Episode 75 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. Yes, we've talked about mothers. Yes, we've talked about families. For a change of pace, though, Ben, Andy, and Duncan are now talking about parents! Specifically, modern anime's tendency towards absent or invisible parents, which somehow involves a digression about the TV sitcom Friends. Don't worry, we eventually get back on topic with conversations about Boy and the Beast, Aggretsuko, and Great Pretender.
Crayon Shin-chan (2:13)
Dragon Ball Z (8:00)
Dome x Kano (15:46)
Boys Over Flowers (18:51)
Fruits Basket (2019) (19:47)
Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World 2 (28:03)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (37:14)
The Boy and the Beast (39:34)
Mirai no Mirai (45:10)
Great Pretender (50:29)
Aggretsuko 3rd Season (OVA) (1:16:40)
Creative dubbing in Samurai Pizza Cats
TV Tropes' page for "invisible parents"
TV Tropes' page for "absent parents"
What is a koseki or Japanese family registry?
Did Banksy intend for his art to be destroyed or not?