Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's that time again!



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It’s become tradition that in December, I do a year in review podcast episode. And once again, I need your help! So please, dear listeners, take a moment to let me know your opinions on older anime titles that were re-released this year (among other things) on the survey here! In the spirit of the season, one lucky listener who fills out the survey will be chosen at random to win a special prize (open world-wide!) But hurry–you gotta do it before December 15th. I’ll announce the winner on the new episode of the podcast when me & returning guest Zee (from last year’s Year in Review episode!) will discuss the results.

Good luck, and thanks again for listening!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Anime World Order Guest Spot!

If you’re traveling this holiday season & need something to listen to, I was invited to be on the most recent ep of AWO! You can listen to me totally blank out on answering anime related trivia questions. XD It was lots of fun though, thanks for having me, guys!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 45

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With all the talk about the upcoming live action Ghost in the Shell movie, what better time to revisit another (slightly less popular) 90s series about a kick-ass cyborg who sometimes questions what it means to be human! My friend Rachel from RachelLovesComics joins me to talk about Battle Angel Alita: the various incarnations, the sometimes surprisingly relevant themes throughout, and even the 80′s style poofy hair (even though it was the 90s.)


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As always, feel free to leave me your thoughts and ideas for future episodes here, or email directly at AnimeNostalgiaPodcast@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

ANNCast Guest Spot!


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I keep forgetting to post this, but last week I was a guest on ANNcast once again! You can listen to the episode here. No real talk about older anime in here, although I do briefly talk about the new Glass Mask "The Glass Mask Year 3 Class D" Anime Shorts that I’ve been enjoying on Crunchyroll. Thanks for having me again!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Happy Halloween!


For some reason, my scheduled Halloween post got  messed up and didn't post on Halloween! ;o; Sorry about that. But I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 44

 
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This month’s episode is another ReView! What is a “ReView” episode, you might ask? Well, it’s my highly-clever (ok not really) title for episodes where I go back and watch an older title I haven’t seen in a long time, and see if what I remember (and what my opinions on it) are still the same now that some time’s gone by. Halloween is just around the corner, and that means lots of media that feature vampires, ghosts, and....mermaids??? How’s that for a unique Halloween viewing choice? This month, I revisit the 1993 OAV Mermaid’s Scar.

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Thanks for listening!


*Small correction: I mistakenly mention Pet Shop of horrors as a Discotek release--it’s actually a Sentai release. Sorry for any confusion!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Sailor Moon Official Fan Club membership now open!




Attention Sailor Moon fans! Big news: The Official Sailor Moon Fanclub membership is now available outside of Japan for the first time ever! Bandai has partnered up with retailer Tokyo Otaku Mode to finally offer membership to those of us not living in Japan, so if you’ve ever wanted to become a card-carrying member of the official fan club, now you can!

For a fee, you get a membership card, a limited edition lip gloss that looks like Usagi’s manga/SMC broach, access to exclusive content on the official Japanese Sailor Moon app, an exclusive digital newsletter, and the ability to purchase exclusive Sailor Moon items!

For more info and to purchase, just go to Tokyo Otaku Mode and click the big Sailor Moon Fanclub Banner on the front page! They’re only accepting a limited amount of members, so once they’re sold out, you’ll have to wait til next sign up!

Never shopped at Tokyo Otaku Mode? Remember: You can get a $5 credit just by making an account with my referral link!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Book Review: Her Eternal Moonlight

 
I was approached recently by the authors of this book to do a review of it, as my podcast & blog are pretty relevant to part of the Sailor Moon experience. Like myself, many of my followers were fans of Sailor Moon since back before the internet was a constant presence in our everyday lives. The idea of a book focused not just on the history of Sailor Moon through the lens of its North American fans, but specifically how it touched the lives of its female fandom sounded quite intriguing. So of course, I jumped on the chance to read this book, and I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 43

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With a new Voltron series out now, it seems like the perfect time to go back and talk about not only the original 80s classic, but the entire world of Voltron! Whether you were a fan back in the 80s or discovered it through syndication or Toonami, Voltron was many fan's first anime TV series. And who better to talk about it with than my friend Pat, lover of all things robot related and host of The Cockpit Podcast. Listen as we laugh over the....let’s say “questionable” voice choices of the original show, muse over what 80s cartoon PSAs might sound like if they were still around today, and yes--we even talk about the new Voltron series.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 42

 
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Heather is back! And this time we teamed up to bring you our report on all the cool vintage anime-related panels we went to at AnimeFest 2016--which were surprisingly a lot! Hear us talk about seeing the iconic seiyuu for Lum & Ataru, getting to watch Akemi Takada paint in person, and how Heather is definitely not responsible for anyone’s sanity if they watch Shoujo Tsubaki.


