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Oldtaku no Radio # 027 – In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World

Adapting the original manga by Fumiyo Kouno, MAPPA’s In This Corner of the World depicts the life and times of people in Kure and Hiroshima during World War II. The show’s protagonist – an easily-distracted, artistically-inclined, young woman – marries into a family in a nearby city. The audience watches her grow from child to young woman to wife – all behind a transparent theater of war that doesn’t so much raise or lower but focuses perspective on a humanity often overlooked. Don’t blink; every detail of this animated adaptation is the direct result of the director’s absolutely immersive (one might argue obsessive) research into this historical fiction’s places and people. In This Corner of the World is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Runtime: 1 hr, 30 min

Show Notes

  • Opening Song: “Transmission” by Cop Shoot Cop X Sending Radio Messages (Principles of Radio – Part One)
  • Ink confuses Tetsu and Shusaku … a lot … throughout this podcast.
  • 51:20 – Twitter questions!
  • Ending Song: “A La Mode” by Les Sans Culottes
  • Shout Factory! homepage for In This Corner of the World
  • Buy In This Corner of the World (RightStuf, Amazon)
  • OnR Sticker logo by AJ Martinson (@ajmartinsson) of Black Market Eagle
  • Twitter: Ani-Gamers, Oldtaku no RadioInk, Jared
  • Ink has also written for Otaku USA Magazine and The Fandom Post as well as talked about bad (and good) sports anime over at the Taiiku Podcast.
  • Jared also writes for The Electrum Edition and Wave Motion Cannon.
    • Ink's profile

      Ink contributes his own pieces and edits those of others pertaining to anime, manga, and games. His reviews and analyses have also appeared in the pages of Otaku USA as well as online over at The Fandom Post and Taiiku Podcast.

    • Jared Nelson's profile

      Jared discovered anime in the early 1990s through stacks of third-hand fandubs and Streamline Pictures tapes. By the tender age of 16, he was humming Macross 7 songs in art class, dreaming of Asuka Langley and hanging Rurouni Kenshin posters on his wall. A few years later he moved to Japan where he worked as an ALT (assistant language teacher) in Ibaraki and Fukuoka Prefectures. While he returned home with a deep appreciation for Japan, its culture, and its public transit system, Jared fell out of anime fandom and only returned in 2010. A self-proclaimed 3rd-level bard, Jared enjoys tabletop gaming and game design, video gaming, giant robots, history, comics, and most recently manga. He is also eternally late to the party.

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