DREAMcast Episode 28 – The NIGHTMARECAST
and welcome to DREAMcastâ€™s first Halloween instalment of The NIGHTMARECAST
Yes thatâ€™s right folks on this episode your hostâ€™s Donwun & The Old Boy wrestle with the interesting topic of your not so friendly protagonist THE ANTIHERO!
Now at first this might not seem like a particularly ghoulishÂ topic for a Halloween podcast but when you come to think about it these so called dark heroâ€™s have raised the bar in what people in general are used to seeing in terms of violence and horror. So to drive that point on in our conversation for once we here @ DC broaden our discussion into the wide world of Television and Film bringing up some the more recently enjoyed Antihero brands.
Things like Dexter, Breaking Bad, The Punisher, The BATMAN, movies where people are enjoying chaos, murder and horror: SAW, Piranna 3D, Nightmare on Elm Streetâ€¦ya know the commonly know stuff
This leads me to ask the question what actually scares us nowadays in media…..in where we have a startling revelation about Katface(well, startling to me anyway)
Then once we get all that outta the way we get back to the Anime & Manga stuff in true Halloween fashion, which leads us onto what should be the epitamy of terrorâ€¦.DEMONS
DEVILMANÂ â€“ a title me and katface have been looking forward to discussing on the podcast for a while now
We also discuss Demons in general and how in anime and manga they are pretty much seen as any other normal characterâ€¦with no real emphasis on terror, hell or anything else you would think a demon would be about….more of a means to an end in terms of power and other exploitable traits….bah
Then we end with some nice Halloween recommendations
From Myself (Donwun) – Higurashi, Perfect BlueÂ &Â Boogiepop Phantom
The Old Boy -Â Portus,Â I Am A Hero,Â IbitsuÂ & The Works ofÂ Junji Ito
and finally from our uninvited guest – Garden of SinnersÂ Paradox SpiralÂ &Â Noein
Oh did I not mention we are joined on this episode by an uninvited guest that has escaped from prisonâ€¦..AGAIN!
And lastly hereâ€™s some are EXTRA LINKSrelated to some of the topics discussed on this episode
UBERHIKARI’S CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: PART1Â &Â PART2