Anime World Order Show # 103 – Bandai Died, HELP COMPUTER

We recorded this two weeks ago, with the idea being to get it out fast on account that it was time-sensitive. That obviously did not happen. Here it is regardless: Bandai Entertainment is ceasing all new releases. We’re joined by professional anime translator Neil Nadelman (who’s done many Bandai translations) and professional Patrick Warburton impersonator (also, Anime News Network columnist) Mike Toole to discuss what led up to this and what lies ahead.

After this recording, Mike created this drunken, Plinkett-esque tribute to Bandai Entertainment:

Darkside Blues sighting at 1:40 mark! No doubt acquired during Right Stuf’s holiday sale along with Golgo 13. Hmm, we never reviewed Darkside Blues…

Here is an animated GIF Daryl made of Golgo 13. Who cares not if you “deal with it.”

Anime World Order Show # 102b – Ya Gahtta Have thah Haaht of thah Gunpla

For the final segment of Show 102, Gerald reviews Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G, which for brevity’s sake we’ll just call “Gunpla Builders,” and continues to bombard us with trivia questions. Our guest remains Erin Finnegan, who is very displeased that we did not inform everyone that ERIN EDITED THIS PODCAST. Well, she did! (And then we edited her edit, since we always edit everything in two passes around here anyway.)

The new issue of Otaku USA is out, featuring Daryl’s cover story on Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: The Sacred Star of Milos. And his feature on Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle. And by no means can you skip over his review of Golgo 13 TV: Collection 3! On the website, you can read his supplemental companion piece to that Golgo 13 TV writeup, his review of the mighty OAV, Golgo 13: Queen Bee.

Incidentally, since Daryl never answered his own question regarding favorite anime seen in 2011, while he’ll echo the previous responses of Redline, Tiger and Bunny, and Kaiji Season 2 he also thinks quite highly of Mazinkaiser SKL, Macross Frontier Movie 2: Wings of Goodbye, X-Men, and the latest episodes of Gundam Unicorn that the rest of the Internet hates.

This podcast is not going to appear in iTunes or the Feedburner RSS until around 6:00 PM EST because after all these years we’re still incapable of setting things up so that the RSS feed is automatically generated by the blog. Oh sure, we have the “Podcasting” plugin installed. That’s how you can see the Flash player anyway. But that doesn’t let us include a custom description for the feed item. UNACCEPTABLE. (Actually, we could probably do it with custom fields, but we don’t know how. Or how to import existing manually-generated XML data.)