Episode 48 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. Life is pain, folks. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something. More importantly, however, anime isn't pain, but Ben, Andy, Duncan, and Jeff still do their best to sell you on the highs and lows of the shows that they're watching. Enjoy thirty minutes of Sarazanmai, twenty minutes of Carole & Tuesday, and a comparison between the old and new versions of Fruits Basket. Once you're ready, you can close out the episode with the discussion of Kiznaiver, the 2016 series that's the spotlight, and begin the healing process all over again.
Kunihiko Ikuhara talks about his hopes that Sarazanmai will be a crossover hit
The fansub group Asenshi Subs has good translation notes for the puns in Sarazanmai
ANN's reviews for Sarazanmai
Ikuhara's commentary for The Adolescence of Utena shows little interest in giving answers
The director of the video game Dark Souls gave players a useless item as a prank
Otters in Japanese folklore
Ikuhara kept his pitch for Sarazanmai clean of butt stuff
Not even the cast really understands what's going on in Sarazanmai
Crunchyroll published a post, in essence, apologizing for the homoeroticism in Sarazanmai
What are seme and uke?
Look, I know the above link is fine, but check out this incredibly detailed explanation, too
Maybe Shinichiro Watanabe should stick to producing music
The in-universe Instagram account for a character in the video game Celeste
What is San-X?
An incredibly vulnerable take on the themes of abuse in Fruits Basket
What is to be done with the character of Akito Sohma?
The message of unerring kindness in Fruits Basket has value
Every member of the Chinese Zodiac is rival to another, Andy
Who is Mari Okada?
Put Nico from Love Live! in the trash
What is an expy?
I can't believe I'm letting Jeff force my hand with that "coconut water is urine" meme
The exciting career trajectory of Mari Okada