Thinking Too Hard About Anime

Thinking Too Hard About Anime

By Noah Carden & Aaron J. Shelton
An episode by episode discussion of some of our favorite anime. A little bit of history, a little bit of analysis, and a lot of over-examining the Japanese cartoons we love so much. New episodes every other Thursday.
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S01E08: Cowboy Bebop - Heavy Metal Queen
We discuss trucking culture in both the East and West, possible inspirations for VT, surviving the vacuum of space, and the dreaded prairie oyster. email: thinkingtoohardpod@gmail.com twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkingAnime Music by Yellowjacket from the album Loop Soup. Used with permission under Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0) PROMO: Technical Difficulties Gaming Podcast
53:32
May 28, 2020
S01E07: Cowboy Bebop - Sympathy for the Devil
We discuss our mixed feelings about Wen, the consumer electronics of 2077, human adaptability, and the dark underbelly of warbling. email: thinkingtoohardpod@gmail.com twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkingAnime Music by Yellowjacket from the album Loop Soup. Used with permission under Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0) PROMO: Technical Difficulties Gaming Podcast
1:00:56
May 14, 2020
S01E06: Cowboy Bebop - Ballad of Fallen Angels
We discuss the metaplot of Cowboy Bebop, heroic bloodshed, and the language of Yoko Kanno. email: thinkingtoohardpod@gmail.com twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkingAnime Music by Yellowjacket from the album Loop Soup. Used with permission under Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0) PROMO: Technical Difficulties Gaming Podcast
58:39
April 30, 2020
S01 Minisode - The Music of Cowboy Bebop
We dig deeper into the music of Cowboy Bebop on this bonus episode of the show. We also pick our top five tracks.  email: thinkingtoohardpod@gmail.com twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkingAnime Music by Yellowjacket from the album Loop Soup. Used with permission under Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0) PROMO: Night Clerk Radio
51:09
April 23, 2020
S01E05: Cowboy Bebop - Gateway Shuffle
We discuss environmentalism, analyze the pacing of the third act, and make a connection to a certain video game movie adaptation. email: thinkingtoohardpod@gmail.com twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkingAnime Music by Yellowjacket from the album Loop Soup. Used with permission under Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0) PROMO: Night Clerk Radio
51:20
April 16, 2020
S01E04: Cowboy Bebop - Honky Tonk Women
We get introduced to Faye Valentine, discuss action scene aesthetics, and learn about the  Itano Circus. email: thinkingtoohardpod@gmail.com twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkingAnime Music by Yellowjacket from the album Loop Soup. Used with permission under Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0) PROMO: Night Clerk Radio
52:15
April 2, 2020
S01E03: Cowboy Bebop - Stray Dog Strut
We discuss the the doggo Ein, discover cassette futurism, learn about bird fortunetelling, and Noah picks the best mascot. email: thinkingtoohardpod@gmail.com twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkingAnime Music by Yellowjacket from the album Loop Soup. Used with permission under Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0) PROMO: Night Clerk Radio
50:54
March 19, 2020
S01E02: Cowboy Bebop - Asteroid Blues
We learn about the voices behind Spike and Jet, discuss drug use in film, compare animated and live-action fight scenes, and figure out what carnitas are. email: thinkingtoohardpod@gmail.com twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkingAnime Music by Yellowjacket from the album Loop Soup. Used with permission under Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0)
1:03:19
March 3, 2020
S01E01: Cowboy Bebop - Overview
Welcome to Season One and our deep dive into Cowboy Bebop.  For our overview episode we discuss how we discovered the show, learn about the production of the series, and examine the media of 1998. email: thinkingtoohardpod@gmail.com twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkingAnime Music by Yellowjacket from the album Loop Soup. Used with permission under Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0)
43:04
March 2, 2020
Season One Trailer
Music by Yellowjacket from the album Loop Soup. Used with permission under Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0)
00:48
March 1, 2020