Maser Patrol podcast episode 24: The films of Mamoru Hosoda

With the simultaneous home video re-release of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and the release of The Boy and the Beast, the Maser Patrol gang (Kevin, Josh, and Andy) sat down to discuss the work of director Mamoru Hosoda, and why he seems to be the hot new thing in the world of anime theatrical pictures. Expect talk of animal people, family drama, Japanese countryside, abandonment issues, and plenty of comparisons between Summer Wars and Digimon. Just don’t call him the next Miyazaki…

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Show Notes:

  • Superflat Monogram, the advert made with Takashi Murakami:

  • This trailer is 100% Children’s War Game footage, even though the actual “movie” has three Digimon flicks spliced together. They knew what was up.

  • The allegedly-cathartic One Piece movie:

  • And of course, the “Mamoru Hosoda collection”:

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