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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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EP21: Kids on the Slope

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EP22: Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales
In which Cass & Alex discuss Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, directed by Tetsuo Imazawa, Kouzou Nagayama, and Kenji Nakamura and produced by Toei Animation. Next month we will be discussing Grave of the Fireflies, directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Studio Ghibli. Discussed: dan savage, whether the opening theme to this anime is good, Run Away With Me by Carly Rae Jepsen, nice bird, bird friend, bird fucker, macbeth, the lowest key fish person, kekekekekeke, horny bandits, the reverse persephone, free rat, oshizu did nothing wrong, *looks at kaliedoscope* god i wish that were me, ringu, Iemon, Lemon, Othello, Richard III, Throne of Blood, ghost hands, thinking that you've been killed by bandits, edutainment, the scottish play, mackers, feminist beowulf, seinfeld, medicine seller i am going into battle and i need only your strongest medicines, a drawer full of pornography, death: the final chill, Emily Wilson on the impossibility of translating Homer into English Alex's Book Recommendation: Alcestis by Katharine Beutner Cass's Book Recommendation: The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson 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
1:47:14
October 1, 2020
EP21: Kids on the Slope
In which Cass & Alex discuss Kids on the Slope, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and produced by MAPPA and Tezuka Productions. Next month we will be discussing Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, directed by Tetsuo Imazawa, Kouzou Nagayama, and Kenji Nakamura and produced by Toei Animation.  Discussed: The Gang Forms A Polycule, jazz, catholicism, 1960s japan, a spasm of chivalry, the beginning of a beautiful friendship, homoeroticism, how kyūshū girls behave, intense jazz drumming, upright bass, full ragtime, donkey kong getting pogged out of his gourd, a pigeon with a first and a last name, you don't deserve this giant onigiri, winter temperatures in kyūshū, love triangle, love heptagon, love snake, sadly looking at onigiri, making girls cry, my [16M] mom [48F] hooked up with the drummer in my jazz band [16M], making like a tree and getting out of here, clamming, dying on the cross,  the fantasy of a jazz nerd, 1968 and the Japanese Student Movement,  a spiral directly into the toilet, Junichi Katsuragi Scissors Truther Minute, yeet, teey, visiting someone while they're sick, the jazz wars, You Must Believe In Spring by Bill Evans, alex abandons cass in their time of need, Keanu Reeves, blood quanta, Light in August by William Faulkner Alex's Book Recommendation: Passing by Nella Larsen Cass's Book Recommendation: Twentieth-Century Harmony by Vincent Persichetti Cass said they would provide links to their favorite recordings of the jazz standards from the episode titles so: Moanin' Summertime Someday My Prince Will Come But Not For Me Lullaby of Birdland You Don't Know What Love Is Now's The Time These Foolish Things Love Me Or Leave Me In A Sentimental Mood Left Alone All Blues 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
2:16:25
September 1, 2020
EP20: Revolutionary Girl Utena (pt. 2) and Adolescence of Utena
In which Alex & Cass discuss the last 16 episodes of Revolutionary Girl Utena and Adolescence of Utena, directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara  and produced by J.C. Staff. Next month we will be discussing Kids on the Slope, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and produced by MAPPA and Tezuka Productions.  Discussed: alex has been hoisted, the exact definition of ghost riding, Empty Movement, expressing that akio is an adult, buying coffins in bulk, the biggest fucking mood of all time, making it naughtier, nine billion fold homoeroticism, taking horny pics with the bros, in bed shirtless with the bros, gondola, cable car, aerial tramway, aerial lift, cass was bumping their desk and they tried so hard to make the sound go away in post with filters and multiband compression but it just didn't work so sorry, this show has a bit of a problem with race, The Egg Episode, The Godfather, egg jail, Most Likely to Bowl Award, tradcath touga, having an egg fry by yourself in the middle of the woods, "eggs are normally something you eat", gay bed, gene, meme, scene, ligma, badminton content, candles, phallic symbol, anime feet dot blogspot dot com, big titty goth milf, spoon bending, horatio, hot boys are assholes, kare kano, something eternal, nihilism, absolutely inexplicable that we did not bring up kirkegaard at any point in this episode,what's up doc, a pincer attack on her feminine sensibilities,  living in a society, the world is a vampire, saionji t-posing to assert dominance, allegory, allegorier, allegoriest, hermaphroditism, tradcath akio, pretending to care about stars to pick up chicks, canned coelecanth, memory as a kind of immortality, Pathologic 2, The Bob Emergency by Jon Bois, Bob Cyclone, Bob Bob, Sophocles, 17776 by Jon Bois, Buddhism, impermanence, Utena as a bodhisattva, THE MILLION SWORDS WHICH SHINE WITH HUMAN HATRED, The Matrix Reloaded, disappearing when you can't pay your debts back, Linda, Christy, Sven, Japanese Student Movement, the difference between romance and romantic, a girl venturing into the world, different ways of conceputalizing revolution, Shit Life Syndrome, utena as a bernie bro, the folly of digital effects in contemporary anime, Every Frame A Painting - What Is Bayhem?, trying too hard to look like a lesbian, jumping out of the window because you can't find your car keys, if it sucks hit da bricks, Initial D, assuming you're the only one who can turn into a car, the power of friendship, bone wizards in the future, the most wonderful novels written by dan brown Alex's Book Recommendation: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Cass's Book Recommendation: Little Fish by Casey Plett 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
3:09:44
August 1, 2020
EP19: Revolutionary Girl Utena (pt. 1)
In which Alex & Cass discuss the first 23 episodes of Revolutionary Girl Utena, directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara  and produced by J.C. Staff.  Next month we will be discussing the rest of Revolutionary Girl Utena, as well as Adolescence of Utena. Discussed: we did not finish watching this show, friend of the show Bobby Newmark from the William Gibson novel Count Zero, comparing this show to evangelion, weird shit, air bud, when this show takes place, ancien régime, golden girls anime, anime about old people, 90s ass portable tvs,  ⟨th⟩ as /θ/ vs /ʃ/ in Japanese, absolute destiny apocalypse, cambrian, oldovian, silurian, devonian, dna, molecules, anthropocentrism,  baby boomer beatnik bullshit, alex and cass try to remember the word "boutonnière", taking the black pill, this show's awkward relationship with race, being disappointed continually, vaguely incestuous dynamics, knowing what i mean, The Curry Episode, nine billion fold curry, cowstian dior, telling your problems to the elevator, having no choice but to revolutionize the world, a planetarium projector, venting your spleen, certain things, not knowing what i mean, saionji and touga as right-wing youtubers, mean girls, one hundred strapping young lads, one thousand strapping young lads, one billion strapping young lads, nine billion fold strapping young lads, being imprisoned by the past, having dread, The Great Gatsby   Alex's Book Recommendation: All Men Are Mortal by Simone de Beauvoir Cass's Book Recommendation: Into The Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro by Rachel Slade 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
2:07:01
July 3, 2020
EP18: Kare Kano
In which Alex & Cass discuss Kare Kano, directed by Hideaki Anno and Hiroki Sato and produced by Gainax and J.C. Staff.  Next month we will be discussing Revolutionary Girl Utena, directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara and produced by J.C. Staff. Discussed: emphasizing the comedy and not the romance, Japanese test taking culture, Cass doesn't understand the stakes of this show, wearing sweatpants at home as a character flaw, the false self, the true self, embracing your asshole, Brahms, wish fulfillment, tragic backstory, J.D. Salinger, hitting a rock on your skateboard, my name is Inigo Montoya, you stole my boyfriend, prepare to die, weird high school girl council hivemind, giving a thousand paper cranes to your girlfriend's boyfriend, stanning a short king,  oh my god that is the worst possible answer in the universe, twilight, cw for sexual assault discussion from 55:00 to 60:00, "20 Years Of Kare Kano" by Cailtlin Moore from ANN, "My Fave Is Problematic: Kare Kano" by Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell from Anime Feminist, Polyphemus' bed, a play about androids on the moon or whatever, having no talents whatsoever, pokemon shock, thinking you're the only one who can turn into a car Alex's Book Recommendation: A Place Of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel Cass's Book Recommendation: The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale (get the ebook for free from the publisher!) 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
