Anime Ichiban Podcast 4: All Killer, No Filler

by Matthew Ponthier
Published: Last Updated on

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)

1 comment

David Kang August 23, 2018 - 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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