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

Attack on Titan Arc Analysis | GITM Ep. 36: The Uprising Arc

After several episodes, I have reached the final arc in the Attack on Titan arc analysis series, The Uprising Arc. This arc is a standout arc in how it is able to shift the position of the Survey Corps, putting them into many difficult situations. Alongside this, more of the truth about the Eldian Empire … Continue reading Attack on Titan Arc Analysis | GITM Ep. 36: The Uprising Arc