On October 18, the year-long collabo between Porter Robinson, Madeon and A-1 Pictures bore fruit in the form of a gorgeous, six-minute music video. It’s 2016, and this is the internet, so naturally a couple of controversies sprang up around the video’s launch. Mods of the anime subreddit declared a ban on the discussion of Shelter, since it didn’t conform to the site’s stated definition of anime. This ruling would be overturned later, but what couldn’t be taken back were the death threats lobbed at the moderators.
Vorgelia, Shadon and The Subtle Doctor dive in and discuss what makes anime anime, whether or not artists should be responsible for behavior their art may incite, making bikes, the moons of Jupiter, Hulk Hogan, and…oh, they also discuss the music video itself!
00:00:00 – Description and discussion of Shelter: The Animation
00:37:19 – How do you define anime?
01:16:48 – Are artists responsible for the behavior their art may lead to?
01:44:56 – Closing, contact info, etc.
Porter Robinson ft. Madeon – Shelter
Kohei Tanaka – Final Fusion
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
Rick Derringer – Real American
Ray LaMontagne – Shelter
In light of the recent discussion of the demarcation problem of anime, ANN posted a list of co-productions designed to further facilitate discourse.