Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 56

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October is not only Halloween month this year--it also marks the 25th Anniversary of the Yu Yu Hakusho anime’s debut in Japan! And so Tricia has returned to gush with me over this beloved series in this special extra-long celebration of all things YYH related! Listen as we discuss what makes the series so special, how it’s surprisingly layered, and what makes it still beloved by fans. Also in this episode: fansub memories, crossover fanfic ideas, and awkward singing!!


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Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 55

 
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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 back to school time for many of you, so what better time to watch a silly OVA about the worst school ever?! This month’s rewatch is 1988′s The Ultimate Teacher.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy 30th, Ranma!

September marks the 30th Anniversary of Ranma 1/2, which first debuted as a manga in 1987 in Japan! But did you know the anime has been released in multiple formats over the years? Here’s a (very) quick look & comparison at the history of Viz’s different releases in the US!

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For years, Ranma 1/2 was Viz’s flagship title, and was a popular staple in most anime & manga fan’s collections at the time. For a while, they even produced Ranma 1/2 merchandise, including mugs, t-shirts, posters, clocks, and even a personal organizer. It wasn’t until the late 90s & early 00s that Ranma was knocked out of the top spot for fan favorite, replaced by a different Rumiko Takahashi title: Inuyasha.

It took many years to dub all of Ranma 1/2. The first VHS release was in 1993, and was dubbed in the old-school, analog way. Initial releases were slow, because it took a lot of time to produce & release them. Over the years, dub actors had to be recast for several characters, but they finally finished dubbing the entire series sometime around 2003 with the release of the final DVD box set.
Unlike Viz’s original VHS release, their initial DVD sets were a co-production with Pioneer for a brief period until they started handling their own DVD & blu-ray releases in-house. Viz also released several Laserdiscs for Ranma 1/2 with Pioneer, but not the TV Series--only the Movies & OVAs.

Speaking of the OVAs & Movies, the final Ranma 1/2 bluray set with the remastered movies & OVAs was released last week! That means all of Ranma 1/2 is now finally available in the US in high definition, as well as all of the manga! Fitting that it’s during it’s anniversary month.

Happy 30th, Ranma! Still looking good, even after all these years.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 54

 
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This month’s podcast episode is a double feature! First, returning guest Nitro & I discuss the Atsuko Tanaka panel from this year’s AnimeFest convention, as she’s a very prolific animator who’s worked on many notable things--including working with Hayao Miyazaki on his various Lupin III works! And speaking of Lupin, this month was Lupin’s 50th Anniversary! So part 2 of the podcast is me, Nitro, and returning guest Tricia (aka boobly) to chit-chat & ramble about Lupin as a franchise & what we love (and maybe don’t love so much) about it.


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 53

 
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This month’s episode, I’m joined by Khoda (aka 80sanime on Tumblr) to talk about one of our favorite lesser-known anime films: Goshogun: The Time Etranger (also released here previously as Time Stranger). Listen as Khoda shares her anime origin story with me, we muse over 80s power ballads, and we both try to convince you all to watch this under-appreciated gem.



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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 52

 
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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. Funimation recently announced they’d picked up the original Record of Lodoss War anime, but did you know that there are other series out there tied to Lodoss? This month I revisit one of those with The Legend of Crystania: The Motion Picture!


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 51

 
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The Saturday Anime series is back, and this time Nitro of the MDisk Playlist Podcast joins me to talk all about Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture! Listen as we discuss playing arcade games in the 90s, how Mai is basically the best, and why the dub of this movie actually improves it.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 50

 
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It’s episode 50! And to celebrate, I’m finally tackling a MUCH requested topic--that’s right, it’s Dragon Ball! Join me & my buddy Mark from Tapes From The Crypt as we discuss the unique world Akira Toriyama created, from the classic to Super, how Dragon Ball’s release in North America was oddly similar to Sailor Moon’s, and how fan’s immense love of the series is still a force to be reckoned with.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 49

 
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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. While some of you are enjoying your shiny new Magic Knight Rayearth blurays, what better time to revisit the other Rayearth? That’s right, it’s the 1997 Rayearth OAV!

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 48

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February 25, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Bubblegum Crisis’ original release in Japan! So to celebrate, I’ve invited Sean of Zimmerit.moe to talk all about it: the many western influences that inspired it, why it’s label of “cyberpunk” is a bit of a misnomer, and how some aspects of it were surprisingly progressive for an 80s OAV.


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Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 47

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Happy New Year! (Hey, it’s still January!) The first ep of 2017 is here! I’m joined by my friend Tricia (aka boobly) to watch Sailor Moon R: The Movie as it was shown in US theaters, then wax nostalgic about it & the brand new Viz dub. Listen as we discuss what we did (and didn’t) like about this new English version, go on tangents about voice actors, and how a movie made by Ikuhara 24 years ago is still one of our top favorite Sailor Moon things to date.


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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Guest Spot: Did You Know? Anime



So happy to get to finally share this! I was asked not too long ago to narrate this video all about Revolutionary Girl Utena, a favorite of mine. Hope you all enjoy it and thanks Did You Know? Anime for including me in your awesome library of informative videos! It’s an honor. ^_^

Happy New Year 2017!


Happy 2017 everyone! I hope this will be a great year for us all! ^__^