Anime Is For Jerks

6/1/2022

EP41: Shirobako

Season 1, Ep. 41
In which Cass & Alex discuss Shirobako, directed by Tsutomu Mizushima and produced by P.A. Works.Next month we will be discussing Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 1st Gig, directed by Kenji Kamiyama and produced by Production I.G.Discussed: the truly incredible eva reference in this show, angel beats, our low expectations for this show, pa works sowing, pa works reaping, liking donuts, jiggy jiggly heaven, naughty directors go to storyboard jail, calling someone to say you're visiting them as you're getting on the train to visit them, explaining to people who don't work in the entertainment industry what it's like to work in the entertainment industry, carefully examining a cat's thighs, moe, quitting anime to become a confectioner, neon locomotive evangardion, the taste of tea, revolutionary girl utena ep39 director's commentary, a professional shitbag, the worst meeting in the world, goth baseball loli-sama, an element of cool with the cute, andes chucky, if anyone is making good anime these days, the bizarre honor economy of old japanese menFINAL SCORES:Walking Around: 5/5Fellowship: 5/5Deliciousness: 3/5Transcendence: 1/5Goofing: 4/5Amelioration: 4/5Coitus: 0/5Enthrallment: 3/5KPH over the speed limit: 7/5Introspection: 5/5Alex's Book Recommendation: His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick MacraeCass's Book Recommendation: The Art of Fielding by Chad HarbachSocial:Show Twitter: @animeisforjerksShow Mastodon: @animeisforjerks@skeleton.coolShow Email: animeisforjerks@gmail.comCass's Twitter: @prophet_goddessCass's Mastodon: @prophet_goddess@skeleton.coolAlex's Twitter: @dunndunndunnAlex's Mastodon: @catalina@selfy.army
2/1/2022

EP37: Kaiba

Season 1, Ep. 37
In which Cass & Alex discuss Kaiba, directed by Masaaki Yuasa and produced by Madhouse. Next month we will be discussing Only Yesterday, directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Studio Ghibli. Discussed: this show sucks, midgar (i cut a tangent about barrett calling midgar a rotten pizza in the japanese version of ffvii, if you want that content go watch Let's Mosey: A Slow Translation of Final Fantasy VII by Tim Rogers) , the finger on the monkey's paw, bobs big boy burbank, mf said skonk, a graph theory themed fertility tattoo, extreme looney tunes shit, xkcd 483: Fiction Rule of Thumb, the second matrix sequel, the cursed horny, fucking yourself to death via inflation, fucking yourself to death being a crime, big titty goth gf memory smuggler, azumanga daioh, releasing your brain eggs into the hypersphere, a smoking baby in a tall robot, Just A Baby by Neil Cicierega, how penises work, hundreds of tiny robot dogs, t-posing to assert dominance, who in this show invests in crypto, bioshock infinite, "me: i am fundementally opposed to the monarchy and the church as ruling powers. history is a record of their atrocities" by @headfallsoff FINAL SCORES: Walking Around: 0/5 Fellowship: 0/5 Deliciousness: 0/5 Transcendence: 0/5 Goofing: 0/5 Amelioration: 0/5 Coitus: 0/5 Enthrallment: 0/5 Fuck You: 0/5 Eat Shit: 0/5 Alex's Book Recommendation: Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn Cass's Book Recommendation: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 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
1/4/2022

EP36: Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

Season 1, Ep. 36
In which Cass & Alex discuss Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and produced by TMS/Po10tial. Next month we will be discussing Kaiba, directed by Masaaki Yuasa and produced by Madhouse. Discussed: friend of the show takeshi koike, the sensuality of monkey punch, the dizzy dizzy drug, the giant buddha statue made out of drugs in the basement, the cat pronoun, that picture of john lennon, goemon baths, unmotivated camera movement, getting a real girlfriend, bees, magnum dong, crossdressing: it's free and the cops can't stop you, fiadel kestrel, antiques roadshow, @dril "THERAPIST: your problem is, that youre perfect, and everyone is jealous of your good posts, and that makes you rightfully upset. ME: I agree", lupin's interiority, doing a terrorist attack to get dick, one half of a split fucking second, withered wojack, three years of this podcast FINAL SCORES: Walking Around: 4/5 Fellowship: 2/5 Deliciousness: 1/5 Transcendence: 3/5 Goofing: 3/5 Amelioration: 4/5 Coitus: 3/5 Enthrallment: 3/5 Owls: 5/5 Boobs: 5/5 Alex's Book Recommendation: Pity the Beast by Robin McLean Cass's Book Recommendation: The Panda's Thumb by Stephen Jay Gould 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
12/3/2021

