In the third part of our look at superhero themed anime, we look at the first six episodes of the dub of the Kinnikuman sequel, ULTIMATE MUSCLE. Currently airing in the UK on Kix, it also doubles as this months 2002 anime.
Plus, this weeks UK anime releases, a Dark Knight Rises WATCHUWATCH and we also watched some of the original 1982 Kinnikuman anime too.
John Hamm is Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis
Rick Katschke conducts backstage interviews on his Host and Guest podcast
PCL LinkDump asks if you Are Ready To Fight?
The horrifying origin of Jstache – if this had been a Channel 101 show it’d be understandable, but this…
More Scrappy Doo reminiscences from Mark Evanier.
Who’s behind Norman Osborn’s door? The Estate of Tim O’Neil knows.
John K breaks down appeal in cartoons. And then does it some more. And some more!
Scientists invent machine for drawing pictures of Giant Marshmallows.
James Mishler maps the genealogy of Dungeons & Dragons.
Square Root of Minus Garfield – further exploration in the field of newspaper funnies deconstruction.
Awesome Lucha Libre photography from Victor Ayala
GAMMA is great man.
He’s not the best worker, or the hardest worker in the world, but he is an awesome, awesome heel.
His current angle in Dragon Gate is that he has won the “Open The Brave Gate” championship. His first act was to break off the name plate (an eight piece plate representing the participants of the first tournament to determine the champion) and replace it with his own, renaming it “Open The GAMMA Gate”.
The angle then steps up a notch when the concept of GAMMA Gate commissioner Yoshito Sugamoto is introduced. The commissioner has so far over-ruled two theoretical losses of the belt. Firstly declaring that a pin by Super Shenlong in GAMMA’s second defence didn’t count. Then in GAMMA’s third defence declaring that the title could not be lost on ring outs after GAMMA got counted out.
Yoshito Sugamoto happens to be the real name of GAMMA, but surely that’s just a coincidence.
Not sure where this is going as we’re only 4 defences in, but with Shingo Takagi likely to take the role of top heel in the new Real Hazard group (the remains of Muscle Outlawz and New Hazard after they turned on SpeedMuscle and BxB Hulk), this looks like a great way for Real Hazard to garner even more heat across the bill.
Fat Lace Magazine bring you Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield’s rap cuts. And the worst rapper name ever.
I LOVE MOVIES returns to Bob And David. And to Superdeluxe later (video only? or will we get a podcast too? I miss the podcast).
Beware of Blog assembles many feline turntablists.
The Best Show Vault has 2007′s visit from The Gorch.
Masaaki Yuasa’s columns on madhouse.co.jp.
Former Lolita No.18 guitarist ENAPOu’s band PONI-CAMP‘s Myspace page. Spot the anime director on their friends list!
My new favourite joshi wrestler, Kyoko Kimura and Amazing Kong heel it up in NEO. Watching her on youtube, Kimura is a far better heel than face. She’s got this female Bruiser Brody thing going on in her heel persona that is a whole different charisma to the unstoppable monster, evil beauty or cold killer wrestling machine archetypes that a lot of joshi heels fall into (not that there’s anything wrong with those types – they are all proven winners).