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KeyFrame | An Anime & Animation Podcast


Welcome to Keyframe from the Geek Show Podcast Network. This show is dedicated to the glorious medium of animation in all of its forms, from anime and cartoons to stop-motion and more, with plenty of news and reviews.

Welcome to Keyframe from the Geek Show Podcast Network. This show is dedicated to the glorious medium of animation in all of its forms, from anime and cartoons to stop-motion and more, with plenty of news and reviews.


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Welcome to Keyframe from the Geek Show Podcast Network. This show is dedicated to the glorious medium of animation in all of its forms, from anime and cartoons to stop-motion and more, with plenty of news and reviews.




Keyframe 141 - Dragon Ball Super // Samurai Warriors

**Burly Men With Powers** The last decade has seen many changes in mainstream media, but possibly the most surprising has been the massive rise in popularity of superheroes - thanks in no small part to the MCU, the DCEU, and Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. What’s interesting though, is that superheroes have always been popular in animation. From Western cartoons like X-Men, Justice League Unlimited, Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, to anime titles like Science Ninja Team Gatchaman,...


Keyframe 140 - Battle Girl // The Heroic Legend of Arslan // Occult;Nine

**Let's Talk About Conventions** One of the highlights of any anime fan's calendar is the convention, where like-minded people gather together to cosplay, shop, listen to panels, enjoy the atmosphere, and even possibly meet the odd voice actor. They've become a staple of anime communities all over the world, but could they be better? Join Tucky (owner and organiser of conventions), and Rob (long-time critic and attendee), as they have a chat about how anime conventions could grow and evolve....


Keyframe 139 - Alita: Battle Angel // MFKZ // Darling In The FranXX // ...

**Massive Robots Fights Are All You Need** The Hollywood adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s hit manga Battle Angel Alita (Gunnm), is out in cinemas, and by all reports it’s doing some decent business. Join Tucky and Rob as they discuss the film that James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez have created, the implications of the film’s success, and some possible titles that could be adapted in the future. After that it’s time to talk about the other things that we’ve watched, which this week include...


Keyframe 138 - Mob Psycho // Food Wars // Overlord II // ...

**After School Goth Club** This week it’s anime all the way as Tucky, Mark and Rob get several shows out of their systems, and kicking things off is series two of the show that’s basically catering porn - Food Wars! The Second Plate. After that it’s time for some painfully secret high school experiments (and other stuff), in Kiznaiver, and a dive into the dark fantasy world of Overlord II to watch some lizard-men in their native habitat before we head to outer space for some giant robot on...


Keyframe 137 - The Ancient Magus' Bride // Amanchu!

**Somewhere Over The Redub** Subs versus dubs. It’s the oldest continuing debate in anime, and with a variety of arguments for and against one or the other, it doesn’t look like ending any time soon. But there is one particular aspect of the debate that’s often overlooked - songs - and with that in mind, Andrew, Tucky and Rob decide to investigate whether songs in anime should be redubbed into English. After a rousing discussion it’s back to our usual business of what we’ve been watching,...


Keyframe 136 - Reign Of The Supermen // No Game No Life // Granblue Fantasy // ...

**Bardock's Geordie Genes** Computer graphics have become the norm in animation thanks to their versatility and efficiency, but there are certain types of CG animation that some people just don't like. With that in mind, Rob and Andrew investigate cel-shaded CG animation and some of the possible reasons why it divides opinion. After that it's business as usual with our usual look at what we've been watching, which this week include the Dragon Ball TV Specials, Reign of the Supermen - DC's...


Keyframe 135 - Coming Up in 2019

It’s a new year, so we decided to out some of the more notable titles scheduled for release in 2019, which for some reason leads Tucky and Rob on to a discussion about judging things too soon or based on little evidence (also know as a knee-jerk reaction). After that we return to Hinamizawa for more Groundhog Day-style psycho-children adventures with the Higurashi: When Cicadas Cry Kai (season 2), and Rei (season 3 … technically). If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your...


Keyframe 134 - 2018 (The Good Side)

Now that we’ve got all of the bad stuff from the last year of animation out of our system it’s time for the Keyframe gang to talk about the good things that were released during 2018. With that in mind, gather round fellow fans as we take a long and somewhat complicated look back over the previous year. Also this is not a “top ten” as we absolutely definitely have a lot more than ten titles, and each of us has our own lists … See what I mean about complicated? If you've enjoyed this podcast...


Keyframe 133 - 2018 (The Bad Side)

It’s the end of another year in animation, so join Tucky and Rob as they cast their collective nostalgic gazes back over the medium of animation during 2018 … Just kidding. That show is next week. This episode is dedicated to all of the things in animation that tried to make their mark, but failed for one reason or another. With a selection of pithy-sounding awards, welcome to the bad side of animation in 2018! If you've enjoyed this podcast then please share us with your friends or leave us...


Keyframe 132 - 5 Centimetres Per Second // Fireworks // Digimon Tamers

**Beyblade: The Japanese Conkers** Live-action/animation crossovers have been a part of film for since the advent of The Enchanted Drawing back in 1900, and with Pokémon: Detective Pikachu due for release in 2019, Tucky, Andrew and Producer Rob discuss the new addition to the franchise - which leads to a discussion about the history of live-action/animation crossovers in film. After that it’s time to suggest some anime, cartoons or video games that could be successfully adapted for...


