GUEST SPOT – TheSubtleDoctor on Third Seat By The Window

The Subtle Doctor joins Buggy and Chris to talk about critical analysis in the anime fandom, how to get into it, and where it’s succeeding and failing.

Download (right click, save link as) | Time: 3:15:24 | iTunes | YouTube Link (coming soon)

Social Media and Correspondence

Buggy’s Twitter | Buggy’s YouTube
Chris’s Twitter
TheSubtleDoctor‘s Twitter

Other Resources

The Subtle Doctor’s Work:
Warui Deshou – Blog | iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play
Wave Motion Cannon

Mentioned Pieces:
At Least It’s An Ethos” by tamerlane
Wave Motion Conversation: Visuals Trump Narrative?
First Serial Experiment” series by Digibro
Senpai Coast to Coast episode 16 – “New Year’s Evangelion
just shittalking other anime youtubers for like half an hour, oh god what have i done” by Digibro
Just Talking with Anime YouTubers about Digibro’s Drama for like Four Hours Oh God What Have We Done” by the Weebcast
An In-Depth Discussion of How We Talk About Anime Studios” by Digibro and Canipa
Spiral Radio” by DaLadybugMan
A Love Letter to Mafuyu” by DaLadybugMan
Psycho-Pass and Philosophy” by DaLadybugMan

Mentioned Critics and Sites:
Anime Feminist
Wave Motion Cannon
The Canipa Effect
Atelier Emily – For Me In Full Bloom
illegenes on Isn’t it Electrifying
Giga Drill Breakdown

Music Used

“Ladybird Girl” by The Pillows
“Secret Sound” from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time


BONUS EPISODE – Gundam Thunderbolt: Hope, Despair, Sakuga


In what can only be described as the most self-indulgent thing I’ve ever done, I have created this audio essay on Gundam Thunderbolt, the 2015-16 ONA from Sunrise.  There are roughly three sections: (1) the thing Thunderbolt does best (2) the unforgivable things it does (3) I tie my criticisms of the deification of narrow, empirical, Sakuga-based analysis of anime to how that method cannot speak to what is wrong with this ONA.

Special thanks to Tamerlane and Josh Dunham for inspiration.

Direct Download | iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | YouTube


Michael Kelly/Garoad – Every Day is Night

Oneohtrix Point Never – Power of Persuasion

Michael Kelly/Garoad – Hopes and Dreams

Michael Kelly/Garoad – Welcome to VA11 HALL-A

Magic Sword – In the Face of Evil

Yuzo Koshiro – Into the Storm

Falcom Sound Team – After School Hours

Michael Kelly/Garoad – CALICOMP 1.1 Shutdown