Anime is Lit
By Anime is Lit
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A podcast exploring what makes anime meaningful to people. Hosted by Krissy and Danny—two weebs who talk about anime like it's literature, except fun and not boring.
||ExplicitBonus Crossover Cast! Anime Expo 2018 with Oh No, Anime||Our best podcasting buddies Marc and Patrick of Oh No, Anime sat down with us on the last day of AX for a very special in-person bonus episode. Topics include: the AX curse of Go Nagai, Anisong tears, gay battleship shipping, and comparing Florida vs...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 10 - Ancient Magus Bride - Celtic Mythology and Magical Therapy Dogs||Celtic Mythology meets poignant recovery allegory in the 2017-2018 anime "Ancient Magus Bride". Returning pod friend Shadon and our good friend Bethany join us to discuss this beautiful anime that's very personal and meaningful to all of us. This...||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAngel's Egg Crossover Cast - with Warui Deshou||Your favorite anime podcast crossover is back! We team up again with the Warui Deshou podcast to dissect and gush over Mamoru Oshii and Yoshitaka Amano’s 1985 masterpiece art film, Angel’s Egg. CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of stillbirth,...||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 09 - Princess Tutu - Ballet Mythology and Metanarrative||Welcome to our episode on Princess Tutu, the classic 2002 anime about ballet, fairy tales, and a duck who turns into the magical Princess Tutu to fight for the ones she loves! Our friend Heidi joins as our guest to talk about her experience training...||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGuest Spot - Oh No, Anime! Episode 53 - Devilman Crybaby||Earlier in February we guested on Oh No, Anime with our friends Marc and Patrick, and other guests GrantTheTheif and TheSubtleDoctor to discuss more of Devilman Crybaby! Marc had some fresh insights on the unique production details of the project, and..||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGuest Spot - Subtitled Anime "Rakugo Made Us Cry for a Building"||We were thrilled to get the chance to talk about Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju with Giancarlo on the Subtitled Anime podcast! In this episode we get emotional (and analytical) about this brilliant show laden with themes of identity, family and the...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 08 - Tales From Earthsea - Willem Dafoe ASMR||This episode we cover "Tales from Earthsea", the Goro Miazaki-directed adaptation of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea novels. We talk about what Ursula Le Guin means to us and then dive in to the film's unique production, story and thematic shortfalls....||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGuest Spot - Warui Deshou Bonus Episode 666: Devilman Crybaby||We were delighted to guest on Warui Deshou with our friends TheSubtleDoctor and Shadon about Devilman Crybaby! This is a more free-form discussion with lots of laughs, but together we hit some moments of real discovery and depth. Discussions include...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 07 - DEVILMAN Crybaby||This month we couldn't resist taking a bite out of the recent Netflix phenomenon, DEVILMAN Crybaby. We talk about our personal reactions, the show's surprisingly optimistic thesis, horniness, queer elements, and why we're glad we followed the hype...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 06 - Time of Eve: The Android Coffee Shop AU||This month we're covering Time of Eve (Eve no Jikan), a short but fantastic ONA series from 2008 about a cafe where both androids and people are welcome and indistinguishable from one another. This episode is spoiler-free for those of you who have yet..||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 5.55 - Bonus: Drunk Evangelion||Welcome to our Drunk Evangelion bonus episode! This time we get personal, talk about our feelings, and wax drunk-poetic about the purpose of art and literary criticism. **SPOILERS for Evangelion** Link to full gospel choir ending theme video:...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 05 - Evangelion Mythos||By request, this episode is a podcast version of the panel we presented at Kumoricon 2017 on the Evangelion Mythos and trying the plot arcs together. We try to give some context to the more vague plot elements, and talk through the psychological...||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 04 - Natsume Yuujinchou||This time we’re diving into Natsume Yuujinchou, also known as Natsume’s Book of Friends, with our very special guest Ethan. We discuss why the show resonates with us, how it uses short story techniques to build the overarching emotional storyline,..||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 03 - Narration in Anime: The Tatami Galaxy and Beyond||Narration in Anime: The Tatami Galaxy and Beyond aka "This Podcast is (Not) About Evangelion" Welcome to our jam-packed episode on narration in anime! Starting with The Tatami Galaxy and branching from there, we cover different techniques and styles...||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 02 - Thunderbolt Fantasy||Anime is Lit Episode 02 - Thunderbolt Fantasy||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 01 - Banayalasis||Welcome to episode 1 of Anime is Lit, where we get hyped and nerdy about why anime is awesome. We talk about the art and storytelling in anime and why it makes people love it so much. For our pilot episode we do a mini-analysis on the most profound...||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Clever and insightful, even if you haven't seen the shows they're taking about!
One of the pods I look forward to most
If you don't love this podcast, then you are dead to me...to all of us.
Seriously, I just wanna hang out with these ladies. They are funny, relatable, and suuuuper smart. The AiL team are up and coming podcast stars, guaranteed!
You'll laugh, you'll learn, you'll remember why you love anime.
- The Subtle Doctor
There is not much in life that is better than people talking about topics they know and enjoy in a way that is both intelligent and accessable.
These two are very intelligent and the way they talk through these shows makes me want to overhaul my priorities and carve out time to start watching animes again.
Give them a listen. You're sure to laugh, geek out, and appreciate these animes in a much deeper way!