EP35: Cowboy Bebop

Season 1, Ep. 35
In which Cass & Alex discuss Cowboy Bebop, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and produced by Sunrise. Next month we will be discussing Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and produced by TMS/Po10tial. Discussed: the netflix live action cowboy bebop, @TomatoGrandpa: "Reading the Bebop reviews and yea, this is exactly what I expected.", "Why Does Everyone In Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Talk Like That?" by Gita Jackson, @NotBrunoAgain: "This is bait but whatever: the truly stupid thing about this attitude is that there is a CEASELESS TORRENT OF GREAT ART you could be enjoying instead, more than you could ever possibly get to", relentless american cultural hegemony, "The Genius Design of Cowboy Bebop's Titles" by Linus Boman, "Martin Scorsese - The Art of Silence" by Every Frame A Painting, the knife's edge of being stupid, Dirt on the Camera Lens by Mike Rugnetta, faye's outfit, the conceptual definition of the himbo, the boob situation, the great gatsby, tokyo godfathers, The Gun That Makes You Old, touching computer, a gay alien, 17776 by Jon Bois, leaving things in the fridge, gender, star wars, spike's big coat, jet's cop outfit, what guys looked like in the 70s, beta and vhs, LET'S GO TO HELL!!!, the space shuttle columbia, a perfectly spherical dinner suit, the clown as the very image of christ, the young men's cowboy association,"A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is '100 percent fatal'",Marshall Banana, eating two dozen hard boiled eggs with your bro, the loser bar, Uzumaki, Dragon Quest XI: The Kotaku Review,ACTION BUTTON REVIEWS The Final Fantasy VII Remake FINAL SCORES: Walking Around: 5/5 Fellowship: 5/5 Deliciousness: 3/5 Transcendence: 5/5 Goofing: 5/5 Amelioration: 4/5 Coitus: 1/5 Enthrallment: 5/5 Cyberpunkness: 5/5 Cats: 4/5 Alex's Book Recommendation: She Rises by Kate Worsley Cass's Book Recommendation: Babel-17/Empire Star by Samuel R. Delany 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
10/21/2021

EP33: Mononoke

Season 1, Ep. 33
In which Cass & Alex discuss Mononoke, directed by Kenji Nakamura and produced by Toei Animation. Next month we will be discussing Tokyo Godfathers, directed by Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse. Discussed: pure vibes performance, being pressured to watch something for a podcast, a newgrounds meet 'n' fuck game, @mcclure111: "There are certain kinds of visual-- mostly things involving small dots, dithering, complex patterns-- that the video codecs we've adopted everywhere are just plain bad at representing. Without any conversation, we've culturally decided those types of art will simply not exist", "Why Snow and Confetti Ruin YouTube Video Quality" by Tom Scott, the mononoke wikipedia article, impossible geometry, being trapped in a room with a bunch of spirits who have strong feelings about abortion, giving birth to who knows how many ghosts, turning into dust, being cleansed of your sins by an evil cat, a weird fish with a shamisen, paul rudd's computer, boat ufos, who hasn't been dead the whole time, the interpretive equivalent of that bit from wallance and gromit where gromit is laying the train tracks down in front of him, a 30 episode shonen sports anime about the world of competitive incense smelling, the three japanese arts of refinement, genjiko, taikyoku shogi, swooping owl, cat sword, evil wolf, blind dog, flying horse, poisonous snake, wrestler, pig general, reverse chariot, mountain witch, gliding swallow, vertical horse, left dog, right dog, a piece of wood that grants you power, braktheman, the oldest elementary schooler in history of the world, more being worse when it comes to coitus, revisiting utena's (and our) problems with race, "Disturbing, Traversing, Borderless, Shaking Sexuality: The Place where Revolutionary Girl Utena was Born" FINAL SCORES: Walking Around: 2/5 Fellowship: 1/5 Deliciousness: 0/5 Transcendence: 5/5 Goofing: 2/5 Amelioration: 5/5 Coitus: 1/5 Enthrallment: 5/5 Alex's Book Recommendation: The Manningtree Witches by A.K. Blakemore Cass's Book Recommendation: Pattern Recognition by William Gibson 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