Anime is a crazy thing, and Japan is a crazy place. Surely there is a way to make this all feel more natural!
Localization is often a tricky matter. You can't just show smutty Chinese porn cartoons to children! You have to censor all of it! But where is the line drawn for things not explicitly problematic, but just odd or, god-forbid, foreign? Well, we're here to talk about Japanese Themes and Localizations!
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Anime is a diverse art form, and even just the form factor for consumption by the masses can have a dramatic impact on the things that make the anime good.
But none of that matters, because we're just here to talk over each other and disagree! We talk about our favorite anime movies, and why they're amazing, and how they differ from TV shows. Do you have any favorite anime movies? Don't forget to tweet us your recommendations!
Art and Music really make the experience of anime whole. Let's ruin that magic by yelling at each other.
Our intrepid heroes brave the gory battlefield of judging art, and immediately learn to hate each other. Some people say some things about animation and some people call them wrong. But at least we can all agree Luluco was pretty good.
The spring season is over! We've been taken on daring patrols through space and seen impressionable shrine maidens quake in terror before the public eye! But was any of it good?
The gang is back to review this Spring 2016 anime season that we poured all our hopes and dreams into. Were the trains attacks worth staying up for? Did TRIGGER save anime? Listen and find out!
Some shows were just born to be put together to make terribly beautiful bastard children. And we're here to talk about them!
The gang watches Gunbuster (1988) and Diebuster (2004) and then proceed to berate eachother over which one is better.
2 great shows, 2 best girls, 2 massive robots, and 1 amazing return to earth. Listen as our hosts dive into what makes a short OVA series great, while slowly building animosity towards eachothers' terrible taste.
Kwoka is back from Tokyo and is here to regale us with his tales of wonder!
We also read some iTunes reviews and talk about the upcoming Summer Season! What shows are you looking forward to? What shows you already dreading hearing all about?
Kwoka is still in Tokyo so the rest of gang is here to talk about the Spring Season! What shows have clawed their way up from humble beginnings and which shows have stumbled and tripped on the fast track to success?
Those little things can easily make or break a show, and relatable characters are no different.
"Relatable" is a common term used to describe good characters, but it is so often not backed by much other than "relatable". Do people even know what this mean? (protip: Nick doesn't) In this episode we chat about characters that are relatable to us, and what makes them so, as well as touching on some of those little things that make us furious or fall in love.
Are harems better when the protagonist is weak-willed, or when he takes what he wants?
In a revamping of our old review style show, we come together to collectively review Kokoro Connect and School Days! Both have guys going after girls, but one has mystical interlopers and the other has a complete lack of empathy! Which one is better? Listen to find out!