12 Days of Christmas 2013 #11 – Pulling a Guillotine Gorilla


Not amused.

Let us turn back the time a few weeks, back to when Samurai Flamenco was fresh out of the oven. It was a silly anime about a young man named Masayoshi Hazama who dreamed to become a superhero and help the world become a better place. To his aid, if you want to call it that, he had the police officer Hidenori Gotou who somehow got tangled up with Masayoshi’s quest of good.

In addition to fleshing out its characters and ideas, Samurai Flamenco also poked fun at how superheroes would function in real life and its consequences. Not to mention its cheeky social criticism.

But then Samurai Flamenco went bananas and pulled a Guillotine Gorilla.



Not only was this a completely absurd turn of events that had not even been foreshadowed before, but it in hindsight is also the very moment Samurai Flamenco became a wholly different anime.

The scene itself, however, was magnificent to experience. I literally sat with the hands over my mouth, in shock, while not knowing how to react. Some small laughs were made, my eyes were rapidly blinking and nothing else mattered. Only Guillotine Gorilla did.

A previously harmless anime now killed off people as if it was nothing. What about blood? Fill the screen with it! AND THERE WAS A HUGE FREAKING GORILLA WITH A GUILLOTINE IN HIS STOMACH ROMPING ABOUT!!!!!!!

In the midst of all madness I was waiting for the words “And cut!” to appear. There was no way this could be real, right? Right?!

The words have yet to come.

And Samurai Flamenco will never be the same ever again.

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