Thursday, December 01, 2005

Chomsky in Vampire Hunter D

I was watching Japanese anime Vampire Hunter D last night, and I was struck directly in the jowls by a sight of much surprise. The main bad guy is a vicious vampire by the name of Magnus Lee, whose resemblance to Noam Chomsky is quite incredible I feel. Just look at that damned comparison photo over there.

Could it be? Could it be that the MIT linguistics professor and political activist did some moonlighting work during the mid-eighties in Japan? Were there other blood-fuelled animes that he was a part of? Perhaps he was one of those tentacles in Legend of the Overfiend? Or was that him on one of those bikes in Akira? Maybe he even went beyond the confines of animation, was that him getting all mechanised in Tetsuo? Hell, he could have been in one of the Guinea Pig flicks too, was he the scientist in Android of Notre Dame?


Anonymous Duke De Mondo said...

Ha!!! It IS him!!! And i'm fairly sure Camus was the mushroom cloud at the start of Akira...

9:23 pm  

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