Keyframe 131 - K: Missing Kings + Return Of Kings // Girlish Number // One Piece

**Gangs of Akihabara** So Goku makes an appearance at the Macy’s Day Parade. Is it really big news as some reports suggest, or is it merely another sop to fans? Join the Keyframe gang for an interesting and divisive discussion about very large balloons before they leave the parade grounds to find out what’s been happening in the ongoing “divorce” between Funimation and Crunchyroll. After that it’s time for our featured anime, and this week we’ve got Andrew trying to figure out K: Missing...


Keyframe 130 - The Big Bad Fox ... // Twin Star Exorcists // Smartphone // ...

**Those Goofy Cave People** On this episode of Keyframe, Tucky and Producer Rob attempt to unpick the Academy’s “For Your Consideration” list of animated feature films that are in the running to receive a nomination for an Oscar. Join them as they get wax cynical about the awards, lament the fact that great movies like The Breadwinner and A Silent Voice didn’t get the attention they deserved because Disney/Pixar made a film about a kid who wants to be a musician and that is somehow more...


Keyframe 129 - Higurashi (Season 1) // Yu-Gi-Oh!: Pyramid of Light

**Muffin-Topping Into Mainstream** My Hero Academia has been a huge success as a series, but it’s the remarkable success of the Two Heroes movie that has Tucky and Producer Rob thinking about the changing perception of animated feature films in the West. This naturally leads to an interesting discussion about anime movies in general, live-action adaptations in the west, and our suggestions for titles that could make the transition from Japan to Western live action TV or film - which include...


Keyframe 128 - The Breadwinner // One Piece // Dragon Ball Super // ...

**Dragon Ball's Time Trunks** We’ve got a packed episode this week as Producer Rob kicks things off with One Piece Uncut - Collection 19 (episodes 446 to 468), which fans will know is the end of the Impel Down Arc and the beginning of the Marineford Arc (also known as the Paramount War). After that it’s over to our resident DB correspondent Andrew who has Dragon Ball Super parts 3, 4 and 5 before Tucky joins the fray with the harem romantic comedy And You Thought There Was Never A Girl...


Keyframe 127 - Matoi The Sacred Slayer // Disenchantment // Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

**The Weird Faces of Matt Gurning** This week Tucky and Producer Rob forego the usual niceties and get right down to business, and leading the animation charge is the surprisingly decent magical girl series Matoi The Sacred Slayer. After that it’s the turn of Disenchantment - Matt Groening’s new Netflix series - to be put under the microscope before we end with the bluray release of the seminal anime movie Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. As always, we try to be as serious about animation as...


Keyframe 126 - Teen Titans Go! // The Asterisk War // Flip Flappers // Heaven's Lost Property

**Bishounen Mutants** Things get a bit contentious this week because Tucky went to see Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, and now he’s got to convince Producer Rob - who is notorious for his hatred of things like Teen Titans Go! And Ready Player One - to give the animated film a fair chance. After that argumentative start it’s time for all things anime with The Asterisk War, Flip Flappers (seriously, who comes up with these names?, and Heaven’s Lost Property. If you've enjoyed this podcast, then...


Keyframe 125 - Black Clover // Final Space

**The Hokage of Middle Management** Anime is serious business (allegedly), and as if to highlight this point, Tucky joins fellow anime/animation nerd Producer Rob for an extended conversation about the trials and tribulations of voice acting, the future of the U.S. dub of One Piece, and what could be done to ensure the successful future of Western voice acting for anime. After that it’s time to find out why Black Clover Season 1 isn’t Naruto (and why we should stop thinking it is), and...


Keyframe 124 - Godzilla: City On The Edge Of Battle // One Piece

**Hot Kaiju on Kaiju Action** We’re short a few people short, but you can always rely on Tucky and Producer Rob to fill the airwaves with all sorts of animation-related anecdotes. This week we kick things off with our featured anime - Netflix’s Godzilla: City On The Edge Of Battle and a whole lot of One Piece (collections 17 and 18 to be exact). That nicely leads us into an interesting topic that started from one simple question: Do we need something to replace Bleach, Naruto, and One Piece?...


Keyframe 123 - Lupin III // The Incredibles 2 // Blame! // Yellow Submarine

**A Natural Born Lever-Puller** So the World Cup happened, and although it’s ostensibly a football event but given all the drinking that goes on it may as well be related to tea, coffee or any other beverage you’d care to mention. Because of that there wasn’t much happening in the world of animation - unless Japan’s successful run and the self-appointed Commissioner of Football’s reference to Captain Tsubasa sparks a wave of football anime in which case we’d like to see a continuation of...


Keyframe 122 - Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry // Hal // Megalo Box // Pretty Derby // ...

**The Power of Friendship Compels You!** Kicking things off this week is the news that Disney and Pixar are facing another copyright lawsuit involving Inside Out. Aside from that it’s time for us to recommend some titles from the Spring 2018 season of anime, which include Golden Kamuy, Megalo Box, Uma Musume: Pretty Derby, Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Hinamatsuri and Comic Girls. Our featured anime movies are Fairy Tail Movie 2: Dragon Cry and the sci-fi romantic drama Hal. If you've...