Anime World Order Show # 207 – Interview With Jim Kaposztas, Creator of the First AMV

Once upon a time, this would have been labeled as a “bonus” episode since we don’t even introduce ourselves or say the episode number, but since the last time we had him on was over a decade ago we decided to catch up with Jim Kaposztas, creator of the first AMV and certified “oldtaku” to talk about anime fandom, conventions, and creative fan endeavors in both the pre-Internet era as well as today.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (37:58 – 41:00)
The great day has arrived, as Angel Cop Remastered on Blu-Ray is out. Oh sure, we bought the original Blu-Ray but this is the true HD remaster in the original aspect ratio! Also coming at you is Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos in its entirety! We were only able to review the first 15 episodes back in 2007, so we’ve been waiting over 15 years to see the rest of this madness unfold. And while we can’t be certain, with it now streaming on Netflix and removed from HiDive/the Sentai Filmworks site, there’s a good chance that they no longer have the rights to Den-Noh Coil, so unless you think Netflix of all places will do a home video release, you will want to buy the Den-Noh Coil Complete Collection while the supplies of it still exist. We get the feeling that it might not be reprinted.

Anime World Order Show # 201 – Otakon 2021 Report with Evan Minto

We are joined by Evan Minto of the newly launched digital manga service Azuki as well as the Ani-Gamers podcast to recap Otakon 2021, which we all attended. How are anime conventions faring in what was supposed to be the tail end of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Normally we’d have like, show notes where we detail the segments and offer some timestamps, but this whole episode is about the anime convention as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic, what prompted conventions to reopen, what safety measures were and were not followed by whom, etc. We can try and break it down, I guess:

0:00 – 31:00: Catching up with Evan, giving background information on COVID-19, conventions shutting down, Otakon proceeding in 2021, what prompted our decision to attend instead of cancel, etc.

This “Welcome Back” was all over the place in the con.
Panel room for "Openings to Show you (Probably) Didn't See"
At least the people in our panels were fully masked.
A celebrity was in the dealer’s room

31:00 – 1:23:37: Panels and live events which we attended, WOOO LEDICOMI YEAHHHHH BABY

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (1:23:37 – 1:25:52)
Interested in a reprint of Aria: The Masterpiece by Akari Mizunashi? Right Stuf is taking a survey to gauge potential interest in a reprint of select volumes or potentially the entire series, so head on over there and fill it out if you are interested. You can also preorder new releases for 25% off, such as Lupin the Third: Part V, which instead of being released in two parts as originally planned is now going to be one complete set. There are also weekly sales; as of this writing, Viz titles are on sale so if you were wanting to pick up those Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure limited editions now is your chance.

1:25:52 – Dealer’s Room, Artist Alley, closing thoughts

This was Artist Alley as it was sort of winding down on Saturday night. Still pretty crowded…