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What ties rich historical narratives like Heike Monogatari together? On this episode of Get In The Mecha I complete my trilogy of discussions on Heike Monogatari by taking a look at the anime’s smart use of visual metaphors. This week I dive into the various symbols the show uses, what we can learn from them and most importantly – why are they so important in historical anime.

Thanks to Ohirafan for the review! Your support is appreciated!

THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR HEIKE MONOGATARI:

Creatives Mentioned In This Episode: Naoko Yamada – Moko-chanTakashi KojimaTakuya Yamamura

Timestamps (Audio Version):

0:00 – Intro + Review

3:31 – Context

4:26 – Flowers

10:24 – Wings & Butterflies

13:19 – Biwa Strings

17:45 – Dynamics

19:31 – Cinematography & The Strings

23:46 – Visual Identity & History

30:37 – Outro & Music Credits

Music In This Episode:

Synth Wave by Alex by Alex McCulloch

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