Episode 16 of the Key Frames podcast, a podcast about anime. It’s the end of an era! Well, it’s the end of an anime season, at least. Everyone’s watched more than they thought and has more opinions than they expected. For the second half of the podcast, Ben picks Kino’s Journey for the next spotlight anime and then they all tackle the big question: what’s wrong with anime?
Sakura Quest (1:49)
SaeKano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend ♭ (15:18)
Eromanga Sensei (28:17)
Little Witch Academia (TV) (29:50)
My Hero Academia 2 (42:25)
KADO – The Right Answer (44:49)
Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul (1:07:47)
The Reflection (1:34:54)
Restaurant to Another World (1:36:42)
Listener Questions (1:21:51):
– What is the single biggest problem facing the anime industry?
– What anime are we looking forward to next season?
“Mio-chan, selamat pagi!”
History of the concept of furusato in Japanese culture
SaeKano flirts with disaster as a harem comedy
The “First Girl” rule in harem comedies (and in anime, generally)
What is anisotropy?
Re:CREATORS knows how to make a recap episode worth watching
Live-action sequences as a higher plane of reality in End of Evangelion
In This Corner of the World coming to US theaters in August 2017
Hulu’s recommendations if you liked Kino’s Journey
Miyazaki and Moebius in conversation