Happy St Patricks Day everyone! Warui Deshou is getting the next round in with a bonus cast on a very special game called VA-11 HALL-A. Developed by Sukeban Games and published by Ysbryd Games in 2016, VA-11 HALL-A is exactly what it says on the tin: Cyberpunk Bartending Action.
Or is it? Is there more to the bar and the people who frequent it? Can dogs really talk? Can an AI experience an orgasm? Is social media subtly eroding our senses of reservation and personal privacy? And is it possible for someone to own a pet bear? All of these issues and more are discussed within the cast, so crack open a cold one and join The Subtle Doctor and Shadon as they discuss their mutual GOTY 2016, complete with positives and negatives, plus discussion of dystopian fiction, drinking games, mousemats with boobs and of course booze, glorious, glorious booze.
Featuring the music of T Pain ft. Akon, Reel Big Fish, and of course Michael Kelly.
Speaking of whom, massive shout outs to Michael Kelly aka Garoad for his continuing permission to use his music on the podcast. We’re immensely grateful for this and would highly recommend you give him a shout out on Twitter for creating such a brilliant OST.
A few things re the cast and what’s happened since it was recorded:
This podcast was recorded in two parts which have been gelled into one, so there may be some slight differences in audio levels after a certain point.
Also, Shadon recorded at 0600 his time on both occasions, hence why his voice sounds like he’s been gargling gravel. It’s probably better than his usual voice.
Since the recording of this podcast, an update for VA-11 HALL-A has come out that gives players both the Demo and the Prologue content for free, as if you needed a further reason to buy this amazing game.
The Demo, best we can tell, is no longer available to download as a standalone sadly. But trust us, it’s well worth the asking price for the full product.
00:00:17 – T-Pain ft Akon – Bartender
00:01:48 – A 45% ABV full bottle of VA-11 HALL-A discussion, story, characters, music, the works. Expect spoilers throughout.
Fujiko Mine, Mine Fujiko. Teacher, resistance fighter, consort, betrothed, spy, thief. Is she all of these things? Or none of them? Just who is the Woman Named Fujiko Mine? A slippery question, but Warui Deshou never turns down a challenge. Helmed creatively by Sayo Yamamoto (whom you might know from a popular recent anime about some ice skaters or something), Lupin III: The Woman Named Fujiko Mine was created to celebrate the franchise’s 40th anniversary while also taking it in a direction it was not particularly known for: more noir and supremely sexy and confident in itself, not to mention it did not focus on Lupin himself, but rather a character who had been ill defined previously.
With special guest Alexander Smit, join Warui Deshou as we discuss topics raised within the show such as sexuality and gender identity, and also the anime itself. Oh, and we also go off topic into things such as bat nipples and cold ones in the shower. As you do.
Alexander’s article on The Big O can be found here.
Vorgelia’s game, Cyber Chicken, can be found here.
With special thanks to Alex for coming on the show and providing his insights, Grant The Thief for his assistance in the “Shady Dealings – The BLT” outro, and to BBB/Jahvin Baxter of Yakage Force Studios for his incredible Sheryl Nome by way of Pulp Fiction album art.
Featuring the music of:
The New Wuthering Heights – Naruyoshi Kikuchi
Lupin’s Theme – Naruyoshi Kikuchi
Goemon’s Theme – Naruyoshi Kikuchi
Oh Bondage, Up Yours! – X-Ray Spex
She’s A Carnival – Siouxsie & The Banshees
Pizzicato Playtime – Sam Fonteyn (from Ren & Stimpy)
Pink Panther Theme – Henry Mancini
History Maker – Dean Fujioka
Atomic – Blondie
The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
The Naked Gun Theme – Ira Newborn
Rules of Nature – Jamie Christopherson (Metal Gear Rising OST)
Pomp & Circumstance – Sir Edward William Elgar (Randy Savage Theme)
Hot For Teacher – Van Halen
Peter Gunn – James Newton Howard (The Blues Brothers OST)
My Name Is – Eminem
CALICOMP 1.1 Shutdown – Michael Kelly
It’s A Small World – Literally Satan Himself
And clips & effects from:
The Fifth Element, The Naked Gun, Vampire’s Kiss, Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom, Futurama, Cowboy Bebop, The Simpsons, Freesound.org & The Woman Named Fujiko Mine.
00:00:18 – “I Couldn’t Believe It Was Her”
00:01:05 – Oh Bondage, Up Yours! – X-Ray Spex
00:02:12 – Introduction & Opening Question
01:03:36 – Atomic – Blondie
01:04:42 – Shady Dealings – The Case
01:06:28 – The Woman Named Fujiko Mine – History, Context & Overview
01:47:11 – Food for Your Weeb Life – Guest Spot by Alexander Smit
01:51:40 – Fanfiction, orated delightfully by the First Lady of Warui Deshou
01:59:10 – The Woman Named Fujiko Mine – In Depth Discussion
03:58:31 – She’s A Carnival – Siouxsie & The Banshees
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry MegaChristmas, Festivus and all the rest of it! Warui Deshou is proud to bring you what we hope will become a holiday tradition, our Holiday Special. Join Vorgelia, Doc and Shadon as they count down their top five anime of the year, play a few games, share some laughs, and thank some folks who’ve helped out Warui Deshou along the way this year. There might even be a visit from our old pal, Zyvox. We all hope this will make your holiday a bit brighter. We love you all! Thank you for listening, and Merry Christmas!
As a Christmas gift to ourselves, we didn’t edit this episode. We filtered the tracks as usual, but no fine-tuning, cutting and pasting nonsense. As such, you will hear some cross talk, some jokes we’d normally cut, some coughing, some silences. Think of this as a live-to-tape sort of show. We will bring back our editing hand next time, we promise!
THIS IS NOT OUR TYPICAL FORMAT. Check numbered episodes to get an idea of what the show is usually like.
This show features music by Michael Kelly, Frank Sinatra and myuu, with sound effects from freesound.org. Zyvox’s Computer is voiced by Code Welt as always, and our lady robot is voiced by soundoftext.com as always.
Doc was a guest on the excellent Blade Licking Thieves podcast! Huge thanks to Grant, The Heat and Zen for having him along for the ride. You all should totally subscribe to their podcast…if you like smart, funny things. See the show notes below for the episode description.
Today’s episode is a bit different than usual, as we’ve thrown out the usual review episode format and in its place have a special bonus episode featuring guest and friend of the show TheSubtleDoctor. You can find Doc’s writing at The Fandom Post and the excellent Wave Motion Cannon; or, you can hear him as one of the hosts on the awesome Warui Deshou Podcast — if you haven’t yet checked any of those fine things out, get on it! So, join us for a mostly thoughtless and ill-informed discussion on a variety topics, such as our thoughts on fanservice, Gundam, Gelato, the latest news, and just what the heckis anime anyways!?
It’s been a long time coming. We recorded this show back in August. We have no excuse…but better late than never! And, at least this podcast is about an excellent anime, Leiji Matsumoto and Daft Punk’s sci-fi masterpiece Interstella 5555.
In this first part of our Interstella show, we talk about what the thing is, how it came together, our personal histories with it, and some high-level, spoiler-free stuff we really really like about it. If you’ve never seen this anime, we hope we can sell you on it, and if you have seen it, then we hope you’ll hear about it ONE MORE TIME.
Also: what is the best scene in anime involving a shark? Who was the actress that inspired Leiji Matsumoto’s iconic female character design? Did Shadon spoil Harry Potter for you? Let us know.
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.
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!