Shadows of Fukushima

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Pause and Select is not a channel that updates often, but when it does it’s always interesting. There are plenty of other Youtube anime critics I follow, but what’s different with Pause and Select is that it goes beyond anime and contextualises it in the experiences of real life Japan. Most other critics, being non-Japanese and often, like myself, not able to speak or read the language with any fluency, tend to restrict their commentary to what’s on the screen, with perhaps a little bit of industry inside baseball on the side. Videos like this — a deep dive into how Kimi no Na ha and Shin Gojira reflect, approach and process the Fukushima nuclear disaster — therefore are rare and much appreciated.

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