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Oh, The Awkwardness!

Good morning my loyal Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today, I’m going to give you an anime that is way out of my comfort zone, yet I still found it to be cute and funny. Wait, did I just called something cute? Damn I must be getting soft in my old age. Anyway, let’s get into this show. Here is Tsurezure Children.

Think back to your middle/high school days. Maybe you are currently going through these years now. If you are, have you had your first crush yet? Have you, or do you remember first kiss? Do you remember the awkwardness of telling someone how you felt about them? What about how to deal with that other person in this new relationship. If any of this sounds familiar, or you are currently dealing with this, then you can relate with everything that goes on in Tsurezure Children.

This short anime series follows a bunch of different high school students, as they try to confess their love for a fellow student. All the kids go to the same school, so some of the storylines tend to overlap. The kids deal with most issues involving love, such as confession feelings, first kisses, awarkness dealing with that other person, and even asking to grab a boob. My favorite one is with the two that never even kissed, seems like they are about to jump straight to sex, since the girl’s mother told her to carry protection just incase, and before anything happens the boy’s mother walks in, quickly leaves out, and warns the father not to come upstairs. Sorry for giving that away, but trust me there are so many good moments in this series, that giving away that one won’t matter. You can find it on Crunchyroll as well as Funamation, so whichever one you have will be fine. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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Objection!!!

Good evening Painkillers, and welcome back to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today I got something that I think is a bit cool. This is one of those few times that I get to cover an anime, that is literally ripped from a video game. I’m going to be really honest, I have never played any of these games before, so I had no idea what to expect as I watched this show. Now that I have, I enjoyed it, so I figured that I should share this with you. So then, let’s get right into it, here is Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright.

Phoenix Wright is a rookie defense lawyer that works under his mentor Mia Fey. Unfortunately, Mia is murdered early on in the series. Due to this, Phoenix befriends Mia’s younger sister Maya. She is a medium in training, that can channel dead spirits. Because if this, when Phoenix is in trouble with a case, Maya channels Mia’s spirit. This allows Maya to look exactly like Mia, and helps gives Phoenix some advice and inspiration to help him win the case.

The show is based on the few games in the series, and when I mean based, I mean that they almost completely follow them. (Yeah, I did my research!) So, if you are someone like me that never played the games, now you have, just by watching this show. The show is really funny, and entertaining. If real life court systems were like this, it may or may not be as clogged up as they currently are, since cases don’t go longer than three days. The other characters in the show, are really good in their own unique way. The show is only 24 espoides long, so it’s just right to watch the whole series over a weekend. I watched this on the Funamation app, and I’m sure that this is on Crunchyroll as well. Either way, find it, and enjoy. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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Hail To The Dhampir!

Good morning fellow Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Saturday Morning Cinema. Today I’m going to give you a classic movie from 1985. It’s about vampires, and not the bullshit vampires that we have today. These guys don’t sparkle in the sunlight, and humans are actually scared of them, and don’t find them sexy, and are not trying to fuck them. So without further delay let’s get into Vampire Hunter D.

So for those of you that have never heard of this before, I’m going to give you a brief summary of the franchise. The series is set in a far off future that has dealt with nuclear war in its past. It has elements of many genres such as fantasy, si-fi, western, and horror. The main character known as D. He is a dhampir, the son of a full blooded vampire father, and a full blooded human mother. Because of this, he doesn’t suffer from the normal weaknesses that hurt vampires, but he does suffer from sun sickness that hits him once every few years. D is also the host of a symbiote that goes by Left hand, since he resides in D’s left hand. He plays the wise cracking sidekick role, but Left Hand has some very useful powers that helps out D, even though Driving is very powerful himself. The two of them go around and hunt down vampires and other dark beings that threaten the human world. Now on with the movie.

Count Magnus Lee, a 10,000 year old, long lost Noble vampire is in search of a a bride. His choice, Doris Lang, the daughter of a well known deceased werewolf hunter. He attacks her, but she gets away, and happens to runs into D. After explaining what is going on, Doris hires D to protect her from Magnus. A little while later, they come across Doris’s younger brother Dan, and a man named Greco Roman. He is the mayor’s son. He knows what has happened to Doris, and offers to help to protect her as well. In exchange, he wants Doris for himself. Wow! OK, either Doris is rich, the hottest girl in the land, or they are in a small town, and she is the only girl that is single and of age. Anyway, does Doris accept Greco’s offer? Can D and Left Hand protect Doris from Magnus? Does Doris become Magnus’s bride? To get these answers and more, you have to see the movie for yourself, cause I’m not going to give you those answers.

