CW: Discussion of scenes of sexual assault from the film itself.
For our 300th episode, the lovely Lauren Faits of the upcoming podcast She-Ra: Progressive of Power and Our Fair City joins us to talk about the cult 1987 anime film Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise!
From the makers of Evangelion, Honneamise is an early example of the fluid animation and mature themes that would fuel America’s anime craze in the 90s. Set in an alternate Earth in which two steampunk societies prepare for war, the film follows a young man named Shiro and his desire to reach the stars. Check out our episode, along with our custom cocktail and drinking game!
THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:
DRINKING RULES FOR THE WINGS OF HONNEAMISE:
- Any time our main character (Shiro) can’t even
- Every time a character disparages the Space Program
- Whenever the film launches into another montage (dreams, training montages, building the spaceship)
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Shiro commands his team, “I am goddamned ready to do this!”
Next week we join the common clay of the New West (you know…morons) in discussing the classic Mel Brooks Western-comedy Blazing Saddles!