The Otaku King takes on another Toonami standard this week with “Leyline Rhymes” - - an ode to OUTLAW STAR. To be truthful, the Outlaw Star left orbit before I was able to grab a seat on board it, but I can still appreciate the track even if I don’t know all the references. If you're like me, your experience will likely be the same.
Also, Richie composed something of an open letter with his rap about Toonami last week and, sure enough, that letter got answered. Adult Swim played “Bring Back Toonami” and gave Richie a shout-out during one its recent bumps. Clearly, they’ve got the message - - but will they act on it, now?
As was the case last week, we were able to throw Richie a few Q’s about his latest rap. Listen to it below and see what he had to say.
Suppose that you, Richie Branson the rapper, found the elusive Galactic Leyline before anybody in the show. What would you do with it?
Aside from making the Grammy folks nominate me for 9 or 10 Grammys, I would perform a Tao Magic Spell on the folks at Cartoon Network to bring back Toonami, complete with TOM and some new anime mixed in with the classics.
Seeing as how you likely first saw this on Toonami, you're probably well aware that it was notoriously edited for broadcast. Have you ever felt compelled to seek out the sexier, bloodier uncut version?
Yessir, I've seen the series in its uncut form... complete with the infamous Hot Springs Planet episode.
Playing favorites can be hard sometimes, but c'mon... in your view, if Outlaw Star and the Bebop ever butted heads in outer space, who would come out on top?
Sorry Gene, but I have to go with Spike Speigel on this one. After all, Spike knows Jeet-Kun-Do, and anyone who fights like Bruce Lee is born to win. Remember, Bruce Lee beat Chuck Norris.