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! 
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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!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Survey reminder & prize preview!

Reminder the end of the year survey will close up on Sunday Dec 16! So be sure to fill it out before then. Here's just A FEW of the prizes you could win if your name is chosen in the drawing, courtesy of Sentai Filmworks and Viz Media: 





There's even MORE prizes than these, so be sure to fill out the survey HERE! (Survey is now closed, thanks to all who participated!)

 I’ll announce the winner on the new episode of the podcast when me & my special guest will discuss the results!

Want to get a special holiday shout out in the last episode of 2018? 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!!


Saturday, December 8, 2018

It's that time again!



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! (Survey is now closed, thanks to all who participated! ) In the spirit of the season, several lucky listeners who fill out the survey will be chosen at random to win special prizes, which I'll post more info about really soon! You have until December 16th to fill out the survey, so hop to it!!

 I’ll announce the winner on the new episode of the podcast when me & my special guest will discuss the results!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 69


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This year, I was honored to be invited to be a guest at Con-jikan 2018! Not only was this my first time being a guest at a con, but also my first time doing panels. So for all you listeners out there that weren’t able to come see me in person, I have some recorded highlights from each of my panels, as well as a little bit of talk on what I thought about the con in general.


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Monday, November 19, 2018

Anime Openings of 30 Years Ago track listing!

Thanks for a fun weekend, Con-jikan! One of my panels was "Anime Openings of 30 Years Ago", so I thought I'd put a list here for anyone who went to the panel and wanted a list of everything for future reference. Or, if you couldn't make the con, here's a fun sampling of a few of the anime openings of 1988!


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween, everyone! And for those who don’t celebrate, happy Discount Candy Day-Eve! 🎃

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 68

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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 October, but what if you’re not a fan of horror and still want to get into the Halloween spirit? Let’s see if this month’s ReView can help you out, as I revisit the 1994 Pioneer release Phantom Quest Corp!


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Come see me at Con-jikan! November 17 &18, 2018!

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, October 12, 2018

98 Degrees: Cardcaptor Sakura


I have an article up on Otaku USA as part of their series on anime from 1998 called "98 Degrees"! It's all about Cardcaptor Sakura, check it out here!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 67


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With yet another new Macross TV show seeming to be just around the corner, returning champion Nitro is back again to talk about one of our favorite entries in the Macross series: Macross Plus! Listen as we chat about what exactly made this series stand out from all the Macross series that came before (and after) it, and why it’s still worth watching today. Also discussed in this episode: what Bryan Cranston & David Hayter have in common, how “Roy Fokker” is a fun name to say, and what our ideal date with Sharon Apple would be.

And be sure to listen for a special announcement at the end of the episode!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 66


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August 30, 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the weirdest, wackiest, and most beloved series to ever come out of Japan: Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura! And returning guest Lynn is here to talk all about the series’ history & what made it so unique, why we still love it even all these years later, and how excited we are that Viz will be re-releasing the manga in English in 2019! Also in this episode: why Animeigo wasn’t the one to release the 2nd movie, how Takahashi’s playing with gender roles affected many readers growing up, and what Urusei Yatsura and Star Trek have in common!

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Bonus: Lynn’s photo of her UY Film Comic collection she mentioned in the episode! (You can see the rest of her collection here.)



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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Endless Memories - Only Yesterday


Anime News Network is doing a week long celebration of the life & work of Isao Takahata, and yours truly wrote an article about Only Yesterday for the occasion! Check it out here.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 65


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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. Last month was E3, and we’re still getting lots & lots of coverage of upcoming games....so why not take a look back at a 90s anime movie adaptation of a popular fighting game series? No, not that other one...it’s Tekken: The Motion Picture!


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Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 64


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June 2018 marks the podcast’s 5th birthday! WHOO!! And to celebrate that, Rachel is back to join me as we talk about this beloved cult classic! Join us as we go into a deep dive on this wacky little unfinished anime parody, how the manga stacks up to the anime adaptation, and why we still love it regardless of all the bikini armor. Also in this episode: cosplay horror stories, ancient anime rumors, and fond podcasting memories!

