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[QUOTE]Now, the story of DMC4 being poorly written and mostly tripe isn't terribly inspiring, but hearing about this zany drug-addled guy with a great sense of humor and multiple award-winning books sounds interesting. Maou or Professor or anybody else, have you ever read any of his work? I don't think any of it is in English, and no doubt it would lose a lot of its idiosyncrasies were it translated, but in the time between now and when I actually can read Japanese and Chinese, it's interesting to hear about works! [/QUOTE] I didn't know of Ramo Nakajima but reading his life history, wow. This guy's zaniness is at the level of some fiction novel. Here's a few stories from here and there- -Ramo's dad suffered of depression and apparently some other illnesses which had him randomly make pools and rollerskating rings in his house yard. He'd suddenly start stocking up on sugar, start learning archery, change religion, etc. One day he said "Today, the sun will rise from the west", and then got hospitalized. His uncle ran a liquor store and was an alcoholic. Ramo blames his two inherited traits on them - Talented enough in manga drawing and won an award on GARO magazine. However his story never got printed because he ran out of juice when the editors asked him to shorten his pages to half - Became a sales rep at an advertisement agency through a relative's connection but quit in 5 years after seeing some questionable actions by the boss, like getting drunk and tapping the head of a client company's employee for a drum, or forcing one of his female workers to smell his fart and cry - He goes jobless for a while and seeing him as a hobo with a house, his no-good friends come around and things soon turn back to his student days. His house turns into a party suite called the "HellHouse" which lured musicians, slackers, junkies, foreigners, illegaly prescribed drugs, sex, and music. Oddly enough, Ramo at this time had a thing against outlawed drugs - Becomes a copywriter at a newly founded company which boss decided to hire Ramo since he wanted a gofer to feel a sense of superiority. However the company was small, Ramo didn't get much work, and one day after realizing he doesn't have the energy to walk from one telephone pole to the next, he goes straight to a doctor for depression, gets medication, then stops taking it after a while because he got too fixed on it - He kind of goes on a writing career. Gets a weekend column in Osaka's Asahi journal, where he answers to various questions sent in by readers. One instance in particular which showed Ramo's traits is when he got a question that asked, "My grandma said people will die if they paste miso on baked potato. Is that true?", to which Ramo answered "There's a very high chance that people who put miso on their baked potatos will eventually die". This created fear amongst readers that took him for real, and so Ramo wrote a followup reply in which he said "If you eat baked potato pasted with miso, you will face certain death. There is no escaping (however the timing of death will differ for each person)", which ended up... yeah. Of course he just played on the obvious that everybody eventually dies regardless of potatoes or miso. His company put an end to this by making him eat baked potato with miso - He created the theatrical company "Lilipad Army", to which Geese Howard's voice actor Kong Kuwata was a member of. So yes the two guys worked together on stage shows in the 90s and they're both on the wonky side which figures - He also made a rockband named PISS
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