Anime World Order Show # 179 – Another Decade in Review Commences

We’ve been around for so long that it’s time for ANOTHER decade in review. How many years do you think we’ll manage to get through this episode now that we have an entire decade of accumulated experience built up, anyway?

Introduction (0:00 – 25:00)
Before we turn the clock back to ten years in the past, we answer an email that requires us to go 25 years back because in the wake of our review of Macross II -Lovers Again- our thoughts are requested regarding Macross 7. That Shoji Kawamori, he built this sequel; he built this sequel on rock and roll.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (25:00 – 28:54)
The Media Blasters release of Osamu Tezuka’s Phoenix – Perfect Collection on Blu-Ray was supposed to be on 9/17, but I never got a shipping notification and it was suddenly listed as out of stock everywhere. When I inquired about this, Right Stuf actually called up Media Blasters to find out that the street date was pushed back to 10/8 and updated their site while notifying everyone who ordered it accordingly. Step up your game to this level already, Jeff Bezos!

The DECADE IN REVIEW~!: And So It Begins (28:54 – 1:52:55)
The rules are simple (AND YET REPEATEDLY BROKEN): for each year, each person picks one title they deemed noteworthy of mention and discusses it briefly, taking turns until all titles for a year are covered. Then move on to the next year. Who will break the rules first? How many years will we get through in this episode? And what wil conclude first? Our decade in review, or the decade itself?

Anime World Order Show # 171 – Idiots! Watch the Damn Matrix! But Stop Before NUMBER TWO!

To kick off our 13th year of anime podcasting, we talk a bit about yuri manga before Clarissa reviews the largely overlooked and recently concluded spinoff to Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor, 2018’s Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues.

Introduction (0:00 – 33:49)
Now that we’re 13, we can say all sorts of dumb things with absolute certainty as if we know what we’re talking about…you know, like how we’ve always done! After briefly touching upon some noteworthy titles of 2018–don’t worry, come the end of this year it’ll be time for yet ANOTHER decade in review!–we dive into the emails and touch upon some issues a listener has with yuri manga. This is a really extensive topic, so if you’re interested, by all means be sure to read and listen to Erica Friedman over at Okazu, since this is her topic of expertise.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (28:12 – 31:00)
With the new season upon us and several of the most anticipated series being sequels to previously popular shows, now’s a perfect time to collect physical editions of those shows. Right Stuf has you covered, since there’s currently a sale on anime titles like My Hero Academia, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Mob Psycho 100, Boogiepop Phantom, and more. Now that Daryl has his G Gundam Ultra Edition box set, the next on the to-get preorder list for him are the Galaxy Express 999 movie Blu-Rays which come out next month.

Review: Mr Tonegawa Middle Management Blues (33:49 – 1:17:04)
We so do not want to face the fact that the episode we talked about GAMBLING APOCALYPSE KAIJI, THE SUFFERING PARIAH, THE ULTIMATE SURVIVOR was nearly eleven years ago. Since then, the works of author Nobuyuki Fukumoto have developed enough of a following that legal releases of his works in America are becoming more frequent, be they Netflix, Crunchyroll, or Denpa Books who is set to release the manga starting in late April. But this series is not a tense, nail biting saga with life or death on the line. It’s an office comedy featuring the villains of that series tasked with coming up with said life or death scenarios…as well as learning how to effectively Tweet, trying to impress one’s boss as he insists that you simply MUST watch Armageddon with him, and learning the finer details of Wentworth Miller dramas. Prior knowledge of Kaiji is not a must, but now that all of Kaiji is up on Crunchyroll, you really should watch that dang thing if you haven’t.