On this very special episode, we decide to throw all the rules out the window and go over what we feel will become a classic anime title twenty years from now: Makoto Shinkai's your name. And you know what that means, right? SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS! Seriously! Join Ed, Kate, Dennis, Han, and Garrett as we try to break down this film. And please go see this movie before listening to this episode.
On this episode, Dennis, Eve, Han, and Karen are joined by special guest Bryan Newton, director on Rick & Morty and previously Teen Titans GO! plus host of the Animation Success Stories Podcast. Bit of a downer in the intro as we discuss Hiromi Tsuru's passing and Nobuhiro Watsuki's arrest. The discussion does pick back up as we discuss the banned from Toonami episode "Hot Springs Planet Tenrei" including the fashion choices, fan service, villain ineptitude, and just all in all silliness of it before we get into the three-episode finale. The big fights at the end, the reveal of the mysteries behind the Galactic Leyline and Melfina, ludicrous space ship combat! What will happen to the crew of the Outlaw Star at the end? Listen to our discussion, and feel free to add your own on social media or email, like listener Andrew. A special thank you for listening at the end of the episode! And who let that cricket in here?!
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