Henshin History

Episode 47 - A PhD in Draculas

November 18, 2018

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THIS WEEK: Summon Supreme Power...? Not quite! Van and Sven try something a little different, as they compare the 1973 show Inazuman with the Shotaro Ishinomori manga. The Historians follow the stories of Goro Watari and Saburo Kazeda, as they point out the shoehorning of formula; the horrors of noclip are observed at length; neither Van or Sven understand what priests are; they mark out over ridiculous psychic duels; Sven gets freaked out by shaved eyebrows; and, according to the Historians, at least one of them has a PhD in Draculas.

The Inazuman manga is available on Comixology, and the TV show on Generation Kikaida!

Content note: The manga contains depictions of sexual harassment and attempted assault. There's also a non-explicit scene with a teacher in a relationship with a minor/student (we gloss over it, but timestamps to skip: 1:41:00 - 1:42:00).

* Inazuman (1973) 1-10 (sorta), Volumes 1-2
* The Toei tokusatsu formula
* The superhuman's so-called burden
* Dramatis Personae
* The problems With the Inazuman TV series
* Protagonists: Saburo vs Goro
* Costume complaints
* Inazuman's predecessor: Mutant Sabu
* Shinjinrui
* Mobile Suit Gundam
* Psychic murder teachers & psychic trickster bullshit
* Zambies
* Evil Psychic Swordplay(tm)
* Psychic cheatypants duels
* Saburo's mother
* "Visual" echoes
* Real(?) psychic terminology
* The "future" of humanity
* Saburo's declaration
* Listener question: favorite Hakaider inspirations

* "Fight! Seven Riders!! Showa Rider Taisen" - Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
* Mob Choir - "99" - Mob Psycho 100
* Masato Shimon, feat. the Columbia Yurikago Children's Choir - "Fight! Inazuman"

NEXT WEEK: Baron Tusk's tenure as a Destron commander. Oh dear god.

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