Tatami Galaxy Episode 2May 4, 2010
Tatami Galaxy 2 (四畳半神話大系, Yojō-Han Shinwa Taikei)
“Movies must definitely not be allowed to be poisoned by commercialism.”
This hilarious episode is, in part, a satire on Hollywood. Yuasa mentions “Titanic guy”, jokes about Jaws, and exposes the superficial nature of the celebrities. The protagonist is not as good as Shosanna though :P This episode reminded me of Kaiba 5.
Misogi is a Japanese practice of lustration.
The third film is about never-ending maze of tatami rooms, just like the ED.
The sign of Misogi movie club seems to be a Sanskrit letter “bha” that can be translated as “clubhouse”. With some minor modification it can be turned into swastika, but let’s not go there.
Next episode will be about Birdman club. I wonder if we’ll see Mao Nome :P
The protagonist regrets his choice of a club and thinks that an alternative selection might have made his life better. He seem to have an external locus of control.
Why the events keep repeating?
“When someone is searching, then it might easily happen that the only thing his eyes still see is that what he searches for, that he is unable to find anything, to let anything enter his mind, because he always thinks of nothing but the object of his search, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed by the goal. Searching means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal. You, oh venerable one, are perhaps indeed a searcher, because, striving for your goal, there are many things you don’t see, which are directly in front of your eyes.” Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse.