Tag Archives: Black comedy

Houkago Play

Published by:

This is one that came up as similar to Ojojojo so I checked it out too. Ojojojo is a lot more of a heartwarming type comedy/gag manga where Houkago Play is…well some type of comedy but I personally got very few laughs out of it. I try to keep my feeling about something towards the end but there isn’t much to say about this one. I guess it was kind of popular among the otaku since the girlfriend has gotten several statues made. Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Needless

Published by:

Needless is a show I bypassed when it came out but decided to give it a chance recently. Not even sure why I bypassed it before since dystopian future type of stuff usually draws me in.

The story takes place in a future where a Third World War has taken place. A war that has brought worldwide chaos and also creates room for a new species known as Needless. Needless are humans who have contracted a ‘disease’ that allows them to wield new powers that mankind could only dream of. They’re able to control gravity, telekenesis, adapting, elementals and several other powers that you only see in comic books. Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Black Lagoon (Burakku Ragūn)

Published by:

Action, gunshots, more action, more gunshots, stuff blows up, more gunshots, KABOOM! Black Lagoon has action on top of action but is it the type of action you want to see?

Picture this. You’re Rokuro Okajima who works a 9-5 job though in Japan that might be more like 5am-9pm. You hate your job, your life and everything around you. Then you get kidnapped. Instead of trying to escape, you become part of the kidnappers group. You are now Rock the pirate. Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Welcome to the NHK (N.H.K. ni Yōkoso!)

Published by:

Welcome to the NHK is a show I ignored before but decided I should give it a chance. Within the gaming community there is a lot of depression. I think maybe 50% or more, of the people I’ve come across in game development have dealt with some type of issue or still are. I also used to deal with a few people who had issues before I even got into game development.

The story revolves around Tatushiro Sato, a university dropout and entering his fourth year of unemployment. A hikikomori who came to the conclusion that this happened through some kind of conspiracy. One day, by chance (or so he thought), he met Misaki Nakahara, a girl who claims she will cure him of being a hikikomori. He agrees to her conditions though not willingly. Enter Kaoru Yamazaki, his best friend and neighbor. Kaoru seems to be the one he counts on the most though he has his issues too, he’s a hardcore overbearing otaku but he’s actually the most stable character (scary isn’t it?) Tatushiro also gets wrapped up in other people’s issues too which lead to some interesting situations. Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Baccano!

Published by:

I’m a history buff for those who don’t know, and the Prohibition era and Great Depression are two of my favorite periods in time. Smuggling, alcohol, speakeasys, gangsters…all of it. That’s why Baccano! has been on my list for a while. Just took me a while to get around to it.

The show starts off with a story being told. The vice president of the Daily Days newspaper, Gustav St. Germain, and his assistant, Carol, are investigating a series of strange events. The events range from 1711 to the 1930s. There are 4 different storylines going on and about 20 characters. Gustav has Carol trying to pick a main character while telling the story.

In Chicago in the 1930s, the Flying Pussyfoot, a transcontinental train starts it’s journey. One that will leave a trail of blood across the country. In New York, you have a scientist and his assistant looking for missing bottles of an immortality elixir. You have a war between mafia factions on board the Flying Pussyfoot. Then in 1711, on board the Advena Avis, you have alchemists who are learning the cost of being immortal. Did you get all that? Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Samurai Champloo (Samurai Chanpurū)

Published by:

Cowboy Bebop, Space Dandy, Cowboy Bebop: Heaven’s Door, and Samurai Champloo. What is the common thread? They were all directed by Shinichirō Watanabe. Like Cowboy Bebop, I bypassed this one at first and not even sure why but after watching Cowboy Bebop, I just had to go back and watch it.

This show again has the same episodic style of the other Watanabe shows though there are a few 2 parters, and just like the others there is a musical theme. In Samurai Champloo it’s hip hop. There’s a samurai who has a lacky who beatboxes for him, a group of travelling guys who rap and a bunch of other characters who pick up a mic. Some of the scene transitions are actual record scratches. You even have a few hip hop references too. Who knew that the Edo period had so much soul. Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather