The Patrick Macias interview rolls on, as we talk about “jigoku manga,” best embodied by the works of Kazuo Koike! Plus Space Battleship Yamato and uh…Anna Miller’s.
Introduction (0:00 – 23:42)
We got a lot of feedback from our previous show when we said that videogame tournaments have no place at an anime convention (that’s an oversimplification, but if you want the rest, check out last week’s episode). Most of it was us getting our butts kicked, but amazingly enough, someone out there agreed with our Ushicon comments!
- Official website for Maburaho (you don’t want to go to this site, no really)
- ANN’s Maburaho entry
- Legend of the Galactic Heroes official site (Japanese)
- Legend of the Galactic Heroes Information Center (excellent English site run by Lee Thompson; join the mailing list!)
- Answerman at Anime News Network (soon to have his own podcast that will be better than this one)
- Anime Expo’s official site
- An overly positive retrospective on The Ocean Group’s decade-spanning history of (mostly) mediocrity (these people did the Crest of the Stars dub)
- Central Anime (the guys who are fansubbing LoGH)
- Official English website for Yu Yu Hakusho
- ANN’s entry on Bleach
- Official Bleach website (Japanese)
- Official Flame of Recca website (Japanese)
- ANN’s entry on Noriyuki Abe (director of Yu Yu Hakusho, Flame of Recca, and Bleach)
- NarutoFan (A gigantic Naruto website that even Viz knows about)
- Official Japanese Naruto website (as if anyone who needs to know what Naruto is would have to resort to going here)
- Official Transformers website (we thought there was something on Anime Jump mentioning the two DVDs of that British dub, but it doesn’t seem to be there; if anyone has any suggestions please post in the comments)
- The Anime Encyclopedia’s official website (soon to get a second edition)
- Ninja Consultant podcast
- Otaku Generation’s Star Blazers episode
- ANN’s Odin: Photon Space Sailor Starlight entry (be prepared and afraid)
We have no Let’s News! segment this week since there wasn’t very much news that was worth talking about. Since we have no interest in just reading off news items that have no significant bearing on anything, we thought we’d compile the few news stories from this week into next week.
Promo: Anime Pulse podcast
While we’re trying (and failing) to cover as wide a range of anime as we can, these guys are all about being on the cutting edge of what’s out in Japan right now! If you’re big into Naruto and Bleach, these guys discuss the latest episodes of both every week, so check them out.
Interview — Patrick Macias: The man who knows more about Japan than the Japanese, Part 3(23:43 – 1:14:47)
We delve into the realm of Kazuo Koike as we go in depth on the subject of “jigoku manga” with the amazing Patrick Macias in part three of our interview. To fit with the jumbled mess of logic that is a Kazuo Koike narrative, Daryl decided to leave this section relatively unedited. We haven’t done this before, and chances are you listeners probably wouldn’t like us if we did it again.
- Galaxy Express 999
- Patrick’s trip to Nikko Edo Mura
- Kazuo Koike’s “Jigoku Manga” World, by Patrick Macias (Not Work Safe)
- Kazuo Koike’s official website (English)
- Tetsuya Saruwatari (student of Koike and author of Dog Soldier, Violence Hero Riki-Oh, and Tough aka Shootfighter Tekken)
- A mini biography on Goseki Kojima
- A good page on Ryoichi Ikegami
- Excellent Wikipedia article on Lone Wolf & Cub (Koike’s most famous work that is also the least Koike-like)
- ANN’s Mad Bull entry
- IMDB’s entry on Lady Snowblood (you’re not a REAL fan of Kill Bill unless you know about this movie; Dark Horse is also releasing the manga)
- Dark Horse’s webpage on Samurai Executioner
- The Starving Man (aka AIUEO Boy, it’s Koike and Ikegami’s first collaboration and possibly their most dangerous; not yet available in English so write to Dark Horse and DEMAND IT! Only the first four entries on the page are for the volumes of this)
- Wikipedia entry for Helen Gurley Brown
- Wounded Man (your life won’t be complete without it!)
- Offered (if you buy one thing because of this episode, make it this)
- ANN’s entry on Apocalypse Zero
- Official Star Blazers website (Read up since this show will be a centerpiece in a future episode)
- ANN’s entry on Be Forever Yamato
- An EXCELLENT English Space Battleship Yamato documentary done by Tim Eldred
- BoxOfficeMojo’s site on Spirited Away
- Nausicaa.net’s site on Spirited Away
- BoxOfficeMojo’s site on Howl’s Moving Castle
- Nausicaa.Net’s site on Howl’s Moving Castle
- ANN’s entry on Yoshinobu Nishizaki (ONE. TRICK. PONY. Hentai and ships in space, THAT’S IT)
- Anna Miller’s Official Site (Japanese)
- Volks Doll’s Official Site
Promo: Anime Hell
A blog and soon to be podcast devoted to the anime convention mainstay featuring extremely strange audio-visual detritus that’s not necessarily anime-related, as this trailer for Scream Blackula Scream indicates. DEMAND Anime Hell (or if you live in Florida, the Panel OF DOOM! as hosted by Daryl Surat!) to convention organizers near you!
Closing (1:14:47 – 1:16:34)
We finally decided to shell out the money for the domain, so www.animeworldorder.com will now redirect you to this page. Next time, we’re going to have a hentai-centric episode as the Patrick Macias interview concludes (sort of) with Gerald reviewing the really, really, really awful hentai title known as Gonad the Barbarian. I know, you want to buy it based on the name alone, but we’re going to tell you why that sort of thinking is a huge mistake.