Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 129: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind 40th Anniversary with Rachel


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This episode is sponsored in part by Tokyo Treat! To get $5 your first box of delicious snacks & treats delivered from Japan straight to your door, AND to help support my little podcast, use code "NOSTALGIA" at my link here!

This month (March 11th, 2024 to be exact) marked the 40th anniversary of the release of the film Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. So to celebrate this momentous occasion, friend of the show & HUGE Nausicaa fan Rachel is back to discuss the history of not just the film, but the manga it's based off of! Since the Nausicaa is pretty widely available at this point, we DO talk openly with spoilers. So if you've never seen the film before, go have a watch and then come back to listen to us do a deep dive & gush about what makes this movie so special in this extra-long episode!


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My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

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!

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!

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 128: 50 Years of Black Jack with Clarissa

 


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This episode is sponsored in part by Tokyo Treat! To get $5 your first box of delicious snacks & treats delivered from Japan straight to your door, AND to help support my little podcast, use code "NOSTALGIA" at my link here!

Over the winter, Japan celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of Osamu Tezuka's most beloved characters: Black Jack! And since it's one of my favorite manga, you know I had to do a podcast episode to celebrate! Joining me, on loan from the Anime World Order Podcast is fellow podcaster & Black Jack fan Clarissa! Listen as we talk about Black Jack's history, his similarities with Tezuka himself, and just why we love this iconic manga doctor as we try to convince you to give this wild medical manga a try.

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Also, side note - Sadly, Discotek announced AS I WAS EDITING THIS EPISODE that their Black Jack The Movie bluray is going out of print....so pick it up while you still can!

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My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

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!

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!

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Yet another year of Anime Valentines!

 Yes, I’m back again this year with more cheesy puns for your Valentine needs. Save & print any card individually, or you can print them all as one sheet using this large combined image here!

Previous year’s Valentines:

(These are free of course, but if you like these you can always leave me a little tip on my ko-fi account since I did spend a few hours making them!

Hope you enjoy! 💘)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Sunday Crafternoon Stream!

 


Bored this Sunday? Join me for a Crafternoon stream on Feb 11! I'll be chilling & making kpop style deco-cards out of some old DiC Sailor Moon trading cards! Feel free to craft, draw, or whatever you like right along with me as we chat & hang out. Hope to see you there! 


Saturday, January 27, 2024

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 127: ReView: Crusher Joe The Movie


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 This episode is sponsored in part by Tokyo Treat! To get $5 your first box of delicious snacks & treats delivered from Japan straight to your door, AND to help support my little podcast, use code "NOSTALGIA" at my link here!

Happy New Year, everyone! This month’s episode is another short ReView! What is a “ReView” episode, you might ask? Well, it’s my highly-clever (ok not really) name for episodes where I go back and revisit 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, while I dream of the upcoming Dirty Pair bluray set, let's revisit some other space adventuring troublemakers from the same universe! That's right, it's 1983's Crusher Joe: The Movie! But will this movie crush it, or will it crush my heart? Ok, ok...lets drop the puns and check it out in this month's rewatch.


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My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

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!

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!

Friday, January 19, 2024

Vintage manga Twitch stream! (Edit: POSTPONED)

Edit: Sorry, friends, gonna have to reschedule the manga stream as I woke up feeling terrible today. Will try to stream this later in the week. Thank you for understanding!

Happy new year, friends! This Sunday (Jan 21, 2024), I'll be doing a chill stream where I'll flip through some vintage manga with y'all and chat! So come by and hang out at 5PM EST at my Twitch Channel! Hope to see y'all there~



Saturday, December 30, 2023

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 126: 2023 Year in Review with GrantTheThief

 


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 This episode is sponsored in part by Tokyo Treat! To get $5 your first box of delicious snacks & treats delivered from Japan straight to your door, AND to help support my little podcast, use code "NOSTALGIA" at my link here!

2023 is coming to a close, so you know what that means--That's right, it's time for another Year in Review! And this time, my good buddy Grant is here to help 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 (sometimes again) this year, and what titles are you looking forward to coming out in 2024? We also talk about all the memorable news stories from throughout this long, seemingly never-ending year. Hear all the silliness, strangeness, sadness, and stress of this year; PLUS the winners of the survey giveaway in this extra long episode. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!!


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☆ Buy the top 3 (as voted by my listeners) older anime releases from 2023!☆

1. Gunbuster: The Complete OVA series
2. Urusei Yatsura TV series Collection 1
3. Aim for the Ace! Complete Original TV series

Listen to the full episode for the complete list!

Follow GrantTheThief on Twitter & Bluesky!

Thank you to Seven Seas for donating manga as part of my Holiday Giveaway!

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!

My opening theme music is done by Kerobit! Find more of his music at Kerobit.net!

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!

Monday, December 25, 2023

Happy Holidays from The Anime Nostalgia Podcast!


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! I was able to finish a Ret & Ro holiday card! Here's hoping that 2024 will be a much better year for us all, and I hope you & yours have a cozy winter break. Here's to another year of classic anime, manga, and fandom podcasting!

 

Friday, December 22, 2023

My last Twitch Streams of 2023!

