Episode 55 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. In some ways, this is a typical end to a season of anime. Jon has a long list of shows that he stuck with, albeit longer than usual, and Ben has one that he probably shouldn't have stuck with. Duncan and Jeff discuss matters of subtle emotionality, while Andy's always game to defend baser pleasures. And yet! We discuss the war crimes of Unit 731 during the Second World War, superhero movies as mythology, and terrible nineteenth-century houseguests. Don't miss out!
Cop Craft (1:30)
All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku (OVA) (9:48)
Astra Lost in Space (16:54)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (31:05)
Fire Force (35:07)
Dr. Stone (42:32)
Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note (54:21)
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II (58:47)
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (1:15:27)
Fullmetal Alchemist (1:17:50)
Vinland Saga (1:20:20)
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? (1:44:40)
We Never Learn: BOKUBEN (1:57:44)
O Maidens in Your Savage Season (1:59:26)
How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? (2:13:47)
Punch Line (2:20:26)
To Heart (2:22:39)
Rin: ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ (2:27:01)
Listener Questions (2:19:56):
- What's the worst reason that you started watching an anime?
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto criticizes a statue honoring Korean comfort women as "dirty" and "vulgar"
Firsthand accounts of the experiences of comfort women during the Second World War
What was Unit 731?
Who was Jeffrey Dahmer?
As leader of the postwar occupation, Douglas MacArthur shaped Japanese society
Well, it looks like some Funimation titles are back on Crunchyroll and VRV?
What is neo-medievalism?
The uncomfortable relationship between superhero stories and mythology
How did the genre of fantasy come into existence?
Ursula K. Le Guin had some things to say about the colonialist underpinnings of sci-fi and fantasy
The popular image of Vikings as strong and carefree is literally Nazi propaganda
Do we really need to explain College Humor's take on Batman?
Millennarian anxiety in the Middle Ages and today
As promised, how Hans Christian Anderson ruined his friendship with Charles Dickens