Doc was a guest on the excellent Blade Licking Thieves podcast! Huge thanks to Grant, The Heat and Zen for having him along for the ride. You all should totally subscribe to their podcast…if you like smart, funny things. See the show notes below for the episode description.
Today’s episode is a bit different than usual, as we’ve thrown out the usual review episode format and in its place have a special bonus episode featuring guest and friend of the show TheSubtleDoctor. You can find Doc’s writing at The Fandom Post and the excellent Wave Motion Cannon; or, you can hear him as one of the hosts on the awesome Warui Deshou Podcast — if you haven’t yet checked any of those fine things out, get on it! So, join us for a mostly thoughtless and ill-informed discussion on a variety topics, such as our thoughts on fanservice, Gundam, Gelato, the latest news, and just what the heckis anime anyways!?
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.