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Oldtaku no Radio # 045 – Lu Over the Wall

Talk about a deep dive! This episode, Jared and Ink talk about Science Saru‘s original animated movie, Masaaki Yuasa’s Lu Over the Wall. This movie centers around a withdrawn Tokyo transfer student who accidentally draws out like-minded, music-making friends as well as a music-seeking mermaid – the local legends about which both scare his fellow port town residents and benefit the town’s tourist trade. The animation draws on a surprising range of old-school sources while flashing the Yuaasa style so familiar to Science Saru fans. There’s a lot to explore, so jump in; the water’s juuuust fine.

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Runtime: 1 hour, 10 min

Show Notes

  • Opening Song: “Return to the Black Star” by Deep Space Destructors
  • 0:00:00 – Lu Over the Wall
  • Jared’s DMs:
    4:32pm – HOW IS HE SO GOOD
    6:17pm – IT’S SO GOOD

  • 0:22:35 – Spoilers
  • 0:33:25 – sources:
  • 0:43:00 – Questions
  • 0:55:25 – In case you’re wondering, it’s a parody of this.
  • Ending Song: “End of the Movie” by Cake (lyrics removed)
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  • Ink has also written for Otaku USA Magazine and The Fandom Post as well as talked about bad (and good) sports anime over at the Taiiku Podcast.
  • Jared also writes for The Electrum Edition and has written for Wave Motion Cannon.
    • Ink's profile

      Ink contributes his own pieces and edits those of others pertaining to anime, manga, and games. His reviews and analyses have also appeared in the pages of Otaku USA as well as online over at The Fandom Post and Taiiku Podcast.

    • Jared Nelson's profile

      Jared discovered anime in the early 1990s through stacks of third-hand fandubs and Streamline Pictures tapes. By the tender age of 16, he was humming Macross 7 songs in art class, dreaming of Asuka Langley and hanging Rurouni Kenshin posters on his wall. A few years later he moved to Japan where he worked as an ALT (assistant language teacher) in Ibaraki and Fukuoka Prefectures. While he returned home with a deep appreciation for Japan, its culture, and its public transit system, Jared fell out of anime fandom and only returned in 2010. A self-proclaimed 3rd-level bard, Jared enjoys tabletop gaming and game design, video gaming, giant robots, history, comics, and most recently manga. He is also eternally late to the party.

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