The Rolling Girls Analysis & Review | GITM Podcast Ep. 51 – A Messy Moe Adventure!

The Rolling Girls (2015) is an anime that I have mixed feelings about, mostly because it performs very well in some areas but (in my opinion) poorly in others. This made me think quite strongly about the idea of 'premises' and whether a 'good' one genuinely exists. In this episode I discuss what I dislike … Continue reading The Rolling Girls Analysis & Review | GITM Podcast Ep. 51 – A Messy Moe Adventure!

Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 50: The Bitter End

Neon Genesis Evangelion is currently my favourite anime of all-time, partially due to the way that Anno is able to take apart his own story, reducing it to the fundamental question, 'Who is Shinji Ikari?' Although there are various other reasons for why I love the series, this is the main focus of 'The Bitter … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 50: The Bitter End

Vinland Saga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 47: What is Beauty? (Part 2)

In the previous part of my look through the philosophy of Vinland Saga's War Arc, I looked at Askeladd's connection to Stoicism, autonomy, etc.; in this second part, I will be looking at Canute's commentary on 'beauty'. In this episode, I discuss how Canute's speech & dialogue with the priest relates to idealism, the objectivity … Continue reading Vinland Saga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 47: What is Beauty? (Part 2)

Vinland Saga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 46: What is Beauty? (Part 1)

Vinland Saga's War Arc took me by surprise, as it managed to layer many themes and discourses intricately across it's episodes; it is for that reason that I have decided to try and answer the question, 'What is Beauty?' according to the anime.  In this 2-part series I will be looking into Vinland Saga's commentary … Continue reading Vinland Saga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 46: What is Beauty? (Part 1)

Bench (2010) – Beyond Konoha Part 3 | GITM Podcast Ep. 45

This episode is the second part of the Beyond Konoha mini series; in this mini-sode I take a look at Masashi Kishimoto's baseball one-shot manga, Bench. Within this episode, I look at how Kishimoto is able to maintain consistency within his artwork, while also being experimental, how he manages to maintain an uplifting mood throughout … Continue reading Bench (2010) – Beyond Konoha Part 3 | GITM Podcast Ep. 45

Mario (2013) – Beyond Konoha Part 2 | GITM Podcast Ep. 44

This episode is the second part of the Beyond Konoha mini series; in this mini-sode, I look at another one of Masashi Kishimoto's terminated serializations, (which was published as a one-shot manga in May 2013 in Jump Square Magazine) Mario. Within this episode, I focus on how Kishimoto's work managed to evolve (post-Karakuri), how Mario … Continue reading Mario (2013) – Beyond Konoha Part 2 | GITM Podcast Ep. 44

Karakuri (1995) – Beyond Konoha Part 1 | GITM Podcast Ep. 43

This episode is the beginning of a three-part mini-series, looking at three one-shot manga (Karakuri, Mario & Bench) by none other than the legendary mangaka, Masashi Kishimoto. Throughout the series, I will be trying to uncover what these manga demonstrate about Kishimoto's development as a writer and artist, as well as the value that comes … Continue reading Karakuri (1995) – Beyond Konoha Part 1 | GITM Podcast Ep. 43