One Piece Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 77: What Is Control?

One Piece and politics go hand-in-hand; this episode I want to start to dissect some of the political ideas that make Oda's narrative the special one it is. Today, I discuss the notions of control, hegemony and dominance that influence One Piece's political landscape. Why are anarchy and order incompatible? How does the World Government … Continue reading One Piece Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 77: What Is Control?

2020’s Anime Lessons – An Analysis & Review | GITM Podcast Ep. 75

Happy Holidays and welcome to the final episode of Get In The Mecha this year! In our final episode not only of 2020 but my look back at the year in anime & manga, I take a step back to look at what I took from this year's works. What changed since last year's episode … Continue reading 2020’s Anime Lessons – An Analysis & Review | GITM Podcast Ep. 75

4:3 in Anime – The Aspect Ratio Gaining Significance With Time

Aspect Ratios are something I think about constantly, mostly because they are a component of film that simply are not thought about enough (and I tend to be a bit of a contrarian).  Within some of my previous content, I have thought about what makes the 2.35:1 cinematic aspect ratio transformative for our understanding of … Continue reading 4:3 in Anime – The Aspect Ratio Gaining Significance With Time

A Year In Sakuga – An Analysis & Review | GITM Podcast Ep. 74

What an amazing year it has been for Japanese & Chinese animation! Despite all the crazy things that have happened this year, there are still so many cool animation moments to unpack. In this episode, I discuss the awesome animations of 2020 from Pokemon projects to Music Videos and everything else in between. What can … Continue reading A Year In Sakuga – An Analysis & Review | GITM Podcast Ep. 74

Unskippable Openings (2020 Edition) | GITM Podcast Ep. 73

Last year, you guys really liked me talking about my favourite openings of that year, so Unskippable Openings is back! In the second annual U-O episode, I take a bit of a different approach to last year by trying to answer the question, 'what does an opening represent?' In this session I talk about my … Continue reading Unskippable Openings (2020 Edition) | GITM Podcast Ep. 73

Jujutsu Kaisen – An Animation Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 71

Happy Jujutsu Kaisen Friday! As JJK has pretty much occupied most of our anime-watching Fridays this season (Fall 2020), I thought it would be a great idea to look at some of the animators / staff members that have contributed to this piece. In this episode, I take a close look at the work of … Continue reading Jujutsu Kaisen – An Animation Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 71