Thu, 24 March 2011
Reminder: Manga Out Loud is now centrally located in the Spoilers Zone. Remember that before you listen to an episode.
I apologize for the many audio problems on this episode. Skype and my incompetence are a deadly combination.
The homepage for the Aria MMF is here http://animemiz.com/aria-manga-movable-feast/
Johanna's reviews of Aria vol 1 http://comicsworthreading.com/2008/05/21/aria-book-1-recommended/
The 1930's German essay Johanna is referring to is, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" by Walter Benjamin. You can read it online here http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/benjamin.htm
Here is the wikipedia article on William Morris' book News From Nowhere http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_from_Nowhere
You can follow us Twitter. Linda is @animemiz, Matt is @ProfessorBlind, Johanna is @johannadc, and I'm @edsizemore.
Not sure if Johanna and you(Ed) remembers the anime series, but they actually who Akari was writing to. So there's that bit, that is anime only, but it answers the Japanese version. I am not sure if this was answered in the manga but that is still to be seen. Wonderful conversation. Totally LOL for talk on President Aria's description ^_^