[Podcast] Chatty AF 41: Miss Hokusai Retrospective

By: Anime Feminist February 11, 20182 Comments
A young woman in traditional Japanese dress and hair style sits at a table, pen in hand, looking at a blank piece of paper. Her desk is lit only by two small candles.

Caitlin, Amelia, and Dee discuss Miss Hokusai, the 2015 feature film from Production I.G. Set in the early 1800s, this historical fiction follows real-life artist O-Ei as she navigates her relationships with her famous father, her young sister, and her own developing art in a society and profession dominated by men.

0:00:00 Intros
0:00:51 Background
0:02:52 Impressions
0:09:34 Emotionality and style
0:12:02 O-Ei and sexuality
0:18:04 Adult professional shipping
0:22:18 Prostitutes and fantasies
0:28:06 Day-to-day life in Edo
0:30:17 Mr. Hokusai
0:40:38 O-Ei and O-Nao
0:47:07 The dudes
0:54:12 Miss Hokusai
0:57:36 Historical context
0:59:37 But is it feminist?
1:10:40 Outro


Recorded Saturday 26th November 2017

Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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