Episode 13 of the Key Frames podcast, a podcast about anime. Everyone’s making apologies: Andy is in love with anthropomorphic animal girls, Ben is in love with a harem anime that knows it’s a harem anime, and everyone’s in love with making apologies for the Monogatari series. The only thing for which they’re not making apologies is this episode’s spotlight anime, Bartender… except maybe for one of them.
Kemono Friends (2:32)
Sakura Quest (9:51)
Hanasaku Iroha – Blossoms for Tomorrow (12:18)
SaeKano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (16:05)
Love Lab (23:33)
Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (28:24)
Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo (52:31)
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (live-action) (1:11:28)
Kemono Friends and environmentalism as fandom
Kemono Friends is the future of anime
What is a chupacabra?
Don Draper is not an aspirational character
Who is Hideaki Anno?
The Rebuild of Evangelion movies are Anno trying to critique otaku culture one last time
Anno calls Japan “a country of children” in a 2007 interview with The Atlantic
Who is Ted Haigh?
Who is David Wondrich?
The disputed origins of the margarita