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Anime Ichiban Podcast 4: All Killer, No Filler

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How do you create a story that remains entertaining for hundreds of hours, thousands of pages later? The Anime Ichiban team tackles this question when debating what goes into a successful long-running anime series. They also dive into the unique nature of Octopath Traveler’s divisive story-telling as well as Cells at Work!‘s ability to portray niche topics in fun, yet accurate, ways.

https://animeichiban.podbean.com/e/anime-ichiban-4-all-killer-no-filler/

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 – Introductions
2:51 – Topic: Making long-running series work and the tricky art of filler material
13:00 – Octopath Traveler and the nature of long JRPG’s
38:20 – Cells at Work! and Anime’s Portrayal of Niche Topics
55:43 – Closing Remarks

TRACKS

Intro – “Make my story” by Lenny code fiction ( My Hero Academia Season 3 second opening theme)
Intermission – “Fish” by Kaleidoscope
Outro -“CheerS” by ClariS (Cells at Work! opening theme)

Heralding from the rustic, old town of Los Angeles, California; Matthew now resides in Boston where he diligently researches the cure for cancer. In reality, though, he just wants to play games and watch anime, and likes talking about them way too much. A Nintendo/Sony hybrid fan with a soft-spot for RPG’s, he finds little beats sinking hours into an immersive game world. You can follow more of his work at his blog and budding YouTube channel below.

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  1. David Kang

    August 23, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Another great episode! Now that I think about it, it seems like I’m in love with anime with niche topics (A Place further than Universe, March Comes in Like Lion, Chihayafuru, Hikaru no Go, and etc.). Whenever I pick my top 20 anime, they are always in the list!

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