TangleCast 66: The Meaning of Life in This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World, one of the most critically acclaimed anime films of recent years, went relatively under the radar. Following the life of the joyful and ditzy Suzu, the film mixes whimsical elements with gut-wrenching realism, taking place in the years leading up to and through WWII, reaching a climax with the bombing of Hiroshima. Our TangleCast team watched it recently and found that even for those who haven’t seen it, there’s much worth discussing, particularly about in what we find our identity.

0:00 Introduction
1:07 Last episode’s Cast Question
2:42 New Cast Question
7:10 Grab Bag Gratitude
12:38 In This Corner of the World DiscussionIntroduction
15:41 Discussion—Suzu’s character and growth
21:09 Discussion—How Suzu (and we) deal with loss
29:24 Discussion—Meaning behind loss and suffering
39:11 Discussion—Identity and meaning, gladness and joy
44:27 Discussion—Final scene, recovery, and hope
51:02 Closing

And we want your feedback as well! Each week we ask a question on the podcast and feature your answers on the next episode. Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question): What’s one of the most meaningful moments of your life?

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    Judy: I had experienced merciless teasing in grades 4-6 from my classmates because of the fact I have a physical challenge. This was when I attended public school (I attended public school in grades K-6). I was really, REALLY miserable.

    When I started attending Cotting School (I went to school there in grades 7-12–it was a school for students who have physical challenges), the very first day that I went there, everyone said “Hi” to me!! That meant SOOOO much to me, to have all these people I didn’t know make me feel so welcome, and, it was just wonderful, I was oh so happy, and going there made me much, MUCH happier!! <3 < Cooper: When both my favorite author and his agent, on separate occasions and under different circumstances, gave me their blessing as a writer. That was highly encouraging. Heath: Finding my current group of friends has been perhaps one of the best, most life changing moments in my life so far. Never knew how much I was missing without them. Tyler: Getting to put my wedding ring on my wife. Jimmy: When I was given a new sister by my parents Kenneth See: The day I was saved. Completely charged the trajectory of my life in a big way. The world hasn't been the same since.

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