The world is in a panic about the coronavirus, so what do we do? Make a lot of jokes about it to alleviate your stress. Tune in as we see how quarantined shut ins in Japan have resulted in free manga, more slaves for Tom Nook, a shortage of sex toys, and an IRL Death Stranding-esque baby pod made by a concerned Chinese dad. Listen now, before we’re not allowed to joke about a pandemic anymore.
Happy Thanksgiving! We are here to infuse your holiday with the blood of a thousand Neon Genesis Evangelion Angels, prove that “shonen” aren’t the ones reading Shonen Jump lately, and list all the benefits of marrying an otaku. And yes, this is a nerdy photo of Michelle on her wedding day with a Sailor Moon Rod.
It’s not just Yoshiki anymore, “meat” the devil beef! This week, Michelle is MIA but Max and Yume discuss the Yakuza Deer uprising, the return of Black Thunder, the no-expectations Chocolate but this time with a new partner, Virtual Waifu’s taking over your washing machines, and of course, why the devil is in beef. We’re always bringing you only the best of weird Asian pop-culture news!
We run the gamut of strange fake friendships and 2D love on this episode, featuring Love Live school idol vandalism in the name of honor, meals with your 2d waifu, and an entire waterpark dedicated to giving you fake instagram friends. We wish we were making this up. Oh, and here is the twitter account for the Hirakata Water Park. You’re welcome! 【静岡】「ラブライブ！」のマンホールを傷つけた容疑で埼玉と東京の高校生２人を逮捕https://t.co/RqE1SUUNdI 埼玉県春日部市と東京都練馬区から静岡まで行っての犯行だから、ただの気軽な悪戯とは思えんね(#･∀･) pic.twitter.com/Jcxd0YUEDy — sakamobi (@sakamobi) July 2, 2018
On a very special “Senpai Buddies Find You a Crime: Netflix Japan edition,” we discuss licking an officer of the law in Japan is weird, but not criminal, we pitch Mortal Kombat with only Hugh Jackman, China gives jaywalkers a spritz of justice, and Aggretsuko the red panda is the death metal office lady of our dreams.
We try to be nicer to Max-senpai. THERE WAS AN ATTEMPT. Also this week, we break down the Avenger’s Infinity War trailer with anime references, celebrate John Cena’s love of Kpop, and wildly speculate about how new Studio Ghibli theme park will force you to murder forest spirits. Say goodbye to your childhood dreams, everyone!
Mario gets his plumbing back, the creation of the great American mascot, and some very Irish things in Japan. Also a disclaimer, Max’s audio is whack, but we hope you’ll listen anyway!