The annual Get In The Mecha Mid-Year Review is back! In this episode, just like last year, I take the time to reflect on what I’ve learnt about anime this year. Unfortunately, if you’re looking for a review of actual anime from this year, this isn’t the episode for you – this will be looking at some more anime news-related topics and industry-centred ideas! This time around I discuss the state of the anime industry, why paying attention to credits is important and a bit more.
Timestamps can now be found not just on this post but in the descriptions of the podcast episodes (both on various podcatchers and YouTube).
This Episode Does Not Contain Spoilers:
0:00 – Previously & Intro
2:07 – What is The GITM Mid-Year Review?
4:01 – State of the Anime Industry
7:19 – Kadokawa, Overproduction & Limitations
12:17 – SB/ED/AD Credits
17:43 – Animation Direction’s Impact
22:11 – Anthology Series, Studios & ‘Aesthetics’
26:57 – Closing Thoughts
29:55 – Outro & Music Credits
Music In This Production:
Mandatory Overtime by Joth
Synth Wave by Alex by Alex McCulloch
Difference by chasersgaming
www.soundimage.org (Edited for length)