Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Just a note:

Usagi's a little embarrassed.

Hey, all! Just a head's up, sorry if any of you haven't seen the new podcast episode in Apple Podcasts/itunes. Not sure why it doesn't seem to be showing up on their website (but seems to have shown up in some people's apps, at least?), so I'm basically "bumping" the episode again to see if I can get it to work. So if you see the Akira episode twice, sorry for any confusion! Hopefully it's just a weird glitch and not an ongoing problem. Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 78: Akira Talk with Vrai

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The Saturday Anime series continues with one of the most iconic anime (and manga) to ever be made: AKIRA! And with me to talk a bit about this massively influential franchise is new guest to the show Vrai Kaiser (they/them). Even with 2 hours to chat about Akira, we only manage to touch the tip of the iceberg on what makes this Katsuhiro Otomo classic so special. Listen as we discuss how we first saw this film far too young, how it appealed to more folks than just your typical anime fans, and why this 80s creation is a little too prophetic on how life in 2019 ended up being. Also in this episode: the premiere of my brand new opening theme!.....that you don’t hear until the end. (Whoops.)


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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 77: Kimagure Orange Road OVAs 1 & 2

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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. This month, take some time to chill out in the Summer heat with a trip to the mountains (and uh....Hawaii??) with the first 2 Kimagure Orange Road OVAs!


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Please note: Around the 28 minute mark, I briefly talk about the recent tragedy at Kyoto Animation. I put it at the very end so that if listening to such things might cause you distress, you can stop listening there. If you would like to send a message of support to Kyoani, visit here. It also includes links to other ways you can help.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 76: El-Hazard The Magnificent World with Chris

Episode cover image of some of the main characters for El-Hazard: The Magnificent World.
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Oh no, we’re talking about one of those dreaded “isekai” shows?! Never fear, this is the 1995 fantasy OAV El-Hazard: The Magnificent World! Join me and Taiiku podcast’s Chris as we try to explain why it’s a tricky series to describe, how somehow an anime released in the 90s has one of the best dubs we’ve ever heard, and lament the fact that it’s been out of print for a decade, because it deserves more love. Also in this episode: Maniacal Laughter! Tangents about the creative process! Shopping at Sam Goody! All with very minimal spoilers! Wow!

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Thanks for listening!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Update: Episode 61 transcription




Hello listeners! After over a year, I'm happy to say I now have a transcript of the Miami Mike episode available for download! A HUGE thanks to the very generous Eleanor who volunteered her time to make one for my podcast. I've added a link to download the document on the original post here for anyone who wants to save it for reference.

I hope that in the future, I can possibly get more episodes transcribed, but for now this was the single most requested episode to have one, and I'm happy that it's now available for those who will find it useful.

Edit: Also, sorry that adding the transcript to ep 61's post seems to have made my RSS feed think it was a new episode! 😅 Sorry for any confusion that might have caused.

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 75: Creative Conversations with DJ Kirkland

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Welcome to the first in a new ongoing series I’ll be doing from time to time here on The Anime Nostalgia Podcast called “Creative Conversations”! In these episodes, I’ll be talking to people in various creative fields making things today who were greatly inspired by anime & manga, and are using that inspiration today to make cool things! To kick off this series is DJ Kirkland: gamer, podcaster, and comic artist extraordinaire. Listen as DJ shares how he got into anime & manga, and how he’s now using those inspirations to make the kind of comics he would have loved to read growing up. Also in this episode: remembering Geocities, swooning over Haruka Tenoh, and advice for newer artists who also want to share their stories with the world.


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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Guest Spot: Zannen, Canada


While you’re waiting for the new episode of my podcast, you can hear me talking about Cat’s Eye with Canadian anime podcast Zannen, Canada! We discuss the French dub that aired in Canada, City Hunter, and…..City Pop music?? Listen to it here.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 74: ReView: The Wanna-Be's


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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. This month, in honor of all the Wrestlemania stuff I kept having to hear about, I’m revisiting a wrestling anime that could easily have been a random episode of Dirty Pair, except with character designs by Kenichi Sonoda. That’s right, it’s The Wanna-Be’s!


