GUEST SPOT – TheSubtleDoctor on APOSS

Doc was recently a guest on the excellent Anime Podcast of Some Sort hosted by David J. Majors and Jack.  We ran down some news items and just chewed the nerdiest of fat.  For details on what we dug into, see the show notes below that I pasted from the APOSS page.

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Jack & Djm have recovered from their respective cross-continent illness and are back in your ears!

We’re joined by The Subtle Doctor, host of Warui Deshou, to talk about Gunbuster possibly having a future, and why Dragon Maid is still inexcusable.

Sad news from Japan—the RX 78-2 Mobile Suit Gundam statue is being taken down, but all hope is not lost! We need a rave party in Tokyo!

Later, a manga “expert” dives into the numbers of successful genres of manga and why women read what they choose to read. Jack calls shenanigans on the whole thing.

Djm & Subs (Mr. The, if you’re nasty) pontificate over what the hell Steve Aoki was thinking with that Ghost in the Shell song remix, and just how far does David’s pretentious sci-fi love take him.

All this, and the Nintendo Switch. There was no cartridge licking.

Follow the Subtle Doctor on Twitter @thesubtledoctor
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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.

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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.

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Time Codes:

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.

03:24:57 – Reel Big Fish – Beer

Episode 6: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

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.

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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, & 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

03:59:29 – Shady Dealings – WITWICS?

03:59:47 – Shout Out – Yakage Force Studios

04:00:25 – Poker Alice

04:01:20 – Correspondence & Any Other Business

05:24:09 – Shady Dealings – The BLT

Christmas Special 2016



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.

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This show features music by Michael Kelly, Frank Sinatra and myuu, with sound effects from  Zyvox’s Computer is voiced by Code Welt as always, and our lady robot is voiced by as always.

GUEST SPOT – “Gelato is a Lie!” The Subtle Doc on The Blade Licking Thieves Podcast

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.

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Show Notes

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 heck is anime anyways!?

Warning: explicit language advisory.

Drop us an Email.  Check out Grant on twitter.  Subscribe on iTunes.

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Episode 5555: Interstella / Part 1


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.

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Time Codes:

00:00:00 – Story Time

00:02:00 – A Daft Intro

00:03:16 – Pre-show Banter

00:06:54 – Introductions & Opening Question

00:22:12 – Catch up with the Hosts

01:04:12 – Interstella 5555: A History

01:56:40 – Plot Summary, Conceptual Overview & Recommendations


Anime We Talk About:

Interstella 5555


Video Games We Talk About:

Resident Evil Franchise, Undertale, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Persona 5



Tsutchie – Sincerely

Michael Kelly – Every Day Is Night

Daft Punk – Aerodynamic (Daft Punk Remix)

Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (Instrumental)

マクロスMACROSS 82-99 x Lotus Cloud ft. Le Real – Back At It

Toby Fox – Megalovania

Shoji Meguro – Life Will Change

TRUE – Divine Spell

Aloe Island Posse – High Tide

LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House

Daft Punk – One More Time

Motorhead – Ace of Spades

Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Neptunes Remix)

Antgry ft. Conscious Thoughts – Orange Road

Hannaah Medina – Become Meguca

Desired – In Love

KOIKA – Karma

Michael Kelly – Every Day Is Night

Michael Kelly – CALICOMP 1.1 Shutdown

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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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:,, 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!