Tokyo Godfathers (2003) w/Grant of Chip & Ironicus and History Honeys

Tokyo Godfathers

This week, it’s Christmas in August as Grant of Chip & Ironicus (and the new history podcast History Honeys) joins us once again to talk about another anime – Satoshi Kon’s Tokyo Godfathers! This hard-to-find holiday masterpiece follows a trio of charismatic hobos who stumble across a baby in the garbage, and the antics that ensue as they figure out what to do with it. The result is a fantastic blend of Kon’s wry, dark humor and stunning animation, with a great big beating heart in the middle. Get in the holiday spirit a little early this year as we give you our custom cocktail and drinking rules!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Weeping Red Devil

A variant of the classic Godfather cocktail, we took Gin’s drink of choice (Four Roses) and added some Japanese plum brandy and a sake-lemon-spiced foam to ring in the Christmas season. But, you know, in August.

ep254-drink3 parts Four Roses Kentucky Bourbon
1 part plum brandy
1oz sake
1 egg white
.5oz lemon juice
2-3 cardamom pods
1 star anise
1oz almond milk

  1. Combine bourbon and plum brandy in a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Add sake, egg white, lemon, almond milk and spices into a shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until emulsified.
  3. Strain slowly over the drink and garnish with a star anise pod.

DRINKING RULES FOR TOKYO GODFATHERS:

  1. Whenever the number ‘1225’ shows up or is spoken
  2. Any time the characters call each other names
  3. Every time you see trash on screen

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Hana says, “You’re too late. You just missed a very moving finale.”

Join us next week as we get warmed up next to The Bonfire of the Vanities!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound, Crooked Marquee and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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