I love all kinds of anime. Blood and guts, Samurai stories, Yakuza stories, Comedies … You name it I like it. This month I wanted something different. I wanted to shy away from all the violence and blood; I kind of wanted a nice realistic fiction life kind of story.
“The Push man and other stories” is a complication gritty, literary, visual story about the private lives of everyday people in japan. There are 16 stores in this novel, each of them are short but straight to the point and very entertaining. One of the stories titled “Piranha” tells the tale of a factory worker struggling to make ends meet. He’s married to a very bitchy (there I go using that word again), needy bartender who makes more money than him…sort of. She constantly at this poor man’s neck with …
”Can you scrape up a million yen?”
“You spend your days loafing around like a king…”
“A million yen isn’t going to take care of us…”
He finally is fed up with it. What he does next can only be described by a quote by the great Chris Rock “I’m not saying he should’ve killed her….but I understand”
“Black Smoke”, another story in this novel, is about a garbage disposal man who’s together with a bimbo who cheats on him and comes home drunk every night. The disposal man gets into a car accident on his way home from work and is told he can never have kids again. A few days later he comes home from the hospital bandaged up, to find her wife back to her old ways. As I said before - a quote by the great Chris Rock “I’m not saying he should’ve killed her….but I understand”
Now I know what you’re asking… are all of these bad break-up stories? NO, they aren’t. As I said before all of these stories tackle a certain personal issue. I highly recommend this to all ages and all sexes. Yes, there is some TITTY sightings in the book… but what child hasn’t seen a pair of tits?
OVER AND OUT, FUCKERS!