Tuesday, June 24, 2014

So Long

Longtime readers will have noticed that our output has exponentially decreased from weekly to monthly to quarterly to worse. Like all good chunks of nuclear waste, Tokyo Scum Brigade's half-life has expired. Five years and over 200 posts later, the blog has run its course.

And oh, the strange places it has taken us. Stalking Umezu Kazuo led us to interview our hero at his Kichijoji fun house. Writing about brutal manga brought us close to likeminded creators that still inspire us today. Our social circles are supported by spokes that radiate from the blog, and even our new jobs stem from this connection.

But that doesn't mean that the TSB crew has retired to whittle away its remaining years as salarymen. We're just breaking the roof off the Tokyo underground to make room for our new project, Ceiling Gallery. Viewings are open to the public. We hope to see you there.


  1. Oh man... Yet another favorite blog of mine has been retired. Am genuinely heartbroken, but nothing lasts forever, and at least there's a formal goodbye.

    Plus, if Ceiling Gallery can be my new fix for Japan's underbelly, then am looking forward! Been added to my RSS reader, though I'm still keeping Tokyo Scum Brigade's link around, if only cuz I fucking love that name.

    1. Thanks for reading!
      If it helps, think of it as your favorite series getting a reboot from the original creators.

  2. If life has taught me a anything it is that all good things must come to an end. As a consequence of entropy that dogma is in the nature of the universe. I thank you for all the quality reading and insight into the obscure world of Japanese niche culture.