Even though this is an older series, this movie is pretty good. The animation style fits it’s time period, so it doesn’t stand out in that way, it stands out due to its story. I personally saw this movie without ever knowing anything about the Vampire Hunter D series, and not only did I understand it, I definitely wanted more. Luckily there is another movie, but that’s one for another time. If you haven’t seen this, or it has been a while since you seen it last, go find it, or dust off that DVD you have and check it out. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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How It All Begins!

Good evening Leaguers, and welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Now in the past, I have gone over a lot of Gundam series, and I am sure that I will cover some in the future. Today’s series is a bit different. Did you ever want to know what lead up to what happened in the original Mobile Suit Gundam series? If so, now is your chance. So without further delay, here is Mobile Suit Gundam Origin.
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Ass Dancing His Way Into Our Hearts

Good evening Painkillers, welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today I have something special for you. As some of you may know, I am a father, and many of you out there are parents as well. I can truly say that I am so happy that none of my kids act like the little bastard that I’m going to talk about, and I hope that your kids don’t act like this kid as well. So, let’s dive right into possibly the series with the most amount of episodes so far, here is Shin Chan. Now before I begin, yes I know that this series has many more episodes, then the 76 that I’m talking about, but I’m focusing on the first three seasons of the show, since those are the ones that originally came to the states. Guess that all they could bring over without getting heat from parent advocate groups. Also, I using the names that I know from the English dubbed version that hit America, so if there is a name that you don’t recognize, it might be because of a name change in your area.

Shin Chan follows the journey of the Nohara family, but mostly the five year old boy of the family. There is Mitzi, the mom, Hiro the father, Hima the baby, Whitey the dog, and of course Shin. Mitzi is 29 years old and a stay at home mom. She takes care of the house and her family. Unfortunately, she is usually the butt of Shin’s fat and old jokes. Hiro is 35 years old and is your basic salaryman from Japan. He is a loving father, and devoted husband. Like most couples he and Mitzi do have their minor conflicts, even though Mitzi is known to throw down here and there to get her way. Hiro loves nothing more than to come home after work, and have a cold beer. Hima is pretty much a baby in the show, but like most babies in other animated shows, she is way smarter than she should be. She has an attraction to shiny objects, and knows how to turn on the charm when needed. Whitey is the loyal fluffy white pup of the family. He is a beloved member of the family, but unfortunately he is neglected, thanks to the family being forgetful. He is very intelligent, so he is capable of taking care of himself. Finally, there is Shin……… Oh boy!

Shin is the 5 year old badass of the family. He has a smart mouth, and loves to show his ass, and I literally do mean that, hence the title of this article. Also, let’s not forget about Mr Elephant, yes we are talking about Shin’s cock and balls. He likes to whip it out as well. Ugh, thank God that this show aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup, and is currently on Hulu, otherwise people might think that I was writing about kiddie porn or something.

Anyway, Shin goes to an American style school, and the kids that are in his class are no better than Shin, well at least they keep their clothes on. His friends consist of a girl from a rich family that is madly in love with Shin. A girl which seems to comes from an abusive family, that take out her frustration on a stuffed bunny that she keeps in her…… nope, not saying it! If you saw the show before you already know, if not just watch and see for yourself. As for the the boys, one is extremely timid, one is mentally challenged, and usually has snot hanging from his non existing nose, and the other is a conservative that comes from a middle class family. I really don’t know how this school stays open, with the crap that comes out of the kids mouths, and with the teachers and principle being completely out there.

When Shin is not at school, hanging out with his friends playing odd games, you can find him at home watching his favorite superhero show Action Bastard. Yes, you read that right, along with his young side kick Lollipop they tell bad sex puns, and take on super villains such as The Deflowerer. No wonder why the kids in this show are all fucked up, Action Bastard is the or one of the top shows on TV. Shin also spends his time hitting on older women that he finds attractive, especially one of his mother’s friends.

