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February 16, 2019 @ 7:59 am

Episode 47 - Akira

This week, Tristan and Christina discuss Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira (1988)

Topics of conversation include: The Olympics, Stranger Things, and 1980s Japan

Track of the Week: Kaneda

Links:

1990 Review

Freida Freiburg, Akira and the Postnuclear Sublime  in Hibakusha Cinema

David Desser, Consuming Asia in Multiple Modernities

Susan Napier, The Dystopian Imagination in The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature

Susan Napier, Panic Sites: The Japanese Imagination of Disaster from Godzilla to Akira

Thomas LaMarre, Born of Trauma: Akira and Capitalist Modes of Destruction

Video Essays:

AKIRA: How To Animate Light 

The Impact of Akira

Understanding Disaster: Akira and the Postmodern Apocalypse

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February 9, 2019 @ 8:39 am

Episode 46 - Kids on the Slope Episode #12: All Blues

This week, Tristan and Christina discuss Episode #12 of Kids on the Slope: All Blues

Topics of conversation include: Django Unchained, Graduation, and 70s haircuts

Trope of the Week: Meaningful Echo

Track of the Week: Altair

Links:

Shinichiro Watanabe Interview (2013)

Music Guide (Kotaku)

Freedom and Guilt in Sakamichi No Apollon

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February 2, 2019 @ 8:07 am

Episode 45 - Kids on the Slope Episode #11: Left Alone

This week, Tristan and Christina discuss Episode #11 of Kids on the Slope: Left Alone

Topics of conversation include: High School Graduation, The Will to Power, and Good Will Hunting.

Trope of the Week: It's All My Fault

Track of the Week: My Favorite Things

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