Monday, September 28, 2009


Apparently there is some convention happening this upcoming weekend in Detroit that is advertising an "Anime Hell".

We don't have anything to do with this event. We were not consulted, informed, requested, asked, briefed, or contacted in any way by this convention whatsoever.

Therefore, we disavow any responsibility for anything that happens at this convention.

"Anime Hell" is not open source software. It is not a franchise or a travelling roadshow or a handy kit you can use in the privacy of your own home. We made it up, it's ours to use as we see fit.

If your anime convention or Star Trek gathering or family reunion wants to hold a crazy clip show, we encourage you to take the thirty seconds it would take you to come up with your own name and your own concepts. Do not think you can ride to glory on our coattails. You will fail and people will be disappointed in you, and we don't want them thinking we had anything to do with it.

We have been informed via the convention's message board that the listing of "Anime Hell" was a mistake and should never have been on the schedule in the first place, and there was never any intention to use our event.

Thanks to Anime Detroit for their attention in this matter.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

AWA 2009 - Anime's Craziest Deaths Title Listing

Crossposted from

Here's a listing of the titles shown at the AWA 2009 edition of the Anime's Craziest Deaths panel. Actually, some of them might not have been shown due to time constraints, but I'll list them anyway. If you want to learn more about these titles, click the links where applicable and it'll take you to the Anime World Order podcast review of the show (where applicable), so please listen! If you liked the panel, be sure to post what you thought about it and request that it come back next year over at the AWA message board!

Angel Cop (shown last year)
Apocalypse Zero (shown last year)
Baccano! (shown last year)
Battle Angel
Battle Royal High School
Black Lagoon
Blood: The Last Vampire
City Hunter
Crystal Triangle
Cyber City Oedo 808
Cybernetics Guardian
Dai Mahou Touge (this is the talking vegetables one)
Dirty Pair (Flight 005 Conspiracy)
Fairy Princess Minky Momo
Fist of the North Star
Getter Robo (original + Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo, but oddly enough not the one I linked to, New Getter Robo, despite it being the most gory)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Golgo 13 (The Professional)
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Lupin the Third (Dead or Alive)
Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Mad Bull 34
MD Geist
Mobile Suit Gundam
Riding Bean 
Science Ninja Team Gatchaman
Shigurui: Death Frenzy (from the creator of Apocalypse Zero)
Space Pirate Captain Harlock (SSX)
Space Runaway Ideon
Space Transformers
Sword of the Stranger (review coming soon!)
Vampire Hunter D
Violence Jack (review coming soon!)
Wicked City
Zambot 3

If you have any suggestions for crazy deaths you'd like to see included, be sure to head over to and send them my way! (No hentai titles, please.)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Panel OF DOOM! Report - AWA 2009

The Panel OF DOOM! was reshuffled around a bit this year due to last-minute scheduling changes. Unfortunately, there wasn't much of a way for anyone to ever know this, as the changed time wasn't reflected on anyone's pocket guides and no errata sheets were ever printed (or if they were, they never reflected the change). Additionally, the online mobile guide--a first for this year--was never updated due to technical issues that will be resolved next time, and the schedule in front of the door wasn't initially changed either. I spent much of Friday putting up Danno's flyers (which themselves needed to be altered), and Dave announced the schedule change over the mic before HELL, but the room didn't really fill up until halfway through--7:30 PM--because that was the listed start time on all of the official schedules. At this point, the additional space granted by the use of the Williams Ballroom was greatly appreciated.

This year's panel consisted of one hundred percent new footage not previously shown at AWA. Here's the list, though not necessarily in the order played since everything is mixed on-the-fly:

Pre-DOOM show (clips I ran prior to scheduled start time):

Cosplay Diets: Thin and Happy from MightyNiche
Mom Puts Clothes in the Xbox 360 box
Idol Tenshi Youkoso Youko - with special guest Michael Jackson
Killer7 - Garcian Smith Plays Russian Roulette with Benjamin Keane
The Bartender 2 by Mitch Magee
Tiger on Beat - Chainsaw Fight Finale

