Oh, so THAT’S what they were on!

From the Anime News Network:

Toshiaki Takemoto, the 39-year-old author who wrote the novel inspiration for the Kamikaze Girls manga and live-action film under the pen-name Novala Takemoto, was arrested in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward for violating Japan’s Cannabis Control Law on Monday. An affidavit stated that Takemoto allegedly “began smoking cannabis overseas out of curiosity. [He] also carried it back to Japan.”

And this is not just any slacker longhair hippie. He’s in touch with his feminine side!

His writings on girls’ interests and fashion led to his self-description as a man with “the charisma of otome (young ladies).” He published his first novel, Missin’ in 2000, and an essay collection entitled Soleilnuit: For Becoming a Proper Young Lady in 2001.

He is also well known for his goth loli works.

Mike’s Take: you know, after watching FLCL, Dragon Half, and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, one does begin to wonder what kind of drugs those guys were on. Weed? Pfft. That’s for weaklings. The guys who created Dragon Half got arrested for coke. The boys at Gainax must have had some good LSD while making FLCL. And who knows what Satoshi Kon’s smoking!

Somebody needs to play Dark Side of the Moon and The End of Evangelion together.

Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at mike.huang@animediet.net. You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

1 thought on “Oh, so THAT’S what they were on!

  1. “The boys at Gainax must have had some good LSD while making FLCL.”

    Uh…You mean LCL *wink* don’t you? The specialized drug specifically designed for artists and creators?

    “Take a big gulp of LCL and quench your thirst for the wench!”

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