Episode 34 - Anime and Studio Ghibli

We’re back with episode 34, discussing anime, its status in geek culture, and how neither of us have all the answers. Why is there so much self-deprecation in the anime community? Where does it fall in the hierarchy? Why do some people categorize Studio Ghibli films outside the anime genre? We have things to say, though not all of them are answers.

Warning: Though the episode contains no explicit language or graphic descriptions, some of our conversation concerns adult themes.

What Missy’s Been Up To:
Watching:
  • The Witch
  • It Follows
  • The Punk Singer
  • Parks and Recreation Season 1 & 2

    Reading:
  • Three Theban Plays by Sophocles

    Listening To:
  • Limetown
  • You Must Remember This
  • Alice Isn’t Dead

    What Merri’s Been Up To:
    Watching:
  • The 100
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Young Justice

    Some Links You Might Find Interesting:
    Orientalism by Edward Said (Please note: this is an Amazon link and neither Merri nor Missy have read the entire book, which is flawed and deserving of critique!)