Anime Is For Jerks

Anime Is For Jerks

By Cass & Alex
Join Cass (@prophet_goddess) and Alex (@dunndunndunn) as they try to find out once and for all if anime is good or bad.
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EP09: A Place Further Than The Universe
In which Alex and Cass discuss A Place Further Than The Universe, directed by Atsuko Ishizuka and produced by Madhouse.  Next month we are going to be watching and discussing Wolf Children, directed by Mamoru Hosoda and produced by Studio Chizu. Discussed: an emotionless husk of a human being, Tetris the Grandmaster 3: Terror-Instinct, inside baseball mahjong jokes, Chekhov's envelope full of ¥1,000,000, the economics of buying a business class ticket from singapore to australia, how you can just go to antarctica, japanese fascism, twee, being terrified of teenagers, the power of fwiendship, #IFollowEveryoneWhoFollowsMe, durian jokes, the government being stupid, seeing an anime opening so bad you are forced to immediately go to sleep, "Fledgling" by Octavia E. Butler, a place further than the universe as a stealth prequel to neon genesis evangelion, huffing and puffing on the treadmill, the jurassic park theme, the true meaning of christmas, please explain mahjong to us, Limmy's Show - "Water", cutting your hair as a metaphor, the babe ruth of antarctica, the anime penguin cinematic unvierse, anime openings is the same, the antarctica, lo-fi hip hop beats to study and relax to (cass was wrong about this btw, the gif on the chilledcow stream is not from wolf children) Alex's book recommendation: The Big Bang Symphony by Lucy Jane Bledsoe. Cass's book recommendation: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
2:09:08
September 1, 2019
EP08: The End of Evangelion + The Rebuild of Evangelion
As a follow up to last episode, Cass and Alex discuss The End of Evangelion and The Rebuild of Evangelion, directed by Hideaki Anno and produced by Studio Gainax.  Next month we are going to be watching and discussing A Place Further Than The Universe, directed by Atsuko Ishizuka and produced by Madhouse. Discussed: Bad synchronization, Hideaki Anno's vendetta against otaku, being put in a lake, Bakelite, genericized trademarks, making out with a 14-year old and then exploding, having mama with you, hoping the entire world will be destroyed so you don't have to make a decision, late 90s alternate universe nicktoon staring Kensuke and Toji, Chekhov's lance, wallowing over men, sucking his hand clean off, the Michelin man, weird Kabbalah shit I don't understand, being chewed out by every woman you've ever met,  melting into Tang, the Chamber of Guf, virtue signalling, The End of Evangelion and the Audience-Author Membrane by Dan Olson, Futura Free by Frank Ocean, Friends at the Table, SSSS.Gridman, Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo, the live action content we've been craving, The End of The End of Evangelion, why people hate this movie, homeless shinji, 3d animation,  gamer catgirl, Animal Collective, Neutral Milk Hotel, Phil Elverum, being mocked for your small areolas, the wisdom of Kaji, watering your crops in the geo-front, going berzerk, plonking on the ivories with your boyfriend, the #resistance, what if the monolith from 2001 was a gaming computer, taking in lore, No More Birthdays by Sound Team Alex's book recommendation: Slow River by Nicola Griffith Cass's book recommendation: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
3:04:03
August 1, 2019
EP07: Neon Genesis Evangelion
At long last. Cass and Alex discuss the 1995 anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion," directed by Hideaki Anno and produced by Studio Gainax. Next month we're going to be watching and discussing End of Evangelion as well as the Rebuild of Evangelion. Show Notes: "Neverending Evangelion:  How Hideaki Anno turned obsessions and depression into an anime phenomenon" by Aaron Stewart-Ahn "End of Evangelion and the Audience-Author Membrane" by Dan Olson "Annihilation and Decoding Metaphor" by Dan Olson Alex's Book Recommendation: Life Mask by Emma Donoghue Cass's Book Recommendation: Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (also check out Laura Michet, whose name Cass completely forgot how to spell because we had been podcasting for like three hours)
2:44:57
July 2, 2019
EP06: Noir
