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The Decade in Review continues as we cover the year 2011, but since it’s Halloween time we review something suitably SPOOKY as Daryl springs the latest Gekimation triumph, Violence Voyager, upon an unsuspecting Gerald and Clarissa!
The DECADE IN REVIEW~! Continues (0:00 – 1:32:50)
The way we see it, Dave Riley only just finished writing up his Top 10 Videogames of 2018 countdown the other day, as 2019 is over 2/3 complete. As long as we finish up the Decade in Review in less time than that, then we’re in the clear! Note that Gerald’s recording is unnaturally compressed for this segment as well as the previous episode (and the next episode after this…), but we found the source of the issue and resolved it. And it’s not just from Daryl taking yet another page from Dynamite Dave, the San Diego Steamroller!
Promo: Right Stuf Anime (1:32:50 – 1:35:16)
It seems like forever ago that Udon Entertainment announced the license, but a release date for The Rose of Versailles Volume 1 is finally set: 12/17/19! And the editor for it will be none other than Erica Friedman, who we had on as a guest back in April. Preorders on Right Stuf are 25% off the usual price, which beats the 0% off you’d get from ordering through Amazon, so if you’re inclined to start thinking about Christmas gifts this is one to get.
Review: Violence Voyager (1:35:16 – 2:09:42)
There’s gotta be a scarier part to this podcast, kids, eheh. Even Count Floyd wasn’t scared of that, and he gets scared real easy! C’mon boys, let’s uh….roll that audio a little further ahead and let’s see a good, FRIGHTENING part of that podcast…t-that…Halloween….podcast. Daryl sprang this on Gerald and Clarissa with no explanation or warning as to precisely WHAT they were about to see, and encourages everybody else to follow suit with their own compatriots when it’s released on VOD this Monday, 10/21.
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As convention prep comes down to the wire, we’re joined once again by Mike Toole to do what we do best with him. Namely, talk about some Discotek Media developments and review anime from Yoshiyuki Tomino! This time around, it’s Blue Gale Xabungle aka Combat Mecha Xabungle.
Introduction (0:00 – 19:33)
We’ve got panels at Otakon 2019! Friday 8:30 PM Daryl’s got Anime’s Craziest Deaths (18+, with room clear at 8:00 PM), then Saturday at 11 PM Gerald is doing Anime in Non-Anime (18+). Finally, Sunday at 12:45 PM Mike will be running the Discotek Media panel, then once that’s over, at 2 PM Daryl has Twenty Years Ago: Anime in 1999 which will hopefully cover roughly double what his Anime News Network feature was able to get to. Now that this episode is posted, those are the things we’ve got to get back to working on!
Promo: Right Stuf Anime (19:33 -22:03)
It’s July, and that means it’s another month-long birthday sale! In celebration of 32 years, this year’s theme is “32-bit” but once again each day brings you a new daily Mega Deal (and Adult Mega Deal) in addition to store-wide discounts on practically everything. We recommend pre-ordering the Blu-Ray set of Osamu Tezuka’s Phoenix. That show came out 15 years ago, and we reviewed it…er, well, thirteen years ago…
Review: Xabungle (22:03 – 1:55:35)
After over thirty years, fans in the US can finally legally watch this 1982 mecha series courtesy of HiDive (and also VRV). You can also purchase it on Blu-Ray (standard definition), though we hear that release may be flawed. Still, the physical release is the only way to see the Xabungle Graffiti compilation movie with the (slightly) revised ending. Xabungle’s reputation has been built up over the years thanks to its appearances in Super Robot Wars and being cited as a major influence on Gurren Lagann. It’s also the first series to feature a song from MIO! We talk about what works and what doesn’t, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that we’d definitely rather watch Xabungle than the sort of cartoons America was making in 1982 such as The Gary Coleman Show.