Christmas Special 2016

 

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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 freesound.org.  Zyvox’s Computer is voiced by Code Welt as always, and our lady robot is voiced by soundoftext.com 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

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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

 

Playlist

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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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!

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