"Bull-shido", Way to Die #965, is the second death to be featured in "Death Takes A Vacation", which aired on November 14, 2011.
Kioshi (Basho) was a depressed musician. One of his bandmates, Tinaka, had died in a previous episode, and ever since then, he had been in a rut. One day, Kioshi had come to the conclusion that his rock band sucked and he has no talent, so he decides to commit a form of samurai suicide called Seppuku with the help of his bandmates. First he recites a poem apologizing for his lack of talent and then he uses a Tanto to disembowel himself.
”He clearly would've made a better samurai than rock star. Showing no emotion, as he ripped his guts wide open."
He then dies of exsanguination. To finish the death, his band member takes a Katana and decapitates him.
Cast and Interviewees
- Kazu Nagahama - Band Member
- Alpha Takahashi - Female Band Member
- Sifu Todd Shawn Tei - Japanese Historian
- Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan - Interventional Pain Physician
- Yoshi Takanmure - Kioshi (lead:intended victim)
- This is the very first intentional suicide not done out of stupidity.
- Kioshi's band is described as being terrible, but in Coffin to Death, not only were they very popular with the audience, but even the narrator described them as being a good band. However, it was 13 years earlier, so it is possible that they have gotten rusty after being on band for 13 years.
- Then again, they could have lost their touch immediately after Tinaka's death.
- In the previous segment, Kioshi was called "Basho". This implies that the latter was his stage name.
- The narrator mispronounced "Tanto" as "Tarento".
- Also Called “Urning Japanese” on the spike website.
- Urning Japanese (Spike TV)
- Samurai Estupido (Stupid Samurai) - Latin American dub
- Destripado (Disemboweled) - Spanish dub
- Saudado Diminio (Pirate Fight) - Portuguese dub
- Metal-kiri (Word Play on Harakiri and Metal) Turkish dub