@Cap, I’m pretty picky about my mashups having a through line that makes sense. I respect the weirdness of it, and certainly the dedication to see it through. It seems like one of those ideas that if you’re already in the bag for it, you can find ways to justify it. I think you’re right though, it works best at the character to character comparison level more than the overall IP level. Bart, as a skateboarding slacker, is certainly the american version of the bosozoku/yanki high school kid we are presented with in Kaneda. It is certainly bizarre as a visual experience.