Category: Anime 101

Animecast: Anti-Heroes and Villainous Leads

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The not-so perfect heroes, the bad guys you learn to love, and the moral dilemmas it creates. Join the hosts as they discuss Anti-Heroes and Villains and their increase in favorability as main characters in anime. Read more »

Animecast: Japanese New Years

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Celebrating the New Years seems to be the most portrayed element of Japanese tradition in anime, even more so than birthdays! Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they look into different aspects of this holiday and which seems to be portrayed in the anime medium. Read more »

Animecast: The Anime Trap!

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The Otaku Spirit Animecast hosts have explored many of the archetypes in anime, but never tackled one in-depth. After some recent discussion about the anime trap, they decided to dive into what it is, why it exists, and talk about some of their favorite characters that have come out of it. Read more »

Animecast: Are We Watching The Same Show?

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Have you ever listened to someone talk about a show and you suddenly think to yourself “Are they even watching the same show as I am?!” Join the hosts of the Animecast as they analyze analysts and where some of it all falls apart. Read more »

Animecast: School Life Anime

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The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast take a deep dive into the wonderful world of anime school life. Taking a look at what makes them special, and why they appear so often. Read more »

Animecast: Workplace Anime

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What makes a workplace anime.. work? A boring idea that can be relatable to a fault, writers somehow manage to pull us in with simple comedy or something more compelling. Join the hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast as they examine this setting for anime. Read more »

Animecast: Answering for Anime

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When someone from the outside questions your fandom of anime, it often leaves you in a bind. If you’re searching for the right words, or just wanting to hear someone else’s experiences, this is the podcast episode for you! Read more »

Animecast: How Deconstruction Invaded Anime

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The term deconstruction gets thrown around quite a bit in anime, causing quite a bit of confusion and claims of misinformation. The hosts of the Otaku Animecast spend this episode examining why this term has been attached to many of our favorites. Read more »

Animecast: Horror and Thriller in Anime

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Anime can produce many different sets of emotions such as fear and suspense. In this episode of the Animecast, the hosts dive into the two genres that produce such emotions. Does Thriller and Horror work in anime? Listen and find out! Read more »

Animecast: CGI and Anime

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CGI is something that is becoming more and more prevalent in the world of anime. Whether it’s CGI characters duking it out in a combat scene, or the entirety of the show being done in CGI, it’s here and it seems like it’s here to stay. In this Animecast, the hosts sit down to dive into the goods and bads of the technique. Read more »