Episode 86 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. That's right, we've killed the author, and now we're free to give the most outrageous interpretations imaginable for our favorite anime. The Gnostic imagery of Neon Genesis Evangelion? Important to the plot. The dozens and dozens of filler episodes in Naruto? Really important to the plot. The final episode cut from Excel Saga? Also really important to the plot. And... that's it? Nah, listen to the episode to find out what Ben, Andy, Duncan, and Jeff are really talking about, then stick around for discussion of an underrated Studio Ghibli movie and a spinoff from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure!
His and Her Circumstances (16:42)
Ghost in the Shell (manga) (18:07)
Akira (manga) (20:05)
Naruto (manga) (23:34)
Planetes (manga) (45:49)
One Piece (manga) (51:55)
Pom Poko (53:55)
The Eccentric Family (56:40)
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (1:13:34)
What is "The Death of the Author"?
Look at all this transmedia nonsense with Star Wars: The High Republic
One of the ubiquitous critiques of a Japanese game's translation issues
The announcement of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0's runtime of a hundred and fifty-four minutes
Martin Scorsese complaining about Marvel movies
What are parasocial relationships?
Sociological vs. psychological storytelling in Game of Thrones
Butchering Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind into Warriors of the Wind
What is Adam Curtis' Can't Get You Out of My Head?
What is White Day in Japan?