Episode 64 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. Even in the darkest hours of a global pandemic, Ben and Duncan refuse to leave their posts as anime critics and commentators. Honestly, this works out well for everyone, because they've got a host of shows to recommend. Are you all caught up with the newest reality TV and documentaries on Netflix? Why not check out Escaflowne, BOFURI, or Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken? And, if you want to delve even deeper, because of course you do, then check out their discussion after the break about roles and depictions of otaku in anime?
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department - Regards (1:41)
Stars Align (10:57)
The Vision of Escaflowne (14:07)
Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea (20:58)
BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, So I'll Max Out My Defense. (29:14)
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (36:29)
Otaku no Video (57:06)
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (1:06:14)
Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (1:10:00)
SaeKano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (1:18:51)
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku (1:20:19)
What are the castles of Mad King Ludwig?
Extremely thoughtful interview with Escaflowne and Stars Align director Kazuki Akane
ANN's review-cum-retrospective on Escaflowne and its production
BOFURI works because it thinks beyond the MMO isekai format
A warm review for Ride Your Wave
The philosophical underpinnings of otaku culture
Interviewing Hiroki Azuma on otaku
Where does the term "otaku" come from?
Who was Tsutomu Miyazaki, the "Otaku Murderer"?
Who was Kaoru Kobayashi?
What is Cool Japan?
Who is Toshio Okada, the "OtaKing"?
What is Mazes and Monsters?