Saturday, September 25, 2021

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 103: Roujin Z Talk with Paul Chapman

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The Saturday Anime series is back! These are episodes where we talk about anime that aired on the Saturday Anime block of Sci-Fi Channel back in the 90s on US Cable TV. This month just happens to be the 30th anniversary of Katsuhiro Otomo's Roujin Z, so what better time to revisit it? And joining me is new guest to the show, from The Greatest Movie Ever Podcast, it's Paul Chapman! Listen as we discuss how well the movie's social commentary has aged, why it's ok that it wasn't the "next Akira", and lamenting the fact that we're definitely getting older. Mild spoilers for the basic plot throughout, with spoilers for the ending starting around the 55:01 mark.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

(EDIT: SOLD OUT! THANKS EVERYONE!) This Thursday: The return of Anime Nostalgia's Pen Pal Mailers!



Some of you might remember that last year, I used the fanart sketch cards I did for the #sixfanarts challenge on Twitter to make "Pen Pal Mailers": mailed envelopes with a random sketch card, stickers, and other fun goodies in the vein of old-school pen paling for a set amount of tips to my ko-fi. And since I did more cards for Drawtober last year, I thought it'd be fun to do it again! Though this time, to make things easier, I'm setting up a ko-fi shop! On Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 at 12pm PST, all 10 Pen Pal Mailers will be listed at my ko-fi shop HERE (it won't work until the set time). For those who weren't around the first time I did them, or just need a refresher, here's how it'll work!



For the base ko-fi tip of $12, you'll get The Basic Mailer! This will include:
  • 1 random sketch card
  • 1 Anime Nostalgia Podcast logo sticker
  • 1 random manga bookmark
  • a hand-written thank you, all mailed in a hand-decorated envelope!



Or if you're feeling generous, if you tip $15 or more, you can get The Deluxe Mailer! The Deluxe Mailer will include:

  • Everything included in The Basic Mailer
  • MORE goodies like stickers, vintage trading cards, memos, and other fun things! The more you decide to tip me, the more things I will stuff into that envelope!

PLEASE NOTE that shipping is FREE worldwide because I'll just be putting a stamp on the envelopes (I have international stamps for those outside the US!). However, this means there is no tracking number on these mailers, and by purchasing, you agree to this. (In the event that your mailer somehow gets lost in transit, I will be happy to create a replacement to send for you.)

In the spirit of pen pal mail being a bit of a surprise, you won't get to chose which character art you receive in the mail. HOWEVER: if there's a character in the bunch you would feel REALLY disappointed to get, please leave me a message and I'll do my best to try not to send you that specific character.

Here's a look at all of the sketch cards that will be available:

From top row, left - right: Kyoko from Maison Ikkoku, Noriko from Gunbuster,  Golgo 13, Fujiko Mine from Lupin III, Mukuro from Yu Yu Hakusho. Bottom row, from left - right: Tasuki from Fushigi Yugi, Little My from Moomin, Lina from Slayers, Haida from Aggretsuko, and Umi from Rayearth.
From top left - right: Kyoko from Maison Ikkoku, Noriko from Gunbuster,  Golgo 13, Fujiko Mine from Lupin III, Mukuro from Yu Yu Hakusho. Bottom row, from left - right: Tasuki from Fushigi Yugi, Little My from Moomin, Lina from Slayers, Haida from Aggretsuko, and Umi from Rayearth.

Remember: only 10 mailers will be available, since there's only 10 sketch cards, so be sure to snag one while you can! Again, these will be available Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 at 12pm PST, at my ko-fi shop HERE.

The money I get from these will help me out with some bills, so I thank you all for your continued support!



Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 102: ReView: Blue Sonnet

 


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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, I revisit a surprising title based on a shojo manga that actually got an official release back in the 90s! But was it worth revisiting? Let’s find out!


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

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!

Monday, August 2, 2021

Guest Spot: "Dear Brother" part 2 with Anime Is Lit

 


Part 2 my guest spot on the Anime is Lit podcast on Dear Brother is now up! This episode is ALL spoiler talk, so make sure that you've either watched the anime first, or if you're familiar with the story and don't mind spoilers I guess. (If you're in the US, you can watch all of Dear Brother for free legally, currently streaming on Retrocrush!) If you missed the first part, it's spoiler-free and you can listen to that one here! I (and everyone involved) had a great time recording these, so I hope you'll all enjoy them as well!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 101: Creative Conversations with Laura Watton


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This month, I’m making my long overdue return to my “Creative Conversations” series! 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! This time, I’m talking to illustrator, artist, and comic creator Laura Watton, who has been self-publishing her manga-inspired comic Biomecha in the UK since 1995! Listen as we discuss Laura’s influences, what the comic scene in the UK is like versus the American, and how it felt growing up as an anime & manga fan in the UK during the 80s & 90s.

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Laura’s older anime & manga recommendations:

Follow Laura & her work online!

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

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!

Also mentioned on this episode: check out Trigun Reanimated

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, July 20, 2021

Guest Spot: "Dear Brother" part 1 with Anime Is Lit

 


While you wait for this month's episode of my podcast (which will be out probably sometime later this week), you can listen to my guest spot on the Anime Is Lit podcast, where we talk all about the Osamu Dezaki anime adaptation of Dear Brother! This is a part 1 of 2, and is spoiler free for those who've never seen it before. I had a great time being on & I think we had some excellent conversation, so I hope you'll give it a listen!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Debunking the Myth of Naoko Takeuchi having "no friends".

A popular “wholesome meme” that has been periodically making the rounds over the last few years is a screenshot image of the text “Let's celebrate Naoko Takeuchi. She was a struggling artist when she created Sailor Moon. 'I was at a low place, so I write about girls I wished were my friends.'”

In the age of easily shareable, bite-sized quotes on social media, it's easy to get hooked into a feel-good, wholesome meme. So of course whenever this specific image is posted, it tends to go viral and spread like wildfire. It's been shared online probably thousands of times, everywhere from Facebook to Reddit to Twitter, and people share it because, well, Sailor Moon is important to its fans, and this seems like the underdog story of the century, right???


Except that all signs point to it being not true. At all.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 100: The World of Fist of the North Star with GrantTheThief

 


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This month, to celebrate the big Episode #100, not only have I got a brand new guest to the show, GrantTheThief of The Blade Licking Thieves Podcast, but we’re going to be talking about one of the biggest, most influential shonen series of all time: Fist of the North Star! Not only that, but one lucky listener in the USA will win a copy of volume 1 of the new English manga release out this month, thanks to Viz Media! (Don’t worry, I tell you how you can win at the very beginning of the podcast & it’s super easy! Just be sure to get those entries in by July 5, 2021!) Listen as we give a relatively spoiler-free overview about what exactly Fist of the North Star is, it’s history, why we love it so much, our favorite Fist of the North Star memes, and why we think you might want to check it out, too, in this extra-long 100th episode extravaganza! 

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Relevant links:

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

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!