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Armed with a stalker-ish love for Japan, wah has been a hopeless sucker for all manner of pop culture that the nation of Nippon has thrown at him for the past 10 years. Primarily a pathetic anime fan, he enjoys all manner of Japanese cartoon, so long as they can scratch very specific itches. Recently he’s been enjoying works by Shinbou Akiyuki, such as Tsukuyomi -Moon Phase- and Bakemonogatari; as well as Kyoto Animation productions, namely Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu and K-ON!. But in his somewhat unsuccessful search for balance in life, he also enjoys older titles like the original Mobile Suit Gundam trilogy, Space Adventure Cobra, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. In addition to being a fan of anime, he has an uninformed but enthusiastic interest in Japanese music, rocking out to tunes by Pizzicato Five, Capsule, and Soutaisei Riron on a daily basis.

In an attempt to right a sordid history of past wrongs, he’s created Analog Housou with the intent of trying not to be a terrible attention whore.

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Sum Dum Gai was dying from cancer when the Weapon X program offered him a chance for a cure. Undergoing procedures which attempted to recreate the healing factor of Weapon X, Gai’s cancer went into overdrive, scarring him externally and neurologically. Gai was left in a near-catatonic state; he was deemed a failure and was sent to a facility where rejects of the Weapon Plus program were locked away. While there, he became the subject of betting among the other inmates in what was known as the boner town. In this game, the inmates gambled on whom the warden would bone next; Gai had been chosen as a test subject for the warden’s various experiments and was given high odds for boning.  Gai survived, however; eventually the healing factor manifested itself and, though still scarred and insane, he mustered enough lucidity to escape.  Gai thereafter used his abilities to become a renowned – if unstable – mercenary, taking the name of Bonertown to reflect the odds that he beat.

An archetypal child of the 90s, Seiya was exposed to dangerous comics and cartoons at a young age and had his life ruined forever, the victim of a seemingly endless barrage of harem shows and action manga. In the early 21st century, he engaged in a frontal assault on the Tokyo media empire, infiltrating the dessicated ruins of Gainax headquarters and laying siege to Sunrise tower. The spoils of these battles were then smuggled back into this country concealed amongst 20 kilos of doujinshi. He has an unhealthy obsession with laserdiscs, animation cels, and other obsolete relics from the era of his misspent youth. He also takes a particular joy in watching cartoons about people watching cartoons. Additionally, in search of an ever-greater high he has turned to both live-action films and dramas as well as overproduced pop music. He suffers from a crippling addiction to Hoppy.

Born in Boston, Seiya has completed a one-year tour of California and now lives in exile on the island of Manhattan.

Twitter: @analogseiya