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Arguments About Anime Part 10: Ten Things I Learned About Japan From Anime—That Can’t Possibly Be True

Arguments About Anime Part 10: Ten Things I Learned About Japan From Anime—That Can’t Possibly Be True

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Hello and welcome again to the sprawling corporate campus of The Fandom Post. I’m Greg Smith and joining me as usual is Brian Threlkeld. We’re coming this time from the small, six-seat mobile ramen shop located next to the 1/8 scale replica Akihabara miniature golf course on the west side…

Arguments About Anime Part 8: I’m Not Dead Yet! When Does a Show Become Old?

Arguments About Anime Part 8: I’m Not Dead Yet! When Does a Show Become Old?

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With all of the recent announcements of high profile titles of yesteryear getting new releases, there has been a buzz of excitement among some fans. From the attention and intense discussion created by the new releases of Card Captor Sakura and Sailor Moon, a casual fan could hardly be faulted…

Arguments About Anime, Part 7: Sometimes a Catgirl is Just a Catgirl (Or, Allegory in Anime)

Arguments About Anime, Part 7: Sometimes a Catgirl is Just a Catgirl (Or, Allegory in Anime)

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Brian Threlkeld: For Part 7 of Triple-A, we’re situated in the H. and M. Anno Wing of Contemporary Japanese Art of the Fandom Post’s art museum. And we’re here for the opening reception of a new exhibit of lavishly-reproduced 8’x16’ oil paintings of screenshots from the worst-authored anime DVDs and…

Arguments About Anime Part 6: This Is The End(ing)

Arguments About Anime Part 6: This Is The End(ing)

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Last time, we took a look at openings, the bright, happy, cheerful first born children. This time around in Arguments About Anime, we look at the part that is sometimes a mere afterthought, the Ending. There are people who don’t even bother watching them (we don’t approve of such people).…

Arguments About Anime Part 5: Opening Battle! (Royale?)

Arguments About Anime Part 5: Opening Battle! (Royale?)

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Brian Threlkeld: Live! From the Fandom Post Arena! It’s Arguments About Anime: Tournament Edition! First in a thrilling, time-warping 33-episode feature! Greg Smith: Time travel? Uggh, I hate time travel… BT: Well, time-altering, to be exact. The arena simply slows down time for the competitors. Though often to the dismay…

Arguments About Anime, Part 4: Is It Better To Have Loved And Lost?

Arguments About Anime, Part 4: Is It Better To Have Loved And Lost?

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“Unrequited love is harsh.” –Riphal Edea, King of Gastark (Legend of the Legendary Heroes)  Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day upon us, we thought we would take a moment to delve into the subject of Love in Anime, but what specific type of Love? A kind that anime…

Arguments About Anime, Part 3: Composition (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kyousougiga)

Arguments About Anime, Part 3: Composition (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kyousougiga)

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Brian Threlkeld: This edition of Arguments About Anime brought to you from Looking Glass The Fandom Post. Which bears a striking resemblance to turn of the century AnimeonDVD.com, but where no one ages and nothing stays broken. We’re hounded here by forum trolls we thought had long since been banned…

Arguments About Anime, Part 2: In the Eye of the Beholder: Aesthetics in Anime

Arguments About Anime, Part 2: In the Eye of the Beholder: Aesthetics in Anime

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Brian Threlkeld and Greg Smith continue their meandering discussions about anime. Last time, we took a lengthy look at conceptualization in anime. This time, Greg will be taking the lead as we settle down into our chairs in the full-scale replica Rose Mansion situated on the vast campus of The…

Arguments About Anime, Part 1: Conceptual Experimentation In Anime Storytelling (Or, Die Plot, Die!)

Arguments About Anime, Part 1: Conceptual Experimentation In Anime Storytelling (Or, Die Plot, Die!)

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Welcome to the luxurious yet tastefully-appointed Cynics Lounge, from the 5cm Zone of The Fandom Post’s world headquarters. We come here, on occasion, to argue the deep and unsettling questions anime presents to its beguiled audiences. (There’s also just a good bar down here.) Your hosts here in the Lounge…