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Monday, August 1, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 41

 
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This month’s episode is another ReView! What is a “ReView” episode, you might ask? Well, it’s my highly-clever (ok not really) title for episodes where I go back and watch an older title I haven’t seen in a long time, and see if what I remember (and what my opinions on it) are still the same now that some time’s gone by. Summer’s here in the US, and that means Anime Convention season is in full swing--what better time to watch an anime about being an anime fan. That’s right, it’s Animeigo​‘s blu-ray of Otaku no Video!


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Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 40

 
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It’s been a while since I did a music-themed episode! And what better guest to have than the host of a music-themed podcast, Nitro of MDisk Playlist, to talk all about the music of Joe Hisaishi! You probably have heard Hisaishi’s work in Miyazaki’s films, but what else has this immensely talented musician done? Nitro & I talk all about it, plus go through some of our favorite tracks by him (hint: it’s nothing from the soundtracks to Techopolice or Parasite Eve.)


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Thanks for listening!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Happy birthday ANP!


I noticed that today marks the 3rd anniversary of the very first episode of The Anime Nostalgia Podcast! Wow, has it really been that long?! Thanks everyone for listening & your continued support. I’m constantly floored by all the awesome people who’ve asked great questions, helped me out, been on the show, sent me messages, or left reviews.

And speaking of , if you’ve ever listened to the podcast & are feeling generous, I always love getting emails & comments from you guys letting me know what you think! And I read every single itunes/Stitcher review I get, so if you wanna give the podcast a “birthday present” of sorts, feel free to leave one for it! Heck, if it’s a good one, maybe I’ll even read it on a future episode!

It really means a lot to know people appreciate the work I put into the podcast, so thanks to the people who already have. Here’s hoping I can continue ANP for years to come! 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Guest spot - ANNCast!


On Thursday I was a part of a live recording/streaming of Anime News Network's ANNCast! Thanks for all that stopped by or sent in questions, it was a lot of fun! They now have the episode up for streaming/download on their website to listen to! A warning: There's a bit of talk from ANN co-host Jake of a newer anime series that has sexually explicit themes between 4:55-8:43 time marks, so that whole chunk is really NSFW (or possibly not safe for anyone! lol). If you wanna skip straight to talking about older anime stuff, that starts around the 24:21 mark. Thanks ANNCast for having me on the show!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 39

 
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Continuing with my ongoing series here at The Anime Nostalgia Podcast: The Saturday Anime series! Every so often, I’ll be highlighting one of the anime titles that we remember from Sci-Fi Channel back in the 90s. This time I’m joined by Let’s Anime’s Dave Merrill to power through some technical hiccups with our rocket skateboards to talk about a movie that we both loved well before it graced the Sci-fi Channel: Galaxy Express 999.


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Friday, April 15, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 38

 
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This month’s episode is another ReView! What is a “ReView” episode, you might ask? Well, it’s my highly-clever (ok not really) title for episodes where I go back and watch an older title I haven’t seen in a long time, and see if what I remember (and what my opinions on it) are still the same now that some time’s gone by. It’s Springtime, so let’s celebrate by watching an anime about a cute little lamb! What could possibly go wrong?


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Thanks for listening!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 37

 
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Next month (April 2016), a brand new season of the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure anime will begin! So what better time to talk about the classic series & what makes it tick. And who better to talk about it with than my friend & Jojo superfan Zee, as well as special surprise guest, Jason Thompson! Jason is not only a JJBA fan, he’s the editor of Viz’s English release of Stardust Crusaders! Listen as we talk about the many influences of Hirohiko Araki, what went on during Viz’s Stardust Crusaders manga release, and how right now is one of the best times to jump into this 30 year old franchise.





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And literally JUST after I finished editing this episode, Viz Media announced they will be streaming the new part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable anime! They also have gotten the rights for the previous seasons, so they’ll also be streaming those soon, and possibly re-releasing them in much better DVD releases than the one WB released, so hopefully we’ll get more details soon!

