Professor Siracusa’s Anime 101

John Siracusa assigns us two animated films from director Satoshi Kon, “Perfect Blue” and “Millennium Actress.” Then we watch them! Featuring: What to look for in Anime tropes, blurring of reality and fantasy, when animation is better than live action, and the lovingly rendered start-up sequence of a Macintosh Performa.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Lisa Schmeiser and Tony Sindelar

Download file (33 M)


Bonus Track: Anime 101 Extra Credit

Want to comment on this episode?

Or become a member and join our special members-only community!