1:36:26
June 1, 2020
EP17: Penguin Highway
In which Cass & Alex discuss Penguin Highway, directed by Hiroyasu Ishida and produced by Studio Colorido, based on the novel by Tomihiko Morimi.  Next month we will be discussing Kare Kano, directed by Hideaki Anno and Hiroki Sato and produced by Gainax and J.C. Staff.  Discussed: facing the firing squad, Alex Did Not Like This Movie, The Book Of Henry, a nerdy fourth grader with a harem, Alex And Cass Actually Yell At Each Other and Get Into A For Real Fight, Alex And Cass Consider Not Doing The Podcast After All, Andre Breton, heterosexual romance, the end of Parasite (no spoilers), The Ghost of Anime Past, defensive pessimism, defensive optimism, "i don't hate children! i don't hate children!" alex continues to insist as she slowly shrinks and transforms into a corn cob, That Fucking Social Link In Persona 3 Where That Teenager Wants To Fuck His Teacher, wish fulfillment, Bridge to Terabithia, metaphysical ambitions, ahoge, earthbound dad, Haruki Murakami, Cass realizes that it's more than an hour into the podcast and they haven't even begun to summarize the plot,the very very old Ashens POP Station video, "Seaside Town" by Baths, The Evangelion Extended Universe, Kiki's Delivery Service, Chrono Cross, kids who wore a suit to school, fedoras, people wearing zoot suits and chain wallets in the 90s, the 90s swing revival, the terrible Baz Luhrmann Great Gatsby, how Penguin Highway compares to other racing anime, Free!, Haikyuu!!, Hanebado!, Ping Pong: The Animation, don't make video games, Bertrand Russell, Paul Feyerabend, epistemological anarchism, Cantor's Diagonal Argument (great explanation by vi hart), What The Tortoise Said To Achilles by Lewis Carroll, David Lewis, Ludwig Wittegenstein, Cass left in the long deliberation about what to watch next month because they just don't care anymore, One Hundred Years Of Solitude Cass's book recommendation: The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View by Ellen Meiksins Wood Alex's book recommendation: The Plague by Albert Camus 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
2:30:26
May 1, 2020
EP16: Mirai
In which Alex and Cass discuss Mirai, directed by Momoru Hosoda and produced by Studio Chizu. Next month we will be discussing Penguin Highway directed by Hiroywasu Ishida and produced by Studio Colorido. Discussed: an elementary school book report, useless dads, hating these people and their beautiful house, shitty Totoro, being born, a dog with the face of a man, an extremely long very stupid conversation about what we would do if one of our nonexistent children tried to kill another one of our nonexistent children,  celebrating girls, marriage prophecy, the temporal metaphysics of what happens if you don't put away the Girls' Day dolls on time, gremlins,  the mystical forces which govern the gremlins, particle man, dad ass, a spectre haunting japan, the spectre of Evangelion, the Evangelion extended universe,  The Catcher in the Rye, sengouku jidai, bill wurtz history of japan, jello cake that looks like a minimalist Dutch sculpture from the thirties,  rainbow jello vodka cake, stained glass jello cake, anime is for jerks bake-off, skirt-chasing American bimbos, the yellow pants we've been alluding to,  what's more important, your pants or happy memories, Scott Benson ass lost and found man, the Wallace and Gromit short "A Grand Day Out",  The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System, Lonely Land, The Hell Machine For Killing All Human Beings, The Book of Disquiet, imagining your own burial Cass's book recommendation: The Trouble With Being Born by Emil Cioran Alex's book recommendation: The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gómez 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
1:38:51
April 1, 2020
EP15: Akira
