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Yeah, WFMU made its goal of raising $850k in the marathon, thanks to everybody who pledged! As promised, here are more episodes of Kure Kure Takora, aka Gimme Gimme Octopus, a Japanese children's TV series about an octopus and a peanut who are in love with a walrus. A few days ago I received the 4 DVDs with all episodes, and the video quality is much better than on the "Best of" DVD. I haven't had time yet to view all of it, but I might post some more episodes in the future.
The following videos are encoded in MP4 format, and each is approximately 10.3 MB large.
Girls Dig Guns and Uniforms - A tale of love, jealousy, and violence against law enforcement badgers.
The Music Video - Japanese mariachis play the theme song and the octopus plays air guitar.
Baby Octopus - Did the octopus have sex with the walrus, or where does the baby come from? Why does everybody abuse it? Are the two octopuses really one and the same person? What did the writers of this episode smoke?
The Bomb - Don't let an octopus handle a bomb!
Voodoo - The remarkable powers of octopus effigies.
Political Education - Hilarious and violent political education for the kids. The octopus and the peanut in an authoritarian and hierarchical society. Is this anti-communist propaganda? Since I don't know Japanese, I can't tell you. Please leave a comment if you know what this is about. China? Vietnam?
Dictator Octopus - Finally the octopus gets to rule the country, but the walrus spoils the fun. Way over the top, you have to see it to believe it.
You can get the complete series on four DVDs at brutallo.com, or the (poor quality) "Best Of" compilation on one DVD at 5 Minutes To Live. And thanks to reader Strange Findings for posting the Shooting the Sun episode on YouTube.