[Podcast] Chatty AF 34: Tokyo Godfathers Retrospective

Just in time for the holidays, Vrai, Dee, and Peter 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.

00:00 Intros
00:40 Tokyo Godfathers and Satoshi Kon
03:15 Experiences with Kon
10:13 Miyuki
13:49 Importance of family
17:04 Hana
24:05 The causes of homelessness
28:32 The assassin
34:49 Gin
39:05 Sachiko
43:28 Happy endings
46:35 Bad translations
53:09 Hana is good
59:20 Outro


Recorded Saturday 10th December 2017


Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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  • Gina C

    It has been years since watching this movie and I didn’t know the issues with the translation. I actually own all of his stuff and if they made a box set of all of Kon’s stuff, I would so buy it.
    I love all of Satoshi Kon’s stuff!