iSugio

Episode 6: Adventures in Japan

by Miguel Douglas

@isugoi

share share

In this episode, we have our good friend Justin–who currently lives in Japan, join us as we discuss a variety of topics, mainly focusing on the reality of life in Japan, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Youtube and anime.

Download Here

You can subscribe to our iTunes podcast here

You can subscribe to our RSS feed here

Be Sociable, Share!

Author: Miguel Douglas

As an avid viewer of both Japanese animation and cinema for more than a decade now, Miguel is primarily concerned with establishing a critical look into both mediums as legitimate forms of artistic, cultural, and societal understanding. Never one to simply look at a film or series based solely on superficiality, Miguel has dedicated himself towards bringing awareness to Asian entertainment and its various facets.

Latest Additions

The World of Kanako – Review

The World of Kanako – Review

Showa Fujishima is a former detective. One day, his daughter Kanako, who is a model student, disappears. To find his daughter, he investigates more carefully into his daughter’s life. He then becomes involved in a shocking situation.

Be Sociable, Share!
Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound – Review

Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound – Review

Kuklo was found as a baby crying in a mass of Titan vomit, amidst the dead titan corpses. He is essentially hated by the people inside the walls. Kuklo, despite his horrible beginnings and a single-functioning eye, also seems to grow unnaturally fast. He parts himself from his past and gambles on the fate of humanity by enlisting in the Survey Corps.

Be Sociable, Share!
Aldnoah.Zero – Review

Aldnoah.Zero – Review

In 1972, an ancient alien hypergate was discovered on the surface of the moon. Using this technology, humanity began migrating to Mars and settling there. After settlers discovered additional advanced technology, the Vers Empire was founded, which claimed Mars and its secrets for themselves. Later, the Vers Empire declared war on Earth, and in 1999, a battle on the Moon’s surface caused the hypergate to explode, shattering the Moon and scattering remnants into a debris belt around the planet.

Be Sociable, Share!
Dramatical Murder – Review

Dramatical Murder – Review

The story takes place many years in the future where the game “Rhyme,” a virtual fighting game, is incredibly popular and people possess “AllMates,” convenient AI computers.

Be Sociable, Share!

Comments

  • darkkodiak

    Awesome podcast. I really like the part where you guys discuss the difference of comedic usage in animation between the Japanese culture and American culture. I lol when JMo shared his teaching experience on how the Japanese kids did not catch his sarcasm that any American kid would. It’s illuminating that in these podcasts you guys briefly bring up the differences of culture to tie into the subjects you discuss.

  • Miguel Douglas

    Thanks for the comment darkkodiak, we try our best to offer a great podcast to our listeners!

  • Justin

    Sarcasm does not exist in Japanese humor at all. Believe me. They’ll believe anything for the most part. Like you can tell them to jump off a cliff and they’ll feel offended by it.

  • Scythe

    I know how that is with people not knowing the difference in anime or having a middle ground. They really think it’s either pokemon or porn… lol I guess I wouldn’t do all that well in japan if they don’t get sarcasm.

    Does anyone else find it kinda odd that how anime characters are portrayed is almost entirely different from how the people actually are. I guess that’s kinda why they are cartoons which is usually an overblown parody of what it really is. Which oddly enough connects more with western audiences with social groups. Looking at most character polls from japan compared to america they are almost opposites. In japan the calm or quite character is usually ranked higher while the hot blooded characters usually rank higher.

  • Alvaro

    nuclear…. nuclear…

    that is all