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"Warui Deshou" is a Japanese phrase that roughly translates to "It will be bad." And, we believe we make bad content...but we also believe that very thing can be good when there's enough love and fun put into it!

Hosts and friends Doc and Shadon love anime and really enjoy talking about it. For hours at a time. Each episode they will discuss a different anime show/movie and will aim to make you think and make you laugh. They're just as likely to unabashedly gush about how cool a character is as they are to launch into a long aside of thematic analysis. Bad puns and impressions may also appear Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waruideshou/support

Warui Deshou: An Anime Podcast Warui Deshou

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    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

"Warui Deshou" is a Japanese phrase that roughly translates to "It will be bad." And, we believe we make bad content...but we also believe that very thing can be good when there's enough love and fun put into it!

Hosts and friends Doc and Shadon love anime and really enjoy talking about it. For hours at a time. Each episode they will discuss a different anime show/movie and will aim to make you think and make you laugh. They're just as likely to unabashedly gush about how cool a character is as they are to launch into a long aside of thematic analysis. Bad puns and impressions may also appear Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waruideshou/support

    Mobile Suit Gundam

    Mobile Suit Gundam

    Newtypes, Oldtypes, and everyone in between, Doc & Shadon are here to talk Mobile Suit Gundam! We invite you to join us as we review and discuss the anime film trilogy that kicked off anime's biggest franchise. How cool are these robots? How badass is Char Aznable? Is war truly hell? We will answer these questions, your questions, and much more on our trek through the 79th year of the Universal Century!

    Enjoying   this podcast? Tip us a coffee on Ko-fi! This will get you access to The  World's Best Anime (and Other Media Too) Discord. | https://ko-fi.com/waruideshou
    Want to get in touch? Tweet the show, Doc or Shadon | Email the show

    Music:
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Two Tribes"
    Michael Kelly "CALICOMP 1.1 Shutdown"



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    • 3 hr 30 min
    Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    Doc & Shadon romp, stomp, and spray atomic breath all over the place on this episode that's all about Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi's 2016 kaiju powerhouse, Shin Godzilla! We discuss the film's seething hatred of bureaucracy, ability to put the viewer into ground zero of a disaster, fantastic editing and shot composition, driven core cast, and more! 

    Enjoying   this podcast? Tip us a coffee on Ko-fi! This will get you access to The  World's Best Anime (and Other Media Too) Discord. | https://ko-fi.com/waruideshou
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    Music:
    Blue Oyster Cult "Godzilla"
    Michael Kelly "Calicomp 1.1 Shutdown"


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    • 3 hr
    Video Girl Ai

    Video Girl Ai

    Doc & Shadon discuss Suncoast Video shelf constant, Video Girl Ai. Is this 1992 OAV sex comedy meets sci-fi romance worth revisiting 30 years later? Listen in and find out as we chat about the show's themes, characters, comedy and place in anime history. And answer your questions!

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    Music:
    The Buggles "Video Killed The Radio Star"
    Michael Kelly "Calicomp 1.1 Shutdown"




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    • 2 hr 57 min
    Her (2013)

    Her (2013)

    After some delays, we're back to talk about Spike Jonze' film "Her" from 2013! Shadon enjoyed this film back when it was released, but he wanted to revisit it now, almost a decade later, to see how it held up. We discuss the film's relevance in 2022, its core message about learning how to love others well, if anything about it would be made differently in 2022, its depiction of societal change in the wake of radical new technology, if the film sufficiently establishes Samantha's humanity, which app we'd like to fall in love with, and much more!

    Enjoying   this podcast? Tip us a coffee on Ko-fi! This will get you access to The  World's Best Anime (and Other Media Too) Discord. | https://ko-fi.com/waruideshou
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    Music:
    Foreigner "I Want To Know What Love Is"
    Michael Kelly "Calicomp 1.1 Shutdown"

    Sources I Wanted To Read But Didn't:
    Aleksić, Jana. “Defense of Humanity: Defense of Personality: Aesthetic Rethinking of the Concept of Body in the Film Her by Spike Jonze.” Kultura (Belgrade, Serbia), no. 167, 2020, pp. 266–87, https://doi.org/10.5937/kultura2067266A.

    FLISFEDER, MATTHEW, and CLINT BURNHAM. “Love and Sex in the Age of Capitalist Realism: On Spike Jonze’s Her.” Cinema Journal, vol. 57, no. 1, Fall 2017, pp. 25–45. EBSCOhost, https://doi-org.bunchproxy.idm.oclc.org/10.1353/cj.2017.0054.

    Jagoe, Eva-Lynn. “Depersonalized Intimacy: The Cases of Sherry Turkle and Spike Jonze.” English Studies in Canada, vol. 42, no. 1, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, 2016, pp. 155–73, https://doi.org/10.1353/esc.2016.0004.

    Jollimore, Troy. “‘This Endless Space between the Words’: The Limits of Love in Spike Jonze’s Her.” Midwest Studies In Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell), vol. 39, no. 1, Sept. 2015, pp. 120–43. EBSCOhost, https://doi-org.bunchproxy.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/misp.12039.

    KIYCI, Hale. “Spike Jonze’s Her: How Transhumanism Turns into a Control Mechanism under the Name of Love.” Journal of the Faculty of Letters, vol. 12, no. 23, Jan. 2022, pp. 121–38. EBSCOhost, https://doi-org.bunchproxy.idm.oclc.org/10.33207/trkede.954659.


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    • 2 hr 50 min
    Wolf Children

    Wolf Children

    We discuss Mamoru Hosoda's third original film and final Madhouse production, 2012's "Wolf Children." When Doc first watched it, it was one of his favorites. After watching/rewatching all of Hosoda's work n the lead up to this podcast, does he still feel the same way? Shadon has never seen the film before. What does he think of it? Click play and find out!

    Lot of ground covered in our discussion, including: production details, both the critical and also the academic/scholarly response to the film then and now, different cultural perspectives on single-motherhood, queer readings of wolfhood, "let's get back to nature" and, of course, our emotional responses to the movie. And much more!

    Enjoying   this podcast? Tip us a coffee on Ko-fi! This will get you access to  The  World's Best Anime (and Other Media Too) Discord. | https://ko-fi.com/waruideshou
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    Music:
    Wolfmother "Woman"
    Michael Kelly "Calicomp 1.1 Shutdown"

    Sources:
    David John Boyd  (2012) "Wolves or People?"
    Jacob Chapman (2013) "Wolf Children BD+DVD"
    Andrea Germer, Rafael Vinícius Martins, Tianqi Zhang (2017) "A ‘Japanese’ Cinema of Reassurance Queering, Passing—and Reifying Normativity in Hosoda Mamoru’s Wolf Children"
    M. M. Grajdian (2020) “Compassionate neo-traditionalism in Hosoda mamoru’s animation movies”
    David Whitely 2016 “Human Animals - Transformations Devoutly To Be Wished?”

    If we mention an author not listed here, there's an excellent chance their work is quoted in one of the articles above!


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    • 3 hr 47 min
    Burning (2018)

    Burning (2018)

    We are discussing one of the best films, Korean or otherwise, made in recent years, Lee Chang-dong's "Burning." In fact, this is Doc's favorite movie! "Burning" is an adaptation of Haruki Murakami's short story, "Barn Burning" (itself an adaptation of sorts of William Faulkner's short story of the same name) and features incredible performances from Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, and Stephen Yeun.

    There is a lot of ground to try to cover in this discussion. We tackle the movie's focus on class and wealth divides, what it says about creative individuals and the creative process, reality vs unreality of certain elements of the film and what those possible conclusions mean for the film as a whole as well as its individual elements, and so so much more. All of this discussion is near, very very near...all you have to do is press play!  

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    Music:
    Talking Heads "Burning Down The House"
    Garoad/Michael Kelly "Calicomp 1.1 Shutdown"


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    • 3 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

🦄VwolfWOOMY🦄 ,

:)

Honestly, I’m really happy they did episodes on BNA Brand new animal

Davidmwein ,

One of the best weebcasts

As a fellow weeb this is a great show! They cover a wide range of different anime/manga and make sure to bring you along for the ride so you don't get confused. Be sure to check them out for some insightful talks and great banter.

Brainbixer ,

Good

It’s good, they’ve got a nice dynamic and banter that makes it interesting.
If you’re reading this a few things. Since you like houseki no kuni you should do a podcast about it. Also most fans call the techno-cancer Dino-aids.

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