Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2023)
Tonight on GeekNights we review the 2023 animated series Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. The animation and style are fantastic, and if you have or know kids this is a show for them! In the news, Rym bought a new wallet, don't watch any more Made in Abyss, the NHL did a cool telemetry-driven hockey broadcast, and Ghibli Fest 2023 is on!
Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1993)
Tonight on GeekNights, we review the 1993 anime movie Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama. It's long, and there are fighter jets. YMMV on this one, but if you enjoy Dynasty Warriors it might be for you. Also Hanuman is OP. In the news, the live-action sequel to Whisper of the Heart will be in theaters February 3. Shin Ultraman is exactly what you'd expect.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review BRZRKR from Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, Ron Garney, and Bill Crabtree. It might hit you like a truck. Also Reaves is really into Wolverine. In the news, the United States House of Representatives is frozen as the Republicans repeatedly fail to elect a Speaker (something so unthinkable it literally hasn't happened in a century), Eurobeat is confirmed for MF Ghost, and Cartoon Saloon is moving forward with Julián!
Animated Christmas Specials
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider animated Christmas specials and special Christmas episodes of animated shows. From Frosty the Snowman to The He-Man & She-Ra special to Claymation Christmas to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, nevermind the classic-for-all-time Charlie Brown Christmas. In the news, the legendary Ichiro Mizuki has passed away, and the new season of the Dragon Prince is... uneven at best. (I hope you like farting elves).
Tonight on GeekNights, we review the 2022 anime TV series Spy×Family. It's a solid regular anime with all the crowdpleasers you could want from an anime club screening circa 2003. In the news, we are back from PAX Unplugged, Saga volume 10 continues the... saga (which we reviewed the beginning of back in 2013), Funimation's acquisition of Crunchyroll continues with SKU changes, Makoto Shinkai's Suzume will be in American theaters April 14th one night only, and Shin Ultraman is in theaters soon!
Cucuruz Doan's Island and Star Trek Prodigy
Tonight on GeekNights we review Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island and Star Trek Prodigy. Scott hasn't watched the latter and Rym hasn't watched the former. In the news, Cartoon Network celebrates its 30th anniversary, Cartoon Network is kind of screwed, and there's somehow a bunch of anime worth watching this season!
The Films of Hayao Miyazaki
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the feature films of Hayao Miyazaki. They are instantly recognizable and every one of them is worth seeing. In the news, Joe Biden has cancelled a huge amount of student debt (more than you probably realize), the nightmare that was the attempt at a 90s American live-action Sailor Moon has been found in its full glory, the new Beavis and Butthead is fantastic, the novel Paprika was based on is getting a live-action series, the AMC meme-stock is doubling down on this nonsense, and Evangelion Voice Actor Motomu Kiyokawa has passed away at 87.