Despite taking a deep dive into the four main 'arcs' of Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), there are still many more elements to analyse! One key part of the anime I haven't discussed in detail is the approach of the director, Hideaki Anno. In this episode, I discuss my highlights & key takeaways from Anno's June … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 61: Anno And Evangelion
The 'Mecha Is Dead' or 'in decline' argument has been reiterated by many to suggest that the mecha genre is a lot stronger than it used to be. But what if I was to tell you that it isn't particularly the genre that's in decline, but the way some of us view & discuss the … Continue reading Mecha Isn’t Dead | GITM Podcast Ep. 60
I've often stayed away from watching seasonal action-mystery anime, however with the global circumstance and intriguing premise, I saw myself watching Gleipnir. As I continued to watch, I started to realise that this was not constructed similarly to it's counterparts in the genre. In this episode, I will be trying to determine the intrigue of … Continue reading Gleipnir Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 58: Thinking About Premises
A few years ago when watching Attack On Titan for the first time, it struck me as a historical narrative from the very start. However, what exactly is the nature of 'history'? In this episode, I attempt to explore this idea in the context of Attack On Titan, an anime which displays the development & … Continue reading Attack On Titan Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 57: What Is History?
Comedy anime is very close to my heart. If it wasn't for the genre, it's quite likely that I would not be the type of anime fan that I am today. However, a question I have constantly dodged & avoided is 'what exactly is the reason behind my love of the genre?' In this episode, … Continue reading The Art of Comedy | GITM Podcast Ep. 55
Although on the surface 'sakuga' can seem like a term used to label highly engaging cuts & well-animated fight scenes, there are actually many more layers to it. A large (and sometimes overlooked) component of sakuga is 'character acting'; an for attempt art to imitate life or even transcend the human ability to communicate emotions. … Continue reading The Art of Character Acting | GITM Podcast Ep. 53
Fire Force (2019) (Enen no Shouboutai), even prior to it's release, was an anime that I was excited for, primarily because I saw a lot of potential in it's production values. Fast-forward to today, the second season of the anime is now airing with a strongly animated first season in the bag; I think that … Continue reading Fire Force Animation Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 52
The Rolling Girls (2015) is an anime that I have mixed feelings about, mostly because it performs very well in some areas but (in my opinion) poorly in others. This made me think quite strongly about the idea of 'premises' and whether a 'good' one genuinely exists. In this episode I discuss what I dislike … Continue reading The Rolling Girls Analysis & Review | GITM Podcast Ep. 51 – A Messy Moe Adventure!
Neon Genesis Evangelion is currently my favourite anime of all-time, partially due to the way that Anno is able to take apart his own story, reducing it to the fundamental question, 'Who is Shinji Ikari?' Although there are various other reasons for why I love the series, this is the main focus of 'The Bitter … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 50: The Bitter End
Over the past few episodes, I have been very focused on doing quite in-depth analyses, however I haven't taken a lot of time to think about what I've taken away from watching & analysing a lot of anime. So in this episode, I take a step back to think about what I have learnt about … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt About Anime – A Mid-Year Review | GITM Podcast Ep. 49