The battle for animation supremacy rages on. In the meantime we're looking at RWBY and Soul Eater to see how culture defines the heroes, villains, gender norms, teamwork, and badass weapons therein, and what--if anything--this tells us about eastern and western cultures. We also look at how to give souls to inanimate objects, the origins of all evil, and whether it's safe to use pure evil as a power source. Media for this episode: Rwby Volume 1 Soul Eater Episodes 1-7 World of Remnant: The Four Maidens Extra Credits: The Myth of the Gun Rwby Vol. 4 Ch 8: A Much Needed Talk - Creation myth for Grimm and humanity @ 4:35 - 8:15 World of Remnant Series - short videos that explain some parts of Rwby’s world in a deeper light. Links for this episode: Seinfeld - “The Junior Mints” Buzzfeed - “How The Comics Code Killed the Golden Age of Comics” Thundercats Outtakes Deptartment of Corections: Blake’s “Wrong Fact” (trademark pending) of the episode was indeed about the definition of “akatsuki”: in English “akatsuki” directly translates to “dawn” or “daybreak”; what Blake was likely thinking of was that, if written phonetically using different kanji, “aka[i]” means “red” and “ “tsuki” means “moon”. Not to be outdone Kurt combined the technobabble terms "dynotherms" and "mega-thrusters" into dynothrusters. Whoops.