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Reviewing Kyoto Animation's 2005 Series "AIR"
Japanimation Station's Kyoto Vacation Episode 2
Welcome to Japanimation Station’s Kyoto Vacation, Season 4 of the anime podcast brought to you by the folks at The Weekly Stuff Podcast. We are here to dive into the wide and wonderful world of anime, and you can subscribe on all platforms at JapanimationStation.Com.
Part 1 of our Kyoto Vacation kicks off with ‘Crying is the Key to Happiness,’ a series of episodes on Kyoto Animation’s adaptations of the acclaimed visual novels by Key VisualArts. We begin with 2005’s Air, the strange, sad, and surprising tale of a wandering boy, a girl obsessed with dinosaurs, an empathetic crow, and a winged girl in the sky. Air is a hard show to describe, but it’s a powerful watch, adapting the hit visual novel into 12 episodes (and 2 OVAs) that put Kyoto Animation firmly on the map. We discuss the history of Key VisualArts leading up to the creation of Air and tell you all about the KyoAni staff that created the show before diving deep into one of the weirdest, most beautiful, and most devastating shows we’ve ever reviewed.
Enjoy, and come back next week as we review Kanon, the 24-episode series based on Key’s first visual novel!
Theme Song: 0:00:00 – 0:01:30
Intro and History: 0:01:30 –
Eyecatch Break: 0:56:43 – 0:57:19
Air Review: 0:57:19 – 3:08:40
End Theme: 3:08:40 – 3:09:42
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