As always, feel free to leave me your thoughts on this episode or ideas for future episodes here—or email me directly at AnimeNostalgiaPodcast@gmail.com!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 36

 
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In this episode, I’m joined by Brian Ruh, author of Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii to talk about...Basset Hounds! err, the works of prolific creator Mamoru Oshii, of course! Join us as we give a brief overview on Oshii’s career, the many “creative differences” Oshii’s encountered over the years, and what it was liking writing an academic book on anime.


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And the manga Brian mentioned is called “Wanwan Meiji Ishin” (which translates to something like “Doggie Meiji Restoration”). You can find it in Japanese on Amazon.jp, or in Italian at Amazon.it!

As always, feel free to leave me your thoughts on this episode or ideas for future episodes here—or email me directly at AnimeNostalgiaPodcast@gmail.com! Thanks for listening!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

  

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! 
I made some older anime-themed valentine cards you can print out and share with someone you love or your anime-loving friends--you can download each card individually at the podcast's tumblr, or you can download the full sheet here! Enjoy & have an a fun Valentine’s day!

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 35


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It may be January, but there’s still room for some holiday leftovers, right? For the first episode of the new year, I have a short podcast episode that’s a little different than my normal “ReView” episodes. Yes, I participated in a Secret Santa this year, and I was gifted a little-known 90s OAV called Demon Fighter Kocho. How’d it go? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 34

 
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2015 is almost over! So you know what that means--that’s right, Zee is back with me to discuss the results of my annual year-end survey, as filled out by you, the listeners! What older anime titles were you excited to buy (again) this year, and what titles are you looking forward to coming out in 2016? We also talk about memorable news stories from throughout the year, and titles you wish were back in print. Hear all of this PLUS the winner of the survey giveaway and how grateful we are that Third Impact hasn’t hit us (yet???)


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Buy the top 3 (as voted by my listeners) older anime releases from 2015!
#1. Robot Carnival
#2. Castle of Cagliostro
#3. Amazon’s exclusive Miyazaki box set

Listen to the full episode for the complete list!


As always, feel free to leave me your thoughts on this episode or ideas for future episodes here—or email me directly at AnimeNostalgiaPodcast@gmail.com! Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 4, 2015

The 1st Annual Anime Nostalgia Holiday Gift guide!


Looking for ideas to get for a friend that enjoys older anime? (Or maybe you're shopping for yourself, hey, I'm not here to judge!) Well, I'm here to help! Here's a sampling of cool things sure to please fans old and new, with options for every budget.

As always, there's nothing better to get someone you care about than something on their respective wish lists. But if you want to really surprise someone with something they might not even realize they want, then read on! (Keep in mind, I'm strictly keeping to licensed products for this list. While fan-made gifts can be fun, there's just SO MANY out there that it's much faster to browse licensed things.)

Onto the list!


 In case you've been living under a rock the past couple of years, Sailor Moon is back (and EVERYWHERE) thanks to being picked back up again in the US. So finding gifts for a Moonie has never been easier! But if you want to give something other than yet another t-shirt, GE Animation has been very good at releasing everything from Winter Hats to Purses & Wallets (and even Belt Buckles!) The best part is that if you know who their favorite character is, they've been great at releasing merchandise for each, giving you plenty of options! Prices range anywhere from $12-25. You can also find other various styles in select Hot Topic brick & mortar stores.

If Sailor Moon isn't your recipient's thing, a Gainax "Cut" Tote bag would be perfect for the fan who's patiently waiting for their Otaku no Video Kickstarter rewards. An Evangelion fan might enjoy a pair of NERV earrings in their favorite color. Or, if you've got some cash to spend, you could pick up a pendant of Parasyte's Migi, or a Berserk Griffith ring. All of these are available at Tokyo Otaku Mode and range in price from $26 for the tote and a whopping $432 for the ring. (Hey, at least you get $5 credit for making an account there.)

But if all else fails, Kei & Yuri buttons or an Arale phone charm always make nice, affordable stocking stuffers.



Today's anime figures are generally MUCH better looking (and more detailed) than ones that came out in the 80s and 90s. Most even come with multiple heads or faceplates nowadays, along with lots of cool little accessories and optional parts, making them even more expressive and fun to pose. So what better gift to give an older anime fan than some cool anime toys? Figma has some beautiful Space Adventure Cobra figures available, perfect for 80s sci-fi anime fans, priced between $50-80 each, depending which ones you want.

