Tag - Japanese

Mickey Mouse vs. The Happy Island

You can read more about it here at Cartoon Brew (one of the commenters even delivers some info on what’s going on and translations and such), but it’s a Japanese cartoon from 1934 that takes place two years in the future where a...

Your Monday Morning Mental Sorbet: Speed...

Each week, we find it’s best to give you something odd and surreal, because the world is odd and surreal. Mithridates, and all that. From a Japanese show that appears to come at things from the same angle as Brainiac Science Abuse, the...

In the Wake of the Robot Goat

Okay, so this is very strange: a boat race course in Tokyo has installed a robot goat so that people can feed it their losing tickets instead of just dropping them to the floor. Look at that thing’s soulless eyes. Would you want to put...

Stacy: A Story of Coming of Age and Then...

To quote the immortal philosopher John Hartigan, "There's wrong and there's wrong and there's this." This is three steps away from being a live action version of Sailor Moon if it had been adapted by Robert Kirkman.

Japanese Television Brings Hard Math Word...

The VideoSift page I found this on called the show Fountain of Trivia, but I mean, seriously, all you need is to shock the shit out of the dude in the back of the truck at one point and it's the Japanese Brainiac Science Abuse, isn't it?

Weekend Recommendations: DVDs

Here’s the second half of what we covered in Friday’s podcast. All DVDs. Adverse Video of the Week: That’s the Way of the World. (BCI) Animation DVD of the Week: Animaniacs, Vol. 1. (Warner Brothers) Anime DVD of the Week:...

Tubas…on the March!

What is it with tubas recently? We’ve had flaming tubas, then Patti LuPone playing a tuba, and now this: Japanese War Tubas. I know what you’re thinking: exactly what I’m thinking, which is “What a great name for a...