Henshin History

Episode 4 - The Cyborg of Notre Dame

December 1, 2017

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THIS WEEK: We start upgrading our equipment; the Ishinomori operating table returns; we debate the ethics of punching jerk intelligent robot psychic babies; Alexa doesn't phrase something very well; this show runs on video game logic, and it looks like we're gonna have to jump.



* Sven has several questions

Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier (2001) 1-4

* Some Skullm'n addenda

* Introduction to Cyborg 009, its history and adaptations

* 008's original design was super racist and bad

* Dramatis personae

* When you're a jet you're a jet all the way

* Nobody remembered to animate the baby

* Joe Shimamura's Extremely No-Good Very Bad Day


* No, it's cool, Black Ghost has plenty of money

* Cartoon bomb physics and you

* How many robots can you punch in the frozen time?

* Only trust your fists, police will never help you

* Ishinomori villains and systemic evils

* We really like Doctor Doom

* Load-bearing holograms

* Initial D is all the eurobeat you need

* Protag Brooding 101

* Cyborg 0010 Plus and Minus

* Fidget spinner drones to draw that teen demographic

* The biggest cowarding out

* Smash cut to Naruto runs

* This series is darker than we remembered



* "Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen"- Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax

* Globe - "What's the Justice?" and "Genesis of Next"

* Tetsuya Komuro, Akifumi Tada, Hayato Matsuo - Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier OST

* Dave Rodgers - "Deja Vu" 

* Tokyo Meistersinger - "Cyborg 009 no Uta"

* Chiaki Ishikawa - "Taga Tame Ni"

Visual Companion. Additionally, please enjoy a fictionalized version of Kazuhiko Shimamoto gushing over the 1979 Cyborg 009 opening. (Blue Blazes is extremely good.)

NEXT WEEK: Kamen Rider begins!

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