Episode 84 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. Sometimes, when you're talking about a topic for a podcast, you forget a very obvious and useful term that would have both grounded and elevated the discussion. In this instance, for our episode on harem anime, it would have been really nice for one of us to remember the word "adhesion," which in the craft of writing romance novels refers to the forces preventing either character from walking away from a relationship. Anyway, Ben, Andy, Duncan, and Jeff muddle through somehow and are also experiencing a real sense of adhesion with some of the shows airing this seasons, like Dr. Stone: Stone Wars, Non Non Biyori Nonstop, and Wonder Egg Priority. Check it out!
Urusei Yatsura (8:18)
Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (17:29)
Eromanga Sensei (19:00)
Love Hina (19:24)
Ichigo 100% (manga) (22:33)
Dome x Kano (23:08)
Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends (24:24)
Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (34:36)
Land of the Lustrous (38:42)
A Certain Magical Index (46:49)
Ranma ½ (52:21)
Rosario + Vampire (54:12)
SaeKano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (56:30)
Fruits Basket (2019) (57:11)
Boys Over Flowers (1:01:42)
Princess Connect! Re:Dive (1:02:46)
Dr. Stone: Stone Wars (1:08:42)
Non Non Biyori Vacation (1:20:57)
Non Non Biyori Nonstop (1:23:39)
Yuru Camp △ Season 2 (1:29:48)
Wonder Egg Priority (1:33:56)
Tim Rogers' excellent video essay on Tokimeki Memorial
Jenny Nicholson's excellent video essay on The Vampire Diaries
Who was Souji Okita, first captain of the Shinsengumi?
An interview with Rumiko Takahashi (and Akira Toriyama) about their writing processes
What is a gatcha game?
What is the song "Kaeru no Uta"?
What is a round?
A Twitter thread exploring the career of Shinji Nojima, writer for Wonder Egg Priority
What is a sheela na gig?