For the magical girl fans, a whole line of Sailor Moon Figuarts figures from SH Figuarts have been steadily coming out, making it easy to find anyone's favorite character, generally ranging in price from $25-50. We're also getting petite figures of Sailor Moon VILLAINS for the first time, and they're super cute! (And around $40 for the whole set.) There's been a BUNCH of new Cardcaptor Sakura figures coming out as of late, in different costumes & various sizes (even Nendoroids!) going from anywhere from $20-100.

If you're looking to impress the robot/mecha fan in your life, you could pick them up a Soul of Chogokin GX-34R Gunbuster Buster Gokin...for only $220! Or, for slightly less (around $30), you could settle for the Super Robot Chogokin Gunbuster Figure instead (which is still pretty damn cool.)



I can't praise Dark Horse's release of The Art of Satoshi Kon enough. A beautiful, large hardcover book with amazing artwork of the late Satoshi Kon's various projects, including English translations of all Kon's notes. Anyone who has loved his work from Perfect Blue to Paprika would be thrilled to get it. (And at less than $25 it looks a lot pricer than it actually is!)

Just in time for Christmas, Udon's releasing not one, but TWO different Osamu Tezuka artbooks in English, and both sound like perfect gifts for fans of classic anime and manga. Osamu Tezuka: Anime Character Illustrations will feature artwork from beloved Tezuka anime series and movies; while Osamu Tezuka: Anime & Manga Character Sketchbook collects his rough concept art. Both will be under $30 each.

And if the person you're shopping for loves 80s series and doesn't mind a Japanese-language artbook, Izumi Matsumoto's "Sketches of Madoka: 1st Season" is an artbook featuring all new artwork of Madoka,  Hikaru, & Kyosuke (but mostly Madoka, as the title suggests) from the creator of Kimagure Orange Road. While vintage Kimagure Orange Road artbooks often sell for a hefty price online (since they're out of print), this new book is very affordable at $26. And since it features brand new art, chances are they've never seen them before!



Buying media for an anime fan (esp. ones who're older and/or love older titles) can be tricky because they most likely already own all the old standards from Akira to Sailor Moon. So what to pick up for them if you're dead set on getting them a DVD or blu-ray? Here's a few suggestions.

A fan of Studio Ghibli films might be interested in the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, which follows around key members of Studio Ghibli as they were completing the film The Wind Rises. While not anime, it shows a peek behind the curtain that anime fans don't often get to see in the production of things they watch.

Beloved cult favorite Unico was recently re-released on blu-ray by Discotek as a double feature including both films. While not technically "new" (it came out last year), I still come across fans who had NO IDEA these films had finally been re-released after all these years! If you know someone who grew up with Unico that now has children of their own, this an especially fun gift that they'll be able to share with their family (and is a steal at $20 for two movies).

And speaking of Discotek, this year they re-released Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro on blu-ray and it is a MUST own for any older anime fan. Chock full of extras with a beautifully restored picture, this is the definitive release of Cagliostro that would appeal not just to Lupin fans, but to Miyazaki fans too, as this was the first movie he ever directed. Afraid to buy because your gift recipient doesn't know a thing about Lupin III? No worries--this movie can be enjoyed without any prior Lupin knowledge! Bonus: lately you can pick this gem up for under $20 online.

If you really want to go all-out, Animeigo's Bubblegum Crisis: Ultimate Edition blu-ray set is sure to impress any fan of 80s sci-fi and cyberpunk. Released via Kickstarter campaign last year, it's ONLY available to purchase via Animeigo's website--and when it's gone, it's gone! The Premium set will set you back $130, or you can get a basic set with keychain or challenge coin for $70.




Much like anime, many older fans will already have the standards when it comes to older titles. But here's some suggestions they might enjoy if they haven't already!

Ok, so Gundam: The Origin isn't super old, but it IS an amazing retelling of the classic Gundam story as told by the immensely talented Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the character designer of the original Gundam anime. Fans old and new can read The Origin with fresh eyes and enjoy Gundam in a whole new way. These handsome hardcover books make an EXCELLENT gift and at $30, they are worth every penny.

Viz recently started releasing the classic Jojo's Bizarre Adventure manga, in beautiful hard-cover editions that are more than gift-worthy. But most Jojo's fans had those books on pre-order the second they were announced. So, in celebration of next year's new anime adaptation of the highly anticipated "Diamond is Unbreakable" story arc, why not get the Jojo's fan in your life a copy of Rohan at the Louvre? A stand-alone story featuring Rohan at France's most famous museum, this Jojo's story is printed in full color and will tide fans over while they wait, and is well worth the $20.

