On to the video. Yes, Ex is his actual name (the guy who does the voice for Nissy & Hidaka). He was a replacement for Jason (the original casted voice). Secondly. Shinjiro's VA was a uber last minute decision, I couldn't find anyone to do his voice. So Shinjiro's VA is subject to change. I was amazed by the recording quality of Shuta and Nissy's VA's, they did a great job. The others... I should've redid Naoya's voice (time was not on my side, I'm sorry it didn't sound so good Maciek).
Anyways, there are many interesting food places in California, Orochan Ramen is one of them. Who wouldn't want to take on an insanely spicy food challenge? Many have tried, few have succeeded. Nissy came out victorious while the others failed. Poor Shuta, good luck with that meat dimension though. And the dialogue on the airplane was between Shinjiro and Nissy, it was a reference back to an older posting titled "Departure," if everyone can recall Shinji shoving Nissy into the overhead luggage compartment out of rage, which he totally would fit into right?
I love seeing my drawings somewhat animated, it's so awesome.
"The meat dimension" was coined from the Persona 4 series. The aggressive depiction of the meat dimension was inspired by the artists on deviantart:SandraMJ and DarkZorel from their persona4gotten web-comic.