Monday, March 30, 2009

This Makes More Sense Than Metal Gear Solid 4


avk said...

I can't stop thinking about this. I keep thinking that this is Usaji Yojimbo followed through to its logical, "Platoon"-like conclusion. I have, so far, managed to prevent myself from trying to draw any inferences as to the symbology of the universe presented here (why are they rabbits? what does that *mean*?) because I have managed to convince myself, so far, that to do so is folly. Clear, intellectualizing-for-its-own-sake, overthinking it folly.

Is someone really making this series-style? That's ambitious. I'll watch it.

andrew said...
from wikipedia
The manga depicts the characters as different animals according to their nationality as follows:

* American - Rabbit
* Vietnamese - Cat
* French - Pig
* Chinese - Panda
* Japanese - Monkey and Gorilla
* Russian - Bear
* Korean - Dog
* British - Rat
* Australian - Kangaroo and Koala
(+ Iranian (I assume) - Camel )
The depiction of Americans as rabbits is actually a pun on the Japanese word for rabbit. The Japanese word for rabbit is "うさぎ," which can be romanized as "USAGI." USA + GI = USAGI.

A computer-generated anime adaptation of Cat Shit One by Studio Anima is in the works.[2] The animated version was rumoured to revolve around the Iran hostage crisis, rather than Vietnam,[3], but a version of the trailer that includes non-official English subtitles indicates that the action takes place after 1991.[4] The series is due for release early 2010[5].

that list made me automatically think of

Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman

I always new Usagi as in Usagi Yojimbo meant 'rabbit' but I never before saw the connection to USA GI. Hats off for that.

As far as the juxtaposition of cute furry vs killing machine,

There is a bunch of guys who are the #3 gun prop rental firm who chose the name Fuzzy Bunny Bovie Guns because too many of the comptition were naming themselves Tactical Elite Gun Stuff or similar.

their website seems to be down at this moment.

andrew said...

doh forgot to add

anyways the FBMG guys have been throwing this video around like crazy since it hit youtube.

Blackwatership Downs indeed.

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