Episode 58 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. Look, we know what you're thinking. "Really, a meme that's half a decade old? I can't believe that's the best that came out of this episode." First off, yes, a meme that's half a decade old and still hilarious. Second, Ben, Andy, Duncan, and Jeff have great conversations about perennial favorites Chihayafuru and Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, as well as a throwback to last year's Dragon Pilot, before shifting to their topic of cicadas and summertime in anime. Only one of them has firsthand experience with those loud-ass bugs—guess who it is!
Chihayafuru 3 (9:10)
No Guns Life (24:22)
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (29:02)
Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan (38:32)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (59:45)
Natsu no Arashi! (1:01:39)
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (1:15:34)
Gran Blue (1:18:46)
Japanese traditions for the new year
Gendered assumptions hold Dragon Pilot back
The myth of the difficult male genius
Lampshading as a way of defusing tropes
What is a cicada?
What is a grackle?
Nothing quite says "anime" like power lines and cicadas
What is sakura?
A primer on Japanese aesthetics
That article about cicadas that Ben was using to bullshit everyone