Last weekend, I burned through Neo Yokio, which is the new love-it-or-hate-it must-watch series on Netflix. It’s a six-episode anime voiced by a ton of big stars, but the most important thing to know is that it comes from Vampire Weekend leader Ezra Koenig. And I suspect that if you like Vampire Weekend’s simultaneous embrace and mockery of high society, you’ll also find something to like in the show.

There’s a lot to unpack, but the thing that I want to focus on really briefly is Neo Yokio‘s world: it takes place in an alternate universe New York City where demons exist, there is exactly one futuristic robot butler in the entire city, and half of Manhattan has been flooded. (In a hilarious though unrealistic fashion, the water washes…

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