Episode 13 of Key Frames: Inbetweens, a mini-podcast about anime. The boys (that is, Ben and Jeff) are back in town, and that means that it's time for another round of navel-gazing about the Monogatari Series franchise! This time, it's the long-delayed movie trilogy that tells the story of Araragi's first encounter with a hot girl... and with a vampire! There's so much to cover that they miss a bunch, though. For instance, there's not a word about Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade jogging her memory by digging through her literal brains, or about the recurring motif of a vampire hunter's head laughing in front of bad CGI flames. Still, they talk a lot! Maybe too much. Listen, if you dare...
How exactly did noted astronomer Tycho Brahe die?
Unpretentious authorial voice as the aesthetic of iki
Who is Hiroshi Kamiya?
Who is Maaya Sakamoto?
In defense of the toothbrush scene in Nisemonogatari
Who was Kenzo Tange?
More on the use of mixed materials and media in the Monogatari Series franchise
What is brutalism?
Who was Arthur Erickson?
The rise and fall of Taisho democracy in Japan
What's all this about class reps?