Episode 1: The Skullm’n Cometh

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This week: the hosts introduce themselves, we’ve made a huge mistake, masked vigilantes are cryptids, the Skullm’n may or may not be getting up to something behind a convenience store, it’s always Golgom, and this anime already doesn’t make sense.

TOPICS:

  • Introductions
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Shotaro Ishinomori
  • The Skull Man (1970) and The Skull Man (1998) briefly discussed
  • Tatsuo Kagura is the worst
  • Doing weird dramatic things when you’re alone for funsies
  • Project Gagou
  • The Skull Man (2007) 1-3
  • Sweet sweet music
  • Papers Please 2
  • Confusing vague alternate history geopolitics
  • Hayato’s memory is a garbage fire
  • Anime was a mistake, as always
  • Bathtub Darkroom Destruction
  • Shakespeare makes everything spookier
  • The White Bell Association is definitely not a cult, who told you that
  • Otomo City is horrifying and you should never go there
  • P U R I T Y

Tokusatsu Television Revolution at Kaijucast and that post at tokupedia we mentioned

Visual Companion. And we mixed up Shimamoto and Izubuchi when we mentioned the Ghost monster designs.

MUSIC:

  • “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen”- Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • TOKIO – “Hikari no Machi”
  • Shiro Sagisu – The Skull Man OST

NEXT WEEK: all is for black ghost

 

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