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The Legend of Koizumi: The G-Gundam of Mahjong!?!

Move over Saki! There's a new champ in town!

  
  
Welcome to the greatest thing today. I know many of us may have developed a small crush on mahjong due to our group viewing of Saki, but this takes the game to an entirely new level. Basically, and I'm taking this pearl from our beer named buddy Boddington, but "Its kind of like G-Gundam, but with Majong instead of mechs."
 
See, as far as its understandable, world leaders are apparently resolving deputes with games of mahjong. World leaders you say? Instead of Neo Mexico and Neo France, the Legend of Koizumi features actual world leaders like Vladimir Putin, Junichiro Koizumi, and George Bush. Yes, you weren't confused, that opening shot in the trailer is George W. Bush sleeping in Confederate flag PJs, drapped in an American flag, wearing a KKK night cap...
 
The 3 episode OVA comes out at the end of February, and I don't know about everyone else, but I'm super intrigued.


Not that I've suddenly become proficient in moon speak or anything, but those who have can check out the promotional stream of the first OVA.
AHR staff on Feb. 16, 2010 at 1:54 p.m.
Wow, that shot of Bush in bed is awash in symbolism.  Besides what John mentioned,  I see:
 
A shoe (the shoe throwing incident)
A pretzel (Bush almost choked on a pretzel in 2002)
A toy jet (the infamous Mission Accomplished jet landing)
A segway (Bush fell off one of these)
 
I am definitely intrigued and wish to learn more.
constanzadellarosaon Feb. 16, 2010 at 4:25 p.m.
World Leaders!
Mahjong!
Bush jr. in a crib!
Epic Gar Koizumi and Badass Taro Aso!
Da Pope! 
Evil Chinese AND North Korean baddies! (those are the new evil axis)

I'm so watching this thing. It's insane.
giaon Feb. 16, 2010 at 5:45 p.m.
I can't believe more people aren't cracking up over this! @_@
Konandaon Feb. 16, 2010 at 8:12 p.m.

Oh wow this looks really awesome and I also think it will have as much mahjong as Saki actually did if that trailer is anything to go by maybe even less.

reinon Feb. 16, 2010 at 8:35 p.m.
The one thing i'm confused by is that their were hot anime girls in that clip. A politician Can't be hot. It goes against the laws of nature.
JackSukeruon Feb. 17, 2010 at 4:36 a.m.
Y'know, you don't really need subtitles to appreciate the awesomeness of this thing.
Soranthemanon Feb. 17, 2010 at 6:40 a.m.

....wow.....even anime hates Bush!
Soranthemanon Feb. 17, 2010 at 8:01 a.m.
@rein:
Can it be?! Has nature finnaly made a politican that I find sexy?! 
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!
John_Martoneon Feb. 17, 2010 at 12:04 p.m.
@Sorantheman:
@rein said:
" The one thing i'm confused by is that their were hot anime girls in that clip. A politician Can't be hot. It goes against the laws of nature. "

 
@RockmanBionics said:
" Y'know, you don't really need subtitles to appreciate the awesomeness of this thing. "
Oh yeah, when the PM jumps in a Jet to chase a nuclear missile, I don't think words are even possible.
reinon Feb. 17, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.
@Sorantheman said:

" ....wow.....even anime hates Bush! "

I think Japan hates america period. I'm still a little ticked about the obama=monkey commercial
 
XChileon Feb. 18, 2010 at 9 a.m.
 @AHR: Whats with the Klu Klux Klansmen Cap? Thats kinda far
But this is undoubtably the most outrageous thing Ive seen in a long time. Looks fun and interesting I'd like to see more !
AHR staff on Feb. 18, 2010 at 10:01 a.m.
@XChile: pretty sure the whole klansman cap thing isn't so much a reference to an specific event but just a general nod to the idea that bush is SUUUUPAA AMERICA RACISTUU!  it definitely seems there will be room in this series for all sorts of offensive depictions of various non-japan nations, to which i say, in the words of my ex-prez, brang it on!
John_Martoneon Feb. 19, 2010 at 1:12 p.m.
@rein said:

" @Sorantheman said:

" ....wow.....even anime hates Bush! "

I think Japan hates america period. I'm still a little ticked about the obama=monkey commercial
 
"
Whoa, that's a fun ad.
 
@AHR: Oh yeah, while I will presumably not get too personally offended, I expect to see at least 12 terribly offensive things each OVA.

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