Titles Shown at AnimeNEXT 2016

Thanks to AnimeNEXT for inviting us once again! All of our panels were quite successful, and hopefully some of you who took notes or our cards will be checking this page. We’ve got a decade of past episodes available in our Review Index, and we also write for Otaku USA Magazine as anime reviewers. Here’s what we talked about at our panels. Where appropriate, we’ve provided links to our podcast episode reviews of the titles as well as where you can legally watch. Many have no review links because we wrote about them for Otaku USA instead of doing a podcast. All are missing major, noteworthy titles because time was limited and we always have more material than we have time.

History of Magical Girls
Bewitched (Japanese opening)
Himitsu-no Akko Chan (manga)
Magical Witch Sally (anime)
Marvelous Melmo
Mojakko Megu-chan
Majokko Tickle
Minky Momo
Creamy Mami
Persia, The Magical Fairy
Pastel Yumi
Minky Momo vs Creamy Mami
Magical Girl Quartet – Alien X
Akko-Chan 1988
Magical Angel Sweet Mint
Akazukin Chacha
Fancy Lala
Sailor Moon
Saint Tail
Magic Knight Rayearth
Card Captor Sakura
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Full Moon Wo Sagashite
Ojamajo Doremi
Sugar Sugar Rune
Madoka Magica
Pretty Cure
Final Fantasy X-2 (videogame)

Most Dangerous Manga: “Violence Hero” Tetsuya Saruwatari (none currently legally available in English, but all are scanlated)
Black Angels
Dog Soldier
Violence Hero Riki-Oh
Bounty Hunter The Hard
Bad Police
Oniwakamaru: The Visitor

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Great Theatrical Anime Films
Robot Carnival “Star Light Angel” (DVD here)
Transform! Hellhound Liner 0011 (Japan only)
Akira (Blu-Ray here)
Macross: Do You Remember Love? (Blu-Ray Japan only)
Night on the Galactic Railroad (Blu-Ray here)
Redline (paid streaming here, Blu-Ray here)
Millennium Actress (legally streaming here OR NOT, since they just took it down after putting it up mere days ago)
Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis (DVD here, Blu-Ray Japan only)
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (DVD here, Blu-Ray coming soon)
Ghost in the Shell (Blu-Ray here)
Space Adventure Cobra (Blu-Ray here)
Arcadia of My Youth (Blu-Ray Japan only)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (Blu-Ray coming soon)
Sword of the Stranger (Blu-Ray out of print)

Depictions of Otaku in Anime and Manga
Otaku no Video (Blu-Ray coming soon)
Genshiken (DVD here)
Genshiken Second Season (legally streaming here, Blu-Ray here)
Watamote (streaming here, Blu-Ray here)
Welcome to the NHK (legally streaming here, DVD here)
No Game No Life (legally streaming here, Blu-Ray here)
Princess Jellyfish (legally streaming here, DVD here)
Perfect Blue (Blu-Ray Japan only)
Fujoshi Rumi (manga out of print)
Kiss Him, Not Me (legally simulpub here)
Turning Girls (legally streaming here)
Himouto Umaru-chan (legally streaming here)
Oreimo (image only) (legally streaming here)

Nakamori Akio article translation “What Kind of Otaku Are You?”
Comiket information packet (contains statistics)

5 Replies to “Titles Shown at AnimeNEXT 2016”

  1. Someone has blu ray rights to Arcadia of my Youth? [Nope, Japan only for now. Fixed. Still, Arcadia remained in print for so long here that I feel it’s a lock to get re-released. –Daryl]

  2. I’m going to be off-topic here simply because I’ve been tardy for the past few months, but something about the review for Knights of Sidonia made me think of a recent video I saw that reminded me of how cheap Japan can be with CG animation when they shouldn’t.

    Nintendo recently release a 15 minute animated preview to a new game they released in the Star Fox franchise. They had Production I.G. do it, but it’s pretty obvious they went the same route with wanting a hand-drawn 2-D look with their CG models. Still it looked pretty colorful and it’s got some charm with those characters.

    And on the other end of the spectrum, one obsessed Star Fox fan went ahead and made his own animated series that already landed a C&D from Nintendo themselves, so he simply changed the title to highly-imaginative “A Fox in Space”. For such an amateur production, it’s quite well done. It’s like the modern day’s equivalent of “Desslok’s Revenge”. A second episode is currently being produced.

    And because I was impressed at this, someone did a downgraded VHS pan & scan version of this! Just like the mid 90’s!

  3. Millennium Actress being pulled from Paramount Vault on YouTube really sucks. All I could find for a decent price now are Italian versions on Amazon. Those don’t have English subs though.

    1. That is kinda sad they did that. I guess word of mouth overwhelmed its presence there. I see they got rid of a few other movies like 1986’s “Gung Ho” they had placed there, though apparently Jacob’s Ladder is still available to watch.

  4. I wish I could go to a GOOD convention, like this one. Sadly, cannot travel much, or far.

    Also, I will never live to see you cover Night on the Galactic Railroad on the show 🙁

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