We’re all guest panelists at AnimeNEXT June 8-10, even if the website doesn’t list us because we’ll bring down the prestige of the REAL guest panelists on account of our lousy work ethics and lack of proper portrait photos! This leaves us with a limited window in which to get an episode out, and so Gerald has elected to talk about the recently-concluded (for now?) Girls’ Last Tour.
Introduction (0:00 – 26:17)
After neglecting to read any emails last time, this time we’re back on the track as we talk about Android Kikaider and Bandai Entertainment’s peculiar decisions when it came to advertising Japanese animation in this country. We can remember these things, but not who ran the dang thing. Par for the course with us GET IT GET HUH YOU GET IT PAR FOR THE COURSE IT’S ABOUT GOLF. Anyway, we know there is a truckload of great anime airing right now, but you will find it in your best interests to begin prioritizing Space Battleship Yamato 2202 since it’s finally available in English for the first time courtesy of Crunchyroll and FUNimation. If you didn’t see Space Battleship Yamato 2199, worry not because the entire series is available for streaming right now, both with Japanese subtitles as well as English dubbed.
Promo: Right Stuf Anime (26:17 – 28:35)
We strongly considered just having this promo be in honor of the fact that as we post this, the current publisher sale is for Fakku and thus everything in the sale is porno. We considered it might be good to read title covers and advertising copy. But ad copy for porno is no good until it’s written in questionable English. And don’t you start with us by talking about some “clever” pun some bored ad person thought up which summarizes the Softcel / Kitty etc approach. We’re talking about FACTS here, such as the FACT that Goku: Midnight Eye is a fine mystery anime, with the great mystery behind it being “why didn’t they just keep letting Yoshiaki Kawajiri make more of this since the manga went on way further?”
Review: Girls’ Last Tour (26:17 – 1:00:01)
In general, we are an anti-spoiler heavy podcast since in most cases, knowing too much about something you’re about to see deprives you of the intended experience of discovering it at the moment the narrative intends you to. So it goes with this somewhat cryptic review of Girls’ Last Tour, in which Gerald implores you, dear listener, to trust in his past judgment which has never led you astray before and just go watch this series. But for the rest of you who still remember that time Gerald tricked you into watching Harmagedon, there is this review which is more or less spoiler-free while still conveying its appeal. Namely, moe blobs, Axis hardware, and environmental storytelling superior to that Bethesda crap or “dying person wrote several words in blood” stuff videogames have overused. Will his warm reception to this change Gerald’s mind on Haibane Renmei, 11 years later? We’ll just have to wait and see.