The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 16

Welcome to episode 16 of The Tangles! This month, the theme of our episode is “Psychology in Anime and Fiction,” and we had the chance to interview aspiring blogger Tony Yao from Manga Therapy! This month, JP (Japesland) and Charles (TWWK) talk about how otaku media both impact the viewer and influence his or her mental state.

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Time Stamps:
Intro – 0:00
Announcements – 0:48
Otaku Diet – 1:05
Interview – 6:15
Main Topic: Anime and Psychology – 18:05
Listener Mail – 40:34
Closer – 48:20

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The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 16

8 thoughts on “The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 16

  1. How terribly dramatic my thankfulness answer was! If anyone wishes to know, I was going to say that I am thankful that my school doesn’t reprimand me when I sit in my chair like L from Death Note. My friends have even started calling me “L” when they see me in class, but for some reason, I can’t study or focus unless I’m all curled up like a weirdo. So there is some closer for you and yet I’m laughing at how silly I am. Wonderful podcast by the way, I feel these topics of depression are very important and very real. No one seams to want to get real about this struggle, but that just makes it worse for those who already feel so alone. Wonderful job, I even feel like some of what you said was a specific message from God to me, as sappy and dramatic as that sounds. I’m thankful for all the love you all put into this blog and podcast. Keep on sharing God’s glory. 🙂

    1. Sorry for the late reply! I’m so glad to hear that it spoke to you. We all have unique experiences that help us relate to others in ways we may not realize!

    2. We actually wondered how we should handle your question – I’m glad you finished up for us here in the comments. I don’t know how I could have gone on without knowing the rest! 😛

  2. That’s some interesting discussion about fiction honestly. It can become a self-fulfilling prophecy in a weird way. I forgot that I should’ve said something about anime and autism, since Lauren Orsini asked me about it once. I read an article about a father who connected with his autistic son through Disney cartoons and how those cartoons helped his son to live.

    Cartoons seem to be a safe way to process information while using subtle cues to handle complexity.

    Once again, thanks for having me!

  3. Great job, Tony! It was nice to hear about your experiences in life and how manga has helped you. I find manga therapeutic, too.

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