Episode 03 of Key Frames: Inbetweens, a mini-podcast about anime. The current state of anime podcasts is unsustainable. On the one hand are podcasts that cater to the fandom by obsessing over references, moe, and fan service without truly engaging in the artistic and thematic content of the medium. On the other are podcasts that cater to the industry with production figures and pedigree, informative to other insiders but inaccessible to the average listener. What is necessary, now more than ever in this new age of internet content, is a podcast that provides a disruptive median that realigns the praxis of anime discourse online into an uncompromised synthesis of critical superego and enthusiast id. That podcast will be our discussion of Patlabor 2: the Movie. Join the revolution with Ben, Andy, Duncan, and Jeff!
Patlabor 2: the Movie (0:51)
Patlabor: the Movie (9:38)
Patlabor on TV (12:39)
Ghost in the Shell (1995) (24:37)
WXIII – Patlabor 3: the Movie (49:15)
Mobile Police Patlabor (OVA) (1:11:03)
Who is Mamoru Oshii?
1976 defection of Viktor Belenko and his MiG-25P to the United States via Japan
United Nations peacekeeping forces in Cambodia in the early nineties
Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, forbidding the offensive use of military force
Who is Kazunori Ito?
The February 26 Incident that inspired the events of the movie
What is a yamato nadeshiko?
Major features of Oshii’s narrative and visual style
Aum Shinrikyo and the 1995 sarin attacks
Who is Adam Curtis?
That’s it! We’ll be back to our old routine the Monday after next. Tune in for our long-awaited discussion of Kino’s Journey, just in time for the remake that’s coming in the fall anime season!