7 days ago
The mystic juggalo weebs J. David Osborne and Kelby Losack are joined by screenwriter, author, and Mutual Aberration Society host Ryan Jackson to discuss 2023's Netflix anime ONIMUSHA, directed by godfather of the show, Takashi Miike and based on the Capcom series of video games.
We discuss: the Agitator sound board, slur buttons, how Koreans say "I," Nick-r-Treat and '90s commercials, Programmed to Kill, Subliminal Jihad, Programmed to Chill, the life and music of XXXTentacion, Do Every Thing Wrong! by Jarett Kobek, Island Boys selling their souls and kissing each other, gates of hell, Miike's career trajectory, Yakuza-run production companies, the Capcom video games ONIMUSHA is based on, which Japanese emperors were the best aka the worst, why is Oda Nobunaga always a villain in Japanese media?, identifying as samurai, vikings as the white samurai, the ONIMUSHA movie that never happened because Heath Ledger died, how we feel about all the Miike touches in the ONIMUSHA anime, why ONIMUSHA stans are mad about the anime, lore nerds, writers against plotting, filmmakers who are painters, are Takashi Miike and David Lynch each other's yin and yang?, why AI is not a threat and how to either use it or not care, paint-by-numbers critics, why Star Wars is best in video game form, utilizing the unique aspects of the medium in which you are creating in, the history of samurai and western cross-referencing, idea vs execution... and this is all within the first hour. We made this one free as a reference point for what Agitator is all about. It's a good hang, it's a comedy show, it's craft and hustle talk, it's anime obsession, it's esoteric, and it's uninhibited. Best podcast in the world. Check out our books, short films, bonus and uncut episodes, book club, and exclusive private Discord access at patreon.com/agitator