Anime World Order Show # 176 – We Made It Through This Entire Episode Without Mentioning Mario Kart

Cheer up.

The listeners have demanded it: we must return to our roots! After playing some audio submissions from LISTENERS LIKE YOU, Daryl reviews the 2018 theatrical film, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms.

Introduction (0:00 – 39:03)
Not one, but TWO people recently sent in MP3s for us to play on air; a thing we used to encourage listeners to do but stopped since well, nobody really ended up doing it all that much. Maybe it’s a lot easier to do now that phones have voice recorder apps. While things start off with discussion on Lupin the Third, this ultimately results in us, a trio who don’t typically listen to a whole lot of English anime dubs, talking about anime dub directors of note. Do you have any that we didn’t bring up? Be sure to let us know!

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (39:03 – 41:48)
The Limited Edition of Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms is exclusively available from Right Stuf, so if you like this movie it’s the definitive edition to get. The Shout! Factory release has some odd technical issues that aren’t present in Right Stuf’s Limited Edition, and the extras are worthwhile if you’re a fan of the material or the creator.

Review: Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (41:48 – 1:50:01)
The first feature film primarily produced by PA Works is also the directorial debut of celebrity anime screenwriter Mari Okada. The results are rather polarizing among the three of us, as there is by no means a universal consensus, so you know what THAT means: we need YOU to comment/email/Tweet etc. to let us know how thoroughly correct or utterly wrong or dangerously myopic about the things we forgot to even bring up about this movie!