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For those of you who attended Otakon 2022, here’s a list of the titles shown during our panels. We did say we’d put this up so you wouldn’t have to write everything down, didn’t we? If you liked what you heard, we’ve done plenty of anime reviews, so take a look at our Review Index and read Otaku USA Magazine.
Thirty Years Ago: Anime in 1992
Yu Yu Hakusho
Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still
Tetsujin 28 Go FX
Tenchi Muyo! (Ryo-Oh-Ki)
Video Girl Ai
Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf
Flower Witch Mary Bell
All-Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku
Lupin the Third: From Siberia With Love
Genesis Survivor Gaiarth
Macross II -Lovers Again-
Ushio and Tora
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Golden Wings
Green Legend Ran
Ranma 1/2 Movie 2: Bring Back the Brides aka Nihao My Concubine
Spirit of Wonder: Miss China’s Ring
April seems like a good time to review horror anime, right? With the amount of viable horror anime picks being so slim, Gerald has opted for the 4-part OAV Demon Prince Enma, a dark reimagining of Go Nagai’s classic character Enma-kun.
Introduction (0:00 – 37:48)
Having missed the month of March, we use this opportunity to discuss the merger effort that finally occurred between Crunchyroll and FUNimation, then compare what actually transpired to what we predicted would happen. We were close enough, I guess. With the Spring 2022 anime season underway, we give some initial impressions on a few titles that caught our attention (sadly, at the time of recording, nobody had yet seen the golf one). Plus, since we know everybody just loves and adores us whenever we do this and it definitely does not earn us endless unceasing scorn, we touch the oven once again by talking about Yoshiyuki Tomino and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Because we never learn.
Promo: Right Stuf Anime (37:48 – 41:10)
With so many manga titles out, it typically takes a successful anime adaptation of a manga before the fan interest REALLY takes off. Right now, the adaptation of the Shonen Jump series SPY x FAMILY by Wit Studio and CloverWorks is the big deal, and so if you’re interested in checking out the SPY x FAMILY manga, Right Stuf’s got the best deals for physical copies.
Review: Demon Prince Enma (41:10 – 1:16:57)
Gerald reviews the Bandai Visual release of the four-part OVA Demon Prince Enma from the late 2000s. It’s a remake of one of Go Nagai’s 1970s works, Dororon Enma-kun, albeit with far more objectionable content (remind you of anything?). There are also several iterations of manga, and while none have been officially released in the US, there are a decent amount of scanlations out there which you may not want to be caught reading in public depending on which manga run you end up checking out. Despite being released in the US 15 years ago and being out of print for roughly that long, copies of Demon Prince Enma are readily available for dirt cheap…BUT FOR HOW LONG?
The more “traditional” Enma-kun “modern” adaptation, the comedy TV series Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up, is also streaming for free on Tubi, for which physical copies of its long out of print release are much harder to come by