30 March 2012
A friend recommended I check out Shamo some time about two, maybe two and a half years ago, and I was interested when he talked about the training arc leading up to the fight between Ryo and Sugawara. The antagonist visits a temple and reflects on the time he spent with his father, while the protagonist jacks himself up on steroids. Really, it's stuff like that that would make Shamo a great parody if only the tone were a bit different. I think I was channeling some of my high school literature papers while scripting this video, but I felt it was more appropriate than a plot summary-style approach.