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What If Knives is Right?

by Lynzee Loveridge, Jacki Jing, & James Beckett,

This week's ANN Aftershow returns to Trigun Stampede as we approach the season finale and it's a no-holds-barred philosophical match! Is pacifist Vash right that the sentient plants should be returned to humans as a power source is it our villain, Millions Knives, who is on the right path to liberate the plants and exterminate humanity? Debate with us live at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT!

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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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00:00:00 - Intros 03:00 - Super Nintendo World First Impressions
00:07:30 - AI Can't Make Anime
00:24:30 - Naruto and Sailor Moon is old, this is gross
00:28:30 - Trigun Stampede Discourse Starts
00:44:55 - Lynzee defends Knives' motivation
00:57:15 - Is Vash a coward?
01:01:00 - Wolfwood's Contract
01:07:38 - Buddy Daddies Recap, James Riots
01:12:30 - Catholic Influences in Trigun
01:15:50 - In Defense of Vatican Miracle Examiners

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