Category: Anime 101

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 »

Animecast: Magical Girls

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Frilly outfits, moe characters, power of friendship, contracting mascots, and often naughty transformations. All the workings of a Magical Girl show and the aspects in which we analyze in this episode of the Animecast. Read more »

Newcomer’s Guide To Anime Conventions

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With Summer around the corner, Anime Conventions are set to open their doors to the masses.  Otaku, Cosplayers, Vendors, Panels, and more will converge into a smorgasbord of all the things we love.  While anyone can attend, it’s not always a good idea to go unprepared.  Thankfully the folks at Viewster have put together a great guide to surviving your first con! Read more »

Animecast: Figure Collecting

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OtakuSpirit.com has reached its 1 year anniversary and to celebrate we are here with a new episode of the Animecast! We discuss Evangelion 3.33’s release, Steins;Gate cancellation, anime stopping short, and figures! Read more »

Animecast: Thankful For Our Community

Happy Thanksgiving! For many of our listeners, today is a day of celebrating things that we are thankful for. So what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving for us, than to celebrate our many listeners by answering tons of their questions. Thanks to everyone for listening to our show and for making our community what it is today! Read more »

Animecast: Fundamentals of Harems

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Boys transferring to all-girls schools, girls falling from the skies onto harmless boys, girls being moved into a single apartment in a broke down complex, or vampire boys seeking the delicious blood of a single girl. Harems, yes harems. We dive into what makes a harem and define the attributes about them. Read more »