Titles Shown at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2013

Here is a list of the titles shown at AWO’s panels held at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2013. Want to learn more? Listen to our podcast if you aren’t already. To receive new episodes automatically, you can subscribe via iTunes or any RSS feed-based readers using the links above. We’ve been around for years, so don’t worry about listening to every episode unless you really want to. Take a look at the Review Index via the link at the top of this page to see if we’ve covered anything that interests you.

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Here now is the list of titles shown at each of our panels, in (hopefully!) the order presented. Much of what we’ve shown has been reviewed, so we’ll link to those where applicable.

Great Anime Never Released in the US:
Gag Manga Biyori
Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Macross Frontier
Ring ni Kakero
The Legend of Koizumi
One Outs
Astro Boy, 2003 series unedited
On Your Mark

Otaku USA’s Anime Worth Watching:
Inferno Cop
Michiko & Hatchin
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
The Rose of Versailles
Watamote (aka “No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!”)
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Mazinkaiser SKL
Dirty Pair: Project E.D.E.N.
Detroit Metal City
Demon City Shinjuku
Azumanga Daioh

Great Anime Openings:
(parody) Attack on Thomas the Tank Engine
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Black Lagoon
Overman King Gainer
Full Moon wo Sagashite
Aim for the Ace
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Stop! Hibari-kun
Fullmetal Alchemist
Macross Frontier
Detroit Metal City
Kimagure Orange Road
Superdimensional Fortress Macross
Superdimensional Cavalry Southern Cross
Genesis Climber Mospeada
(parody) Attack on Miffy
Tiger and Bunny
City Hunter
Slayers Next
Gargantia on the Verduous Planet
Card Captor Sakura
Darker than Black
Dirty Pair OAV (or we would’ve; the encode didn’t play as punishment for us picking this over Russian Roulette and Safari Eyes)
The Big O
Mobile Police Patlabor 1st OAV
Dragon Ball Kai
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Ranma 1/2 OAV
Queen’s Blade Rebellion
(parody) Attack on Baccano!
Polar Bear Cafe
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig
Revolutionary Girl Utena
(parody) Revolutionary Guy Lupin the Third
GaoGaiGar Final
Space Pirate Captain Harlock
Captain Harlock (1980s English Disco Edition)
The Rose of Versailles
(parody) Attack on 4chan
Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Panzer World Galient
Space Battleship Yamato 2199
Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

We only had 90 minutes this year, and we tried to run about 60% new selections compared to last year. So if you’re reading this and are shocked–SHOCKED!–that we didn’t show Cowboy Bebop, Sengoku Basara, or other “obvious picks” past favorites…those are the two reasons why. No fun showing the same clips of the same stuff each year…well, more than half the time, anyway! Depending on your point of view, we then ended Openings/started DOOM! using the promotional video for the upcoming Space Dandy. We’ll try and get a DOOM! report up on the Anime Hell blog soon enough and link to it here.

Anime World Order Show # 118 – We Love Otakon 2013 and Watching Puppies Die

For Show 118, Daryl and Gerald recount their experiences attending Otakon 2013 and Gerald reviews a title he saw for the first time at Otakon: Midori – Shoujo Tsubaki, also known as Mr. Arashi’s Freak Show.

Introduction (0:00 – 15:53)
We answer a question about the Dirty Pair, which we reviewed…actually, instead of linking it here we’ll say CLICK THAT REVIEW INDEX UP TOP, TOUGH GUY! HOOOOOOOOOOOO! That doesn’t take too long, so we spend most of this time discussing why the heck anime often features such extensive narration in dialogue. We’ve talked about it before, but if we can’t remember which episode we don’t expect YOU to.

Incidentally, the place where Daryl puts up pro wrestling videos (mostly Japanese and independent stuff) is here. Two hours a week, new stuff goes up every Wednesday at 8 PM Eastern. That said, there’s not very much overlap between anime fans and pro wrestling fans anyway. Most fans of “pro wrestling” are actually not fans of “pro wrestling” so much as they’re fans of “WWE.” For a similar geek related analogy, think of how most people into “US comics” really only consider “comics” as “Marvel or DC.” Or how many people into “manga” don’t bother with josei, seinen, and the like.

Con Report: Otakon 2013 (15:53 – 57:47)
Daryl and Gerald go over what will probably be remembered as one of the better Otakons in history…line management issues aside. The list of what was shown at Daryl’s panels is here. Much like the con itself, it feels like we spent a good bit of time on the topic without managing to cover it all. Unlike the con, we were able to partially remedy that situation as Daryl and Gerald were also guests on the STILL NOT RELEASED YET OSMCast! talking about the convention in some more blow-by-blow detail. We’ll post a link to that.

ONCE IT’S RELEASED. (Edit: It’s released…NOW.)

Review: Midori – Shojo Tsubaki aka Mr. Arashi’s Freak Show (57:47 – 1:21:43)
There is no conversation more tedious than “is anime…art?” but deep down, the need to discuss WHAT. IS. ART? burns deeply within Gerald’s art gallery exhibit viewin’ bad self. With that in mind he is reviewing one of the titles featured at Anime’s Craziest Deaths. This animated adaption of Suehiro Maruo’s manga (that got printed in English!) is probably the one that made the most people leave. Dave and Joel allege that people also left due to objection that he dared to play 60 seconds of live-action footage during the panel to set up the Black Lagoon joke. But Daryl tells himself they left due to schedule overlap rather than admit they hated Nicolas Cage. You know what’s art? NICOLAS CAGE.

Oh, and this Hiroshi Harada guy who made the thing we’re reviewing may or may not also count. Sit back and marvel at how we tell you not to watch this anime, and also tell you to watch this anime. Be awestruck at how we say to judge works on their own, independently of external influence, while we also say that because this is a noncommercial endeavor it warrants different evaluation criteria. It’s all twisted and deformed up in this piece, like we dared to tell the funny-lookin’ dwarf magician that he’s a funny-lookin’ dwarf and are paying the price. Oh boy howdy, are we paying the price. FOR YOU.

You get no links for this one. You want to find it, it’s easily found now. But YOU have to do it. YOURSELF. In this way, we’re completely not responsible.