In June, Kio Shimoku saw a bunch of movies and it was rad. He also responded to a question I asked him!
Following up on some tweets from last time, Kio managed to finally pick up some steam and finish some work. I believe he was talking about the latest chapter of Spotted Flower. He mentions having some movies he’s been waiting to watch.
Isekai Quartet—He loved seeing all the characters in this crossover get their time in the sun, but is especially found of chuunibyou Ainz from Overlord.
Inu-Oh—Kio found this to be a really moving and emotional film. The characters, the music, the animation, everything is great.
Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island—Yasuhiko Yoshikazu at full throttle. To Kio, it’s like seeing a manga that’s not supposed to exist bubbling up from deep within the brain (whose brain is unclear). Much praise for the staff for a satisfying film.
Top Gun: Maverick—A highly entertaining film that did everything it was supposed to, then provided second and third helpings of the awesome on top of that. Kio recalls watching the original Top Gun in elementary school and really enjoying it back then. He also had the Top Gun video game for Famicom. It was tough and he never managed to land the plane.
(His description of the confusing controls reminds me of the class Angry Video Game Nerd review.)
I asked Kio about something he wrote in a Star Wars artbook! You can read more about it here.
Kio drew a promotional poster for a stage musical of Night on the Galactic Railroad!
Kio can’t stop drinking wine.
Enjoying watching more of his physical copy of the variety show How Do You Like Wednesdays? This time, it’s a program called “Jungle Revenge.”