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Original anime is a big part of what anime ‘is’ in my opinion – but why exactly is it so important for the art form and also us, the watchers of anime? This week’s episode of the podcast is an attempt to get to the bottom of this and really appreciate how fun it can be to watch. From the thrilling experience of watching Wonder Egg Priority (2021) on a weekly basis to the slow burn of Akudama Drive (2020), let’s dive into the world of original anime!

Sorry for the late episode! Been a bit of a busy week but hoping to get on a better schedule for the rest of the Summer.

This episode does not contain spoilers:


0:00 – Intro

2:27 – Why Original Anime?

4:40 – ‘Hype Culture’ & Comparison

9:28 – The Thrill of New Anime

12:52 – Appointment Viewing

17:49 – The Joy of Not Knowing

22:45 – Marketing & Expectations

29:01 – ‘Shaping’ Anime

30:32 – Closing Thoughts

33:54 – Outro + Music Credits

Relevant Links:

Wonder Egg Priority (MyAnimeList)

SSSS.Dynazenon (MyAnimeList)

Great Pretender (MyAnimeList)

Akudama Drive (MyAnimeList)

Sonny Boy (MyAnimeList)

Fena: Pirate Princess (MyAnimeList)

Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song (MyAnimeList)

A Case Study of Vanitas (MyAnimeList)

Music in this production:

Mandatory Overtime by Joth

Synth Wave by Alex by Alex McCulloch

Difference by chasersgaming

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