A podcast with a foundation in Anime and Pacific related material, with a good dose of pop culture. The dynamic of the show lies with Dane’s encyclopaedic fan-boy attitude, and Alex’s average joe anime-ignorance. The banter back and forth with Dane's ballistic, quick thinking quips and Alex's irreverent laid back Norm Macdonald-like snark make for an entertaining counter balance.
With direction and character designs by Yasuomi Umetsu, Kite is anything but ugly. Produced in post-bubble 90's Japan, Kite, whilst beautifully animated, is nowhere near as detailed as Megazone 23 part II or the "Presence" segment of Robot Carnival. But then again, what could be?
With its rather violent and disturbing scenes of violence coupled with an underlying theme of child abuse, A-Kite can be a rather difficult narcissistic pill to swallow for some people.
Kite Liberator, however, is a very different beast. The narcissism is, for the most part, absent and replaced with a very out of place Sci-fi subplot. Personally, I enjoyed Liberator more.
Review: Thermae Romae
Six episodes running 10 minutes each, its an easy watch and a good one!