Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of December 13th through December 19th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Looking forward to seeing live-action Yu Yu… Read More Doki Doki News: FGO Christmas, New Hosoda Film, and Live-Action YYH!
Mirai, the latest offering from acclaimed filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda (and newly nominated for a Golden Globe), makes use of past and future timelines to tell a story that’s simply about family. Hosoda’s magic is in taking the fantastic and grounding it in reality, which is perhaps why his movies are so often touching and meaningful.… Read More Mirai: Your Future is in Your Past
My children are nine and seven years old. I’ve always intended to show them anime – and they’ve seen Totoro and a couple other pieces – but it was never a great priority for me. In fact, I’ve been more concerned with sharing geek culture and 80’s/90’s pop culture with them than anime. But something… Read More Watching Anime with Family (or My Kids Watched More Anime Than I Did This Summer!)
Never turn your back on family, even when they hurt you. Sakae’s final words in Summer Wars reminds the Jinnouchi clan of the importance of family. It’s a significant message, both in how most of us can connect to that idea and its complexity. The quote above, and the longer message it accompanies, instructs her… Read More Mamoru Hosoda and God’s Unconventional Family
Thousands of people need help. If you won’t help now, when will you? – Sakae Jinnouchi Summer Wars is a multi-layered film with a number of themes, including perseverance, redemption, the dangers of identity theft, family bonds, and doing what is right. But perhaps the theme that stood out most to me was the important… Read More Summer Wars and the Art of Loving Others