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1:12 PM on 10.11.2012

RANDOMNESS: Araki, you complete me.

I first came across his work when I was in 5th grade in the the form of an anime called Baoh. I instantly loved it for it's obscene display of violence and interesting scenario of a story. I always wanted more of it but it was just a one shot, unfortunately. Some years later, I hear the creator of Baoh had a another series that rivaled fist of the north star. My young mind couldn't begin to comprehend such a notion. A few more years, later, I found an imported DVD of the original 6 ep. collection. Best $10 I ever spent. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is really something special. It really is "Bizarre" but it's so captivating as the story progresses and the stakes for the characters rise as they continue their quest.

Really looking forward to the new animated series coming out in October and the new game for the PS3.

Also, random question # 1
If there would be any director who could make an interesting live action adaptation of Jojo's... Who would you think would be best suited for the job? I honestly think no one could really do it justice but I think Zack Snyder deff has the visual flair that the live action adaption would need. HBO should produce a live action show!! haha. Wishful thinking. haha

Random question #2
How badass would it be if the developers of the new game put Baoh in as a secret or hidden character? I'd lose my fanboy mind. haha.


4:29 PM on 10.01.2012

The Scary World of Obscure

Growing up the son of a movie buff, it didn't take me long to come and love animation. One of my first loves was Nausicaa: Valley of The Wind (Warriors of the Wind then. Silly Weinstein Brothers) yet, the full scope of Japanese Animation did not come to my full attention till I was in 4th grade. My brother and I rented Tank Police and Project A-ko. I was instantly hooked and became obsessed with anime. So then on, My dad and I started building a collection of purchased and recorded anime features. My father was a very organized man, having a card catalog of everything he recorded onto VHS. So finding any feature was a breeze and each tape was labeled. However, I came across something that was not labeled. Curiosity drove me to find out what was on the tape. Yet my curious mind could never have prepared me for what I was about to witness. After viewing, I asked my dad with a terrified look upon my face of what was on this tape. He was busy with something, quickly looked at the tape and said "Dark Star." Yet, as I have gotten older and my father has since passed, no knows of this anime or what it's true name might be(I think my father may have been misinformed).

I'll give a brief description of this animated feature and hope someone will have some insight to help me find the name of this feature. Middle age, male, drifter (Blonde) is driving through a heavily forested area, at night, in an orange jeep. Along the way, he finds a young male (brown hair), who is looking to become a priest/minister and is in the process of doing so. The two drive along and find themselves lost and decide they need to find a place to stay for the night. They come across a large, castle looking mansion or estate and decide to see if they can stay there for the night. They enter and find a blonde woman (who ends up being a demon or devil that feeds off of humans). The woman has a maid as well. To quickly recall the most notably and disturbing scene I've seen in anime, The woman has a discussion with the maid and the woman becomes aggravated with her maid and decides to punish her. The woman removes her clothes to reveal she now has a male body, from the head down, along with two male genitalia.

And that's where the tape ended. It was the worst case mind F--- I've ever endured, especially at a young age. If anyone has any answers to my inquiry, it is much appreciated. My brain just hurts just thinking about it.

PS- It was English Dubbed too. Absolutely the worst dubbing ever recorded as well. I'd venture to say this is the Manos: Hands of Fate of Anime.   read

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