Anime World Order Show # 133 – Celebrating Nine Years (By Copying The Success of Others)

To celebrate roughly nine years of this podcast existing, Gerald has decided to do this episode in the style of a podcast he ACTUALLY enjoys: Atomic Trivia War 9000, which Daryl’s 2011 guest appearance on went so disastrously that neither Gerald nor Clarissa could muster the bravery to send them a Tweet saying “hey, can WE be on too since we’re well-rounded people who know how to bake?” in the three years since out of fear of rejection. Gerald’s got the questions, and perhaps we have the answers. Joining us for this episode is Paul “White Daryl” Chapman from Otaku USA Magazine and The Greatest Movie EVER! podcast.

Introduction (0:00 – 30:17)

It takes us about 11 minutes to get all these shills out of the way regarding other stuff we’re doing:

  • Two Bad Dudes Gaming, the Youtube videogaming channel which Gerald contributes to. If you want to see and hear Gerald scream in a high-pitched manner, be sure to watch the video of him playing Five Nights at Freddy’s.
  • Manga Cross-Stitch, by Helen McCarthy
  • The free Otaku USA Magazine anime PDF guide, consisting of articles from Daryl, Paul, and various other past AWO guests such as Tim Eldred, Mike Dent, Evan Minto, Erin Finnegan, and so on. If you like it, consider subscribing either in print or digitally (Kindle, iOS, Android, etc).
  • DB30Years, a free PDF zine created in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Dragon Ball featuring a contribution from Daryl
  • Colony Drop is also working on another fanzine, this time entirely about Mobile Police Patlabor, which hopefully Daryl will actually have a finished and usable article for when it (hopefully) comes out in the next few months
  • Lupin the Third: Napoleon’s Dictionary, an upcoming Discotek/Eastern Star release featuring a commentary track with Anime News Network’s Mike Toole as well as Daryl
  • GME Anime Fun Time is Paul’s monthly anime podcast which often features someone from AWO on as a guest
  • PSP-TV’s Channel OF DOOM! is two hours of Japanese and independent pro wrestling matches selected by Daryl every week. The playlist switches over Wednesday at 8 PM, though it stays up in rotation for the entire 7 days.

We finally get around to answering an email at around the 11:15 mark. IS ANIME OVER? The latest Astro Boy is going to be a Japan/France co-production, after all. Nothing can stop Shadow Rollins. IS THIS THE END OF THE WORLD? [Captain Harlock’s mouth hangs agape. Pink Floyd plays in background. Freeze frame.] And isn’t the only good Lupin the Third the parts Hayao Miyazaki made, because Hayao Miyazaki is without peer and everybody sucks except him, per what is suggested in his book essays and The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness?

Anime Trivia War Over 9000 (30:17 – 2:01:56)
Gerald, in conjunction with his Twitter followers, has assembled a series of questions to ask Daryl, Clarissa, and Paul. Score is kept such that the victor is to receive a prize in keeping with the true spirit of competition and uh, Christmas. For the record: the prize promised to the victor was never given. The scoring may also have been Clive Anderson’d. Marvel at what we know, and scream at your podcast player over what we don’t.

15 Replies to “Anime World Order Show # 133 – Celebrating Nine Years (By Copying The Success of Others)”

  1. I have yet to see Napoleon’s Diary, but if it’s a bad Lupin movie/special, is it an interesting bad like Legend of the Gold of Babylon or a tepid/flaccid bad like Pursuit of Harimao’s Treasure? As for the portrayal of Lupin’s character, I feel Monkey Punch softened his version himself over the years, as the later manga from him didn’t have Lupin as rough and harsh, and neither was he in MP’s personally directed movie Lupin III : Dead or Alive. The Secret of Mamo will probably be the only closest characterization of Lupin from his manga debut.

    Was there a year for that news about the Shining Musume controversy and the female artis, and where was the news broadcast/posted? IIRC it’s the same woman that created that strange hentai manga with the Bob Sapp and Abdul “YES I AM!” bits that get memetically passed around. That and, since the rhythm game fansites mentioned it, she had a girl(s) playing Pop’n Music, which would make it the 2nd manga work that’d actually mention that arcade series (the other being Watamote). I guess it’s just a sign that crazy 18+ shit can come from any gender.

  2. In the fictional weapons category you named the gunblade. It’s a real weapon! Sure, it was only popular in the 16th-19th century, but any day now people are going to wake up and realize the superiority of the idea. The wikipedia article for “Pistol Sword” has the most awesome weapons ever created by mankind.

  3. Another great episode, thanks!
    I was listening it on 24th while cooking for dinner. Good way to spend time and learn important facts at the same time 🙂

  4. In the 133 eps that AWO has done, this is the only one I cannot listen to simply because Paul Chapman is a opinionated douche.

    [But Black Dynamite, we ourselves are–I mean, we’ve had Paul on before… –Daryl]

  5. I’m really late to the party, but congratulations on keeping the podcast going for 9 years! I can’t say this without sounding like a sycophant, but your podcast is my absolute favorite on the whole, wide internet. There’s no substitute for AWO. Thank you for the countless hours of entertainment you’ve provided through your podcast, and also for the many recommendations which I’ve taken you up on. (Dirty Pair, Robot Carnival and They Were Eleven immediately spring to mind as examples of great works I would have not have seen were it not for you.)

    The Chibi-Usa/Mad Bull trivia made me laugh out loud in public. Not forgetting that one anytime soon. Hilarious episode all around. I won’t say “do more trivia episodes”, because I realize they’re a lot of work, but… I’ll strongly insinuate it.

    Lastly, I’ll add that I love it when you bring Paul Chapman on. The chemistry between all of you is great.

  6. It is a shame you guys hadn’t gotten to “Night on the Galactic Railroad” yet at all, but I understand why you put it off until you got to read the book, but it does sound pretty touch given the circumstances with finding a perfect English version at all. I’ve heard of one done some years back that some ignorant translator decided to change the names of the two central characters to sound more Japanese. Really stupid move if you ask me. Shame there wasn’t more praise for this story outside Japan.

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