My Neighbor Totoro

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On this week’s episode: It’s the start of a fresh new season for our podcast and we’re shaking things up a little bit. We start things off by giving our thoughts on what manga we’ve been reading this past week, Sleep and Forget by Rumiko Takahashi. Afterwards, we discuss the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki from feature films and look back at his illustrious career and pick our favorites. Will “The Walt Disney of Japan” return one day, or has this master of cinema accomplished what he set out to do? We then follow that up with the recent announcement of Mighty No. 9, a spiritual successor to Mega Man designed by the man who helped create him, Keiji Inafune. Will this new title be able to live up to the pedigree of its predecessor? Finally, we wrap up with some notable news such as Hideki Kamiya’s idea of bringing Bayonetta and Okami to the Nintendo 3DS, and the Xbox One’s newly revealed release date.

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Here’s the breakdown:

00:09:19 – Sleep and Forget
00:22:32 – Miyazaki’s retirement
00:42:44 – Mighty No. 9
00:59:12 – Kamiya on 3DS
01:04:57 – Xbox One release date

Intro: Wolf’s Rain OST 2 – Cloud 9 by Maaya Sakamoto. Composed by Yoko Kanno. Copyright Victor Entertainment 2004.

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[Managing Editor] I love video games and have been playing since the SNES days. My favorite titles include Metroid II, BioShock, Resident Evil 4 and Left 4 Dead. I'm an avid internet junkie and gifted in the ways of computers, but don't ask me to fix yours. Also a big fan of indie movies and anime.