In which Cass and Alex discuss Akira, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo and produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha. Discussed: whether we are more jerks together than we are apart, pure experience, identity theft, adult babies, how much fucking money japan had in the 80s, the far off future year of 2019, harvey birdman looking at calendar dot jpg, the box art for streets of rage, the fundamental dishonesty of 80s nostalgia, 1812 nostalgia, going to war with canada, the black plague, the insane clown posse, a death grips/akira mashup that cass made like five years ago, muppet babies donald trump, what if donald trump got into the machine from the fly with a rat, if a grapefruit was a person, incel kaneda, volcel kaneda, the surgery that gives you a galaxy brain, lying on the floor face down with your titties out, the #resistance, crashing your dead friend's bike into a wall, everyone comes in for a huge party, what it all means, Michel Foucault, biopolitics, biopower, Achille Mbembe, necropolitics, cass trying to explain necropolitics while incredibly distracted by a wisdom tooth abscess, Help! The Military-Industrial Complex Made Me Into A Gross Flesh Mass!, facts not caring about your feelings, Richard Feynman, worrying about whether or not you could before you worry about whether or not you should, living in a society, The Evangelion Extended Universe, Tetsujin 28-Go, The House That Anno Built Cass's book recommendation: Angels in America by Tony Kushner (Millennium Approaches, Perestroika) Alex's book recommendation: Unclay by T.F. Powys 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
1:42:14
March 1, 2020
EP14: The Animatrix
In which Alex and Cass discuss The Animatrix, directed by Koji Morimoto, Shinichiro Watanabe, Mahiro Maeda, Peter Chung, Andy Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Takeshi Koike, and produced by The Wachowskis with Madhouse and Studio 4°C. Next month, we will be discussing Akira, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo and produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha. Discussed: Cass watched the matrix for the first time ever, Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard, is the matrix actually a smart movie or a dumb movie, The Matrix Is Not Actually About What If We All Live In A Computer Simulation, TV and the nuclear being of the same nature, Marshall McLuhan, "Minisode - The Medium is the Message" by Dan Olson, Marshall McLuhan's hot and cold media, Cass trying and failing to summarize Baudrillard, "HyperNormalisation" by Adam Curtis, Cass trying to and more successfully summarizing The Matrix, the red pill, blondes, brunettes, redheads, dying in the matrix, dying in real life, ejecting a flash drive, They Live, Fight Club, a clear indictment of everything that Brad Pitt stands for, American History X, the sad filmography of Jim Uhls, The Three Kinds of 90s, Kevin Smith Big Jorts, "Do You Want to Believe?" by PBS Idea Channel, the reason why you're miserable, "Capitalist Realism" by Mark Fisher, Cass Completely Loses Their Train of Thought,  Ben Pack's tweet about The Matrix, Cass completely loses the plot of the podcast and talks about Hypermarket and Hypercommodity for way too long, the Oculus, Hudson Yards, Actually Talking About The Animatrix Fully An Hour And Ten Minutes Into This Podcast, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Code Lyoko, SHOW US MORPHEUS' DICK RIGHT NOW, getting a boner in the construct, Enter The Matrix, The Matrix Online, "Endurance Run: The Matrix Online: Not Like This", canon is an abyss, lore is terrible and must be destroyed, robot israel, The Young Pope, the kessel run, Star Wars prequel defenders, Karl Popper, gross muscles,  jumping off the roof to self-actualize, oh lawd he comin, too old for this shit, teaching robots about humanity using Kanye West and Jay-Z's "Watch the Throne", alexa, pull my consciousness into your hardware, going back in time to smash the utah teapot Alex's book recommendation: Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler Cass's book recommendation: Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher 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
2:25:42
February 1, 2020
EP13: The Tatami Galaxy
In which Cass and Alex discuss The Tatami Galaxy, directed by Masaaki Yuasa and produced by Madhouse. Next month, we will be discussing The Animatrix, directed by Koji Morimoto, Shinichiro Watanabe, Mahiro Maeda, Peter Chung, Andy Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and Takeshi Koike, and produced by The Wachowskis with Madhouse and Studio 4°C. Discussed: how many tatami our rooms are, manic pixie dream girls, yōkai, aka manto, kuchisake-onna, betobeto-san, the black thread of fate, birdman,  the art of lewd jokes and avoiding the library police, proxy-proxy-proxy-proxy-proxy war, a cube of cockroaches, kuudere,  a mystical cleaning weapon created from the fibers of a palm that grows in taiwan, purging all of your thetans by eating honey, baseball, bee missionary, the time of judgment is coming: 2012, anime characters speaking english, twenty-thousand leagues under the sea, "like this", reverse sapiosexual,  raven-haired madens, a silly little young adult novel, castella, an insane callback, live-action spam, buddhism follow-up, Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" Cass's book recommendation: The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon Alex's book recommendation: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris 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
