Anime and President Donald Trump always seem to mix in the most unusual ways. At the time, Trump was a Japanese transfer student who was also a vulgar rapper.
Or the time Mike Diva’s strange Gundam, magical girl video went viral with 10 million views.
Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, has attracted considerable media attention during his career as a businessman and politician, inspiring numerous portrayals and appearances in popular culture.
Trump has been represented in popular culture since the 1980s, including cameo appearances on film and television. (Wikipedia)
Now, in episode 11 of Inuyashiki: Last Hero, the cast discovers that a giant asteroid is barreling towards the Earth to destroy mankind. When, all of a sudden, President Trump makes a formal address with the news.
Thanks for the words of encouragement, President Trump. We always knew you were the hero anime needed.
Donald Trump in Inuyashiki Anime
Inuyashiki Ichirou is down on his luck.
While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he’s constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he’s done to support them.
On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer, and it appears that he has little time left in this world.
But just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichirou stands.
He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there’s something… different about himself.
However, it turns out that these strange, new changes are just what Ichirou needs to take a new lease on life, and now it seems like there’s nothing to stop him from being a hero worthy of the respect that he never had before… Unless, that is, there was someone else out there with these same changes…
Episode 11 Highlights
The feels: I started crying no more than thirty seconds into the episode. For some reason, hearing the story of Ichiro’s honeymoon was just too emotional for me. Then I cried when Hiro was reading manga with Andou. And when Hanako was barking at Ichiro leaving. And when Hiro decided to sacrifice himself. But I didn’t cry when Ichiro died, somehow. It was okay. Weird.
Hiro being a child: I think that one of the most intense moments of the episode was when Andou saw Hiro in his room and offered him Shonen Jump to read. The way Hiro’s face was lit up and excited at the idea of reading comic books deeply moved me because it just completely distorted his evil maniac persona. Poor thing. He even used his feet to read.
Eerie family happiness: Whether it’s a Shonen anime, a Bollywood movie, or the latest Hollywood blockbuster, moments of completion and happiness always give me that same eerie feeling that shit will soon be hitting the fan. In this case, seeing Ichiro finally achieving what he desired the most, which is recognition, attention, and love from his family, I just knew that all this failure was just a matter of time.
Why did Hiro’s self-detonation fail since the simulation showed that he could have destroyed the asteroid? Well, maybe, instead of freaking chilling on the meteor’s surface watching the earth as he was exploding, he should have positioned himself somewhere near the asteroid’s core. YOU IDIOTS. Do you even do science?
Themes & Trivia of Anime
DONALD TRUMP WAS ON TV: His illustration, as well as his little monologue, literally made me lose it. How genius was that? I wish this show would go on for longer.
Hello asteroid: There are a lot (and I mean A LOT) of movies where asteroids are about to hit the earth. I guess it’s some sort of intuitive fear we are born with since the time we were dinosaurs.
Armageddon, Deep Impact, Meteor, and a hell lot more can be added to that list, but I guess my personal favorite was Lars von Trier’s Melancholia. It was the least crappy of them.