2009: Almost as awesome as 1999!
Only no Dreamcast.
Hot on the heels of hurricane Katrina comes Tokyo Magnitude 8.0! I guess Japan got a little jealous of all the attention China and Myanmar have been getting recently. So, if god won't give you a natural disaster, call up Studio Bones!
Being a survivor of natural disasters I can appreciate the situation. However, these kids are totally fucking stupid. (Nothing but professionalism here!) They wonder off and nearly get Tokyo Tower dropped on their heads every damn episode. Definitely not as good as it could have been, but it's nice to see a non-moe Anime with a pretty harsh ending.
Ever wake up in front of the White House, naked, with a gun in your hand, with amnesia? Oh and you look like someone out of Honey and Clover? Well, if the answer is no. Then you were not the main character of Eden of the East.
This Production I.G. cartoon begins in America with a Japanese co-ed tossing money at the White House, because I guess that's how the kids make wishes these days? Anyway, as Engrish speaking cops come to stop her, a naked Japanese guy appears out of nowhere with a gun and wackiness ensues. Explaining any further kinda ruins the story. Warning: Series ends on a cliffhanger, but it will be wrapped up with two movies at the end of this year/early next year.
Finally, the most badass Japanese cartoon of 2009! Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen!
If you're like me, you might have grown up in a magical time period known as the 1980's. Then you might remember a lil' cartoon show called Tranzor Z. Years later I learned that good ol' Tranzor was really good ol' Mazinger, and some crazy dude named Go Nagai created it. Golly.
Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-hen (True Mazinger IMPACT! Z Chapter) is a re-imagining of the original series and a homage to Go Nagai done much in the same way as Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still (a homage to Mitsuteru Yokoyama). Both series pulled in characters from their creator's other works and added in more back story and depth than the originals ever had. It should be no surprise that both of these cartoons were headed by the same man, Yasuhiro Imagawa.
Watch this show, it kicks ass, better yet it rocket punches asses! Wait, that doesn't sound right. If that didn't sell you then check out Subatomic Brainfreeze's Shin Mazinger HYPE.
Next time on Superdeformed Hates the Internet: Guy is going to ramble about maybe one show at a time. He's tired of lists. Will there be more talking in the 3rd peron? Will there be better proofreading? Will we found out who shot J.R.?! Stay tuned.