This show is funny and fucked up! All the characters bring something to the table that will make you laugh, and wonder what the writers were thinking. I know that the show is still going on in Japan, and I wish that the States get all of episodes one day. So wish that we could have gotten the espoides from the beginning, and not somewhere in the middle like we currently have. Like I said earlier, the show is currently on Hulu if you want to check it out, but do yourself a favor and not watch it around small children. Otherwise, they may start acting like Shin, and no one wants that. If you do, you will be spending most espoides explaining why Shin is wrong for doing that, and why they shouldn’t do what they just saw. Until next time Painkillers!

 

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No Master Needed!!!

Good morning to all my Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today’s addition is a good one. Many of us have grew up on one or maybe even all of the different Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Whether it was the original series from the 80’s, or even the latest series that aired on Nickelodeon, we all sat down and enjoy the show. The same can be said for Power Rangers. The franchise has been around for 25 years, and still going strong with different themes almost every season. So what does this tell us? That we like shows that the heroes are martial artists that wear different color outfits, for quickly telling the heroes apart, that take on and defeat evil within 30 minutes. So you may be asking yourself, what does all of this has to do with the today’s anime series? Well this show follows the same outline like the TMNT and the Rangers, but many of you might have easily looked pasted this show growing up. Well then, let’s get into it, it’s time to talk about Ronin Warriors.

This 39 episode show debuted in Japan in 1988, but didn’t land on Cartoon Network in the US until 1999 on their Toonami lineup. Trying to explain the plot of the show can be a bit umm, windbagish, so I’m going to try my best to give you the cliff notes. A demon named Talpa ruled the human world, until a warrior mage and his loyal white tiger defeated him. The mage knew that Talpa was too powerful to be truly defeated, and might return, so his splits Talpa’s armor into nine different armors, and gave them to nine different families to protect. He was right, cause about 600 years later Talpa returned. He found found four of them, and turned those weak hearted men to his army. The remaining five families the men dawn the armor and come together to take down Talpa.

Our five heroes are Ryo Sanada, Sage Date, Cye Mouri, Kento Rei Fang, and Rowen Hashiba. Ryo Sanada is the leader of the group. He fights along side a large white tiger named White Blaze. Sage is a master swordsman and is the noblest of all the Ronin. Cye is a quiet warrior, and the calmest. Kento is the strongest of the warriors. He also tends to be hotheaded and rushes into battle. (Damn, that sounds familiar!) Finally there is Rowen, and he is the smartest of the Ronin. (That also sounds familiar)

Normally this would be the part, where I tell you how good the show is, where you can find it, and how you should see it as soon as possible. OK, so yeah this is a damn good show, that’s why I’m writing about it. Yes you should go find the show, and experience it for yourself. Unfortunately, I can’t give you a site or an app to see this show. I searched and searched the apps that I use, and the sites that I hit up, but the apps didn’t have it, and the sites didn’t have all of the episodes. The best that I can tell you, is to watch it on YouTube. Someone did put the whole series up, but it’s a crappy quality, guess to avoid copyright infringement. If you guys know where we could find a better copy of the show, please share with us in the comments below. Let’s see how many people comment a link to an online shop to buy the DVD /Blu-ray set. Lol. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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The Original All Red Everything

Good Afternoon my Painkillers, and welcome to….. wait a minute, it’s Saturday! What the hell is going on!? I haven’t gotten up this early on a Saturday, since the time of Saturday morning cartoons. Those days are pretty much dead, since I don’t know of any local TV stations that has a block of non educational cartoons running on Saturday mornings. Networks like Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon may show cartoons, but many of those shows may not be exclusive to that Saturday morning lineup. So, I guess that it’s time for Captain Pain to give you something to watch on Saturday Mornings. Well I already give you guys a anime series to watch on Wednesdays, so what to do? I know, one Saturday a month, Captain Pain will give you an anime movie to watch. So there is nothing left to do, then to introduce you guys to Saturday Morning Movies. So, let’s start this Saturday off right with the 1988 classic Akira.

The movie opens up in 1988, with a huge explosion that completely destroys Tokyo, starting World War III. It then jumps to the year 2019 the now rebuild Neo Japan is suffering from government corruption, and high crime. The story follows Shotaro Kaneda, the hot headed leader of the Bosozoku biker gang. During a fight with their rival the Clowns, Kaneda’s best friend, and Bosozoku member Tetsuo Shima is seriously injured when he crashes his motorcycle into a psychic that just escaped from a secret government laboratory.

