Anime World Order Show # 180 – We Forgot to Mention That the Puzzles Killed Our Parents

The Decade in Review continues as we cover the year 2011, but since it’s Halloween time we review something suitably SPOOKY as Daryl springs the latest Gekimation triumph, Violence Voyager, upon an unsuspecting Gerald and Clarissa!

The DECADE IN REVIEW~! Continues (0:00 – 1:32:50)
The way we see it, Dave Riley only just finished writing up his Top 10 Videogames of 2018 countdown the other day, as 2019 is over 2/3 complete. As long as we finish up the Decade in Review in less time than that, then we’re in the clear! Note that Gerald’s recording is unnaturally compressed for this segment as well as the previous episode (and the next episode after this…), but we found the source of the issue and resolved it. And it’s not just from Daryl taking yet another page from Dynamite Dave, the San Diego Steamroller!

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (1:32:50 – 1:35:16)
It seems like forever ago that Udon Entertainment announced the license, but a release date for The Rose of Versailles Volume 1 is finally set: 12/17/19! And the editor for it will be none other than Erica Friedman, who we had on as a guest back in April. Preorders on Right Stuf are 25% off the usual price, which beats the 0% off you’d get from ordering through Amazon, so if you’re inclined to start thinking about Christmas gifts this is one to get.

Review: Violence Voyager (1:35:16 – 2:09:42)
There’s gotta be a scarier part to this podcast, kids, eheh. Even Count Floyd wasn’t scared of that, and he gets scared real easy! C’mon boys, let’s uh….roll that audio a little further ahead and let’s see a good, FRIGHTENING part of that podcast…t-that…Halloween….podcast. Daryl sprang this on Gerald and Clarissa with no explanation or warning as to precisely WHAT they were about to see, and encourages everybody else to follow suit with their own compatriots when it’s released on VOD this Monday, 10/21.

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?