252 – ARIA


We venture into the culture-specific genre “Slice of Life” in our ongoing Oh, Japan series and discuss ARIA by Kozue Amano. In this retro-future series, Gondola driver Akari explores the terraformed planet of Mars with boundless enthusiasm and care. We talk about the uniqueness of the Slice-of-Life genre, its implications on other genres like Science-Fiction, and the importance of quality translation. We started recording a little late, so there isn’t too much banter or news this week. For past episodes, go to www.WelcometoComics.com. Support the show by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/WelcometoComics. Next week: the “One Punch Man” anime’s first six episodes.