Podcast: Tokyo Godfathers Retrospective

A li’l present from us to you~

A mid-shot of three people - a middle-aged man with a thick beard, a short teenage girl holding a baby, and a tall middle-aged woman - wearing winter coats and hats. All three are looking directly at the camera with expressions of shock.

Just in time for the holidays, Vrai,  Peter, and I take a look back at Satoshi Kon’s penultimate feature film, Tokyo Godfathers! Highlights include: Everyone missing the hell out of Kon, a deep-dive into the film’s humanizing (albeit imperfect) focus on marginalized groups, unfortunate translations, and Hana handily stealing the show.

Click here to view the show notes and download the SoundCloud file, or find it on iTunes and Stitcher by searching for “Chatty AF.”


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