Anime World Order Show # 186 – We All Self-Quarantine Ourselves Anyway

The last episode was supposed to come out in February but didn’t come out until March, so in order to make up for lost time we are double-dipping and continuing on with THE DECADE IN REVIEW~!, as we look back on the year 2015. This is quite a task, considering that a year’s worth of world events seem to have already happened between January 2020 and March 2020 alone.

Introduction (0:00 – 21:26)
Following up on where we ended last episode, we talk about some of the anime-related things that have been canceled or postponed since the last time we released an episode. It’s because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. As a disclaimer: this was recorded weeks ago, and the situation has dramatically changed since we talked about this (and will continue to change).

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (21:26 – 23:32)
We understand that several million people are now unemployed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (including some of us), so if you need to delete your Patreon pledges or minimize non-essential purchases then absolutely do so. But if you have the financial means and you are realizing that the Crunchyroll and Netflix (and Youtube, and Twitch, and…) servers can’t reliably deliver 1080p streams on account of all the simultaneous users, consider some physical media purchases to get you through this time. Right Stuf is–for now, anyway–still open, and still shipping media orders in a timely fashion. If you order through Amazon, they may take a month to get to filling that order.

The DECADE IN REVIEW~!: 2015 (23:32 – 2:39:59)
Oh I’m sorry, do you have something BETTER to do with your free time other than listen to us reminisce about titles of note from 2015? Bearing in mind that these titles are listed IN NO ORDER OF IMPORTANCE, such that the biggest, most memorable, most notable thing may not be mentioned first or last? Or at all? No. No, we didn’t think so. Anyway, there are so many freaking shows now so if we either missed something or grossly mis-characterized the truth about a title that was mentioned, let’s hear it in the comments.

Anime World Order Show # 184 – My Bare Chest Is A Bear Chest, So Your Argument Is Invalid

Another decade is upon us, and now that it is the year 20XX (listen, “XX” is how you’d say “20” in Roman numerals) we figure the world is finally ready to hear about 2003’s Beast Fighter: The Apocalypse. Also, the Decade in Review continues as we get around to covering 2014!

Introduction (0:00 – 18:42)
With a new decade upon us, we pour one out for the sudden removal of Aoi Honoo / Blue Blazes / Blue Fire from Viki. That’s just how streaming goes: there until it’s just gone without warning. We also actually remember to plug our Patreon and read the usernames of the new Patrons like we’re supposed to. We did, however, forget to read an email. That’s probably why the segment ran under 30 minutes.

Review: Beast Fighter The Apocalypse (18:42 – 1:07:34)
As promised when we reviewed Demon Lord Dante (and by the way, you should listen to that review first), we are reviewing the series that the staff responsible made directly after having completed THAT show. Yes, Beast Fighter: The Apocalypse is from the wonderful mind of the late Ken Ishikawa, and marks the second time his 1975 manga has been adapted to anime. Ken Ishikawa is the kind of guy who would take Go Nagai EVEN FURTHER BEYOND; the sort of narrative weaver who’d look at Black Lion and think “that’s too normal.” Marvel as the gang attempts to coherently describe what transpires without spoiling too much. Note: the DVD description officially spoils too much.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (1:07:34 – 1:09:55)
If you need this MARTIAL LAW MAKING THE HAPPINESS in your life, look no further than our sponsor! The Waifu/Husbando Wars are upon us in February, and there will be mass casualties as the world is forced to choose between Speedwagon and Reigen in the first bracket. Unfortunately, none of these candidates have the ability to punch someone and turn their fist into a bear mouth that then also bites you with the added force of the punch behind it, so this entire contest is rigged from the start.

The DECADE IN REVIEW~!: 2014 (1:09:55 – 2:33:16)
We predict that this segment will lose us some subscribers, patrons, general respect, and recognition from the anime glitterati. But that’s not going to stop us as we go back and forth on what was cool in 2014. Note that we are irresponsible and maintain no written list of what got said in what order by whom, so this entire exercise is probably not very helpful unless you happen to remember the words we said at that moment. Viva audio podcasting! Note that Space Dandy was NOT in fact the first simuldub to air on TV, because Kurokami was on ImaginAsian TV in the late 2000s. Also, Gundam Sousei will be released in English by Denpa under the more descriptive title “The Men Who Created Gundam.” Oh, and the way that Daryl saw the live-action Ping Pong was because Viz released it on DVD here. Actually, he probably saw a rip of it from prior to that since Viz never got around to releasing their version until 2007 and the movie came out around 2002, right around the time everyone was watching stuff like Battle Royale, Versus, Battlefield Baseball, and Volcano High before the rappers dubbed it over.