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Bonus: Rachel’s Mink cosplay!

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern!



Yesterday I got to see a showing of Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern (Part 1)! It’s a new movie adaptation of the classic late 70s shoujo series by Waki Yamamoto. I really enjoyed it and hope that the rest of the series of films gets a release here!

The story centers around Benio Hanamura, a girl growing up in Taisho-era Japan who wants to live free of the traditional gender roles of going to school simply to train to be “the perfect Japanese housewife”. A brash, fiercely independent (but sweet) girl, Benio would rather climb trees, practice kendo, and read modern women’s magazines than learn to sew or cook for a future husband. She wants to find love on her own terms! But all her plans come crashing down when she meets the man her father wants her to marry. Can she convince her fiance-to-be’s entire family she’s not bride material & end her arranged marriage?

The original Haikara-san is a beloved historical shoujo classic, in the same class as similar releases of the time like Candy Candy and The Rose of VersaillesIt’s still playing in some select theaters around the US til June 13 2018, so be sure to check it out if you think it sounds interesting!

Happy 5 Years, ANP!


Happy 5 Year Podcast-a-versary to The Anime Nostalgia Podcast! That’s right, yesterday marked the launch of my very first episode 5 years ago. Thank you for listening, from those who’ve been there from the beginning, to those who just started. I’m happy with how much the podcast has grown better over the years, so here’s hoping for another 5 awesome years--and beyond!

If you’d ever like to show your appreciation, you can always leave a rating or review on itunes/stitcher/google/wherever you get your podcasts, you can leave comments on this (or any) post, or you can leave a tip for my on my ko-fi account here! (Remember, if you tip 2 or more coffees, I’ll give you a shout out on the upcoming podcast ep!)

And I’m still taking questions for this month’s episode too!

Thanks for supporting my work and my podcast, everyone! I appreciate it immensely!

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 63



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One of Japan’s biggest anime properties is not only finally available legally in the English-speaking world, but it’s also seeing somewhat of a renaissance currently throughout fandom! Join me and Legend of the Galactic Heroes superfan Diana as we give a surprisingly spoiler-free episode about what makes the series tick, why you should NEVER Google any of the character’s names, and how this classic anime seems to just keep getting better with age. (But don’t worry: just like this anime itself, it’s not all serious. We talk about crocs and rap battles, too!)

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Thanks for listening!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 62


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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, I revisit the shoujo anime OVA that doesn’t seem to know how movies actually get made, Handsome Girlfriend.


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Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Anime Nostaliga Podcast - Ep 61


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Over the years, many people have seen the infamous Miami Mike screencap. But what’s the story behind it? After all this time, we’ll finally have some answers! Join me & my guest Pat, former co-worker of Miami Mike, as I explain how I found him and interview him about his now infamous boss. Learn about how anime stores worked in the 90s, being a fan back when anime wasn’t as accessible, and the answer to the question, “Just what DID he do at DragonCon?”


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Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 60


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It’s February! So what better time to chill with a friend I love to have a little walk down memory lane about something we both have a fondness of? That’s right, Newtypelady is back, and we’re having a fun, somewhat laid-back look at some of the work of the all-female mangaka group CLAMP! Join us as we talk about everything from frustrating hiatuses, to egg babies, to surprisingly promising sequels. (And yes, even Devilman. How timely!)

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The return of old-school Valentine cards!

Need a Valentine for the old-school anime fan in your life? I’ve got you covered! Save the individual cards on the podcasts' tumblr to give digitally, or save the full page to print them out all at once! You can also check out the ones I made previously here and here
(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! 💘)

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 59


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Happy 2018, everyone! 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. December marked the 30th anniversary of one of the first unedited, subtitled, officially licensed anime titles released in the US! So let’s take a closer look at 1987′s Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01.

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