The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 11

In episode 11, our beloved host, Charles/TWWK (wait… what?), will be interviewing JP/Japes featuring questions about Japan submitted by you, our readers and listeners! Just like last month, JP is still working in Japan, and so this episode will focus on his impressions based on his time in Kanazawa.

Thanks for listening! Feel free to stream the episode below, subscribe on iTunes, or check out our RSS feed! Also, be sure to email us with any questions you would like included in our “Listener Mail” portion, including the name you would like stated in the podcast and your website or blog for us to share!

Time Stamps:
Intro – 0:00
Announcements – 0:54
Otaku Diet – 1:25
Q&A – 5:13
Closer – 1:00:36
Blooper – 1:01:25

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And check out the pictures below from JP’s time in Japan – many match the sites he mentions in this episode:

The courtyard at my school. The school, despite being a college, looks just like the stereotypical Japanese high school!
The courtyard at my school. The school, despite being a college, looks just like the stereotypical Japanese high school!
Kenrokuen, probably the most famous tourist spot in Kanazawa!
Kenrokuen, probably the most famous tourist spot in Kanazawa!
Kanazawa Castle... or what remains of it anyway.
Kanazawa Castle… or what remains of it anyway.

Kanazawa Station, the train station that connects to Tokyo via bullet train from Kanazawa's downtown.
Kanazawa Station, the train station that connects to Tokyo via bullet train from Kanazawa’s downtown.
It's not a true abroad experience until you've eaten at a foreign McDonald's.
It’s not a true abroad experience until you’ve eaten at a foreign McDonald’s.
Yes, that is a box of Yandere snacks.
Yes, that is a box of Yandere snacks.
SO MANY SHRINE!! Seriously, they're everywhere.
SO MANY SHRINES!! Seriously, they’re everywhere.
I guest spoke for the university's chapel service this week!
I guest spoke for the university’s chapel service this week!

13 thoughts on “The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 11

  1. This was so enjoyable to listen to! Thanks for answering my questions, too! Its very nice to hear about the Japanese culture from an American who’s actually experiencing it first hand. 😀

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Of course, take my views with a grain of salt, since I’m incredibly biased both in my personal views and my personal experiences.

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  2. Wow! That’s so interesting to hear about the role of redemption in Japanese culture! Their hunger for it shows it in their entertainment for sure. Your answer reminds me of this movie my dad made me watch “The Yakuza”, where the main character had to cut off his finger in order to apologize… that’s a very foreign idea in Western Culture and even more in Christianity. It’s like they feel they have to buy forgiveness where as follows of Christ, we know that forgiveness is free in Christ. By the way, “The Yakuza” was an amazing movie, if you like Japan, sword fights, and the 70’s… then this movie is for you.

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    1. I believe sociologists call that the difference between a shame-based culture (Japan) and a guilt-based culture (the West). Of course I’m no expert in that field, so I may be misremembering…

      In any case, thanks for the recommendation and thank you so much for submitting questions and listening to the episode!

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  3. Awesome episode! My questions got answered and I learned more about Japanese culture (some of which did surprise me). and their views. I am glad i listened.

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