Lovely title, don't you think?
(Very occasionally, you might here an echo. Sorry!)
Shootin' The Breeze
We discuss the little poll that we're running and our findings. Anime News isn't that popular, it seems!
Alex also unveils his rage that he had bottled over the week. Most of the rage in this case is pertaining to
We also discuss our mini "promo war". I had the painful task of cutting down everything to 60 seconds, but Alex wouldn't stand for it.
We discuss the article about the prefecture with the "Ugliest Women".
Alex then discusses his (Japanese) wife's reaction to Kelly Osbourne's "Turning Japanese" reality show.
We also talk about the right wing nationalist movement in Japan, which is rather distressing to say the least.
We also discuss a few great items mentioned at Pink Tentacle.
The Balimese style cleaning droid.
Motion Portrait. (Uncanny valley, anyone?)
Alex takes a moment to pleasure himself by hearing the sound of his own voice.
He mentions this book, and this book.
Legend of the Galactic
For the low, low price of $2300 US dollars. We're guessing it comes with a free starship.
New "You're Under Arrest" TV Series!
Still a behemoth, it seems. Will it live up to the "You're Under Arrest" name?
Call a proctologist! Alex just went through three
We get e-mails from beloved regulars Watcher-Angel and Monolith and an a first time e-mailer, Letseatcake, gives us a delightful e-mail.
We also have a mini tales from Asia in between the mail where we talk about our former boss, Scott's voice acting gig.
Alex takes a moment to discuss his love for Boris Johnson.
Alex also demands you check out, "Are We Rome?"
Review: Koroshia-1 (Ichi The Killer Manga)
Our first Manga Review!
If you have the stomach for it, get it here.
Hideo Yamamoto's masterpiece. Here's a picture of the diety in question.
Koroshiya-1, defies description, or even a completely coherent review. Banned in several prefectures across Japan and later adapted into (inferior) two live action films, and a relatively successful prequel anime OVA.
Koroshiya-1 does not succeed because of it's shock value, it succeeds because of the sheer brazen approach and complete audacity of it's story-telling.
Ichi, is the ultimate sadist. A rather pathetic child-like character with a rape fetish who becomes a crybaby killer when manipulated into thinking that the people he is killing are his high school bullies who raped a girl who tried to stand up for him in front of his very eyes. The repressed sexual feelings from that incident, on top of the rage Ichi carries inside from being bullied results in Ichi going into a trance like killing state which ends once he ejaculates. Who on earth would dare to write about his besides Hideo Yamamoto?
Koroshiya-1 also features one of the most memorable villains in the history of anime or manga; Kakihara. The ultimate Masochist.
The "Twins", the most vile, misogynistic characters put to paper.
Both the Manga and it's central character are extremely well written; It is not simply a shock manga, much like Miike's live adaptation was. However, this is absolutely not for the faint of heart. I cannot stress that enough!
It's a wrap!
Next week, I'll be back in Hong Kong and less echoes. Oh, and another tales from Asia. Till then my pretties!
We played the following promos:
Eeeper's Choice Podcast
Up A Paddle
Otaku USA Magazine