Episode 93 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. No goofing around this time! Okay, well... Some goofing around? Just a little. Ben and Andy have as a guest Van Paugam, a Chicago-based DJ whose work has contributed greatly to the meteoric rise of city pop as a genre over the past several years. We discuss old anime (something Ben loves) and old music (something Andy loves), and we even find time to talk about more recent hits like The Tatami Galaxy, Ergo Proxy, and the monster that is the Demon Slayer movie! Thanks again to Van for coming on, we couldn't have hoped for our first big-name guest to be more gracious, charming, and funny.
Bubblegum Crisis (6:05)
Cat's Eye (8:06)
Sailor Moon (12:07)
All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku (OVA) (12:57)
Cowboy Bebop (21:16)
The Tatami Galaxy (43:03)
Non Non Biyori (59:11)
Ergo Proxy (1:00:11)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train (1:08:24)
How did Mariya Takeuchi's "Plastic Love" hit it big on YouTube?
A brief guide to city pop in all its forms
Who is Anri?
Japanese people have a specific etiquette when it comes to exchanging business cards
Who is Miki Matsubara?
Who is Kyoko Koizumi?
Who is Kentaro Haneda, creator of the Mystery Kindaichi Band?
What is the Sadistic Mika Band?
What is vaporwave?
What is future funk?
What is chillwave?
Who is Washed Out?
What is Neon Indian?
Who is Yoko Kanno?
Who is Mai Yamane?
Van Paugam on Junko Hashi's Magical and overpriced city pop vinyls
What is King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard?
Who is Takashi Miike?
The ill-timed reprint of Tomoko Aran's Fuyu-Kukan
What is a castella?
What is Asian Kung-Fu Generation?
Who is Etsuko Yakushimaru?
For real, the Demon Slayer movie broke all kinds of box-office records
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