So, the other night I was perusing the usual overnight cable TV wasteland when this Japanese cartoon with English subtitles caught my attention. A group of adorable raccoons were leading an idyllic existence in an abandoned barn until it was demolished by the evil humans. This was apparently the last straw and the raccoons decided they had to fight back against the horrible humans who were encroaching on their habitat. Fairly plausible and normal so far, right?
Okay, so the raccoons band together and parachute down upon their evil oppressors, kamikaze-style, using the enormous testicles they apparently sprouted just for the occasion as both parachute and weapon. Seriously!
Things have come a long way from the days of my youth when Japanese animation meant (no one I knew had heard of “anime” back then) Speed Racer, Trixie, Spritle, and Chim-Chim! I probably would have been scarred for life if Chim-Chim had grown a giant pair of nuts and leapt out of the Mach V‘s trunk.
Let the record reflect: I am opposed to animated woodland creatures with ginormous gonads. That’s just wrong.
Postscript: No, I didn’t dream the whole thing. Apparently this is what I saw.