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Podcast: Dakota Arsenault of Contra Zoom Celebrates Japanese Animated Cinema

By: Staff – 

In a new feature to Aesthetic Magazine, we are proud to announce that we are the new presenting partner for Toronto-based film podcast Contra Zoom. Your host, Dakota Arsenault, goes in depth about everything film; from lists, to reviews, and more!

Continuing our series celebrating cinema from around the world. On part two we look at animated Japanese films. We look at the history of Studio Ghibli and the impact the films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. WE discuss the influence of such seminal films like Ghost in the Shell, Paprika and Akira and the debate of dubs vs subs. Joining me on the show is Naomi Wada Platt, who guested on episode 130: imagineNATIVE, a YouTuber who often covers Japanese culture and politics in both English and Japanese language videos. Make sure you check out Part One where we discuss Live Action Japanese films!


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