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It's Cool To Like Anime is a podcast about Japanese animated film and television both for people who love anime and people who do but don't know it yet.

It's Cool To Like Anime Emily Yoshida

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 16 Ratings

It's Cool To Like Anime is a podcast about Japanese animated film and television both for people who love anime and people who do but don't know it yet.

    Live from the Lawless Zone: A Ghost in the Shell (2017) Round Table

    Live from the Lawless Zone: A Ghost in the Shell (2017) Round Table

    For the occasion of the live-action adaptation of GHOST IN THE SHELL, I knew that an ordinary one-on-one discussion would not suffice: I had to gather a squad. Joining me to dissect the gleaming CGI prosthesis of Rupert Sanders' vision are David Sims (The Atlantic,) Alison Willmore (Buzzfeed,) Kevin Nguyen (GQ) and Justin Charity (this podcast, The Ringer, but mostly this podcast.)We discuss everything from the whitewashing controversy, to the production design, to THAT ENDING — as well as the box office performance and whether or not we can or should have Hollywood anime adaptations. SPOILERS ABOUND!

    Subscribe to It's Cool To Like Anime on iTunes! DON'T become a supporter on Patreon! (More on that in the episode.) DO leave me a review!

    Theme music by Ayano ULTRA: @ayanoultra

    Send questions, comments and concerns to: itscoolpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #8: "I'm Not Afraid of Anime Anymore"

    #8: "I'm Not Afraid of Anime Anymore"

    In 1985, Mamoru Oshii and Yoshitaka Amano, with the help of a seemingly infinite budget, made a haunting and singular video animation feature called ANGEL'S EGG, and this week I made former animephobe Molly Lambert (MTV News) watch it and talk about it with me. Good news: she's not scared of anime anymore! Bad news: We can't really tell you what happens in this film. But that's not really a bad thing — it may or may not be Oshii's meditation on losing the Christian faith, and as such is a bramble of amazing dreamlike imagery and nihilism.

    In the second half of the episode, Eric Thurm (Drunk T*D Talks) and I continue down the Madoka sinkhole, into That Episode and more. There was so much to discuss, from income inequality in Mitakihara City, how to make a cat cosplay as Kyubey, and crushing loneliness.

    In completely predictable news, Madoka Magica is proving to be too thematically dense for one podcast! I'll be releasing some bonus content from this week's discussion with Eric on the Patreon, so stay tuned for that. Also be sure to leave a review of the podcast on iTunes to enter to win a fancy-schmancy GHOST IN THE SHELL Blu-Ray ... details in the first 2 minutes of this episode.

    Subscribe to It's Cool To Like Anime on iTunes! Become a supporter on Patreon!

    Theme music by Ayano ULTRA: @ayanoultra

    Send questions, comments and concerns to: itscoolpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

623S ,

Finally

I love podcasts and love anime both and this is literally the first anime podcast that is actually listenable. I really hope it sticks around!

NateJMerrick ,

Excellent discovery

I was so engrossed in an episode I crashed my bike! Emily is a great listen and anime is a interesting topic to learn about. 5 stars!

LokiSnake ,

Great podcast on anime!

I've been meaning to watch Madoka for ages and Ep 7 has finally gotten me to get off my lazy butt and start. The discussion is always great and the podcast has both introduced me to new movies and short films to watch and gotten me to rewatch ones I've seen in the past. Thanks for the great content and keep up the good work!

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