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Thanks for listening!

Friday, March 22, 2019

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 73: Toei's The Little Mermaid with guest Salvatore

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Disney recently re-released a brand new blu-ray of The Little Mermaid...so what better time to talk about Toei’s 1975 anime adaptation? With me is one of the internet’s leading Mermaid Scholars™ , Salvatore (aka @retrosofa!) to talk about this hidden gem of 70s anime. Listen as we discuss how Disney was inspired by Toei (and vice-versa), the movie’s connection to both Go Nagai AND Sailor Moon, and just what makes this adaptation of the classic fairy tale so special.


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Thanks for listening!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 72: Live Action Special! Alita: Battle Angel with Rachel

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It only happens once in a blue moon, folks....we finally got a big Hollywood movie that does manga (and anime) justice?! I break from the podcast’s normal format to team back up with my pal and Battle Angel Alita superfan Rachel (aka @SporadicErratic on Twitter) to discuss this milestone for Alita fans everywhere! Listen as we first talk about what we HOPED the movie would include beforehand, and then our joy and excitement (and some minor nit-picking) afterwards in this extra special, extra long Alita Extravaganza! Also in this episode: we briefly discuss how translating manga has changed dramatically since the 90s, Rachel coins the phrase “crocapocalypse”, and we rant about pudding. Now go support this film in theaters while you have the chance!


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Thanks for listening!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Giveaway closed!

Thanks for all who entered the Urusei Yatsura manga giveaway! A winner has now been chosen! 


Happy Valentine's Day! Remember, you can still read a free preview of UY here!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Giveaway time!


Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's a sweet treat for you! The folks at Viz have been kind enough to send me a copy of Urusei Yatsura vol 1 to give away to one lucky podcast listener!! If you live in the United States of America, you can enter to win a copy for yourself using the raffle system below. There's multiple ways to enter, so the more you do, the better your chances!

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READ A FREE PREVIEW OF URUSEI YATSURA VOL 1 HERE!

I'll be choosing one lucky winner on Valentine's Day, so get your entries in before then! Remember, this giveaway is only available to those in the US (sorry Canadian & foreign listeners! I'll try to do another world-wide giveaway soon!) Thanks, and good luck!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 71: ReView: Combustible Campus Guardress

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Happy 2019, Listeners! 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. This month, I go back to revisit an old 90s-era anime club staple that was never brought over officially: Combustible Campus Guardress! Will it be as fun as I remember, or will the parts I forgot end up ruining it? Tune in to find out!


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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 and have a happy new year!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy Year of The Boar from me and P-chan! I hope 2019 is a good year for us all, and here’s to another year of fun podcasts.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 70: 2018 Year in Review


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2018 is just about over! So you know what that means–that’s right, it’s the Year in Review! And Zee is here with me to in her triumphant return 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 2019? We also talk about all the memorable news stories from throughout this long, never-ending year, and titles you wish were back in print. Hear all of this PLUS the winners of the survey giveaway in this extra long episode. Happy Holidays!!
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☆ Buy the top 3 (as voted by my listeners) older anime releases from 2018!
1. Revolutionary Girl Utena Ultra Edition bluray box
2. Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer
3. Patlabor Ultimate Collection
Listen to the full episode for the complete list! 
HUGE thanks to Viz MediaSeven Seas Entertainment, and Sentai Filmworks for donating all the awesome prizes for this year’s giveaway--so many I could barely fit them all in one photo!! And congrats to the winners! 
Support the work I do on this podcast by leaving me a tip on Ko-fi! Want to have your name read in the special thanks segment on the next episode? All you need to do is buy me 2 or more “coffees” on Ko-fi!

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Thanks for listening and have a happy new year! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas, everyone! Also a Happy Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa, or whatever winter celebration you observe! ^_^ I hope it’s a good one! Please enjoy a day of Christmas-themed posts I’ve queued up over on the podcast's tumblr for throughout the day, and look forward to my Year In Review episode soon!