Episode 115 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. That's right, it's another discussion of everyone's favorite cyberpunk franchise! It's been barely a month since Ben and Duncan cautiously praised the first few episodes of the second season of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, but now they're back to say that the caution was warranted and that the series represents a nadir for Kenji Kamiyama's otherwise interesting career. What did they like, what did they hate, and how does it relate to the broader conversation about producing and marketing franchises in anime? Why, you'll have to listen to find out! Also, note that this is the last of Key Frames' biweekly episodes: from this point onward, we'll be releasing episodes on the first Tuesday of every month, to permit more of our hosts to attend more regularly.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2 (25:47)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (29:26)
Ghost in the Shell (1995) (36:22)
Listener Questions (0:43):
- Why doesn't anime remix for different audiences like Western media often does? Do you think we will ever see anime aimed directly at older audiences?
What is a four-quadrant (or four-corners) movie?
Claire Napier's scorching take on the second cour of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045
The message at the end of 1984 is wholly at odds with its use in Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045
A timeline of rising Japanese militarism and the threats it posed to the state in the early to mid-twentieth century