Playlist OF DOOM:
East Meets West - obnoxiously edited US-made anime documentary from Appleseed: Ex Machina Special Edition (recurring)
Survive Style 5+ - Tadanobu Asano's Marital Problems (recurring)
Science Ninja Team Gatchaman - Murder Music (the key recurring segment along with EMW and SS5+)
GI JOE - Cold Slither (recurring)
GI JOE Extreme - Opening
Youtube Anime Fan Disgruntled Over Being Rickrolled
Transformers - Thief in the Night (aka "so racist that Casey Kasem quit"; recurring)
Shaun Williams Bail Bonding
Street Fighter Ryu Cosplayer vs Car
Street Fighter: The Movie 1994 (recurring)
Will You Be Here Tomorrow? - work safety video
A Person With Confused Priorities (Skydiving) - Bill Plympton
Baby Police - "Nollywood" Trailer
Redhouse Furniture for White People...and Black People
DDT - Pro Wrestling Cosplayers (Haruhi, Maid, Rei Ayanami, Hatsune Miku, etc)
Ninja in the Dragon's Den "Shaka Ninja" Opening Credits
KRON 1981 - News Report on Reading Newspapers via Computer
Baby Laugh a Lot toy commercial
Yogi Ogi Dogi - the creepy old man farmer / yoga instructor / child molester
Lois Walker's Take Part! - Imagination Market (would probably get a better reaction in Canada since it never aired in the US)
Murphy's Irish Stout - British anime ad from the late 1980s by Hiroyuki Kitakubo and Production IG
Ninja Silent Assassin (recurring)
Torque Pepsi vs Mountain Dew Motorcycle Fight
The Animal Lover - Bill Plympton
Andrew WK giving the weather report on Fox News
Alex Jones Screaming
Alex Jones Screaming and Turning Super Saiyan
Kenshiro's Cat
Kenshiro's Gourmet Race
Kenny vs Spenny Season 5 - Who Is the Better Pro Wrestler (with The Iron Shiek; deemed tremendously offensive by 3 people on the AWA message board)
The Heroic Trio trailer
Legend of the Liquid Sword - Kung Fu Jesus
Andy Richter - Hyundai vs Toyota
MTV Acid Rain PSA - Bill Plympton
Hardee's Hates A-Holes
The Lost Key - Bill Plympton
Speedfit Treadmobile
A Person With Confused Priorities (Train) - Bill Plympton
Chojin Sentai Jetman - Gai's Royal Straight Flush
Kamen Rider Amazon - Decapitation and Dismemberment for Kids (TOKUSATSU HELL HIJACK)
Kamen Rider Ryuuki - Soccer
Crossranger the Sentai Porno (fight footage only!)
Ultraman Go-Kart Racing
Sukeban Deka Breakdancing
Kaiketsu Zubat - "Dear Asuka"
Story From North America - Garrett Davis, Kirsten Lepore ("the spider cartoon")
Keyboard Cat - Child Hit In Face By Steel Folding Chair
Iron Shiek Emergency Hotline
25 Ways to Quit Smoking - Bill Plympton
Barry Manilow - Never Gonna Give You Up, 2008 cover

The panel concluded with Jason Statham giving everyone the finger while on fire. Pretty long playlist, but it's slightly deceptive since most of the non-anime clips were only about a minute long. During the first Kenny vs Spenny clip, the curtain in the back of the room suddenly keeled over entirely and fell down onto the crowd, causing a fairly large panic/disturbance that resulted in my stopping the show for about a minute. Whether this was due to Peelander Z rocking out, offended attendees knocking it over, or--as I like to believe--the power of The Iron Shiek's profanity-laced tirade is unknown to me. As far as I can tell nobody was hurt.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


You thought you knew everything about Anime Hell this past Friday night at AWA? Well, you don't know the REAL STORY. The REALLY REAL story of all the sordid goings on behind the scenes! The love, the hate, the ups, the downs, the horrifying nightmare of destruction which led to all the anarchy that we are still recovering from. I do want to point out again that ALL of the wedding ceremonies performed at Anime Hell have been rendered NULL AND VOID by a special act of the City Of Atlanta.

