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
Wonder Egg Priority (MyAnimeList)
Great Pretender (MyAnimeList)
Akudama Drive (MyAnimeList)
Sonny Boy (MyAnimeList)
Fena: Pirate Princess (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