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With the release of the Legend of Koizumi DVD coming on February 26th, the TYO Animations team has released a second trailer, which starts with Junior Bush in his crib talking about his Maoist nightmares to Papa Bush. It only gets more politically incorrect and wildly crazy from there, and the only way to understand what I just wrote is to see it for yourself. Trust me. It’s worth it.

Thirteen Orphans! Kind of.

Next time I play poker, I'm shouting out my hand as if I were a giant robot pilot.

Crazy awesome, that is. The first 8-minute episode of The Legend of Koizumi, AKA Mudadzumo Naki Kaikaku, is now streaming on both YouTube and Nico Video. The show, a weird combination of political parody, over-the-top comedy, and Hikaru no Go-style epically overblown game-playing, will see a full DVD release on February 26th. The DVD will feature a half hour of major political figures morphed into mahjong-playing macho men, and I may or may not have already pre-ordered it from Amazon. The writer for this one has been behind some of my favorite “what the hell did I just watch” anime, like Dai Mahou Touge. This one doesn’t disappoint, managing to be both epic and incomprehensibly strange at the same time.

Hit the jump for the video and a summary for people who don’t understand moonspeak.

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Yes, he's based on that Koizumi.

Not pictured: Bush and Bush Jr.

When it comes to anime and manga, there is no subject too sacred, no person too revered for the Japanese to parody. The latest anime to prove this point is Mudadzumo Naki Kaikaku (AKA The Legend of Koizumi) , which is based on a overblown and hilarious manga about world leaders playing mahjong in order to conduct international diplomacy. No one is spared from the artist’s pen – Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-Il, both Bushes, and a host of other world leaders have shown up pushing depleted uranium mahjong tiles

From a few brief looks through the manga at Kinokuniya, I’m way more interested in this project than I logically should be. It is just too epic and fun to miss out on, and I’m drooling in anticipation of long, loving shots of international bigwigs slamming down mahjong tiles as if this were Hikaru no Go.

The full cast list is after the jump.

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