Castlevania: A Very Warren Ellis Anime. with Leslie Lee III & Kat Overland
Warren Ellis‘ Castlevania show for Netflix is about powerful old men who want to bring the world down around them and the OT3 who say “nope” to all that. I’m joined by two critics who know their anime way better than I to talk about the show: Kat Overland is a freelance culture critic and the small press editor at Women Write About Comics. Leslie Lee the 3rd is a writer and host of Struggle Session.
We open with a Spoiler-free discussion of if you should watch the show. Answer: yes, there are lesbians. And the Byronic is actually likeable.
Then deep dive into the show:
- “Sad beautiful men” & “everyone is very tired”.
- “The Moorcock-ian psychedelic space horror in the basement”- https://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyn
- “Isaiac is a Conan story” – https://twitter.com/leslieleeiii
- “Hector is a nihlist yet a woobie” – https://twitter.com/dogunderwater
- Carmila’s “I’m With Her” energy
- Our four vampire wives
- Demons from Buffy and Battle Angel
- Warren Ellis is the most atheist of all