MC Bat Commander's Head Explodes!

Christian Jacobs' 15-year journey from leading the ultimate OC cult band to 'The Aquabats! Super Show!'

It didn't hurt that those years in Japan were also crucial to the development of The Aquabats! Super Show! look. "Before I went to Japan, I was into anime and manga, but living there, I got to understand the culture on a higher level," Jacobs says. He refers to tokusatsu shows, television dramas that feature—you guessed it—superheroes fighting monsters that make considerable use of special effects. "It's totally ridiculous, but there's beauty in it, too.

"Once you understand the culture, things become more accessible," he adds. "It's a little less random feeling. It's like Yo Gabba Gabba! You think it's tweaked when you first watch it, but when you really watch it, you see that it's just a sweet kids' show that's sincere about helping to teach kids to love one another."


Holy fang fest! These reptiles are nicer than they look (and the snakes are nice, too)
Tim Melideo
Holy fang fest! These reptiles are nicer than they look (and the snakes are nice, too)
No Aquabats (not even the MC Bat Commander) were harmed during this photo shoot
Tim Melideo
No Aquabats (not even the MC Bat Commander) were harmed during this photo shoot

This article appeared in print as "To the Bat's Head! Christian Jacobs' 15-year journey from leading the ultimate OC cult band to The Aquabats! Super Show!"

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