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About Jon Jung

Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He contributed several essays to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011). Jon lives in San Francisco, but wishes he was back in Japan where he lived for seven years.

Episode 5: Yakuzathon!

Our first all-yakuza episode!

The VCinema boys hang out with Patrick Macias, current editor-in-chief of Otaku USA and author of Tokyoscope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion, Japanese School Girl Inferno, and Cruising the Anime City among other books and articles about Japanese pop culture.  Among other topics, Patrick gives us a run down on the history of yakuza films among other topics.

Also in this episode, the infamous The Tattooed Hitman starring one “Bud” Sugawara is reviewed and a discussion ensues about why yakuza films never made it big out of Japan in the first place.  Then, VCinema good buddy loki315 joins the crew as they round out the show with the Twitter question.

Special thanks to Wildgrounds for providing some of the music used in this episode.

The Tattooed Hitman

An Eternal Thought in the Mind of Godzilla


Otaku USA Magazine

To download episode 5, right click and ‘save as…’ here

Related posts:

Bonus Episode 7: Interview with Johnny Nguyen and Veronica Ngo of Clash
Bonus Episode 9: Zipangu Fest 2011 Special
The VCinema Show Episode 43: Yakuzathon III


  1. boryokugai
    25 March, 2010

    INcredible Podcast !! Great job guyz !!!

    For those interested in yakuza movie here are some crazy yakuza posters :

    • Coffin Jon
      26 March, 2010

      Thanks for the comment and thanks for the link to your site!

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