Posts Tagged ‘sad’


‘Japan Sinks’ author Sakyo Komatsu dead at 80

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Books

Sakyo Komatsu, the science-fiction author responsible for the 1973 novel Japan Sinks (and inadvertently responsible for the resulting parody film The World Sinks Except Japan – which our very own AnaKhouri reviewed here…) has died at 80, from pneumonia. Komatsu also wrote the novel which served as the basis for the 1980 post-apocalyptic film Virus. […]

David Sylvian – For the Love of Life

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Music, Video

Just so you understand the chain of thought that led me to post this video – Mick Karn, bassist for 80′s synth-pop band Japan, died today…so I went on the usual YouTube clip safari, checking out loads of old Japan videos. Naturally, I started wondering what lead vocalist David Sylvian was up to these days, […]


Requiem for a fallen friend – Shone Davis

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Personal

Holidays always fuck up my ability to get anything done, especially post at the site – various demands constantly pull me in all directions and unfortunately something’s always gotta give. Frankly I was going to stay away until after the weekend, but I just have to post this. It won’t stay bottled up two more […]


RIP Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson 1955 – 2010

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Music

I’m running late getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner, so I don’t have time to say a lot – but I did want to note the untimely passing of musician Peter Christopherson, founding member of industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle and techno-occult experimentalists Coil. I’m particularly saddened by the latter, as Coil is now and truly gone…partner/collaborator […]


Yamato producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki drowns

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Anime

Famed anime producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki, whose most well known effort was Space Battleship Yamato and it’s various spin-offs, drowned yesterday afternoon while taking a cruise on his research vessel Yamato. Anime News Network has full coverage of the incident here. For whatever reason, I’ve taken quite an interest in Yamato these past few weeks. Like […]


Filipino actor shot while portraying drive-by-shooter

Written by Musashi on . Posted in WTF

I know that film businesses outside the U.S. play a little fast-and-loose (compare Jackie Chan’s Hong Kong fare to the dung he’s produced Stateside sometime) but this is plain silly… Watchman Eddie Cuizon tried to accost Filipino actor Kirk Abella late Saturday then shot him as the actor was directed to speed away on a […]


Pokemon writer Takeshi Shudo dead at 61

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Anime

Man – say what you want about Pokemon, I have to respect a cat who could churn out multiple seasons of that stuff…and three feature films to boot. Pokemon scribe Takeshi Shudo died yesterday at the age of 61 of a subarachnoid hemmorhage. Shudo also created Fairy Princess Minky Momo and contributed to GoShogun (known […]


Ryo Ikebe 1918 – 2010

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Film

I just learned that actor Ryo Ikebe died last week at the age of 92. Pale Flower is by far my favorite yakuza film, largely because of Ikebe’s portrayal of the nihilistic gangster Muraki. Ikebe left behind an impressive body of work that includes pivotal roles in a handful of sci-fi films (The War in […]


Monkey steals baby, bites baby to death

Written by Musashi on . Posted in WTF

See – this is why I always cringe when people say monkeys are cute. They are not cute. They are vicious little bastards who want to kill us – and when they’re not thinking of ways to kill us, they’re masturbating in public or flinging feces at each other. Monkeys are bad. A four-day-old girl […]