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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The Protagonist Podcast #128: Momotaro in Momotaro (Japanese Fairy Tale) “Son of a peach!”

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Todd and Joe are joined by special guest Branden Ushio from the Fandom Podcast to discuss a Japanese fairy tale. Momotaro is the story of a boy born from a peach who has a magical adventure. Please listen for the coolest plot summary we have ever had on The Protagonist Podcast.

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#061: Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu in Magic Knight Rayearth (Comic 1993) “We’re best friends!”

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It’s our first Manga! Join us for a discussion of Magic Knight Rayearth as we tackle topics such as relationships, what makes a good villainous plan, and how little we know about Manga (Japanese comic books).

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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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