Category: Anime 101

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 »

Animecast: Information Portrayal in Anime

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One major factor in any medium of storytelling is just how does one convey the elements of the story itself. Does one put forth a wall of text, or can it be experienced by the reader and viewer instead? In this episode of the Animecast, the hosts explore these and other facets of storytelling to try to find what really works and what fails to impress. Read more »

Animecast: Trapped in Another World!

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Ever dream of escaping your mundane life and set out on an adventure in another world? The premise of the Trapped in Another World is one such offering that may get some hate, but many find to be their such escape. In this Animecast, the hosts examine this topic and discuss what makes it so compelling. Read more »

Animecast: Fanservice

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We’ve dabbled in it here and there, but it’s finally time to sit down and have “that talk.” The aspect of anime that you either love, hate, or just deal with. The peaks and jiggles that makes you wonder just what is the point. Join us as we dive into fanservice and many of its traits. Read more »