Anime World Order Show # 173 – 100 Years of Yuri with Most Dangerous Erica Friedman, Yuri Bodhisattva

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Two episodes ago we told you to go check out Erica Friedman and her blog Okazu, but much like a rogue outlaw space idol singer this Most Dangerous Erica has come to us so that we can talk about the 2018 yuri anime Kase-san and Morning Glories.

Introduction (0:00 – 39:35)
On Saturday, April 6th 2019 we’ll be doing a retro anime videogame charity stream on Gerald’s Twitch channel starting around 1 PM Eastern or thereabouts. Here’s a VOD of last year’s, to give you an idea. We are once again raising money for War Child UK as part of RE-PLAY, and while we won’t rake in those big Yogscast bucks, every little bit helps. Gerald will be making another brisket.

But that’s not what this segment is about! We talk to Erica about her myriad of accomplishments as far as bringing information about yuri to the English-speaking anime fanbase for over 20 years and counting! Sailor Moon and Utena discussion will ensue throughout. Please note that a yuri Bodhisattva does not attain “yuri Buddhahood.” Rather, they become “the lesbian Go Nagai.” Erica’s run conventions, publishing companies, a really comprehensive blog as linked to above, and of course panels to the point where for years we (okay, just Daryl) associated her raw power level with the Mike Awesome theme song, which we would have used as her intro music here except Mike Awesome has been dead for several years. Also, she may or may not have once upon a time had the same hair as Mike Awesome. 

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (39:35 – 42:10)
The wait is over, as Seven Seas Entertainment has now released all five volumes of the Kase-san manga from which this anime is derived. We also recommend getting your preorder in for Gundam: The Origin – Chronicle of the Loum Battlefield Collection and the Limited Edition of Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Part 1. But, since there’s currently a Sentai Filmworks sale going, you may want to grab the entirety of the original Armored Trooper VOTOMS TV series plus compilation films for $29.99.

Review: Kase-san and Morning Glories (42:10 – 1:27:59)
This review is almost “pulling a Gerald” since it’s a title that is, so far, not licensed for release in the United States with no legal streaming availability for which we’re all just going to talk about how incredibly great it is. What’s more, the link that we ordered it from (Amazon JP) currently lists it as out of stock with a restock estimate of “1 to 2 months.” That said, even if you import it from Japan it is NOT outrageously expensive since it’s a Pony Canyon release (plus you get a bunch of nice extras), and it DOES include a professional quality English subtitle track. This one hour OVA/theatrical anime adaptation of Hiromi Takashima’s manga from roughly Volume 3 on (available both in print and digital) is quite different from so many other yuri anime in that it begins at the point where most of them conclude, and between its narrative focus and stellar production values Erica declares this a must-see and own. Kase-san and Morning Glories has screened at multiple anime conventions in the US, so a domestic release seems a question of “when” more than “if.” 

Anime World Order Show # 169 – This Year’s Trivia Episode Has a Nice Number In It

With Thanksgiving holidays upon us, as a public service to those of you with lengthy commutes on your way to or from relatives it’s time once again for another trivia episode, this time as tinged by mystery-colored happiness thanks to our special guest Emily from Shoujo Manga Land, aka MagicalEmi on Twitter! So tune in and revel in the glory of Riccardo Zara’s beard:

If this isn’t enough to fill your commutes, Daryl was a guest on the Greatest Movie EVER! podcast to talk about the 2003 film adaptation of Daredevil, as well as the Third Impact Anime podcast to talk about Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro. The latter is also on Youtube:

Introduction (0:00 – 21:26)
For those who don’t know of Emily’s exploits, we talk to her about some of her otaku pursuits, namely sparkly-eyed young heroines being smacked in the face by sportsballs. All this talk of balls being smashed into faces invariably leads to another topic of Emily’s expertise, ledicomi! As Emi doesn’t have access to the fancy pants recording apparatus that we do, there may be some audio pops and low volume throughout, but we’ve done what we can to reduce it. Oh, and for those who don’t know what the username Magical Emi is a reference to:

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (21:26 – 23:11)
The Black Friday weekly sale is upon us starting tomorrow, to then be followed by the Cyber Monday weekly sale, to then be followed by the Holiday sale! Thousands of items will be on sale for the next month and change, and every day there will be a featured item so be sure to check every day because these are going to be things that people will want. There are still a few copies of The Rose of Versailles left, so be sure to grab that before it’s gone!

Not to disappoint, but our sources indicate that the above photo is NOT a young ReviewBrah.

Win Daryl Surat’s Porn-A-Roonie (23:11 – 2:42:46)

Please be sure to read that phrase in an Extremely Ted Cruz voice. This year, we have multiple categories of questions submitted by YOU, dear listeners! So listen on for nearly 2.5 hours as Daryl, Clarissa, and Emily stumble their way through questions that they don’t know the answers to, even ones you think “they definitely know this because I know this, AARRRGH WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE FOR NOT KNOWING THIS?!” Listen, our show’s already never going to be on Spotify, so we may as well go full bore with the unlicensed usage of decades-old songs!