Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 91: ReView: Space Family Carlvinson

 


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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) 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, I’m revisiting a domestic space sitcom with an unusual name and surprisingly impressive cast & staff, but was never released in the US: Space Family Carlvinson! But does it still hold up? Let’s find out!



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Friday, August 28, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 90: Maison Ikkoku with Jenn


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Next month, Rumiko Takahashi’s beloved romantic comedy manga Maison Ikkoku will finally return to print in English! So what better way to celebrate one of my absolute favorite manga with an extra-long episode all about this heartwarming series?! And joining me is a brand-new guest to the show: comic & zine artist and fellow Maison Ikkoku lover, Jenn Woodall! Come listen as we give an overview of the manga, why this series is still so timeless, and why the residents of Ikkoku continue to live rent-free in our hearts forever! 

The first half of this episode is major spoilers free, major spoiler filled talk starts at around the 1:18:30 mark and lasts the rest of the episode! Also please note that this episode contains brief discussion of sexual relationships between consenting adults. 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 89: Whisper of the Heart 25th Anniversary with Nitro

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25 years ago today, Studio Ghibli gave us Yoshifumi Kondo's first (and sadly, only) directorial debut film: Whisper of the Heart! And with Studio Ghibli's movie catalog finally streaming on various online platforms around the world, what better time to revisit this beautiful love letter to art and the creative process? With me to gush for several hours about just how much I adore this movie is returning champ Nitro of MDiskPlaylist! Listen as we discuss why Shizuku is one of the most relatable Ghibli heroines for us personally, how it's filled with whimsical Ghibli magic regardless of it's seemingly more down-to-earth story, and just rambling incoherently in general about how much we love it. All this, singing, and answering your listener questions, too!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 88: ReView: KO Beast


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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) 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 on the podcast: What does "furry” anime, Pokemon, and Critical Role all have in common? Why, a little somewhat forgotten OVA called KO Beast, that’s what! Find out just how as I revisit this fun little 90s fantasy adventure. (Also some rather somber talk at the end of the episode, which I saved for last in case you need to skip it.)


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Monday, June 1, 2020

A small way we can help #BlackLivesMatter and the LGBTQA+ community:


Normally, every month for the podcast, I give shout-outs each episode to those who leave me tips on ko-fi. This month, if you donate ANY amount to any one the charities linked below and email me a screencap of your receipt (with your personal info covered, of course) at AnimeNostalgiaPodcast@gmail.com, you’ll get a shout-out on this month’s new episode:

blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd

https://www.nqttcn.com/

https://give.thetrevorproject.org/give/63307/#!/donation/checkout?c_src=pride2020&c_src2=headerdonatebutton

Remember, this is for ANY size donation, because every little bit helps!

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 87: All About RetroCrush with Mary

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Just recently, a new streaming app was launched in the US & Canada called RetroCrush: a free-with-ads streaming platform with a focus on (mostly) older anime! So of course, I had to know more--and joining me to tell me all about it is the head of RetroCrush's licensing, Mary! Listen as Mary gives us a bit of her personal history with anime, a bit of background on how RetroCrush came to be, and answering a TON of your listener questions as well.



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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!



Friday, May 1, 2020

SOLD OUT! THANKS EVERYONE! The 1st ever Anime Nostalgia "Pen Pal" Mailers!

These are officially sold out! Thanks again to everyone who supported! 

A small pile of colorfully decorated envelopes with the prase "Anime Nostalgia Podcast's first ever "Pen Pal" Mailers!"

Inspired by my Pen Pal episode from a few years ago, I thought in this time where many of us are confined to staying home as much as possible, something that always cheers me up on a rough day is getting something fun in the mail! So I'm using the 10 fanarts I drew from people's suggestions on my personal twitter to create envelopes stuffed with goodies to mail out to 10 people who leave me tips this month on Ko-fi! Each of these envelopes will all be different, decorated in the style of how I'd send out pen pal letters: covered in anime-related stickers & washi tape, stamped with anime ink-stampers, and filled with stuff like fanart, stickers, and cute stationery! These will be sold on a first come, first severed basis starting TODAY (May 1st, 2020). Once they are sold out, I will edit this post to indicate that they're sold out and being prepped to be mailed.

Fanart done by yours truly of various anime (and game) characters!


Now, since this is a new idea I'm trying, please bear with me as I explain how this first attempt at something like this will work.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST CAREFULLY!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 86: 10 Older Anime Recommendations With Zee

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Currently, many of us are staying & working from home due to the global pandemic. Which means a lot of us are watching more stuff to pass the time or de-stress...and to help with that de-stressing, I’ve recruited Zee to return & join me with a list of 10 older anime titles that we’d recommend checking out! But we didn’t stop there: we have way more than 10 if you count the random tangents and honorable mentions we crammed in there as well. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a podcast ep where we try to just have a fun, chill vibe and talk about various series you might be interested in trying! All this plus answering a few listener questions!


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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 85: Sakura Wars Chat with Samantha

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A brand-new Sakura Wars game will be released soon--even in the English-speaking world!--so what better time to talk about a franchise that has been huge in Japan for over 20 years, but never quite hit it big in Western fandom? And to discuss this beloved anime & game series is resident Sakura Wars Historian & brand-new guest, Samantha! Join us as we discuss the Sakura Wars anime, what we love about the series, the amazing line-up of big names that have worked on this series, and why now’s the perfect time to give it a try!


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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!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Hello, friends!


