Last week we took a break from regular content while our staff took part in the global (and ongoing) #BlackLivesMatter movement against racism and police brutality, but now we're back with a very special episode! Evan is joined by IGN and Crunchyroll News' Natasha H. (@illegenes) to review the anime film Liz and the Blue Bird. This review was requested by our patron Zane (@enazzle) using his "Golden Ticket." To get your own Golden Ticket and force us to review one title of your choice, sign up on the Ani-Gamers Patreon for just $5 a month! Topics include: falling into mobage hell, unhealthy anime relationships, and "I fought in the moe wars."
- Opening/Ending Song: “Blues Machine” by Scott Gratton
- Episode Edited by: Patrick Sutton
- Evan and Natasha do a little tribute to the late Zac Bertschy, Executive Editor of Anime News Network, who passed away two weeks ago.
- Review: Liz and the Blue Bird
- Name drops: Kyoto Animation, Naoko Yamada, Reiko Yoshida, Futoshi Nishiya, Kensuke Ushio, Sound! Euphonium, K-ON!, A Silent Voice, Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Whisper of the Heart, In This Corner of the World.
- The last episode Natasha was on was our NieR: Automata review in Episode #088.
- We did a special Kyoto Animation tribute episode last year in response to the arson attack.
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- Evan writes for Otaku USA Magazine.
- Natasha writes for Isn’t It Electrifying?, Crunchyroll News, and IGN.
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