 In which Alex and Cass discuss the 2001 anime "Noir", directed by Koichi Mashimo and produced by Bee Train. Show Notes: Kirika wearing the Wu-Tang Apron Cass's Book Recommendation: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami Alex's Book Recommendation: My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Next month we're going to be watching and discussing Neon Genesis Evangelion.  Social: Show Twitter: @animeisforjerks Show Mastodon: @animeisforjerks@skeleton.cool Show Email: animeisforjerks@gmail.com Cass's Twitter: @prophet_goddess Cass's Mastodon: @prophet_goddess@skeleton.cool Alex's Twitter: @dunndunndunn Alex's Mastodon: @catalina@selfy.army  
1:16:08
June 1, 2019
EP05: Millennium Actress
In which Alex and Cass discuss the 2001 anime film "Millennium Actress", directed by Satoshi Kon.  Show Notes: "Throne of Blood: Noh Shakespeare, No Problems!" by Kyle Kallgren, where Cass learned all about Throne of Blood from "Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time" by Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos of Every Frame A Painting "Mustang," that movie Alex said made her cry Cass's Book Recommendation: Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino Alex's Book Recommendation: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante Next month we're going to be watching and discussing Noir. Social: Show Twitter: @animeisforjerks Show Mastodon: @animeisforjerks@skeleton.cool Show Email: animeisforjerks@gmail.com Cass's Twitter: @prophet_goddess Cass's Mastodon: @prophet_goddess@skeleton.cool Alex's Twitter: @dunndunndunn Alex's Mastodon: @catalina@selfy.army 
1:15:29
May 7, 2019
EP04: Paprika
 In which Alex and Cass discuss the 2006 anime film "Paprika", directed by Satoshi Kon.  [In this episode for some reason both of us are convinced that the genius inventor character's name is Toru. It is in fact Kosaku Tokita. Inexplicably, the guy who voices Tokita is named Toru Furuya. Neither of us knew this.] Show Notes: Cass's Book Recommendation: Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky Alex's Book Recommendation: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar Next month we're going to be watching and discussing Millennium Actress.  Social: Show Twitter: @animeisforjerks Show Mastodon: @animeisforjerks@skeleton.cool Show Email: animeisforjerks@gmail.com Cass's Twitter: @prophet_goddess Cass's Mastodon: @prophet_goddess@skeleton.cool Alex's Twitter: @dunndunndunn Alex's Mastodon: @catalina@selfy.army 
52:31
April 5, 2019
EP03: Serial Experiments Lain
 In which Alex and Cass discuss the 1998 anime series "Serial Experiments Lain", directed by Ryutaro Nakamura. Show Notes: "The Terrifyingly Prescient 'Serial Experiments Lain,' 20 Years Later That very good @headfallsoff tweet about Hideo Kojima Next month we're going to be watching and discussing Paprika. Social: Show Twitter: @animeisforjerks Show Mastodon: @animeisforjerks@skeleton.cool Show Email: animeisforjerks@gmail.com Cass's Twitter: @prophet_goddess Cass's Mastodon: @prophet_goddess@skeleton.cool Alex's Twitter: @dunndunndunn Alex's Mastodon: @catalina@selfy.army 
53:14
March 1, 2019
EP02: Ghost in the Shell (1995)
In which Cass and Alex discuss the 1995 film "Ghost in the Shell", directed by Mamoru Oshii and based on the manga by Masamune Shirow.  Show Notes: The Claim of Reason by Stanely Cavell 1 Corinthians 13 Next  month we're going to be watching and discussing Serial Experiments Lain.  Social: Show Twitter: @animeisforjerks Show Mastodon: @animeisforjerks@skeleton.cool Show Email: animeisforjerks@gmail.com Cass's Twitter: @prophet_goddess Cass's Mastodon: @prophet_goddess@skeleton.cool Alex's Twitter: @dunndunndunn Alex's Mastodon: @catalina@selfy.army
1:01:04
February 1, 2019
EP01: Gunbuster
In which Alex and Cass discuss the 1988/89 OVA series "Gunbuster," directed by Hideaki Anno and produced by Gainax. Show Notes: Those really uncomfortable earbuds  Alex's gif of Noriko pulling a single tity out Next month we're going to be watching & discussing Ghost in the Shell (1995). Social: Show Twitter: @animeisforjerks Show: @animeisforjerks@skeleton.cool Show Email: animeisforjerks@gmail.com Cass's Twitter: @prophet_goddess Cass's Mastodon: @prophet_goddess@skeleton.cool Alex's Twitter: @dunndunndunn Alex's Mastodon: @catalina@selfy.army
1:10:44
January 8, 2019
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