Episode 83 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. Winter really is the season for isekai anime, if you think about it. You're stuck inside by the wet and the cold, surrounded by the boring signifiers of your everyday life, so what better to do than imagine that a literal (or figurative) death that enables you to experience a literal (or figurative) rebirth in a strange and exciting new world where the laws of reality are a lot more reasonable for and recognizable to someone who's spent decades playing video games? Ben, Andy, Duncan, and Jeff deal with this deluge of power fantasies in the new season of anime, at least before Ben spends half an hour exploring his feelings about a not-so-historical drama about tea and ceramics but also politics.
Umamusume: Pretty Derby Season 2 (3:29)
Heya Camp △ (11:25)
Yuru Camp △ Season 2 (12:19)
So I'm a Spider, So What? (16:17)
Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (42:06)
Hortensia Saga (45:11)
Heaven's Design Team (47:10)
Show by Rock!! Stars!! (55:10)
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (OVA) (59:40)
Suppose a Kid From the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town (1:06:08)
Otherside Picnic (1:08:46)
Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World (1:17:35)
Hyouge Mono (1:23:38)
Who was Special Week?
Who was Silence Suzuka?
Who was Tokai Teio?
Who was Mejiro McQueen?
Yamanashi Prefecture, the setting of Heya Camp
Ise, home to the most sacred shrine in Shintoism
Who is Aoi Yuuki?
Criticizing the spider's design in So I'm a Spider, So What?
What is a denpa song?
What is a "painful car"?
What is Roadside Picnic?
What is the "SCP Foundation"?
What is giri?
Who was Oribe Furuta?
Who was Hiroshi Teshigahara?
What is kabuki?