Halloween Special – ZYVOX REVIEWS: MOUSE

Shadon found this on his hard drive. He listened to it and is still in a coma as a result, but we reckon he’ll be fine after a few weeks in bed. However, we believe an extradimensional monstrosity known as Zyvox the Unyielding apparently took it upon himself to review Mouse, Shadon’s most hated anime of all time, and left him this recording as an early birthday present. Listener discretion is advised as neither the show nor Zyvox are for the weak of heart. But if you want to be truly terrified as you learn about Exposition University, bizarre Terry Pratchett references, and the delusional hatred that Mouse’s creators show for women, then strap in this Halloween for Mouse: the only anime proven to carry the bubonic plague.

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TIMECODES:

00:00:00 – Zyvox Gets An OKCupid! Review

00:01:12 – Zyvox Speaks With Katsuhiko Takayama, one of the creators of Mouse

00:02:17 – Zyvox Unleashes The Nightmare (Lights Out – Nightmare Boss Theme – Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Lashmush)

00:03:27 – Zyvox Destroys Your Mind With A Review On Mouse

00:18:52 – Zyvox’s Favourite Anime OP

With music and audio from: Freesound.org, OCRemix.org, Final Fantasy VII & yes, The Great British Bake Off.

With “music” from: Mouse

Zyvox’s Computer Voiced by Code Welt

Shadon’s Postscript:

Don’t watch Mouse, for god’s sake. Don’t be an idiot like me and watch this on a dare (the dare being “Recommend me the worst anime imaginable!”) Also, Happy Halloween from everyone here at Warui Deshou!

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BONUS EPISODE – Gimme Shelter

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On October 18, the year-long collabo between Porter Robinson, Madeon and A-1 Pictures bore fruit in the form of a gorgeous, six-minute music video.  It’s 2016, and this is the internet, so naturally a couple of controversies sprang up around the video’s launch.  Mods of the anime subreddit declared a ban on the discussion of Shelter, since it didn’t conform to the site’s stated definition of anime.  This ruling would be overturned later, but what couldn’t be taken back were the death threats lobbed at the moderators.

Vorgelia, Shadon and The Subtle Doctor dive in and discuss what makes anime anime, whether or not artists should be responsible for behavior their art may incite, making bikes, the moons of Jupiter, Hulk Hogan, and…oh, they also discuss the music video itself!

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Time Codes

00:00:00 – Description and discussion of Shelter: The Animation

00:37:19 – How do you define anime?

01:16:48 – Are artists responsible for the behavior their art may lead to?

01:44:56 – Closing, contact info, etc.

Playlist

Porter Robinson ft. Madeon – Shelter

Kohei Tanaka – Final Fusion

Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On

Rick Derringer  – Real American

Ray LaMontagne – Shelter


Watch Shelter via Porter Robinson’s official YT Channel or at CrunchyRoll.

In light of the recent discussion of the demarcation problem of anime, ANN posted a list of co-productions designed to further facilitate discourse.

BONUS EPISODE – Code Orange

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The Subtle Doctor and Shadon grab their mics to discuss a recent anime (shocking I know!) named Orange, which aired in the Summer 2016 season.

Orange is a show that broaches a topic often not discussed in media or fiction: suicide. It’s mature and sombre depiction of the matter is worth praise and discussion, although the show isn’t without its flaws (Shadon in particular almost had an aneurysm at one point).

So join us with this bonus slice of Warui Deshou as Doc and Shads discuss Orange in depth and offer their thoughts both on the serious and the silly moments of the show, and of how we all can learn from it to be more open with each other and that there is always help out there for those traveling a darker road.

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Time Codes

00:00:00 – Intro – Shadon Gets A Letter

00:01:05 – Orange Opening – Hikari no Hahen – Takahashi Yuu

00:02:25 – CODE ORANGE – Full, unscripted, as the crow flies discussion of the show

02:01:28 – Outro – Everything Will Be Alright – Michael Kelly (VA-11 HALL-A OST)

With music from Orange, VA-11 HALL-A, and sound clips from http://www.freesound.org.

Orange can be watched on Crunchyroll here.


Information and help regarding suicide:

UNITED KINGDOM:

The Samartians – http://www.samaritans.org/

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably – http://www.thecalmzone.net.gridhosted.co.uk/

UNITED STATES:

Crisis Text Line – http://www.crisistextline.org/

Suicide Prevention Lifeline – http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Episode 5: Phantom Requiem For The Phantom / Part 2

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Warui Deshou returns with Part 2 of its near fatal encounter with the little anime that couldn’t: Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom. In this episode the crew discuss broader topics on adaptation, tone, Star Wars Kinect and other hot topics, while also answering your correspondence! How will Warui Deshou defeat Scythe Master, the best comedy villain since Dr Evil? Find out, in this completely silly conclusion to Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom!

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Featuring music and sound effects from: Daft Punk, VA-11 HALL-A, OCRemix.org, Freesound.org, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Phantom: Requiem For The Phantom OST, John Williams, Looney Tunes, Elfen Lied, The Office and elevator music

With special thanks to our guest Yellow Redfield for his insights and to DaLadybugMan for his invaluable assistance on the “A Golden Opportunity” bonus content.

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Time Codes

00:00:05 – Welcome Sir, I’m So Delighted (Phantom of the Opera Metal Cover – Luke Hatton)

00:00:46 – One Last Weabooze (featuring “Shawn’s Got The Shotgun” – Doom Metal)

00:01:33 – The Fall of Warui Deshou – La Resistance (featuring “The Search for Ambrosia” – Deus Ex Remix by Jillian Aversa & zircon)

00:02:03 – In Depth Topics & Polls
00:53:56 – The Fall of Warui Deshou – An Unlikely Ally

00:56:05 – Northern Cross – May’n

00:57:02 – The Fall of Warui Deshou – Gratitude

00:57:37 – Correspondence & Wrap Up

02:35:56 – Finale – One More Time?

02:39:04 – Bonus Content – Warui Deshou Solid: The Phantom Requiem for the Phantom Pain

02:41:47 – Bonus Content – A Golden Opportunity