One Piece Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 77: What Is Control?

One Piece and politics go hand-in-hand; this episode I want to start to dissect some of the political ideas that make Oda's narrative the special one it is. Today, I discuss the notions of control, hegemony and dominance that influence One Piece's political landscape. Why are anarchy and order incompatible? How does the World Government … Continue reading One Piece Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 77: What Is Control?

2020’s Anime Lessons – An Analysis & Review | GITM Podcast Ep. 75

Happy Holidays and welcome to the final episode of Get In The Mecha this year! In our final episode not only of 2020 but my look back at the year in anime & manga, I take a step back to look at what I took from this year's works. What changed since last year's episode … Continue reading 2020’s Anime Lessons – An Analysis & Review | GITM Podcast Ep. 75

Blue Exorcist Manga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 66: The Terror Of The Kraken Arc

Blue Exorcist's Terror of the Kraken Arc was a part that I previously overlooked, due to its length. However, now that I've had time to reflect on it, I think there is a reasonable amount of value one can extract from these three chapters. In this episode, I return to analysing the Blue Exorcist manga … Continue reading Blue Exorcist Manga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 66: The Terror Of The Kraken Arc

One Piece Manga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 59: Another One Piece Discussion

If it wasn't clear enough in my last One Piece episode, I've officially started the One Piece manga journey! Ever since starting, I've had my head buried within the books and now I think I'm ready to have another discussion on what I've been reading as I near the conclusion of the Skypiea Saga. In … Continue reading One Piece Manga Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 59: Another One Piece Discussion

Boruto Arc Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 54: The Ao Arc

Previously, we discussed the Momoshiki Arc and it's impact on the Naruto series; in this episode, I look at how these concepts are taken further. Boruto is often criticized for lacking the 'substance' & 'character' that it's predecessor apparently had, however I think there are many positive things to be said about this arc (and … Continue reading Boruto Arc Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 54: The Ao Arc

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