57 episodes

Anime and manga are two extraordinary and complex things. Each week, join Jamal, an enthusiast of anime and manga, as he embarks on his wacky overly-analytical journey through various story arcs, opening songs and game-changing moments with the aim of trying to make sense of it all. If you like to take things that extra step further, this is the show for you!

Get In The Mecha Get In The Mecha

    • Animation & Manga
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Anime and manga are two extraordinary and complex things. Each week, join Jamal, an enthusiast of anime and manga, as he embarks on his wacky overly-analytical journey through various story arcs, opening songs and game-changing moments with the aim of trying to make sense of it all. If you like to take things that extra step further, this is the show for you!

    GITM 56: My One Piece Journey! | An Analysis

    GITM 56: My One Piece Journey! | An Analysis

    Once upon a time, I stated that I would most likely never touch One Piece. However, after being tempted by those around me and a 2nd hand offer I couldn't refuse, I gave in and begun the 900+ chapter journey with Luffy and his crew. In this episode, I want to discuss my experience with the manga so far (200 chapters in). In this session, I analyse some of the many political themes & concepts I've come across, such as idealism, the inevitability of revolution and more.

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    Questions, corrections, complaints: getinthemecha@gmail.com

    MUSIC IN THIS PRODUCTION:

    Difference by chasersgaming

    8Bit Title Screen by Joth

    Mandatory Overtime by Joth

    • 29 min
    GITM 55: The Art of Comedy | An Analysis

    GITM 55: The Art of Comedy | An Analysis

    Comedy anime is very close to my heart. If it wasn't for the genre, it's quite likely that I would not be the type of anime fan that I am today. However, a question I have constantly dodged & avoided is 'what exactly is the reason behind my love of the genre?' In this episode, I will be answering this very question, by breaking down what is so appealing about two of my favourite comedies, Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War (2019) and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (2016). On the side, I talk about my experience with the badminton anime, Hanebado! (2018).

    Thanks so much for 2000 listens! Thanks for tuning in, whether it's your first time, binge-listening or been doing so from episode one!

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    Questions, corrections, complaints: getinthemecha@gmail.com

    MUSIC IN THIS PRODUCTION:

    Difference by chasersgaming

    8Bit Title Screen by Joth

    Mandatory Overtime by Joth

    • 32 min
    GITM 54: The Ao Arc (Boruto Manga Analysis & Review)

    GITM 54: The Ao Arc (Boruto Manga Analysis & Review)

    Previously, we discussed the Momoshiki Arc and it's impact on the Naruto series; in this episode, I look at how these concepts are taken further. Boruto is often criticized for lacking the 'substance' & 'character' that it's predecessor apparently had, however I think there are many positive things to be said about this arc (and series), as it explores many concepts that Naruto simply couldn't touch on at the stage it was at. In this episode analyzing the Ao Arc, I discuss how well it transitions from the previous arc, the idea of 'becoming what you hate' and more. On the side I talk about my first steps into the One Piece manga.

    I was on an episode of Build Casters! Be sure to check it out & the rest of their podcast episodes!
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    https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/geek-eire-podcast-20-anime-pod-509188

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    MUSIC IN THIS PRODUCTION:

    Forever by Alex McCulloch

    Difference by chasersgaming

    Mandatory Overtime by Joth

    8-Bit Title Screen by Joth

    “Anomaly”

    Eric Matyas

    www.soundimage.org (Edited for length)

    • 37 min
    GITM 53: The Art of Character Acting | An Animation Analysis

    GITM 53: The Art of Character Acting | An Animation Analysis

    Although on the surface 'sakuga' can seem like a term used to label highly engaging cuts & well-animated fight scenes, there are actually many more layers to it. A large (and sometimes overlooked) component of sakuga is 'character acting'; an for attempt art to imitate life or even transcend the human ability to communicate emotions. In this episode I discuss the importance of character acting and (as always) break down some of my recent favourite examples! On the side, I briefly discuss my experience with The God of High School (2020).

    Animators mentioned: Naoko Yamada (referred to as Director in this case), Toshiya Kouno, Hidekazu Ebina, Masayuki Kunihiro, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Keiichro Watanabe, Norio Matsumoto

    Anime Discussed: Liz and the Blue Bird (2018), Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 (2020), The Garden of Sinners Chapter 2: Murder Speculation Part A (2007), The Garden of Sinners Chapter 5: Paradox Paradigm (2008), The God of High School (2020).

    Follow me on Twitter @GetInTheMecha for updates on the show!

    Visit getinthemecha.home.blog to check the relevant links / show notes / further information for the podcast.

    Questions, corrections, complaints: getinthemecha@gmail.com

    MUSIC IN THIS PRODUCTION:

    Difference by chasersgaming

    8Bit Title Screen by Joth

    Mandatory Overtime by Joth

    • 39 min
    GITM 52: Fire Force | An Animation Analysis

    GITM 52: Fire Force | An Animation Analysis

    Fire Force (2019) (Enen no Shouboutai), even prior to it's release, was an anime that I was excited for, primarily because I saw a lot of potential in it's production values. Fast-forward to today, the second season of the anime is now airing with a strongly animated first season in the bag; I think that there is no better time to analyse the animation & techniques of various animators who participated in the first 24 episodes! In this episode I look at how the direction of Fire Force indirectly influences how it is animated, why the anime is much more than beautiful looking fight scenes and more. On the side, I discuss my experience with Mamoru Hosoda's film, One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (2005).

    Animators mentioned: Kazuhiro Miwa, Hiroyuki Ookaji, Yuki Sato, Nozomo Abe, Taiki Konno, Yasuyuki Kai, Riki Matsuura, Yuki Matsuo, Yasuto Hirohara, Yutaka Nakamura, Arifumi Imai, Norio Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Imaishi

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    Visit getinthemecha.home.blog to check the relevant links / show notes / further information for the podcast.

    Questions, corrections, complaints: getinthemecha@gmail.com

    MUSIC IN THIS PRODUCTION:

    Difference by chasersgaming

    8Bit Title Screen by Joth

    Mandatory Overtime by Joth

    • 43 min
    GITM 51: The Rolling Girls - A Messy Moe Adventure! | An Analysis & Review

    GITM 51: The Rolling Girls - A Messy Moe Adventure! | An Analysis & Review

    The Rolling Girls (2015) is an anime that I have mixed feelings about, mostly because it performs very well in some areas but (in my opinion) poorly in others. This made me think quite strongly about the idea of ‘premises’ and whether a ‘good’ one genuinely exists. In this episode I discuss what I dislike about the story as a whole, in contrast to it’s individual episodes, what made it a strong production to begin with & how the show (despite my personal gripes) was still relaxing to watch. On the side I talk about my experience so far with the Kara no Kyoukai: Garden of Sinners film series.

    If you’re new to the podcast, welcome to Get In The Mecha Season 1 (2nd Cour)! Here’s to 50 more episodes!

    Animators mentioned: Arifumi Imai, Yasayuki Ebara, Takuma Ebisu, Yukina Kosaka, Tomohiro Shinoda, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Go Kimura, Masayuki Kunihiro.

    Follow me on Twitter @GetInTheMecha for updates on the show!

    Visit getinthemecha.home.blog to check the relevant links / show notes / further information for the podcast.

    Questions, corrections, complaints: getinthemecha@gmail.com

    MUSIC IN THIS PRODUCTION:

    Difference by chasersgaming

    8Bit Title Screen by Joth

    Mandatory Overtime by Joth

    Frozen in Time by Alex McCulloch

    • 32 min

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