The Protagonist Podcast #144: Hittokiri Battosai/Himura Kenshin in Rurouni Kenshin (TV 1996) “A sword is a weapon.”

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Todd and Joe are joined by Norman Mitchell and Producer Andrew to discuss Hittokiri Battosai/Himura Kenshin from the anime series Rurouni Kenshin. They talk about expectations and conventions of certain art forms, the characters that feel fully formed, and the greatest sword ever drawn.

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#097: Nausicaa in Nausicaa of The Valley of the Wind (Film 1984) “There’s nothing to fear …”

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This week, Todd and Joe are joined by returning guest John Darowski to discuss Nausicaa from the Hayao Miyazaki film Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. They discuss her characteristics, what makes a good leader, and try to figure out the symbolic significance of wind.

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#029: Chihiro Ogino in Spirited Away (Film 2004) “None of these pigs are my parents!”

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Todd and Joe discuss Chihiro from Spirited Away (2001). Along with special guest John Darowski they tackle Chihiro’s evolution, director Hayao Miyazaki’s animation style, and the surreal imagery of the film. There is plenty to discuss about this modern classic.

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