Anime World Order Show # 177 – Dick Dastardly and Muttley Never MURDERED Penelope Pitstop

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.

Anime World Order Show # 168 – Even If You Don’t Want to Listen, Listen

For this special SPOOOOOOOOOKY edition of the Anime World Order podcast, we’re rejoined by Mike Toole to review the most recent of Yoshiyuki Tomino’s head-scratching trainwrecks, Gundam Reconguista in G. Why do we keep doing this to ourselves? It’s like Tomino knows the spawn locations and keeps getting us over and over, then teabags us–HEY WAIT A SECOND

Introduction (0:00 – 23:14)
We catch up with Mike, who’s been doing convention stuff these past few months along with various Discotek Media projects, the latest of which that he’s free to talk about is their re-release of Area 88, one of the first anime we ever reviewed. Go listen to that one way back in Show # 4 from 2006. This leads to talk of various English vocalists in classic anime and a bunch of short audio clips that despite being short would probably get us copyright strikes if we ever put these shows on Youtube or Spotify or whatever. We also talk a bit about recent developments in the world of streaming anime, namely the HiDive/FUNimation/VRV/Crunchyroll etc shifts going on.

Promo: Right Stuf Anime (2:01 – 3:52)
All three volumes of The Wings of Rean are BACK IN STOCK, BABY. You can also get G-Reco model kits and–oh yeah!–the show itself, which we never would have seen were it not for the dedication of Nozomi Entertainment to bring us all of the Gundam. Thanks, guys. This episode never would have existed without you.

Review: Gundam Reconguista in G (23:14 – 2:01:17)
Something happened here. I don’t know, man. You can get the entire series WHICH IS SURE TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU courtesy of either Right Stuf or Amazon, though which is cheaper depends on whether there’s a sale going on.

Closing (2:01:17 – 2:03:07)
Next time we’re doing THE TRIVIA EPISODE, which contrary to Gerald’s beliefs are not unpopular at all. At least, no more unpopular than the rest of this show anyway. If you want to suggest possible questions, contact Gerald (AND GERALD ONLY) through his social media accounts. What are those? We’ve been embedding that information into every episode of the show, and you can also get them from the sidebar of this very webpage.