Anime Ichiban

Anime Ichiban 4: All Killer, No Filler

May 28, 2019

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.

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)

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