Our "copper" anniversary so to speak...or is it silver?
Shootin' The Breeze
Seeing as my birthday has since passed, perhaps the internet will be less venomous towards me today; The afternoon, is young.
I've never really been one for watching beauty pagents, they feel so 1950's. Miss Japan was this years Miss Universe, the one and only Riyo Mori; Who managed to get back on the wagon after she hit the bottle during our turmoltuous break-up. I'm more than a delightful bit of rough, I tells you.
For some reason or another, we discuss "Wardrobe Malfuctions" and how they certainly seem to increase your fame. I recall the infamous "Yumiko Incident" in Hong Kong, which I saw live as I was eating hotpot.
Check out the pathetic P. MacDougal's equally pathetic review here.
At least until this P. MacDougal gets the boot. Truly ineptitude of the highest calibre.
Essentially his review in a nutshell: Anime is a genre, (is Hollywood a genre, MacDougal?) It sucks becuase it's anime and all anime is the same. It sucks because I didn't get it.
Did you even watch it, MacDougal?
FlickChick's much more professional look at Kon's work can be seen here at the wonderful, TV guide editors blog. The article in question is here.
You can also e-mail FlickChick at that link there which could lead to your letter being read out on the TV guide podcast.
We then talk about the Suicide of a Agriculture & Fisheries minister in Japan over something relatively harmless compared to most American political scandals.
Alex discusses his "homesickness" for Japan. Home is where the heart is, afterall. He also discusses some interesting considerations to make about life in Japan as a foreigner, it's not as easy as it sounds and is an invaluable little bit of advice to anyone thinking of doing the same. This does slightly veer off into the dirty realm of the ESL industry for a while.
Debito's website about his adventures of becoming a Japanese citizen can be found here.
Oh, the shock. The pain...This is akin to the Nazi party burning works of great literature....
Well...no, not really.
But somewhat connected, this manga is just about the biggest atrocity since World War II and it won't be making it's way to American shores afterall.
Let's have a look at the tasteful ways which the 8 (yes E-I-G-H-T) year old protagonist tries to win the affections..No...wait..What's the word I'm looking for...oh yes, "cock", of her primary school teacher.
Luckily, as this manga is tasteful, there's no underage drinking depicted in this masterpiece. The delightful protagonist prefers drinking from a water fountain, like everyone else!
How sweet and insinuation-free!
The scary part...It's written by a female and I'm told that the target demographic is for older teens...
Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchou Season Two
I only watched the first episode of season one and found it incoherant to say the least.
Mini Review: Tokyo Godfathers
Satoshi Kon, how we love thee.
Alex loved it of course. Satoshi Kon has yet to dissapoint. I've yet to see it. I know, disgusting aren't I?
Note: Right click "save as" in order to save it straight away. This file is in ".divx" format. If you wish it to be in avi format you only need rename it to ".avi" which can be done easily in windows.
Download Wanna-Be's here.
I love the 80's. Love 'em. For the purpose of this review, this is a good thing. One who does not at least have an understanding of the 80's will probably lose a large amount of enjoyment from this obscure anime title.
Obscure, yes. However, a relatively significant title at the same time.
This anime is significant due to it being the first pairing of Toshimichi Suzuki and Kenichi Sonada who would later be responsible (at least in part) for "Bubblegum Crisis", "AD Police" and "Gall Force"; all featuring Sonada's characters designs and Suzuki's influence in one way or another, either as original Manga-ka, planning or executive producer.
This, their first collaboration, is an epic cautionary tale about mixing Alien DNA and Japanese Female Tag-Team Wrestling.
Now, just to prove what a smashing young fellow I am. I managed to obtain this rare anime, re-encode it to DVD resoltuion with some sharpening & anti-aliasing and present to you, yes present, the best quality version of this anime in existence.
Click on the little symbol next to play icon to download the file to your computer. I ask for nothing but your feedback.
So, there we are. If I were you, I'd be wanting to make sweet, sweet love to me right about now. In the period of a week, I record a podcast, edit a podcast, write shownotes for a podcast, upload a podcast and now at the same time, I'm re-encoding obscure 1980's anime so I can share it with the fans. Give, give, give I am!