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  • Writer's pictureLiz Busby

Ep 13 - Mirai: Travels Through a Literal Family Tree

Join us for a cozy discussion of the delightful Japanese film Mirai. We talk about how this film compares to other depictions of family dynamics and how the film is unique in highlighting a stay-at-home dad (or househusband, if you will). Is this film the best way to motivate yourself to do family history? Listen and find out!

Our Ratings: Content: Celestial Artistic Merit: 5 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 5 apricots

Best Books:

Liz - Indian Matchmaking (Netflix series)

Carl - Episode 260 of Advisory Opinions, "Bret Devereaux Talks Orc Battle Tactics"

Gigi - Dracula Daily

Andrew - A Dance for Three by Louise Plummer


Anime films we mentioned:

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time


Kiki's Delivery Service

Spirited Away

The Way of the House Husband

Grave of the Fireflies

Your Name

Weathering with You

Penguin Highway

Non-anime films we mentioned:

The War with Grandpa

Cheaper by the Dozen

Interviews with the director:

Mamoru Hosoda on Mirai, Fatherhood and the Meaning of Life

In Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda Uses Fantasy to Capture the Tender Dynamics of an Everyday Family

Find Us:

Andrew - Twitter: @AndrewinFukuoka; Dialogue Book Report podcast

Gigi - writes for “The Good Word” from BYURadio

Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney

Liz -

Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney

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