Master manga artist Shigeru Mizuki's recent passing reminds us how the Grandfather of Yokai manga is not nearly as well known to the English-speaking world as he should be. And if your gift recipient is a fan of classic manga AND ghost stories (that aren't TOO scary), Kitaro would be a fantastic gift. Or if they're more of a history buff, Showa: A History of Japan is a masterfully crafted look at 20th Century Japan that is sure to please. Both less than $20 a volume, too!

Speaking of manga, Crunchyroll has digital manga alongside their streaming anime service now that includes several older series, including "Doll: The Hotel Detective", by Takao Saito (who did a little series you might've heard of called "Golgo 13").  Why do I bring this up? To segway to our final category, of course, which is...


That's right, streaming services! Lots of people have em, but plenty don't for various reasons. Maybe they don't think they'll find anything they like to watch. Maybe they're just nervous about trying it out. Whatever the reason, it's super easy to gift a month or year of streaming services now!

Crunchyroll has been REALLY stepping up it's game recently. Not only does it have streaming anime and live-action dramas, but as I mentioned earlier you can also read digital manga. Crunchyroll's steadily been adding older titles to their back catalog, too alongside what's new and currently coming out of Japan. A Premium membership also gets your gift recipient a discount in their online store, and is very affordable for a 1 month gift of about $7 (you can also chose 3 or 12 months--12 months giving you the best deal for your money.) A Premium+ membership is just a little more at around $12 for 1 month, but also gets you convention perks (like access to special members-only events & goodie bags, which is handy if your gift-ee is a frequent anime convention goer).

Hulu Plus costs about $8 a month for "limited commercials" service, or $12 for commercial-free. While they're not exclusively targeted towards anime programming like Crunchroll is, they've grown a sizable catalog of anime over time, including a pretty good amount of older titles (along with newer ones, of course). Bonus, you can easily pick up a physical Hulu gift card in some physical stores, making it easy to just pick up while you do your regular Christmas shopping. Hulu stands out much more than Netflix at the moment for older anime fans simply because Netflix carries very little in way of older titles. (Understandably, as Netflix generally wants to focus on newer things to draw in more viewers.)


Hopefully now you have some ideas for what to get that fan of older anime in your life (or maybe even a few ideas for your own wish list!) What do you think, readers? Was this helpful? Anything to add? Feel free to leave a comment!



Monday, November 30, 2015

It's that time again!

Time for the Anime Nostalgia Podcast's Year in Review!


It's become tradition that in December, I do a year in review podcast episode. And once again, I need your help! So please, dear listeners, take a moment to let me know your opinions on older anime titles that were re-released this year (among other things) on the survey HERE! One lucky listener who fills out the survey will be chosen at random to win a special holiday prize (open world-wide!) But hurry--you gotta do it before December 15th. I'll announce the winner on the new episode of the podcast when me & returning guest Zee (from last year's Year in Review episode!) will discuss the results.

Good luck, and thanks again for listening!

EDIT: Survey is now closed! Thanks to everyone who entered! Look for the winner announced during the next podcast episode :D

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 33

 
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Ryan (aka Blacotaku1) started an ambitious project 3 years ago: to scan his entire collection of vintage Japanese Newtype magazines from the 80s to the 90s and share them with other anime fans online via his Tumblr blog, Oldtype/Newtype. Not only that, but to try to share some of the rare old interviews and photos with various creators, artists, and other big industry names that had been lost to the ages. In this episode, I talk to Ryan and find out what got him started on this project, how he got into anime, and what it means to him to be able to share his love of older anime in print media form with the world.

Sidenote: For some reason, this episode got cursed with various technical issues, so there’s a few spots where the audio may sound a little wonky and it sounds like we’re talking over each other--which, I assure you, we didn’t do when we were actually talking! So please excuse these tiny hiccups. ^^;


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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween, everybody! Have a fun & safe holiday, and check out the latest ep of the podcast for some Vampire Hunter D talk to get in the Halloween spirit! ^_~

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 32


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Halloween is just around the corner, so what better time to talk about the world of the longtime fan-favorite Vampire Hunter D? Returning guest MinovskyArticle (aka Casey) and I delve into not just the the Saturday Anime staple, but Kawajiri’s Bloodlust, and the much lesser-known facets of D’s world you might not even know about. All this plus Halloween costumes & strange fanart stories, too! Grab your fanciest Dracula cape and have a listen!


