Episode 35 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. We were sitting down to do a podcast on a movie about one of humanity's greatest atrocities and we asked ourselves, "How best can we undermine our gravitas here?" The answer was obvious, and that's why we also talk about How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord, Robot Girls Z, and Golden Boy. After the break, join Ben, Andy, Duncan, and Jon as they talk about their spotlight, In This Corner of the World!
In This Corner of the World (36:54)
ME!ME!ME! and objectification in geek culture
What are tsukumogami?
Memories and personhood in What Isn't Saved (Will Be Lost)
Who is Go Nagai?
Go Nagai, Mazinger Z, and the genesis of modern mecha anime
The "It's me" scam in Japan
What is Happy Science?
Loneliness and old age in Japan
What is microhistory?
Sunao Katabuchi on recreating wartime Hiroshima
Experiencing war through a class on manga and anime
Who are hibakusha?
In This Corner of the World gets extended in December
Choosing Hiroshima for the atomic bomb
Mari Okada on emotion in Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms