Episode 79 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. It's the episode about surrealism and absurdism in anime, so you know the drill! Ben, Andy, Duncan, and Jeff talk about Masaaki Yuasa. They talk about Satoshi Kon. They talk about Akiyuki Simbo and Shaft. They talk about Excel Saga and Puni Puni Poemy. They talk about... Mushishi? Huh. They talk about Land of the Lustrous, too. Maybe they went a little off the rails... Well, enjoy Ben ranting about historical accuracy in Hyouge Mono while things get sorted out!
Zoku Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (3:53)
Mind Game (6:54)
Cat Soup (9:47)
Arakawa Under the Bridge (21:27)
The Eccentric Family (34:38)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009) (37:11)
Excel Saga (41:27)
Puni Puni Poemy (42:08)
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (manga) (49:16)
Midnight Gospel (56:03)
Land of the Lustrous (58:19)
Jujutsu Kaisen (1:04:51)
TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You (1:23:30)
Hyouge Mono (1:34:10)
Apparently Shaft's director extraordinaire prefers his name to be romanized as Akiyuki Simbo
Who is Jizou?
Duncan Trussel on the making of Midnight Gospel
Hidetaka Miyazaki talks about the language barrier in fantasy novels inspiring Dark Souls
What was the Sengoku Jidai?
What is a koku?
What was the Honnou-ji Incident?
Who was Sen no Soueki/Sen no Rikyuu?
What is wabi-sabi?
The Japanese tea ceremony as a historical tool for policing the membership and conduct of the ruling class is fascinating
Children's sayings about Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa