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:
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