We started a bit late to allow the crowds to filter in and get their safety goggles properly adjusted. Gavv threw some candy and we dimmed the house lights and cranked things up. Here's what we showed:

cold opening: My Youth In Arcadia trailer
Ozone Commandos trailer
Anime Hell logo and remarks
disclaimer from Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls
Dating Do's & Dont's - special Detroit Metal City edit
Odaiba Gundam footage including special exclusive pictures
Kobe Project T-28 footage
Tarragona Mazinger Z footage
Mars And Beyond (Wonderful World Of Disney)
Astro Boy (2009) film trailer
Phoenix, Live Astroboy, Gigantor, Sailormoon, Harlock, Golgo 13, Yamato, Spiderman, ROV, Devilman
Enter The Ninja trailer
Sasuga No Sarutobi clip
Ultraman Karaoke ad
Demonstration of actual working Ultraman Karaoke device
Den Ace parts 1 &2
Gimme Gimme Octopus
UK Safety Films - safe ice skating, swimming, Green Cross Man, Splink, Protect & Survive, etc
Minky Momo Needs The Green Cross Man

(short break)

Japanese Fanta Ads
Gun Rental
Ayds Diet Plan
Head On
Oil Changers
Bruce Lee vs Mummies with Popeye
Hamburger Dracula
Wendy's Grill Rap
This Is My Happening And It Freaks Me Out (Z-Man)
Anime Versus America:
-Gatchaman 1972
-Charlie Chan And The Chan Clan 1972
-Tiger Mask 1969
-Cattanooga Cats 1969
-Kikaider 1974
-Shazam (Captain Marvel) 1974
-Funky Phantom 1970s
-Space Cruiser Yamato 1970s
Yamato pachinko ads
Dr Tran: Tits
Don Pratt: He Is Not A Lawyer
Den Ace parts 3 &4
Obama Japanese Game Show Challenge
Golgo 13 NEC ad
Darth Vader Japanese comedy TV show clip
Underground Tape Railroad ad
GTA Intellivision advertisement
Buck Rogers And The Tiger Men From Mars (1935)
High Blood Pressure Tea
Tea Leaves
Tobor The Telesonic Robot
Married To The Eiffel Tower special DMC edit
Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls ending narration

Monday, September 14, 2009

DOOM and Death await you Sat. night at AWA!

Surat's Panel of DoOM at AWA 2009

Saturday night at Anime Weekend Atlanta sure is busy, but if disco or bebop isn't your thing and you've lived through Japanese Anime Hell on Friday then boogie on down till you're SIX FEET UNDERGROUND with me at the Panel OF DOOM! Now simply too large to be contained within the Kennesaw Ballroom, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM we're taking over one half of the Galleria's Williams Ballroom for two more hours of bizarre clips, pop culture detritus, and NINJA attacks. Also: anime! Who'da guessed?! Featuring the hypnotic murder music of Cold Slither and the Demon 5, this year's Panel is GUARANTEED to offend and/or cause insanity to all who dare attend, much like all the others over the, has it been six years now?!

But wait, there's more! From 10:00 PM to midnight in the same room is the return of Anime's Craziest Deaths, now at twice the length of AWA 2008's! What is this panel about? Read the panel title to find out! What sort of content will it contain? Read the panel title to find out! No ID check will be required, but two hours of graphic cartoon violence and mayhem is probably not suitable for the young'uns, who should be asleep at that hour anyway! The rumors are true; the death panels you've heard about so much on the news and read about on the Internet are REAL, and they'll be pulling the plug not just on Grandma, but EVERYONE! Hopefully this time someone won't pull the fire alarm.

But the far-reaching shadowy grasp of the Anime World Order cannot be contained to one room on one night! Set your sights on the panel rooms throughout the weekend and be on the lookout for Black Jack: Tezuka's Dark Doctor, 30 Years of AIC (roughly 30 years, anyway!), the 18+ History of Hentai on Friday night (right before Hell!), the 18+ Doujinshi 101, and whatever else we decide to jump onto at the last minute!

Oh yeah, we donated almost all the prizes for the Ouran High School Host Club Challenge, too! That was like $2500-$2800 worth of stuff, as in two thousand, five hundred dollars plus (which counts as "over $1000")! RECOGNIZE.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

AnimeFEST post show wrap-up

Thanks to everybody who came to the show Sunday night, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. And Thanks to Bruce, Ed, Mila, Avery, Steven and Katie for the help. I hope we can do it all again at YuleCon.