TRAILER | X360 Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 3:59 PM

Ballad of Gay Tony anime trailer

Ballad of Gay Tony anime trailer

When it comes to pushing the limits of the parody genre, the guys from Rockstar have always been among the best. Once again, they prove their skills by releasing this new trailer of The Ballad of Gay Tony showing what an anime looks like when it is on TV in the world of Grand Theft Auto IV. The last exclusive addition to GTA IV will be available at the end of this week on Xbox Live and also at your local retailer with Episodes from Liberty City, the collection including The Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned.

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Commented on 2009-10-27 16:19:41
Awesome!
Commented on 2009-10-27 16:21:21
He, he- Perfect! Has nothingto do with the game other than what you hear on the radio, but pretty much nails 90% of anime...
Commented on 2009-10-27 17:06:19
No offense to anyone who actually liked this but by God this has to be the lamest attempt I have ever seen. has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the game.... just what was Rockstar thinking....
Commented on 2009-10-27 17:14:50
I am not gonna claim i am the biggest 'know it all' when it comes to Anime, but 90% of anime? Glad i am watching GOOD anime that, like Death Note, Monster, Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist. There sure seems to be ALOT of crappy Anime then.
Commented on 2009-10-27 17:16:17
Well its the humor of gta. Thats the link.
Commented on 2009-10-27 17:17:59
Alimo, did u ever listen to the radio stations? One of the adverts was about a japanese cyber schoolgirl sex ninja series, this is just an awesome spinoff, and a nice piece of tongue in cheek comedy related to the game.
Think of it as something similar to the comedy club or tv shows...
Commented on 2009-10-27 17:31:10
This wouldn't even amuse an anime fan, just looks like they were trying too hard.. a pretty dull parody that doesn't take away from the game, yet doesn't add to it..
Commented on 2009-10-27 17:34:17
Well that made me chuckle :)
Commented on 2009-10-27 18:10:02 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
No offense to anyone who actually liked this but by God this has to be the lamest attempt I have ever seen. has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the game.... just what was Rockstar thinking....
If you check the official GTA IV website, not only is Princess Robot Bubblegum a series of repeating commercials on Liberty City radio stations that have been there since the GTA IV disc launched back in the Spring of 2008, but in the upcoming Ballad of Gay Tony expansion pak, it is now a full-fledged, multi-episode, television series on Liberty City's in-game television stations.

And quite frankly, if i is even half as good as the too awesome for words, Republican Space Rangers, then this little anime, will turn out to be one of the best in-game easter eggs of all time.
Commented on 2009-10-27 18:35:10 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
No offense to anyone who actually liked this but by God this has to be the lamest attempt I have ever seen. has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the game.... just what was Rockstar thinking....
Did you watch the TV in GTA4? Most of it isn't related to the game's story but represents ironic social criticism in general and this is a spot on.
Commented on 2009-10-27 19:02:47
It has us talking about it, so imo the advertising succeeded ...
Commented on 2009-10-27 19:55:14 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
No offense to anyone who actually liked this but by God this has to be the lamest attempt I have ever seen. has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the game.... just what was Rockstar thinking....
lol, talk about missing the point. i guess you never watched the TV in GTA4 and lost and damned?
Commented on 2009-10-27 21:05:27
I want the box set!
Commented on 2009-10-27 21:53:01
Too bad it is fiction, it would be a great anime xD
Commented on 2009-10-27 23:06:22
The full show is even better :)

Got my disk today and have had about an hours play
Commented on 2009-10-28 00:12:11 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
I am not gonna claim i am the biggest 'know it all' when it comes to Anime, but 90% of anime? Glad i am watching GOOD anime that, like Death Note, Monster, Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist. There sure seems to be ALOT of crappy Anime then.
That's why I said 90% and not 100%. Even great series' like Neon Genisis Evangeleon(Spelling?) and Ghost in the Shell have rediculously convoluted storylines and pseudo-philosophic ramblings...
Commented on 2009-10-28 00:45:23
Lol, almost as good as Ego Raptor's "Girlchan in Paradise" XD

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/484273
Commented on 2009-10-28 01:13:53 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
No offense to anyone who actually liked this but by God this has to be the lamest attempt I have ever seen. has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the game.... just what was Rockstar thinking....
lol wot? U can watch a tv in GTA4!
Commented on 2009-10-28 05:56:51
Anime hasn't been like that since the origanl Dragon Ball, goes to show just how out of touch some people are.

Still it made me smile.
Commented on 2009-10-28 06:21:04 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by alimokrane
No offense to anyone who actually liked this but by God this has to be the lamest attempt I have ever seen. has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the game.... just what was Rockstar thinking....
Wut? It's one of the TV channels in GTA. They're all either satire or parody. It has everything to do with the game.
Posted by Jollipop
Anime hasn't been like that since the origanl Dragon Ball, goes to show just how out of touch some people are.

Still it made me smile.
There's still plenty of low-ball anime out there.. I don't think this missed the mark by much.
Commented on 2009-10-28 07:20:00 In reply to GriftGFX
There are also lots of low-ball games out there too, GTAIV is one of them.
Commented on 2009-10-28 08:33:51 In reply to romeolives
Posted by romeolives
It has us talking about it, so imo the advertising succeeded ...
you just burned yourself m8. good job!
Commented on 2009-10-28 14:53:05 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Anime hasn't been like that since the origanl Dragon Ball, goes to show just how out of touch some people are.

Still it made me smile.
If you're comparing this to dragonball you've entirely missed the point.
This would've been parody 10 years ago, today it's more like the norm. If you disagree, consider yourself to be the lucky 10% Frozpot has been talking about.
Commented on 2009-10-28 16:56:49
lol, anime is soo much more than just these clichès, which at most make up 10% of all anime

I guess some people only watched 3-4 shows and thought knew exactly what anime is all about... like some people listening to some pop-songs and thinking they knew everything about modern music
Commented on 2009-10-28 18:09:23
Always seemed like the 'satire' 'humour' in GTA was always trying too hard, was always too obvious and was entirely juvenile in places. Hence wasn't funny for me.
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