Episode 49: Moon’s Haunted

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THIS WEEK: Sven and Van cover the second half of the 1973 Inazuman TV series, and Ishinomori’s manga of the same name. Goro Watari and Saburo Kazeda gear up to fight their iterations of Emperor Banba. Things get weird. We discuss Ishinomori’s peculiarities; Goro Watari cannot transform in the frozen time; there’s a prolonged awkward mutual striptease; and Van dies live on air as things get to levels of incoherency rarely seen on the podcast. Inazuman sure was something.

The Inazuman manga is available on Comixology, and the TV show on Generation Kikaida!

The short story Van mentions is “I Just Think It Will Happen, Soon” by Rebecca Campbell.

TOPICS:

  • Inazuman (1973) 11-25 (sort of), Vol 3-4
  • Impressions of the TV show, good and bad
  • Introducing: the new fiend
  • The lewdness in the manga
  • Psychic lobotomies
  • Ishinomori’s beliefs?
  • The Men Who Stare At Goats
  • Aliens (yet again)! Werewolves! Crossovers!
  • Awkward teenage conversations
  • More goddamn volcano plots
  • War Of The Worlds
  • Teleport chase sequences
  • For whose sake?
  • Biotruths???
  • MECHA DRAGON
  • Ruby’s arc
  • Psychoknives
  • The goddamned moon
  • Final thoughts & Ishinomori’s influence

MUSIC:

  • “Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen” – Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
  • Mark Snow – “Material Primoris: The X-Files Theme” – The X-Files
  • Masato Shimon, feat. the Columbia Yurikago Children’s Choir – “Fight! Inazuman”

NEXT WEEK: What you’ve all been waiting for.

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