Thanks to all who showed up for Thirty Years Ago: Anime in 1986. Here’s what was shown. I’ll be doing this again at Otakon as well as Anime Weekend Atlanta, and I’ll probably do a quick write-up for all the titles…er, after Otakon, probably…
Megazone 23 Part II
Call Me Tonight
Ginga Nagareboshi Gin
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies
Fist of the North Star
Neo-Tokyo: The Running Man
The Guyver: Out of Control
Dirty Pair: Project EDEN
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger
They Were Eleven
Gall Force: Eternal Story
Osamu Tezuka’s Phoenix – Karma
Urusei Yatsura Movie 4: Lum the Forever
The Supergal aka Maris the Chojo
Prefectural Earth Defense Force
Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos
Grey: Digital Target
Super Mario Brothers
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We’ve got a bit of time between one convention and another, so Gerald takes this opportunity to review the recently-concluded Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.
Introduction (0:00 – 41:30)
We actually get through TWO emails this time! The only titles we can remember about early era fandom have to do with Gainax, so we mention our previous review of The Notenki Memoirs (now readable online here) as well as Otaku no Video (now available on Blu-Ray). We also give our thoughts on why Leiji Matsumoto seems to be relatively unknown among modern anime fans compared to Osamu Tezuka and the like.
Ten Old-School Anime Classics You Can Watching Streaming Right Now is liable to become obsolete fast, but for now it’s most still all right
Here’s Daryl’s interview with Unified Pictures, the production company developing a Vampire Hunter D animated series co-production with Japan
Daryl was also on the GME! Anime Fun Time podcast to talk about Giant Robo: The Animation but as that is spoiler-heavy you should listen to our podcast review instead if you haven’t seen it yet
- Space Battleship Yamato: The Making of an Anime Legend is still available at reasonable prices, but you probably want to act quickly if you don’t own that already
- The phrase “active viewing” was a term Evan Minto over at Ani-Gamers coined. Now that he’s on Crunchycast he’s far more famous than we ever were. They have VIDEO, you see.
Promo: Right Stuf Anime (41:30 – 42:40)
The current sale as of this recording is for Kodansha manga titles, so even if Battle Angel Alita isn’t your thing, you can still get volumes titles such as Akira, Attack on Titan, A Silent Voice, and plenty of others at low prices. Shipping is free once you spend $49, which happens pretty fast if you’re buying complete sets of manga.
Review: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (42:40 – 1:22:52)
Gerald’s review of the non-union Mexican equivalent of Attack on Titan is late to the party when it comes to Snowpiercer, Lightning Train, and Yukina’s Batista-caliber delts and traps references. But we were never on the cutting edge of anything, so WHATEVER. If you thought we were going to embed a picture of those activated back muscles in the MP3 of this episode, GUESS AGAIN. We’re PIONEERS in our own way!
Anime Festival Orlando is next weekend, Otakon is shortly afterwards, and Otaku USA magazine deadlines fall right in between. We’re going to be busy for a while, but next time we do a review it’ll be for Erased. We may just do an episode where we give our early impressions on the currently airing season in the interim though.