Anime World Order Show # 139 – He’s So Cool

After giving our convention/panel coverage of Otakon 2015, Gerald reviews the recently released theatrical film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F (or, if you prefer, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’). As Gerald does not actually like Dragon Ball Z, this makes him either the least qualified person to do such a thing…or perhaps the MOST.

Introduction (0:00 – 52:48)
All of us went to Otakon 2015. As usual, we didn’t go to any major events whatsoever. No contests, no premieres, no concerts. The rest of the folks with Press badges have that covered. Our beat is industry guests and live events, specifically panels. We had two: Greatest Anime Openings (list of what was shown here) and Anime’s Appearances in US/Western Media. For the record: the source of Gerald’s Zoom Player crashes that have followed him from one system to another was identified. Turns out the latest stable Combined Community Codec Pack (still from 2014 as of this writing) doesn’t handle h264 10bit. You’ve got to install the 2015 beta. Also, current versions of Zoom Player default to EVR for the renderer, and it tends to choke on 10bit as well. Switch to an older one (that isn’t the Overlay Mixer) and you should be fine. Alternatively, you could just be sure that none of your files are encoded that way, but that requires installing additional software.

Also for the record: we witnessed firsthand in the Otakon videogame room that Teens React: Contra is COMPLETELY AND 100% ACCURATE. Yes, Contra is a hard game. But it should not take people THAT long to figure out that bullets kill you, touching enemies kills you, and falling into pits kills you. After at least 15 years of never playing Contra, Daryl was still able to at least clear the first stages without losing a life. That game doesn’t become a nightmare until the waterfall, okay? Dang kids these days, I swear.

Review – Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F (52:48 – 1:26:48)
All of us also went to see the new DBZ movie, which in the days since this was recorded ended up making $8 million in the US, which puts it in the top 10 highest grossing anime films in America of all time, beating out The Wind Rises and Howl’s Moving Castle. For those who missed it, it comes out on video 10/20/15. Since Gerald is the one who doesn’t like DBZ, we thought we’d have him lead with his thoughts on the movie! This will DEFINITELY end up well for us in the comments section as well as on our Twitter accounts. Just remember: “Gerald” is different from “Daryl.” The names do sound kind of similar though.

List of Titles Shown at Anime Festival Orlando 2015

Here is a list of the titles we showed at our panels at Anime Festival Orlando 2015. If you liked the information we presented, consider listening to and/or subscribing to our podcast if you aren’t already doing so. You can also read our reviews of newer material over at Otaku USA Magazine.

Short Anime: 15 Minutes or Less
(pre-panel) Namie Amuro – Defend Love PV
Robot Carnival – Opening
Cromartie High School
DD Fist of the North Star
Gdgd Fairies
Hi-sCoool! SeHa Girls
Animator Expo – I Can Friday by Day!
The Animatrix – Program
Detroit Metal City
Osamu Tezuka’s Broken Down Film
On Your Mark
Robot Carnival – Star Light Angel

Thirty Years Ago: Anime 1985
Megazone 23 Part 1
Vampire Hunter D
Area 88
Dirty Pair TV
Dream-Dimension Hunter Fandora
Leda: The Fantastic Adventure of Yoko
Goshogun: The Time Etranger
Bobby’s Girl
The Dagger of Kamui
Captain Tsubasa Movie – Big Match Europe
Cosmo Police Justy
Fire Tripper
Urusei Yatsura Movie 3: Remember My Love
Fight! Iczer-One
Blue Comet SPT Layzner
Ninja Senshi Tobikage
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Angel’s Egg
Night on the Galactic Railroad
A Little Princess Sara
Magical Emi the Magic Star
Minky Momo vs Creamy Mami
Lupin the Third: Legend of the Gold of Babylon
Penguin Memories: A Tale of Happiness

For the protection and well-being of all present (that, and time considerations since this ran a bit long) we did not show Odin: Photon Space Sailer Starlight or acknowledge that it came out in 1985 despite having clips at the ready. The Armored Trooper VOTOMS: The Last Red Shoulder OAV was only mentioned in passing since my copy of it isn’t that good looking, and Mospeada: Love Live Alive was omitted since it’s not exactly got much in the way of new content produced for that year. It’s probably best if we just don’t mention the examples of shoddy American cartoons made in that year.