1:46:51
January 1, 2020
EP12: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
In which Alex and Cass discuss The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Studio Ghibli. Next month we will be discussing The Tatami Galaxy, directed by Masaaki Yuasa and produced by Madhouse.  Discussed: how to pronounce "Ghibli", what you would do if you found a tiny person in the woods, bamboo socialism, a range of chobe, being born a thousand years too early for the invention of hip-hop, a picture-perfect dickbutt, :3, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, being both a liar and an asshole, the mysterious identity of this angry old woman, full holden caulfield mode, moon powers, cat face polearm, moon buddha, this movie is real fuckin' bleak y'all, the fact that we didn't talk about saṃsāra or nirvana at all in this episode is a tremendous failing that occurs to me only in retrospect, Big Bird In Japan, Big Bird In China Cass's book recommendation: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts by Julian Rubinstein Alex's book recommendation: The Corner That Held Them by Sylvia Townsend Warner 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
1:33:17
December 3, 2019
EP11: Night Is Short, Walk On Girl
In which Cass and Alex discuss Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, directed by Masaaki Yuasa and produced by Science Saru. Next month we will be discussing The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Studio Ghibli. Discussed: the most difficult thing you can do for love, secret mormon underwear, medieval japanese pornography, the FBI (female body inspectors), sophists, the volatile utopian koi farm market, being nude from the waist down, being nude save for a cowboy hat, being nude save for a cowboy hat and socks, Ra Ta Ta Tam by Peter Nickl, Rug Quest 2019, a pizza hut lamp smashed to pieces in a green plastic bag, The God Of The Used Book Market, demanding reparations, ice kotatsu, spicy food, geurilla theatre, The Swift-Footed Kotatsu, Don Underwear Must Not Take The Stage At All Costs, noted crossdressing idol "Wax House, Baby", hot orangie, the ultimate himbo, glomping, the manic pixie dream girl, the lego cowboys in your dick, incels, emotional labor Cass's book recommendation: If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino Alex's book recommendation(s): The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck, Life after Life by Kate Atkinson 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
1:58:09
November 2, 2019
EP10: Wolf Children
In which Alex and Cass discuss Wolf Children, directed by Mamoru Hosoda and produced by Studio Chizu.  Next month we will be discussing Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, directed by Masaaki Yuasa and produced by Science Saru. Discussed: why nobody in anime goes to college, monsterfuckers, awful 3d people, edgar wright, landlords, secretly being a wolf as a metaphor, feral hogs, centipedes, being kind to each other, tsundere old men, a cool wolf club in the city, frolicking amongst glossy jpegs of trees, narration, "Wolf Children (2012) - The Lateral Tracking Shot" by Every Frame A Painting, piggy promise, check out my gross ear, furry sasuke OC do not steal, The Importance of Being Earnest, the duties of fox sensei,  how babies work, terminal plot brain, a bear with no face Alex's book recommendation: The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell Cass's book recommendation: Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather 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
1:33:47
October 1, 2019
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 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
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 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
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) 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
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