I know that right now is kind of a scary time for many, so I wanted to take a moment to make a post of free resources that you could utilize to try relax & take you mind off of things if you’re having trouble finding ways to spend your time while you’re stuck at home! (Please note: since I’m in North America, most of these are most likely limited to America & Canada, but may work in other regions. If you have any suggestions for things outside of North America, please drop me a line and I’ll see if I can include them in this post!) This is going to be a fairly long post, so please bare with me!

Free, Legal anime you can watch!

No money for paid streaming subscriptions? No problem! I have a Master Post of free & legal old-school anime you can watch from various resources around the internet! Many of these places like Pluto TV & Tubi TV have PS4, tablet, and phone apps you can download as well, so you can watch them on your TV or on your preferred devices. Pluto TV also just recently launched a channel JUST for classic tokusatsu shows like Ultraman and Kamen Rider, so definitely check that out if that interests you!! Viz.com also has a nice variety of anime to watch, old and new, including classic Sailor Moon!

Currently on Youtube, there’s some great free & legal anime you can watch as well, including the official English dub of Moomin, the official English dub of Anne of Green Gables, all of Revolutionary Girl Utena subbed or dubbed, all of Slayers & Slayers Next, Mashin Hero WataruGhost in the Shell, and Sailor Moon R: The Movie dubbed! Many of these channels offer even more free & legal anime, so check out their playlists if you have time!

Free, Legal anime music to stream!

If you’re in the mood to listen to some official anime music soundtracks, then AniPlaylist is a HUGE help! With this website, you can look up what official anime soundtracks have been added to Spotify--not only that, but you can see what is available specifically by country! Links to the music will open directly in Spotify, and you can make your own anime playlists with your favorites with your Spotify account! Some of my favorites: Maison Ikkoku, Yu Yu Hakusho, Escaflowne, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and a HUGE selection from the Gundam franchise! There’s thousands of titles available, and it’s constantly updating, so you’ll find lots to chose from!

Free, Legal manga to read!

Looking for some manga? If you have a library card, you may have access to Hoopla--a free, online digital library of ebooks, audio books, music, and streaming media! While their manga selection is limited, you can read a few classic manga there free with your library card, including the classic 60s Batman Manga, Blade of the Imortal, and Lone Wolf & Cub.

You can also read select chapters of official Shueshia manga for free on Manga Plus (which is actually available in many countries, and in some cases multiple languages!), free first volumes to read at Manga Planet (may I suggest the classic Toward The Terra?), and free chapters/volumes at Comic Walker (in Japanese and English!), including Gundam The Origin! Website Yatta-Tatchi has a great comprehensive list of manga sites and what they offer as well if you’re looking for free vs purchase options, so check it out!

More free anime/manga related goodies to check out!

If you’ve grown a little bored with the usual stuff, here’s a few misc. things you can try out!

Avane has free scans of vintage Sailor Moon & Utena anime coloring books that are easy to print up and color!

If you enjoy cooking, website YumPenguinSnacks is a site dedicated to replicating recipes from anime!

Anime Music Quiz is a site where you can basically play “Name That Tune” with anime songs! Challenge yourself, or play with friends online to see who can name the most!

If you want to read some great articles related to older anime fandom & otaku culture, there’s some great stuff online in Zimmerit’s archives!

And of course, if you like podcasts, you can always catch up with episodes of The Anime Nostalgia Podcast here! If you’re already caught up, might I recommend checking out a few lesser-known podcasts, such as CLAMPcast in Wonderland (where the hosts read through CLAMP’s entire manga catalog, starting from the very beginning...and they create recipes for CLAMP-themed drinks!), and Zannen Canada (a Canadian anime podcast, which periodically discusses the history of shows and fandom as released in Canada--which is often VERY different than how it was in America!)

I hope this post gives you a few new things to try out, and helps you take your mind off of stressful stuff for a little while! I spent a while gathering all of these resources, so if you found this useful you can always say thanks by tipping me a virtual coffee at my ko-fi account here! Take care, friends!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 84: Anime Cels & Cel Collecting with Jen & Stephanie


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Older fans often talk about how much they miss the look of anime that was hand drawn & painted on cels, but if you’re a younger fan you might have thought at some point, “What does that mean, exactly? What are cels?” Or maybe you’re an older fan and have always been curious about the world of cel collecting, but never knew where to start. Well, you’re in luck! Long time collectors Stephanie & Jen join me in today’s episode to have a convo with me all about them, and their experience with collecting cels for over 20 years! How do they store them? What are some things you should know? Even I learned new things about cels, so maybe you will too!



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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!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's!


Happy Valentine's Day, friends! And for those who don't celebrate, happy half-off chocolates day eve!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Old-school Valentines are back!


It’s the return of the old-school anime Valentine cards! Yes, I’m back again this year with more cheesy puns for your Valentine needs. Save & print any card individually at the podcast's tumbr here, or you can print them all as one sheet using this large combined image here! Happy Valentine's!

(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! 💘) 

Friday, January 24, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 83: ReView: Nutcracker Fantasy


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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) 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. The holidays are finally over, but it’s never too late to look back on a classic Rankin & Bass style movie, right? This month, the podcast’s first episode on a stop-motion animated feature film: Sanrio’s star-studded fairy tale that’s only VERY loosely related to the original Nutcracker story, Nutcracker Fantasy! (Did I mention there’s a singing Christopher Lee in it? Well, there’s a singing Christopher Lee in it!)

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Thanks for listening!