Project Haruhi
24Jun/102

Bakacast 6 – Robots in Hell

That's right, it's the episode everyone I have been waiting for... we finally review Casshern Sins. But because even we can't fill up an hour with Casshern discussion, we also review Venus Wars and tackle some important issues with the help of special guest Chris (aka Kagami on Project Haruhi): manga aggregationabsurd Haruhi DVD pricesthe "loli bill", Japan's search for new creative talent and---of course---beards.

Truly, we are the pinnacle of moe- and beard-related content. And if my script for a new slice-of-life show about lumberjacks gets green-lit, we may finally get to combine our passions!

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The music at the end is "ROBOTS" by Dan Mangan and is available for digital download on Amazon.

About Dustin

Dustin (aka Stilts) enjoys playing and yelling at video games, especially RPGs. He also likes super robot shows… the more outrageous the plot, the better!

  • Panzersmith

    The thing is, American comics are doing really well, but manga isn’t. American comics are bootlegged to high hell yet they still manage great profits. Its really easy to get CBR files to read a comic. But what happened was that American comics added value in the way of collected omnibus’s with glossy full color and sample pencilwork and extra’s like short comics or a free preview for a new series.

    Manga’s provide very little other than the actual content. You dont get things like full colorizations nor do you get any extras. I remember the first Manga I bought, Ranma 1/2, was just the main content and nothing else, in cheap paper back. That one volume cost me 10 dollars. The first hardcover volume of Guardians of the Galaxy (2009) cost me 14 dollars, and contained beautifully colored pages (100 pages) and the pencil-work for the first (2 page splash) battle.

    Manga can’t compete with that. Comic books and video games provide a higher fidelity than manga.

  • Panzersmith

    The thing is, American comics are doing really well, but manga isn’t. American comics are bootlegged to high hell yet they still manage great profits. Its really easy to get CBR files to read a comic. But what happened was that American comics added value in the way of collected omnibus’s with glossy full color and sample pencilwork and extra’s like short comics or a free preview for a new series.

    Manga’s provide very little other than the actual content. You dont get things like full colorizations nor do you get any extras. I remember the first Manga I bought, Ranma 1/2, was just the main content and nothing else, in cheap paper back. That one volume cost me 10 dollars. The first hardcover volume of Guardians of the Galaxy (2009) cost me 14 dollars, and contained beautifully colored pages (100 pages) and the pencil-work for the first (2 page splash) battle.

    Manga can’t compete with that. Comic books and video games provide a higher fidelity than manga.