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Jelli and Bekinney continue breaking down Akira Toriyama's worldwide manga and anime phenomenon by breaking down episode 58, "The Land of Korin." We continue discussing the Red Ribbon Army, and get into how Indigenous People are portrayed in Dragon Ball and why they are portrayed that way.
In this episode:
- Jelli remains convinced he is having a nervous breakdown as Bekinney attempts to get him to notice that they're standing in the same spot
- We recap the episodes and discuss our favorite moments
- We talk about the locale of Korin Tower
- Attempting to contextualize where Akira Toriyama's knowledge of indigenous peoples comes from
- Dunking on Disney, and specifically Peter Pan for their own depictions of American indigenous people
- Discussion of the Noble Savage trope
- Whether Bora and Upa are Comanchee or Navajo
- A bit of Bora trivia including inspiration from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Outlaw Josey Wales
- Discussion of the problematic depictions of indigenous people in Looney Tunes
- Whether Bora and Upa have names based on puns, as is typical for anime
- Our overall discussion for the day, which focuses on how indigenous people have been depicted in media over the years, including modern day depictions such as Reservation Dogs and Prey
- and more, including some general pop culture, trivia, and editorializing, as usual
Join us as we continue to uncover the cultural meanings, publication facts, inspirations and more behind the wildly popular Dragon Ball franchise.