Boruto Arc Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 54: The Ao Arc

Previously, we discussed the Momoshiki Arc and it's impact on the Naruto series; in this episode, I look at how these concepts are taken further. Boruto is often criticized for lacking the 'substance' & 'character' that it's predecessor apparently had, however I think there are many positive things to be said about this arc (and … Continue reading Boruto Arc Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 54: The Ao Arc

The Art of Character Acting | GITM Podcast Ep. 53

Although on the surface 'sakuga' can seem like a term used to label highly engaging cuts & well-animated fight scenes, there are actually many more layers to it. A large (and sometimes overlooked) component of sakuga is 'character acting'; an for attempt art to imitate life or even transcend the human ability to communicate emotions. … Continue reading The Art of Character Acting | GITM Podcast Ep. 53

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)

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