 


My last 2 streams of the Year!! First off: Got any plans for Christmas Eve? Get cozy, grab a drink, and hang out with MDi & me as we try the upcoming New Years themed TokyoTreat box & rank the snacks (and see how you can get one for yourself or a loved one at a discount!)


And the final stream of the year: THE HOT FICTIONAL OLD MEN RANKING STREAM WITH FRIEND OF THE PODCAST TRICIA! Send us your fictional (as in from anime/manga/games/movies/TV) old men (ie 60+) and we will rate & rank them LIVE ON STREAM Dec 27th!! Reply to this post with your old man pics if you have any!

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

ANN Guest Article: All I Want For Christmas Is More Classic Shojo Anime!

 


To celebrate Discotek's upcoming release of Lady Georgie on SD-blu ray, I got to write an article about what other classic shojo anime I'd love to see get a release in English! You can read it on their website here. (And if you haven't pre-ordered it yet, you can still get it using my affiliate link here!)

Monday, December 4, 2023

It's that time again -- The Year In Review survey!

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, several lucky listeners who live in the USA and fill out the survey will be chosen at random to win special prizes! You have until December 18th to fill out the survey, so hop to it!! I’ll announce the winners on the new episode of the podcast when me & my special guest will discuss the results!  Survey is now CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who participated!

Want to get a special holiday shout out in the last episode of 2023? All you have to do is tip me a coffee at my Ko-Fi account here! Thanks, and look forward to an awesome Year In Review episode this year!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 125: 50 Years of Cutie Honey with Salvatore

 

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This episode is sponsored in part by Tokyo Treat! To get $5 your first box of delicious snacks & treats delivered from Japan straight to your door, AND to help support my little podcast, use code "NOSTALGIA" at my link here!

This year, Go Nagai's magical super heroine turned 50 years old! So what better time to have an episode in her honor? And joining me to talk all about her is No. 1 English-speaking Cutie Honey Fan (who has worked on many official American Cutie Honey releases!), Salvatore (aka @retrosofa)! We discuss not only the history of the franchise, but how even though Honey is a pulpy, sexy, and sometimes goofy Magical Girl originally created for boys, she influenced the Magical Girl genre in all sorts of ways we're still seeing today! Also in this episode: the decades-long argument of if Honey even counts as a magical girl, the appeal of giant Go Nagai monster women, and answering all your questions in this extra-long episode!

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My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

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!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!

Friday, November 24, 2023

Treatsgiving Stream!

 


Thanksgiving might be over, but this Sunday Nov 26th, it's time for TREATSGIVING! Join me on my Twitch Channel for another chill hang out as I unbox, taste, & review all of the goodies from next month's TokyoTreat box! Not only that, but you can support my little podcast and see how you can get your very own holiday TokyoTreat box at a discount! Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Sunday, October 29, 2023

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 124: ReView: Darkstalkers OVA



Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!

This episode is sponsored in part by Tokyo Treat! To get $5 your first box of delicious snacks & treats delivered from Japan straight to your door, AND to help support my little podcast, use code "NOSTALGIA" at my link here!

This month’s episode is another short ReView! What is a “ReView” episode, you might ask? Well, it’s my highly-clever (ok not really) name for episodes where I go back and revisit 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 celebration of spooky time, I'm revisiting a video game anime adaptation that has lots of style and spooky vibes to spare: the Darkstalkers OVA! But is style the only thing this OVA has going for it? Let's dig it out of the crypt and find out!


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My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

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!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, October 15, 2023

Discotek Day Watch-A-Long!


Tomorrow (Mon, Oct 16th), friend of the podcast Mdi will join me for the Discotek Day Watch-a-long on my Twitch channel! Let's all hang out & watch the new announcements from Discotek & SCREAM together in excitement! Hope to see y'all there!

 

Friday, September 22, 2023

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 123: The First Slam Dunk with Tricia


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Last month in North America, the first new Slam Dunk anime in over 20 years AND Takehiko Inoue's directorial debut finally arrived in theaters: The First Slam Dunk! So who better to talk to me about this exciting event but my friend and fellow Slam Dunk fan, Tricia! For the first part of this episode, we talk a bit about Slam Dunk's history, its importance in Japanese sports, fandom, & BL culture, why it's such a beloved piece of work, and our general (spoiler-free!) thoughts on this new edition to it. Then, at around the 1:26:35 mark, we go total spoiler-zone & do a deep-dive of our thoughts on the work, along with sneaker talk, anime character Toon Squad Dream Teams, and your listener questions!


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My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

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!

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, August 27, 2023

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 122: The Legacy & Influence of Kamen Rider (with guest Mach Dent)

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With Kamen Rider's 50th anniversary celebration still going strong, and the recent release of Shin Kamen Rider in North America, what better time to talk about just how huge an impact Shotaro Ishinomori's original creation had on Japanese pop culture...including it's huge influence on anime, manga, and fandom in general! And joining me to chat about it is none other than the Tokusatsu Troubadour, Mach Dent! Listen as we discuss how everything from shonen anime to magical girls to video games have been influenced by Kamen Rider, how easy it's gotten to get into the franchise now in the US, and going on random fun tokusatsu tangents! Listen in and join the shenanigans!

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My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

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!

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!