Anime World Order Show # 158 – Twilight, I Only Meant to Stay a While and Do a Terrorism

For this SPOOKY HALLOWEEN edition of Anime World Order, we’re um…not even attempting to review anything scary whatsoever, as Gerald weighs in on one of the most popular and beloved anime titles of the decade, the 2016 anime film Your Name by Makoto Shinkai.

Introduction (0:00 – 25:24)
It’s been pointed out to us that a lot of the old THE TRUTH image links are currently broken. Worry not, all of the images are still there. We just need to fix the links…someday. As far as emails go, what are our thoughts on all this “yuribait” in anime, anyway? This predictably goes off-topic FAST.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (25:24 – 27:01)
With Your Name about to come out in a week, now’s a fine to point out that Right Stuf offers 25% off all preorders. In the case of Your Name, that means with a Got Anime? membership, the price of the regular edition works out to $25.54 for the standard Blu-Ray/DVD combo and $55.84 for the limited edition that includes the soundtrack and hardcover artbook. Those are way better prices than Amazon, especially if you live in states where Amazon charges tax like we do!

Review: Your Name (27:01 – 1:04:45)
Gerald offers a mostly spoiler-free review of Makoto Shinkai’s new movie, and in the process touches upon his filmography to date since it turns out that we’ve not really talked about the guy’s work since 5 cm Per Second back in 2010. But what is there to say about one of the most commercially successful, most critically acclaimed, and most fan beloved anime titles of the decade that hasn’t been said already? Is there even anything to add to the conversation? Wait, is this going to be one of those deals yet again where Gerald hates the cartoon?! THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY FOR YOU TO FIND OUT THE ANSWER.

Titles Shown at Anime Fan Fest 2016, Best & Worst Manga 2016

Thanks for coming out to Anime Fan Fest! Here’s what got shown at Daryl’s panels. While you’re here, consider listening to our podcast, which has run for over ten years. You can see a list of all past titles reviewed on the Review Index. If you like what you hear, consider subscribing via iTunes. The links will take you to official, legal sites for streaming/purchasing (in general, the legal streaming sites are Hulu, Netflix, Crunchyroll, Anime Network, Daisuki, Amazon Prime):

Otaku USA’s Anime Worth Watching:
Animator Expo – Bureau of Proto Society
Azumanga Daioh
Lupin the Third Part IV
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
Food Wars!: Shoukugeki no Soma
One-Punch Man
Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo
(I had intended to also show Kaiji as well as Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, but ran short on time)

Great Anime Openings:
One-Punch Man
Space Battleship Yamato
Space Battleship Yamato 2199
Mr. Osomatsu
Food Wars!: Shoukugeki no Soma
Knights of Sidonia
Bodacious Space Pirates
Cutey Honey
Sailor Moon S
Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
Joker Game
Aura Battler Dunbine
Heavy Metal L-Gaim
Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
The Vision of Escaflowne
Cowboy Bebop
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Azumanga Daioh
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Overman King Gainer
Cromartie High School
Sword Art Online
Dirty Pair: Project EDEN
Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo
My Hero Academia
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Lupin the Third Part IV
Kimagure Orange Road
Fist of the North Star
Dragon Ball Z
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

Best and Worst Manga of 2016: with Jason Thompson and AM Cosmos (these are all Amazon links, but always remember to check their price against Right Stuf to see who has the better deal)
Best New Manga (YA):
One-Punch Man
My Hero Academia
World Trigger [note from Daryl: takes around 10 chapters to start picking up steam]
Yowamushi Pedal
Food Wars!: Shoukugeki no Soma
A Silent Voice
The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Best New Manga (Older Teen and Up):
Goodnight Punpun
I Am a Hero
Ajin: Demi-Human
Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler
Prison School
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun
Princess Jellyfish
No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!

Worst Manga:
So, I Can’t Play H
Demonizer Zilch
Unlimited Fafnir
Gou-dere Sora Nagihara
The World’s Greatest First Love
First Love Monster
Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring [note from Daryl: I don’t know about that…]

Upcoming Good Manga:
Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition
Otherworld Barbara
The Rose of Versailles [despite being scheduled for this year, Udon has yet to make this available for preorder]
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Our Dream Manga:
The Works of Tetsuya Saruwatari (Tough, etc)
Hoero Pen (Burning Pen)
Kakukaku Shikajika
My Brother’s Husband

The Basics of Asian Action Cinema:
[Pre-Show] Operation Scorpio
Fist of Fury
Five Element Ninja
8 Diagram Pole Fighter
The Killer
Yes Madam
Duel to the Death
Dragons Forever
My Father Is a Hero
The Raid 2
Rurouni Kenshin
Alien vs Ninja