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Anime is Lit

Nov 14, 2017

By request, this episode is a podcast version of the panel we presented at Kumoricon 2017 on the Evangelion Mythos and trying the plot arcs together. We try to give some context to the more vague plot elements, and talk through the psychological narrative, which fuels the story's climax from beginning to end.

Drunk Eva...


Oct 8, 2017

This time we’re diving into Natsume Yuujinchou, also known as Natsume’s Book of Friends, with our very special guest Ethan. We discuss why the show resonates with us, how it uses short story techniques to build the overarching emotional storyline, and the use of mental illness allegory. Join us as we talk about one...


Sep 3, 2017

Narration in Anime: The Tatami Galaxy and Beyond
aka "This Podcast is (Not) About Evangelion"

Welcome to our jam-packed episode on narration in anime! Starting with The Tatami Galaxy and branching from there, we cover different techniques and styles of narration including the minimalist, overbearing, unreliable and even...


Aug 3, 2017

Everything Thunderbolt Fantasy! Even though it's not technically anime, we talk about the creation of Thunderbolt Fantasy, how medium affects storytelling and why the show watches like a good DnD campaign.

Our web page with articles and extra info on Budaixi, PILI, and Thunderbolt...


Jun 23, 2017

Welcome to episode 1 of Anime is Lit, where we get hyped and nerdy about why anime is awesome. We talk about the art and storytelling in anime and why it makes people love it so much. For our pilot episode we do a mini-analysis on the most profound and important anime from 2016: Bananya.

We'll be at Anime Expo in LA...