Anime World Order Show # 194 – A Kentucky Meat Shower of Trivia

It’s the 7th annual trivia episode! For this edition we’re joined by Ryan aka BlacOtaku1 on Twitter and Oldtype/Newtype on Tumblr. How infuriating will the categories be this year? ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT.

Introduction (0:00 – 37:09)
We talk to Ryan about his interests in anime, digital archiving efforts, why you should USE YOUR DAMN STICKERS ALREADY, and perhaps even how he became Cassette Guy from his home base in North Carolina. Then over in the emails we hear a similar story from someone thousands of miles away. Ryan’s on his phone for this, so there’s a lot of pops and the like which we did our best to reduce, so if you want to know what title it was that he recommended it was the six-part OAV Kyomu Senshi Miroku. It’s another masterpiece from the one and only Ken Ishikawa of Getter Robo and Beast Fighter: The Apocalypse fame. To give you an idea of what you’re in for from this man whom we’ve described as “the Venom to Go Nagai’s Spider-Man,” the analogy goes something like this: Mazinger Z is to Getter Robo as Devilman is to Beast Fighter: The Apocalypse as Black Lion is to Kyomu Senshi Miroku.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (37:09 – 40:00)
As Black Friday sales are ongoing and Christmas sales are about to commence, we figure now is a good time to take up the suggestions made in the comments section from the previous episodes and note that Right Stuf does give the option to make payments on orders over $150 using Sezzle, a service which lets you pay the price of your order in 4 interest-free installments over the course of 6 weeks. That way, you just pay 25% of the total every pay period rather than one giant chunk. Good to know with all these Ultra editions and bundles and figure preorders etc going on while other sites are having THEIR sales concurrently.

Trivia! Round One (40:00 – 1:24:12)
We promise the episode title and the significance of the embedded MP3 image will definitely make sense after listening to this. We considered using the other category names but we’re pretty sure every podcast directory would have simply blanked it out on us. Jerks. This one features an audio category!

Trivia!: Part Deux (1:24:12 – 1:51:04)
For Round 2, we face our greatest challenge of all, since now we must contend with LISTENER-SUBMITTED TRIVIA QUESTIONS~! WHO will survive? (We always felt that was less confrontational to the viewer compared to “Will you be able to survive?” a next episode tagline which Tomino should have saved for his future series.) If you make it this far, you’re probably due for a drink. Here’s the other side of Ryan’s flask.

Trivia! Part 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1:51:04 – 2:45:13)
Community marketing is a strategy to engage an audience in an active, non-intrusive prospect and customer conversation. Whereas marketing communication strategies such as advertising, promotion, PR, and sales all focus on attaining customers, Community Marketing focuses on the perceived needs of existing customers. This accomplishes four things for a business:
–Connects existing customers with prospects
–Connects prospects with each other
–Connects a company with customers/prospects to solidify loyalty
–Connects customers with customers to improve product adoption, satisfaction, etc.

There are two types of community marketing.Organic or natural marketing occurs without the assistance of the company. Organic marketing is word-of-mouth marketing and is one of the most effective marketing methods. Sponsored community marketing is promoted by company through activities like investments in the local community improvement initiatives or corporate social responsibility. Skepticism among consumers as a result of blatant advertising and other unethical communications has affected the success of the sponsored form of Community Marketing. Continuing success in community marketing strategies has been found in engaging and cultivating the natural communities that form around their product/service.

WELL PLAYED, MILES CRUNCHYROLL. WELL PLAYED INDEED.

Anime World Order Show # 193 – Barnacle Jim’s Moisture Levels Were Opposite His Oil Index

We may be losing our grasp on the passage of time, but it’s still almost the end of 2020 and we never finished our 2010s Decade In Review. We’d better get 2018 out of the way RIGHT NOW.

Introduction (0:00 – 37:30)
In the emails, we are asked the question every K-12 teacher has to deal with: what does any of this old convention fandom stuff we talk about even MATTER now, anyway? We’re never going to actually USE this information! OR WILL YOU? Is there value or worth in talking about these anime generational gaps, or is this podcast a grand monument to wasting your time with useless ephemera? Eventually this becomes a discussion regarding THE ALGORITHM, as all things eventually must. Note: the Youtube channel Gerald was referring to but forgot to actually name was the one for Corn Pone Flicks mastermind Matt Murray, whose YouTube name is a reference to the villain from Magnos the Robot.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (37:30 – 41:50)
Time is running out (“ti-ti ti, time is running out” cue Blow It Up from the Red Alert 2 soundtrack) for you to preorder the Irresponsible Captain Tylor Ultra Edition Blu-Ray set. Only two stretch goals remain, and you have until the end of this week* to get your preorders in and lock in what those extras will be, in order to ensure that the set makes its April 2021 release date. (That’s right: unlike those OTHER crowdfund efforts, Right Stuf understands that you can’t just leave stretch goals open indefinitely and that the more stretch goals you have, the longer it can take to finish the project.) We were sent check discs of the set and it’s looking great, even though it defaulted to the English dub on us, and then the Spanish dub which we didn’t remember even existed.

The DECADE IN REVIEW~!: 2018 (41:50 – 2:54:16)
We’re almost done. ALMOST done. As another strong candidate for best year of the decade, a decent amount of what we mention as noteworthy from the year 2018 are still pending physical media releases in North America. In fact, quite a few are ones that we just reviewed a few episodes ago. Then again, this podcast’s release schedule is highly irregular, albeit not as irregular as Barnacle Jim who died as he lived: disrespecting his hole.

This year extracts a heavy toll, indeed.