Saturday, January 28, 2012

More Anime

courtesy of TheMentes via Flickr
Saturday January 28, 11:10 a.m.

As usual, after the bountiful dinner at Jerusalem, the two of us high-tailed it over to his place. I sat in his chair and listened to several of his anime songs. I had warned him beforehand that I would most likely doze off due to age and amount of food ingested. But no problems there. As soon as I started to nod off, he put on the frantic "Ielvan Polka", an anime video staple from several years back via YouTube and Nico Nico Douga. Just combine the Vocaloid Miku Hatsune and a classic Swedish song. Less grating than "Nyan Cat".

But the feature of the evening was another anime by the name of "Ben-to", adapted from a manga. Another hilariously whacked-out series which combines daily shopping and "Fight Club". They even have rules in these boxed lunch battles. Saw a couple of episodes of those before The King took me home. Some of these animators just have this ability to combine two forms to create classic absurdist theatre.