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Thanks for listening!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 31

 
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This month’s episode is another ReView! What is a “ReView” episode, you might ask? Well, it’s my highly-clever (ok not really) title for episodes where I go back and watch an older title I haven’t seen in a long time, and see if what I remember (and what my opinions on it) are still the same now that some time’s gone by. Now that it’s fall, it’s time to go back to school--so let’s revisit the early 90′s school dorm comedy, Here Is Greenwood!


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Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 30

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Returning guest NewtypeLady is back to talk with me about the 1995 smash-hit, Neon Genesis Evangelion--another Gainax series that takes place in the “distant future of 2015″ (and celebrates it’s 20th anniversary this year!) Even with this extra-long episode, we only touch the tip of the iceberg on what makes this series tick & why it’s considered such an important piece of work. Listen as we discuss why it’s a mecha show that’s not a mecha show, our feelings towards these character’s feelings, and the many reasons why we wish this series was not currently out of print in the US.


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Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 29


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Continuing with my ongoing series here at The Anime Nostalgia Podcast: The Saturday Anime series! Every so often, I’ll be highlighting one of the anime titles that we remember from Sci-Fi Channel back in the 90s. This time I’m joined by my friend Candyapplecat to talk about the first Tenchi Muyo thing ever to air on North American TV (a full 4 years before Tenchi ever graced Toonami!), Tenchi Muyo In Love!


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Friday, June 19, 2015

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 28

 
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This month’s episode is another ReView! What is a “ReView” episode, you might ask? Well, it’s my highly-clever (ok not really) title for episodes where I go back and watch an older title I haven’t seen in a long time, and see if what I remember (and what my opinions on it) are still the same now that time’s gone by and I’m a little older. This time it’s one of the most Totally-80s-anime 80s anime films ever made: Ai City!


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 27

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Aim For The Top! (most commonly known simply as Gunbuster), has been a fan favorite almost since it's original release in 1988. In this episode, I'm joined by Ashe Blitzen and Tom Aznable to unpack the many, many layers at play in this series. Listen as we discuss robot push-ups, shoujo sports anime references, and how Gainax created one of the most sincere, loving tributes to everything they loved about anime in just a 6 episode OAV in this special, extra-long episode!

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-The complete original 1988 Gunbuster OAV DVD collection
-The condensed Gunbuster movie version on blu-ray
-Gunbuster 2 complete DVD collection
-The condensed Diebuster (aka Gunbuster 2) movie version on blu-ray
-Gunbuster vs Diebuster movie blu-ray (aka both condensed movie versions together)

More links:
-Watch the condensed Gunbuster movie for free on Hulu
-Read more Gunbuster Trivia here
-The Mike Toole Show, "Son of a Gunbuster"

Guests:
-Follow Ashe on Twitter and her Ashe Blitzen Builds Facebook!
-Follow Tom Aznable on Twitter!

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Monday, April 20, 2015

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 26

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This month's episode is another ReView! What is a “ReView” episode, you might ask? Well, it’s my highly-clever (ok not really) title for episodes where I go back and watch an older title I haven’t seen in a long time, and see if what I remember (and what my opinions on it) are still the same now that time’s gone by and I’m a little older. Before the new TV anime comes out this Summer, let your (magical) hair down & revisit the original 90s Ushio & Tora OVA series!

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 Info on the new anime airing this summer at ANN (including new character designs!)

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to those who celebrate! If not, Happy Day Before Half-Off Chocolate Bunnies. 🐰

Monday, March 23, 2015

Now available on Stitcher!

Yet another way to enjoy the podcast! You can now listen to me on Stitcher!


The Anime Nostalgia Podcast's Stitcher page is here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 25

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Today (March 17, 2015) marks the 18th Anniversary of the original launch of Toonami, which was many anime fan’s gateway to the world of anime & beyond. To navigate through Toonami’s extensive history, I’m joined by Toonami Faithful’s very own Sketch, as well as returning guest MinovskyArticle as we discuss the various incarnations of Toonami, why it was so important, and hear just some of the memories you the listeners shared in this extra long Toonami extravaganza!


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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's!

Castle of Cagliostro Lupin & Fujiko wish you all a Happy Valentine's on behalf of the Anime Nostalgia Podcast! (Though they may steal your chocolate. ^_~)