martes, abril 07, 2020

TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD OFFICIAL

Cual maná caído del cielo en el desierto, así hemos recibido en esta bitácora del pensamiento heterodoxo el estreno del nuevo canal oficial de YouTube de Toei dedicado a ese maravilloso género que es el tokusatsu. Una selección de series de varias décadas nos mostrará su inmensa creatividad y nos hará vivir grandes aventuras. Os animo a entrar en el canal y descubrir joyas de la Cultura Pop. Para nosotros es como abrir un baúl del tesoro. De momento han subido los dos primeros episodios con subtítulos en inglés y harán un llamamiento a que la gente aporte subtítulos en otros idiomas.

No ha faltado el previsible ataque de la corrupta y decadente Academia, que haciéndose pasar por la propia Toei denunció todos los vídeos del canal aduciendo una absurda violación del copyright. Afortunadamente, en esta ocasión prevaleció el sentido común y el canal fue restaurado.

¡Por Isis!

lunes, abril 06, 2020

The attack of the Aberration!!!

We know that the immense power of the Atom can unleash all sort of nightmares in the world. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki put and end to World War II with images that called back vividly to catastrophes only seen in Mythology and Religion. Godzilla is the main icon of the disasters caused by radiation. But so much time has passed since them, that we have become used to this threat to the point of treating it like another element of our lives, or even forgetting about it. We had a rude encounter with it a couple of days ago in this Nuclear Power Plant we have been confined, fighting with the true puppet masters of this World Crisis. We were aware that this mutant psychics were using the radiation produced by the Power Plant for their nefarious needs but we thought their only goal was to create new strands of COVID-19, we never thought that they were conducting other kind of experiments. So imagine our surprise where we were attacked by one of them.

The fabulous Masuimi Max getting ready to fight

The creature tore down an armored door as if it was nothing more than a nuisance, a small one at that. Its arrival was preceded by a weird noise, that we soon found out came from its weirdly shaped mouth, where irregular teeth of all size tried to fit it. It was purple, massive and it glowed. It had two big arms and tentacles coming from all parts of his body. Three big eyes completed his admittedly ugly face. Overall, it looked more like the work in progress of a sculptor that a living being. It was an Aberration. Lucky for us, we are more than ready to face such things. This time, it was the amazing cyber warrior and woman of many talents Masuimi Max who faced the Aberration, as we cleared the room so she could maneuver freely, without fear of causing collateral damage. We too were looking at our Geiger counters, the tool everyone need in such a place. Masuimi Max vs the Aberration, I could picture it as classic B-movie poster and we were about to witness it. The dragons on her back were starting to wake up, as they are not simple tattoos. You must know it by now as you have seen her use that special ability in a comic book illustrated by the great Conrado "Entiman" Martín, but you will have to wait for the next chapter to see her unleash them once more.

To be continued...

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sábado, abril 04, 2020

La Cultura Pop acude al rescate

Estas últimas semanas parecen que nos bombardean cada día con noticias sobre la pandemia, entre estremecedoras con ese recuento diario de infectados y fallecidos y esperpénticas con todos esos insensatos que idean cualquier majadería con tal de saltarse la cuarentena. Las buenas noticias escasean y cuando las hay, suena demasiado buenas para ser ciertas. ¿Cuántas veces hemos oído hablar ya de la vacuna o de tratamientos prometedores contra el COVID-19? Me gustaría ser portador de buenas nuevas, pero aquí seguimos atascados en nuestro particular combate. Tan sólo podemos compartir el alivio de haber evitado que el coronavirus diese el salto al mundo digital. Os estaréis preguntando entonces porqué estoy hoy aquí, y tenéis mucha razón. A falta de noticias, os traigo una selección de lo más interesante que ha producido la Cultura Pop recientemente, aquello que nosotros creemos que puede elevar nuestro ánimo e inspirarnos a seguir luchando contra esta pandemia global.


¡Haruka Shimazaki aka Paruru en YouTube!


La rutina nocturna de Nana Okada


Yaya Han habla sobre su libro


Mika Ninagawa nos trae los cerezos en flor

¡Por Isis!