Tetsuo is taken to a hospital to recover, when he starts to develop headaches. He later realizes that he now has psychic powers, powers that he has a hard time controlling. Shotaro takes it upon himself to help and protect his best friend. This leads them on an adventure in which the secret government wants to capture Tetsuo to experiment on him, the police that want to find Tetsuo and kill him, and Shotaro trying to make sure that his best friend controls his new powers, so that he doesn’t kill them, or the world with those powers.

This movie is one of the best animated movies to come out of the 80s, and that’s saying a lot, since Disney was pretty much cranking out hit after hit, and anything that wasn’t a Disney animated movie sucked. The story is a sci-fi masterpiece that pulls you in from beginning to end. Most drawing styles from that era tend not to hold up in this time period, but this movie still looks amazing and beautiful. There is not much more I could say about this movie, without spoiling it for you guys, so all I can say is to go out, and experience this movie for yourself. I recently rewatched this movie on Hulu, but I know that it is on many different streaming services, so there is no excuse why you don’t make time and watch this movie. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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‘BMF’ From The Black And White Era

Good evening Leaguers and Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. There has been a lot of talk about mecha and giant robots here on Anime Wednesday, and today we will be doing the same. This time we are taken back to the age of black and white, and odd angles. Let’s jump into Gigantor!

Now before I even start, there is a rumor about this show that I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I rather just clear the air about it, since some readers may know about it. The rumor is that Gigantor was created as an anti American cartoon, and had to be seriously edited before it hit the States and the rest of the world. Now this may be true, since this was created right after World War II, and all of Japan was probably still pissed about America dropping two nukes on them, and losing the war. It also makes sense that it says that Gigantor was created to be a weapon, but was reprogrammed to now be a guardian of peace. Again I have no idea if this is true or not, but it does seem like a very interesting discussion to have. If you know any info about if this is true or not, or just want to share your thoughts, leave a comment down below.

The show is set in the year 2000, and follows a 12 year old boy name Jimmy Sparks. His father is the creator of Gigantor. Jimmy is the one that actually controllers Gigantor with a special remote control. That can be a bad thing, since whoever has the remote, controls Gigantor. Together, Jimmy and Gigantor travel around the world fighting crime, and other forces of evil.

This show may seem a bit odd for someone that has grew up on more mondern cartoons and animes, but trust me it’s a odd show no matter what. You can clearly see how far drawing styles have come from the 50s-60s up to now. I still don’t get some of the crazy camera angles, it’s like the animation team was drunk while drawing some of shows. I don’t want to even get into the the voice acting. If you saw any of the old Godzilla or martial arts movies from the 80s you already know how it is. Overall this is a good show, and I definitely recommend everyone should try to watch this. It’s currently only Hulu now.

 

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Launch White Base!

Good morning my little Painkillers, and welcome to the first Anime Wednesday! Are you guys excited? I know that I am, and I’m going to kick things off right. For those that were here for my birthday, I mentioned that I wanted to do this anime first, but I made an exception, since that one was my favorite. So I figured what better time to do this anime then now. Now, without any further delay, it’s time to strap in, and time to launch Guncannon, Guntank, and of course Gundam. Here is the show that started it all, Mobile Suit Gundam.

The year is Universal Century 0079, the Principality of Zeon has declared their independence from the Earth Federation, and also declared war against them. The war has directly affected every one that lives on Earth and in Space, nearly whipping out almost half of humanity in the process. The show opens up on Side 7, where the Earth Federation newest warship know as White Base, is headed to a secret research base to retrieve their latest weapon. Unfortunately, White Base was followed by a Zeon recon team, and I’m sure that you can guess what happened next.

This show is truly amazing. It shows what happens when civilians are forced into military life, in order to survive. The clashes with the military personnel and the non military personnel, seem very realistic. The best thing about this show, especially if you are a Gundam fan, this is the start of the rivalry between Amuro Ray and Char Aznable.

Quick facts about this show, it was originally supposed to run for 52 episodes. Due to poor ratings, that sponsors wanted it cut down to 39, thankfully the producers were able to get it back to up to 43. It wasn’t until the show went into reruns, that it gained popularity, that the series was able to get spin off shows, theatrical releases, and help it become the franchise that it is. So, if you have watched the show before, or never seen it before, go find it, and check it out.

“Hail Zeon! ”

 

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