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Now that Devilman Crybaby is all the rage–or well, WAS all the rage a year and a half ago–Gerald reviews the Devilman OVAs from 1987, 1990, and 2000.
Introduction (0:00 – 19:36)
This episode was recorded not too long after the previous episode was released, and so there weren’t really any new emails to read. Instead, we read from the comments left on the previous episode AT THIS VERY WEBSITE, which has us contemplating whether the ancient and seemingly dead “dubs vs subs” debate is on the verge of resurgence thanks to the Content Exclusivity Wars of 2019. We also read off the Patrons from our recently-launched Patreon page, since while nobody has yet to offer suggestions on what we should do for these tiers, that seemed like the least we could do. The link to that is up in the top right corner along with all the other stuff.
Promo: Right Stuf Anime (19:37 – 22:21)
Preorders for The Big O 20th Anniversary set are now live, for those wishing to own the series on Blu-Ray with steelbook packaging as well as an artbook. You can also pick up Discotek’s Blu-Ray release of the Devilman OVAs should you be inclined to do after hearing this episode’s review.
Review: Devilman OVAs (22:22 – 1:17:35)
Now that virtually everything Devilman is available in the United States, how do those old OVAs hold up? Especially now that you don’t have to watch them dub-only, thus making it okay to appreciate that dub for its meme-ability? Gerald takes a look at Devilman: The Birth, Devilman: Demon Bird Sirene, and the as-yet-unlicensed Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman. Sorry, no CB Chara Nagai Go World this time around, and Mazinger Z vs Devilman was a movie not an OVA so we just briefly acknowledged it. Yes, Cyborg 009 vs Devilman is an OVA, but that’s not technically in continuity either. The point is, on THIS podcast we support Ryo Asuka’s old hairstyle and coat design over the Crybaby one everybody knows and loves.
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Two episodes in a month! It’s practically an AWO double decker, so it’s only fitting that Clarissa review the surprisingly overlooked Tiger and Bunny spinoff of sorts, Double Decker! Doug and Kirill.
Introduction (0:00 – 48:48)
Despite lengthy technical errors and chat derailments into egregiously off-topic areas, the charity stream was a success! You can watch a VOD of the entire thing here. We’ve also got a Patreon set up, but it’s basically a tip jar. We’re not so sure about tier rewards and all that, but it seems that a few of you have already found it thanks to our tweeting about it one time. Over in the emails, we hear from Artist Alley crafter The Lumbering Blacksmith (who also has a Facebook page) on a rarely-seen way to engage fans of Japanese animation: woodworking! As the Reiwa era dawns–we got this episode out just under the wire–we bid farewell to two Most Dangerous seinen manga pioneers, Monkey Punch and Kazuo Koike, both of whom died recently of pneumonia in their 80s. There have been quite a few obituary tributes written for both, but we think Jog’s writeup over at The Comics Journal is the one to beat. He’s the only one bold and daring enough to include pages from Golgo 13, The Starving Man, and Offered. When we grow up, we hope to be as awesome as he–wait, what do you mean we’re the same age?!
Promo: Right Stuf Anime (48:48 – 51:15)
Megalobox is coming to Blu-Ray, and Right Stuf has an exclusive bonus for those wishing to get the Limited Edition. You’ll get 6 character art cards, each done in the style of a fight poster. Sure, right now as of this writing Megalobox is streaming on Crunchyroll and just wrapped up its Adult Swim broadcast last month. But years from now, who’s to say it won’t just suddenly vanish with little to no warning? We just saw that happen with Cat’s Eye, after all. If you liked that series and have the means to do so, you may want to consider buying the set just so that it’s always accessible for you.
Review: Double Decker! Doug and Kirill (51:15 – 1:43:51)
Clarissa reviews this recently concluded spinoff of sorts to the 2011 hit anime series Tiger and Bunny, which awakened a generation to their desire for dream daddies. If you never saw T&B on account that it happened at the start of the decade, back when it being simulcast was novel and Hulu was still free, don’t worry because the two are rather different despite having very similar appeal and production staff. Though we will note that for now, Tiger and Bunny remains in print on Blu-Ray and is currently streaming on Netflix, both dub and sub. Double Decker isn’t about superheroes, but it is about dynamic duos fighting super-criminals nevertheless. We talk about what makes this show so darned great and speculate as to why it just hasn’t quite caught on in the United States to anywhere near the degree it seems to have in Japan.