Titles Shown at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2013

Here is a list of the titles shown at AWO’s panels held at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2013. Want to learn more? Listen to our podcast if you aren’t already. To receive new episodes automatically, you can subscribe via iTunes or any RSS feed-based readers using the links above. We’ve been around for years, so don’t worry about listening to every episode unless you really want to. Take a look at the Review Index via the link at the top of this page to see if we’ve covered anything that interests you.

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Here now is the list of titles shown at each of our panels, in (hopefully!) the order presented. Much of what we’ve shown has been reviewed, so we’ll link to those where applicable.

Great Anime Never Released in the US:
Gag Manga Biyori
Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Macross Frontier
Ring ni Kakero
The Legend of Koizumi
One Outs
Astro Boy, 2003 series unedited
On Your Mark

Otaku USA’s Anime Worth Watching:
Inferno Cop
Michiko & Hatchin
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
The Rose of Versailles
Watamote (aka “No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!”)
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Mazinkaiser SKL
Dirty Pair: Project E.D.E.N.
Detroit Metal City
Demon City Shinjuku
Azumanga Daioh

Great Anime Openings:
(parody) Attack on Thomas the Tank Engine
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Black Lagoon
Overman King Gainer
Full Moon wo Sagashite
Aim for the Ace
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Stop! Hibari-kun
Fullmetal Alchemist
Macross Frontier
Detroit Metal City
Kimagure Orange Road
Superdimensional Fortress Macross
Superdimensional Cavalry Southern Cross
Genesis Climber Mospeada
(parody) Attack on Miffy
Tiger and Bunny
City Hunter
Slayers Next
Gargantia on the Verduous Planet
Card Captor Sakura
Darker than Black
Dirty Pair OAV (or we would’ve; the encode didn’t play as punishment for us picking this over Russian Roulette and Safari Eyes)
The Big O
Mobile Police Patlabor 1st OAV
Dragon Ball Kai
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Ranma 1/2 OAV
Queen’s Blade Rebellion
(parody) Attack on Baccano!
Polar Bear Cafe
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig
Revolutionary Girl Utena
(parody) Revolutionary Guy Lupin the Third
GaoGaiGar Final
Space Pirate Captain Harlock
Captain Harlock (1980s English Disco Edition)
The Rose of Versailles
(parody) Attack on 4chan
Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Panzer World Galient
Space Battleship Yamato 2199
Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

We only had 90 minutes this year, and we tried to run about 60% new selections compared to last year. So if you’re reading this and are shocked–SHOCKED!–that we didn’t show Cowboy Bebop, Sengoku Basara, or other “obvious picks” past favorites…those are the two reasons why. No fun showing the same clips of the same stuff each year…well, more than half the time, anyway! Depending on your point of view, we then ended Openings/started DOOM! using the promotional video for the upcoming Space Dandy. We’ll try and get a DOOM! report up on the Anime Hell blog soon enough and link to it here.

Anime World Order Show # 113 – No Girls Allowed, These Girl Media Topics Are For Men Only

We thought we would be able to line up some guests to do the next review we had planned. That didn’t work out, so we’re recording this IN HASTE. Clarissa had a grad school conference to attend and thus couldn’t make this recording. Daryl has articles overdue…and thus, is here! As such, Gerald is telling everybody the (bad) news and reviewing Gdgd Fairies.

Introduction (0:00 – 33:18)
A little over half an hour means that we were able to answer a single listener email about mecha. This spirals out of control to be about the evolution of fans and the method by which we consume and interact with entertainment. If people are going to get really mad at us over this episode, or rightfully brand us as woefully out of touch and obsolete–the pitiful death rattles of a dying breed–it’ll be because of this segment. To be fair, we’re not completely dead, just spiritually.

Let’s News! (33:18 – 1:11:21)
That’s still better than everything we talk about here, which is entirely dead, like Toren Smith! An insensitive segue for insensitive people, so read the tribute posts by Jonathan Clements and Lea Hernandez to get a better understanding of who the man was and what he did for all of us.

On the digital comics distribution side of things, the website JManga is also shutting down at the end of this month. Their on-site announcement is here, but that link will soon be dead. Yuri manga publisher ALC Publishing is also closing up shop, after 13 years of doing everything one could reasonably ask of a publisher.

Review: gdgd Fairies (1:11:21 – 1:37:31)
Gerald forgot his talent for making zany, off-the-wall comedies sound really dull because that Cromartie review was forever ago, so he’s back at it again as he tells us about Kotaro Ishidate and Sota Sugahara‘s inspired bit of madcap genius that is gdgd Fairies. Between this, Inferno Cop, Straight Title Robot Anime, and How to Enjoy Anime 100 Times More Spring 2013 marks the completion of the early-era Williams Street soul transfer from Adult Swim to random dudes in Japan. You’ll just have to watch it. We’ve encountered reports of people saying that the Magical Spring Dubbing Lake sucks, but remember: those people are COMMIES.

Closing (1:37:31 – 1:39:44)
It’s not really a closing segment. It doesn’t even end with saying “goodbye.” It just ends. Daryl figured he should let people know of his foray into anime blogging courtesy of his guest post at the Golden Ani-Versary of Anime blog in which he wrote about the anime of 1980. Having had no real experience writing for the web, the article he submitted was split into thirds:

1980, Part 1: Anime’s “Golden Age” Was Built on Content Otaku Overlook
1980, Part 1.5: Anime IS…Huh. Actually Lots Of It Is Kid’s Stuff
1980, Part 2: What Anime Bloggers Would Typically Say About It

If you must know, the content of the deleted post by “Lord Cuntington” was “Daryl Surat hates evil whitey. Rise up darkies and kill the white man!” Visual novel fans whom we’ve never spoken to or interacted with are suspected.