In this episode of Screentone Club, we talk about the horrors of being unable to smoke a cigarette in space with Planetes and appreciate the wonders of smoothly running bureaucracy in Satan's Secretary! As mentioned in the show, we have a minor exciting announcement next episode, so please look forward to it!
Series Discussed: Planetes Omnibus 1, Satan’s Secretary Vol. 1
Assignments for next Episode: Go for it, Nakamura!, The Voynich Hotel Vol. 1
0:00:00 - Start and Introduction!
0:01:20 - Returning Champions: The Promised Neverland Volumes 2 - 5 (Don’t worry, no spoilers!)
0:10:20 - Satan’s Secretary
0:13:20 - The limits of an admittedly good premise
0:15:30 - Elliot Page Prude Minute
0:19:30 - Videogame RPG as a trope shortcut
0:22:15 - Planetes Omnibus 1
0:27:30 - Elliot wants more Refuse Collector manga
0:31:30 - Andy’s (space) gears get grinded!
0:32:15 - Spoilers of a single storyline start!
0:35:00 - Spoilers end
0:37:45 - “The Laguna problem” where the side character is WAY more interesting than the main cast.
0:39:20 - A volume that made us really angry, but still highly recommend (?)
0:42:15 - The Elliot Page School of Review Writing
0:44:15 - Our assignments for next episode!
0:46:15 - What are we looking forward to?
0:49:00 - Closedown!
0:49:30 - New e-mail! firstname.lastname@example.org!