States (sorry, but international shipping is just way too costly), we’re running a contest for you! All you folks who admitted that you didn’t leave us a review on iTunes, now’s your chance to redeem yourselves by leaving a review and then emailing us with “Dirty Pair Contest” in the subject line with a screenshot of your review along with your name and address. The winner will be picked next month! YES, WE’RE BUYING VOTES. THAT’S HOW WE OPERATE DEMOCRACY [regardless of whether you like/dislike Marilyn Monroe or Humphrey Bogart].

Closing (56:19 – 59:06)
Otakon is in a few days! Daryl has three panels: Remembering Satoshi Kon, Anime 101 (scheduled opposite the premiere of Makoto Shinkai’s new movie, so go see that instead since if you’re reading this then you don’t need to be there), and Anime’s Craziest Deaths. Then the weekend afterwards is Anime Festival Orlando where Clarissa will be running a panel dedicated to gambling anime, Gerald will be hosting a panel on sci-fi anime as well as mecha model kit building, and we’ll all be doing a panel on JRPGs as well as Anime You Should Watch. Plus, Daryl has a panel on awesome fights in Asian cinema and another Panel OF DOOM!

Daryl also just made another guest appearance on the Greatest Movie EVER! podcast talking about Hobo with a Shotgun. Over on Crunchyroll News, Daryl also has an introductory article to Anime’s Craziest Deaths. Plus the latest issue of Otaku USA is out now with feature articles on Tiger and Bunny as well as a review of YOUR FAVORITE…Lady Death: The Motion Picture! Oh, and also things like Blue Exorcist, Redline, Mardock Scramble, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica that perhaps you might have heard of. Expect some web supplemental articles…once they’re actually written like they were supposed to be about 2 or three weeks ago…