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This week your Saviors of the Universe talk current geek headlines! Anime adaptations, white-washing, the Joker and more! #podcast Jacks Random Suicide Pact

This week your Saviors of the Universe talk current geek headlines!

Since Hollywood has evidently just discovered anime, the guys discuss whether manga characters are truly Japanese, and does “white-washing” apply?

Suicide Squad is out, and your Saviors wonder when they’re going to release the “Joker Edition”.

Goosebumps the movie is Randomly Reviewed, and Random Recommendations return!

Click “Play” before we trigger the explosive we implanted in your heads.

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From Detroit, Jack Random is former video game reviewer, current DJ, production assistant, and lifelong nerd with 40 years of comic reading under his belt.

  • Toruk_Makto

    That’s right…Blue, green, yellow, white or turquoise….THE DEFAULT RACE IN ANIME…IS JAPANESE

  • Jack Randomm

    My point

  • Joe Buchalter

    Tajiri V. Nakamura mark my words, it’s gonna be big

  • Kyle Fulton

    I definitely agree that it’s the default, and I always assume so unless I get a really good reason to think otherwise. Like the series taking place in Germany, starring characters with western names, later introducing characters who ARE Japanese (and Chinese), and having Nazi Germany as a major plot point. Like, 999 times out of 1000, absolutely. But not FMA.

  • Dee-abolik

    The Live Action version of Death Note is decent.

  • Great shoutout and conytibution to IAB’s spinning Headlines, Jack!
    I actually enjoyed the Death Note anime and first live action film (Which is available on Crunchyroll.) and Dafoe would be a good pick for Ryuk. Hell, Tom Hiddleston would make for a perfect Ryuk as well.
    As for the GITS remake, well I liked the protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi. To me, it wont be the same to have it ‘muricanized. Alien 3 would have been served much better as a self contained film as opposed to being within the trilogy. FOX realized they made a mistake after killing off Ripley, “now it’s time to erase that mistake”.

  • So was Attack on Titan! (;’

  • John Ostrander’s SS comic was biatching!

  • Dee-abolik


  • I_am_better

    Hey, thanks for the shoutout!

  • I_am_better

    Points to Kyle for Nolan-love!

  • I_am_better

    Yeah that “this time it’s on earth” Alien3 teaser came before they even started properly filming it, lol. And there were about 6000 rewrites even during filming.

  • I_am_better

    A Jason Sudeikis & Channing Tatum “Splash”?

  • I_am_better

    That list of the cut scenes of “Suicide Squad” was pretty epic. Also contained a lot of scenes already peeked in pretty much all the trailers, I guess. Lol

  • I_am_better

    I also find it amusing that they kept amping up the Joker-appearances in the teaser-spots just weeks before the premiere, knowing full well that most of those scenes would not even be in the movie.

  • I_am_better

    You have NEVER seen “The Goonies”?!!?
    What the whaaaaat?!!!!!!?

  • I_am_better

    Blues Brothers is one of those endlessly rewatchable movies

  • I_am_better
  • Bop

    It was fucking awesome, bro. Definitely in my top 10 ever.
    I saw the movie today. I would love to do a review and it won’t be a positive one.

  • “I would love to do a review and it won’t be a positive one.”
    By all means Bruh, do it!

  • Nor JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure would so deserves a live action adaptation!