Episode 43 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. Surely there's been a misunderstanding! A normal, natural conversation about sex comedies in anime has transformed into a meditation about our self-made dystopia of technological isolation. What will Ben, Andy, Duncan, and Jeff do? It's a gamble, but their only option is to talk through the plot and themes of their spotlight anime, the 1998 series Serial Experiments Lain, in hopes of finding some kind of salvation.
Serial Experiments Lain (40:19)
Dome x Kano (1:04)
Scum's Wish (3:17)
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (manga) (15:11)
Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan (2019) (15:58)
Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist (20:45)
Hajimete no Gal (26:35)
Please Tell Me! Galko-chan (28:29)
Kakegurui x x (31:27)
Medaka Box (36:07)
Den-noh Coil (1:39:41)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig (1:40:45)
A review of My Girlfriend Is Shobitch stirs things up
What is Majestic 12?
What is Xanadu (the city)?
What is Xanadu (the film)?
What is Xanadu (the poem)?
What is the Gaia theory?
Hideaki Anno's criticisms of intentional obtuseness in fan readings of media
What is Wi-Fi and what is its history?
Who is Yoshitoshi ABe?
Who is Chiaki J. Konaka?
The prescience of Serial Experiments Lain and its vision of internet culture
Academia sure loves its articles on Serial Experiments Lain