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
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