Anime Is For Jerks


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 men


Walking Around: 5/5

Fellowship: 5/5

Deliciousness: 3/5

Transcendence: 1/5

Goofing: 4/5

Amelioration: 4/5

Coitus: 0/5

Enthrallment: 3/5

KPH over the speed limit: 7/5

Introspection: 5/5

Alex's Book Recommendation: His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae

Cass's Book Recommendation: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach


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EP44: Night on the Galactic Railroad

Season 1, Ep. 44
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