Vinland Saga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 47: What is Beauty? (Part 2)

In the previous part of my look through the philosophy of Vinland Saga's War Arc, I looked at Askeladd's connection to Stoicism, autonomy, etc.; in this second part, I will be looking at Canute's commentary on 'beauty'. In this episode, I discuss how Canute's speech & dialogue with the priest relates to idealism, the objectivity … Continue reading Vinland Saga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 47: What is Beauty? (Part 2)

Vinland Saga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 46: What is Beauty? (Part 1)

Vinland Saga's War Arc took me by surprise, as it managed to layer many themes and discourses intricately across it's episodes; it is for that reason that I have decided to try and answer the question, 'What is Beauty?' according to the anime.  In this 2-part series I will be looking into Vinland Saga's commentary … Continue reading Vinland Saga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 46: What is Beauty? (Part 1)

Bench (2010) – Beyond Konoha Part 3 | GITM Podcast Ep. 45

This episode is the second part of the Beyond Konoha mini series; in this mini-sode I take a look at Masashi Kishimoto's baseball one-shot manga, Bench. Within this episode, I look at how Kishimoto is able to maintain consistency within his artwork, while also being experimental, how he manages to maintain an uplifting mood throughout … Continue reading Bench (2010) – Beyond Konoha Part 3 | GITM Podcast Ep. 45

Karakuri (1995) – Beyond Konoha Part 1 | GITM Podcast Ep. 43

This episode is the beginning of a three-part mini-series, looking at three one-shot manga (Karakuri, Mario & Bench) by none other than the legendary mangaka, Masashi Kishimoto. Throughout the series, I will be trying to uncover what these manga demonstrate about Kishimoto's development as a writer and artist, as well as the value that comes … Continue reading Karakuri (1995) – Beyond Konoha Part 1 | GITM Podcast Ep. 43

Blue Exorcist Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 42: The Illuminati Arc

It's been a hot minute since we I last discussed Blue Exorcist! Similarly to the Festival Arc, the Illuminati Arc demonstrates a massive shift in the narrative, with comrades taking up new positions and the stakes rising for the ExWires of the True Cross Academy Cram School. In this episode, I analyse how the arc … Continue reading Blue Exorcist Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 42: The Illuminati Arc

Downfall By Inio Asano – My Favourite Manga | GITM Podcast Ep. 41

Downfall by Inio Asano (Goodnight Punpun) was a short 8 chapter manga I managed to read a few weeks ago and it managed to touch me in many ways. After reading Asano's work, I have since learnt and been reminded about many things regarding art, creativity and more, which I share within this analysis session. … Continue reading Downfall By Inio Asano – My Favourite Manga | GITM Podcast Ep. 41

Neon Genesis Evangelion Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 40: Absurdism & Meaning

With my second watch of Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) nearing completion, I thought that I could confidently say that I had a 'decent' understanding of the series... until I began to research the Absurdist philosophy behind it. Albert Camus' extensive discourse on The Absurd has definitely challenged what I understand of the series, potentially my … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 40: Absurdism & Meaning

Animation & Cinematography Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 39: The Art of Fighting Sakuga

Recently, there have been many anime with some extraordinary animated fight sequences and with all the time on my hands, I decided to break down a few of them. Fight scenes are highly complex ways of portraying antagonisms, hence animators work really hard to represent this when showcasing battles between sides. In this episode I … Continue reading Animation & Cinematography Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 39: The Art of Fighting Sakuga