Episode 45 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. The best part of watching anime is that you get both the good and the bad. One day you're running with the wind, and the next you're rising with the shield hero. I can't think about any clever way to work Double Decker! into that framework, but those are what Ben, Andy, Duncan, and Jon talked about before moving to this week's spotlight, the first cour of the 2016 series Bungo Stray Dogs! Get on it like a genetically modified soldier from the moon.
Bungo Stray Dogs (54:14)
Run with the Wind (0:48)
A Certain Magical Index III (16:53)
The Rising of the Shield Hero (17:36)
Goblin Slayer (32:01)
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord (41:15)
Double Decker! Doug & Kirill (44:43)
My Hero Academia (1:09:50)
Devilman Crybaby (1:43:52)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009) (1:46:00)
Listener Questions (1:42:31):
- What is an anime that shows the uniqueness of the medium and how does it do that?
What is zettai ryouiki?
The trope of the good master and the happy slave
Japan's history with slavery
Let's indulge Ben on the different classifications of unfree bondage
This site is a horrendous eyesore, but it has the best discussion of "fujobait" in the context of queerbaiting
Who was Atsushi Nakajima?
What are "monster of the week" shows?
Who was Ryunosuke Akutagawa?
Who was Osamu Dazai?
F. Scott Fitzgerald drank himself to death
Who was John Steinbeck?
The poem "Be Not Defeated by the Rain" by Kenji Miyazawa
The Great Gatsby is a book for thirtysomethings, not teens
Who was Doppo Kunikida?
Who was Kyouka Izumi?
Who was Junichiro Tanizaki?
Who was Herman Melville?
Lovecraft's extreme racism
Kafka Asagiri and Harukawa 35 on designing characters for Bungo Stray Dogs
Who was Ichiyo Higuchi?
The genius of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's "Endless Eight" episodes