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EP38: Only Yesterday

Season 1, Ep. 38

In which Cass & Alex discuss Only Yesterday, directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Studio Ghibli.

Next month we will be discussing Perfect Blue, directed by Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse.

Discussed: the greatest puma ad ever made, hallmark movies, mamoru hosoda, seizing the means of production, knowing how to eat the pineapple, the king of fruits, hungarian farmer music, dividing fractions, growing up normal, r/antiwork, getting a headache from blowing too much, the soul of a farmer, problematizing the pineapple


Walking Around 4/5

Fellowship 2/5

Deliciousness 1/5

Transcendence 0/5

Goofing 3/5

Amelioration 1/5

Coitus 0/5

Enthrallment 1/5

Old West Style Showdowns: 3/5

Trains: 3/5

Alex's Book Recommendation: In the Woods by Tana French

Cass's Book Recommendation: The Railway Journey: The Industrialization and Perception of Time and Space by Wolfgang Schivelbusch


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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: