Welcome to Five Observations, my new anime and pop culture podcast! Each episode, I will share five things I have been thinking about.
In this first instalment: the little moments in Tsukigakirei, robot fights, Japan’s smiling dystopia, and more. I’m Robert, and here are Five Observations.
1. The little moments in Tsuki ga Kirei are perfect.
- Tsuki ga Kirei
- I don’t mention this in the audio, but @JezebelKat’s review is absolutely worth reading.
2. A106 is not Astro Boy, but they share similar blueprints.
3. Japanese McDonald’s dystopian smile police.
- Anime Feminist’s Shirobako watch-along podcast
- McDonald’s Japan anime commercials
- Crunchyroll video on Studio Colorido
- McDonald’s Japan Smile Improvement Declaration
- Tech firms want to detect your emotions and expressions, but people don’t like it
4. Reality TV can highlight cultural differences.
5. AotS is going to be a talking butt.
- Vatican Miracle Examiner
- The Reflection: Wave One
- Konbini Kareshi
- Restaurant to Another World
- Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun
- Butt Detective