AnaKhouri Presents: The Top 10 Mullets of Anime

AnaKhouri Presents: The Top 10 Mullets of Anime

<!– P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } –> So the other day I was in your typical big box store, when I saw something not so typical- not around here at least. A mullet. And not just any mullet. It was an Asian guy with the most splendid, flowing, fantastic mullet I have ever laid my eyes upon. It was shiny and fell to his waist like a silky black hair waterfall. I was transfixed by this sight, as was everyone else in the Garden Center. We gaped as he passed among us like a wraith, casting his eyes neither left or right, but with his gaze fixed upon some magnificent mullet-y vision that was invisible to our mortal eyes. This encounter got me thinking. Back in the olden times (the 1980’s-early ’90’s), mullets were as common as fleas on a dog that doesn’t have one of those special flea-killing collars. These days, I hardly see them anywhere- not even in the place you’d expect to see them, like the eastern part of my home state. Mullets are old and busted. Except in one special place. Mullets have survived- no, thrived- in anime long past their expiration date in American barber shops. In light of this realization, I present to you the Top Ten Anime Characters Who Are Business in the Front and Party in the Back. <!– P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } –> Keith (Voltron) Apparently having a mullet makes chicks swoon unconscious into your arms.   <!– P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } –> Kyala (Highlander: The Search for Vengeance)   <!– P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } –> Look,...
Gatchaman Trailer & a Thursday Laugh

Gatchaman Trailer & a Thursday Laugh

I’m back! I took a couple weeks off after wallowing in the world of the Power Rangers for a solid month, but I have a couple reviews in the works for all you lovely people. Today I had a bunch of little stuff I wanted to mention, none of it long enough for it’s own post, so  here’s an April round-up! Gatchaman Movie Teaser Our first look at the live-action science ninjas of Gatchaman. They look pretty cool, at least from the neck up, which is all the teaser shows. In other news, there is a live-action Gatchaman movie. Man, I am so out of the loop. And here’s something that made me laugh:  Note: Matt from Gerbil With a Jetpack asked me to add a link to his other work. It’s hilarious and well worth a look!    ...
From Up on Poppy Hill Due in U.S. March 15th

From Up on Poppy Hill Due in U.S. March 15th

Studio Ghibli’s newest movie, “From Up on Poppy Hill”, is set to be released in the U.S. in about six weeks. It’s a touching coming-of-age story set in 1960’s Japan. Usually I can’t stand touching coming-of-age stories but for Ghibli I’ll give it a shot. Trailer plus more info The only thing that worries me is that it’s directed by Goro Miyazaki, he of the absolutely wretched “Tales From Earthsea”. I suppose I can be kind and say it wasn’t so much his direction but the horrible writing that ruined that movie, but honestly I’m not sure....

Fist of the Glam Rock Star

Did you ever think Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star was pretty cool, but, you know, just not sparkly enough? Problem Solved. For a couple hundred thousand dollars, you too can have a Kenshiro that glitters like all the stars fell out of the sky and got stuck to his clothes. Maybe a lint roller could help with that. More ridiculous pics!...
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Rocks Hardcore

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Rocks Hardcore

We’ve been blasting our way through Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam like the DVDs are going to disappear at the end of the week. This is pretty unheard of, because Shapiro Keats and I are about the slowest anime-watchers in the entire world. But it’s really good. And since we watched the original MS Gundam, we can do all the elite little, “Look, it’s Bright, it’s Haro, it’s that guy who piloted the GunTank…” (Zeta takes place between the end of the first series and Char’s Counterattack). Watching this, I’ve found that there are some really weird things that apparently connect all Gundam shows, no matter what chronology it’s in. Here’s the list: Most importantly, people are constantly getting the shit slapped out of them. Bright is still wielding the Hand of Slappage That Turns Whiny Bitches into Awesome Pilots (too bad he hasn’t slapped the whiny bitch main character yet, but I think it’s coming), but others are getting in on it too. The first slap, a well-execute backhanded pimp slap, occurred 7 minutes into the first episode. We’re on episode 15, and I’ve been keeping count: 13 slaps. There’ve been plenty of punches too but I haven’t kept track of those. Main characters who are some kind of Asperger’s case: teen boys who are incapable of understanding social cues or the emotions and thought processes of others. Even though they’re Newtypes and are pretty much psychic. These kids need therapists and coping strategies, not giant killer robots. Very few of the characters are able to have an entire conversation without throwing a tantrum, storming off, or pouting. The...

Advice From AnaKhouri

Naoki Urasawa’s Monster is on the Netflix Instant Stream so get your lazy asses out there and watch all 74 episodes right the hell NOW. That’s it.