Episode 14: The Adventures of Extreme Depression Man

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THIS WEEK: Sven and Van must recap the Mythos arc having lost the chief thing keeping this podcast anywhere near focused – Alexa. In addition, Greek Gods were apparently really fond of Tetsujin 28; Sven’s Japanese is very, very rusty; Dr. Gaia is a crazy person even by the standards of Black Ghost, goth eyeliner is indistinguishable from Evil Brainwashing eyeliner; Joe finally gets a chance to show his actual character; Van blames the baby; and our favorite hero is Extreme Depression Man.


  • Alexa is definitely probably not kidnapped by Shocker. We hope.
  • Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier (2001) 22-25
  • A brief summary of the Mythos Arc
  • Translations and some parallels between Greek mythology and Japanese beliefs
  • Time to kill God: belief Systems and Greek gods are petulant children
  • Spoilers: This is a Black Ghost plot
  • Dr. Uranus, Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Adaptation
  • Classical Heroes vs Ishinomori’s Heroes
  • Anime-specific differences
  • Accelerators are perhaps a bit dangerous
  • We’re pretty sure Dr. Gaia doesn’t know how humans work, let alone cyborgs
  • The Big Mythos Fight: my cyborgs can beat up your cyborgs
  • Once again, Sven still can’t pronounce things
  • Great googly moogly, it’s all gone to shit
  • Did we mention this aired on 6:30 on a Sunday night, you know, for kids
  • Ishinomori’s circumstances, and why he wrote the way he does
  • How the backgrounds of all the 00 Cyborgs piece together
  • Why is Shocker called Shocker?


  • Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • Chiaki Ishikawa – “Taga Tame Ni”

NEXT WEEK: Colonel Zol fucking dies.

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