The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 6

For our sixth episode, we are excited to have Sean Elfers, an aspiring writer, theologian, and expert on mythology, as our guest. For this episode we do not have a co-host, meaning JP hosts the episode by himself. Rest assured, we will return to our normal format next episode! Additionally, due to technical difficulties, we encountered significant problems in audio performance. This will be fixed for episode 7, and we appreciate your patience! This month our topic is “What makes an animation”!

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Time Stamps:
Intro – 0:00
Announcements – 8:50
Otaku Diet – 10:29
Current Article/Discussion – 27:41
Listener Mail – 1:00:24
Closer – 1:13:35

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The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 6

3 thoughts on “The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 6

  1. I really enjoyed this episode! I look forward to reading Sean’s posts.

    Sean, when you brought up Captain Harlock, you caught my attention. It’s the only movie I’ve seen animated in that style (and the only Captain Harlock anime). Once I got used to the animation, I enjoyed it. The hand drawn anime tends to be my preference, but it’s fun to watch different visual styles.

    I was quite interested as you guys started talking about the specifics of what makes anime good. I’m dabbling in all sorts of creative writing for my major, including screenwriting (I have to write a film script by the end of the semester). Many of the aspects of anime you brought up apply not only to anime and film, but to other writing formats as well. There are a few things you said that I need to be constantly reminded of in the writing process, including about visuals and actions. And, of course, how at the end of a good anime/movie/etc., the viewer may realize that the story isn’t brand new, but rather it’s “something fundamental to who I am.” Anime, like all storytelling media, has amazing potential to touch people at the heart… if the directors/writers can take full advantage of the tools at hand. And that’s often harder than it looks.

    Of course, I appreciated the animation/CG parts of your discussion, too. I almost want to watch Your Lie in April just so I can see (and hear) the piano playing. But I have other priorities at the moment.

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