Anime Buoy Podcast Episode 1 – The Films of Satoshi Kon (and an Introduction, of Sorts)

Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the Anime Buoy podcast – your twice monthly port of call for anime recommendations, news bits, and discussions that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! On this episode, recorded Sunday, August 16, 2015, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick launch the SS Anime Buoy on its maiden voyage with an introduction to the show and a look at the films of Satoshi Kon.


  • Who we are
  • Favorite anime
  • Favorite Japanese musical artists
  • Favorite manga


On the eve of the 5th anniversary of Satoshi Kon’s passing, the Podcast Pirates look at this celebrated anime creator’s stellar filmography. They briefly discuss his early history as an animator before discussing the plot, themes, and impact of his four feature films: Perfect Blue (1998), Millennium Actress (2001), Tokyo Godfathers (2003), and Paprika (2006).


Captain Spike has been watching GATE. First Mate Slagkick is watching the anime-inspired Steven Universe, as well as Yuki Yuna is a Hero and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, and he recently finished watching Kill la Kill.