Christmas Special 2021: Tokyo Godfathers


Hello everyone, 

In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason talk about Satoshi Kon's 2003 film, Tokyo Godfathers. It's a film about mistakes, rebirth, and the true spirit of the holidays. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Enjoy the episode. 


  • Cowboy Bebop cancelled by Netflix after just one season.
  • Drive My Car was announced as Japan’s entry to the Academy Awards Best International category. The only Japanese film to win in the category is Departures (2008). A shortlist of 15 finalists is to be unveiled on December 21, from which five nominees will be announced on February 8.
  • Competition from other parts of Asia:
    • Escape from Mogadishu (South Korea) , The Falls (Taiwan), Cliff Walkers (China), Zero to Hero (Hong Kong), Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan), 
  • Tokyo Godfathers added to UK Netflix
  • Keiko Nobumoto, writer on Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop The Movie, Space Dandy, and writer/creator of Wolf’s Rain, died on December 1, 2021, at the age of 57. She also wrote the script for Tokyo Godfathers…


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