Made in Abyss: Problematic Masterpiece? – The ANN Aftershow

Before the next season premieres in July, we’re looking back on the previous season and sequel film for Made in Abyss. This anime is on Lynzee’s “Masterpiece” list but it comes with a whole lot of caveats.

The ANN After Show streams live on Mondays at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT. You can find us live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter Spaces or listen to the podcast version on your favorite streaming platform!

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Meet the Hosts!

As executive editor of Anime News Network, Lynzee Loveridge has the unique position of knowing what’s tracking with the critics and with viewers in the anime fandom. She not only writes her own reviews every season but also reads everything from ANN’s editorial staff! Outside of work, she’s just a magical girl living in a Junji Ito world.

James Beckett is one of ANN’s resident series reviewers and he’s never shy to let the world know how he really feels. You can find his impressions of the latest shows in the Preview Guide and well as episode reviews for hit anime series.

Jacki Jing is ANN’s lead video producer and resident punch ’em up fangirl. You can find her binge-watching the latest shonen battle royale series, kicking ass on Twitch, and hosting events from esports to voice actor interviews.

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00:00 – Introductions
03:50 – Today’s Headlines! Netflix, Wit Studio and Tow Ubukata team up for Moonrise
10:50 – Today’s Headlines! Trigger’s new anime is Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
19:20 – Side convo: Stop ruining Jurassic Park
22:40 – Today’s Headlines! They’re going to try to do right by Junji Ito again
31:30 – Anya discovers Dodgeball in SPY x FAMILY
38:30 – Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul discussion


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