Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Thank you!

 


A little late, but I wanted to make some thank-you art for all of those who participated in the fundraiser back in March! Anime Nostalgia Podcast mascots Ret & Ro thank all of you who not only donated, but shared the link with others & helped spread the word. Without all of you, we never would have been able to raise so much for The Transgender Education Network of Texas!

Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 107: Unico: Awakening interview with Samuel Sattin


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Osamu Tezuka’s Unico is well-loved around the world, and many older anime fans’ first exposure to anime as kids. Now, we’re getting a brand new, internationally collaborated manga called Unico: Awakening, for both fans of the original and new fans alike! And this month on the podcast, I’m interviewing the author of this new Unico adventure, Samuel Sattin! Listen as we discuss the plot of this new Unico manga as well as: Samuel’s anime origin story, how he worked with both Tezuka Productions and Japanese artist team Gurihiru, what makes Unico so special, and why Unico’s kitty-cat friend has a new name.


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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!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 106: ReView: BASTARD!! OVA

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I’m finally back after my brief hiatus with a brand-new episode! And 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. With Netflix’s new BASTARD!! anime just around the corner, what better time to revisit the original OVA that came out in the 90s? Grab your swords and your bikini armor and lets see if this one still holds up!

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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!

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Anime Herald Guest article: Gunbuster

 

A gif of Noriko and Kazumi's first meeting in the Gunbuster anime, complete with shojo sparkles and flowery background.

If you're a Patreon supporter of Anime Herald, you might have noticed that I recently wrote an article for them about how shojo was a major influence on the original Gunbuster series. Well, now it's free to read for everyone! You can find the article here.

Enjoy!

Monday, April 4, 2022

Fundraiser Raffle Results!

Thanks to all your generosity for the Fundraiser Raffle, the final total donations to the Transgender Education Network of Texas last month was $2,151! That is AMAZING!!

And congratulations to the winners of the raffle! The randomly selected winners chosen are: AJ and Tim! AJ won the choice for a full episode, while Tim won the choice for a short ReView episode! Congrats again, and thank you all for participating, it was a lot of fun! I’ll be announcing each of their respective episodes in the future once they are closer to actually coming out.

This was such a fun and successful raffle that I may do it again in the future! It’s so heartwarming to see everyone come together to help a great cause. Let’s keep supporting our transgender friends & family all over the world!!

Monday, March 28, 2022

Reminder!

 

A screenshot of Hibari from "Stop!! Hibari-kun" holding a mic and pointing towards the direction of the viewer.

Head's up that the fundraiser raffle for The Transgender Education Network of Texas ends this Thursday, March 31st 2022 at midnight PST! We're SO CLOSE to having donated $2,000 to the organization this month!! So get those donations to TENT in while you can, and remember to send me a copy of your receipt to be entered into the virtual raffle to get to chose an anime (or manga) for me to podcast about! Will you chose a beloved fan-favorite, or have me talk about your favorite "bad" anime? It'll be up to you, if you win! Full rules and details on the original post about the raffle here! Good luck! 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Sponsored review - Sorcerer Hunters: The Complete Series on SD Bluray

Recently, Rightstuf sent me several random anime releases to write reviews for! This is the second and final review I’ll be doing for them. While I did receive these titles for free, that had no influence on my final reviews. Thank you again, Rightstuf, for your support!

A screencap from the anime, showing most of the main characters with the text "The Sorcerer Hunters" over them.

There’s a joke among older anime fans that “Record of Lodoss War is what you hope your D&D campaign will be like, Slayers is what your D&D campaign will actually turn out like.” And if that’s the case, well…then Sorcerer Hunters must be what your D&D campaign turns into if some of your players were fans of Urusei Yatsura who maybe got just a little too rowdy.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Guest Episode: Parasyte with the Manga Mavericks Podcast

 


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This month’s Guest Episode is a manga-centric one! I talked all about the wild, weird, and sometimes whacky world of the classic sci-fi body horror manga Parasyte with the Manga Mavericks Podcast, along with fellow guest Jason Thompson! Listen as we chat about what we love about it, Iwaaki’s strengths and weaknesses as a manga artist, and what kinda weird things WE’D do if we had strange alien parasite powers! Enjoy!

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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, March 7, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

ANP says TRANS RIGHTS!!! Fundraiser Raffle

 

An image of the trans flag with the text: "ANP says TRANS RIGHTS!!! Fundraiser raffle for @TransTexas".

Are you, like me, disgusted over Greg Abbott's most recent attack on trans kids in Texas? Well, let's do something about it! I'm doing a raffle fundraiser for TENT, The Transgender Education Network of Texas, and the winner of this raffle will get to choose a pre-00s anime for me to talk about in a future episode of The Anime Nostalgia Podcast!

How to enter the Raffle:
  • Go to TENT's Donation Page & Donate any amount of $5 or more to their organization!
  • Send a screenshot of your finished donation OR a copy of your email receipt to AnimeNostalgiaPodcast@gmail.com ! (Make sure it has your name--though you can block out your last name if you like--and the donation amount so I can enter you in the raffle properly!)
  • Every $5 donation counts as 1 "raffle ticket", so the more money you donate, the more chances you have to win! (ie if you donated $20, that means you're entered 4 times in the raffle!)
  • On April 1st, 2022, I will randomly select 1 person out of the raffle, and that person will get to chose an anime title for the subject of a full Anime Nostalgia Podcast episode sometime later in the year!!
  • Addition on 3/3 - I wasn't aware when I started this raffle, but it seems like some folks without a US address aren't able to donate? If you're outside the US and would like to donate but can't, I suggest asking a friend you can trust in the US to help you if possible (ie, you send them the amount you'd like to donate, and they do it on your behalf), OR if that's not an option, you can send your donation to me at the email listed above and I will personally donate on your behalf (I will of course send you a copy of the donation receipt to confirm your money was sent!)
The Rules:
  • All donations MUST be made to TENT and must be recent. Older donations, or donations to other charities will not be eligible for this raffle.
  • Cut-off for email entries will be March 31st at 12pm PST. Please send your emails of proof of donation before then!
  • The anime the winner chooses must be: a title that hasn't had an episode made on The Anime Nostalgia Podcast previously, pre-00 anime title, non-hentai, and not so obscure that no one can watch it. (You can see a list of all ANP episodes that have been made up to this point here!) 
  • It's suggested that each person who enters have several anime titles in mind, in case one or more of their anime titles won't work for a full podcast episode. (You don't have to choose them right now, you can decide which once you've been notified you've won.)
  • The winner does not get to choose who the guest host for the episode will be, but can suggest one if they like.
  • The winner could choose a manga to talk about instead of an anime, if they like, but the same guidelines will apply.
  • Dawn, the host of The Anime Nostalgia Podcast, has final say in what anime title gets chosen by the winner. If the winner & host somehow cannot come to an agreement on a title, a new winner will be chosen.
  • UPDATE! If the raffle reaches $2,000 total donated or over, I will choose a SECOND winner who will be able to pick an anime title for me to do a short ReView episode on! Similar guidelines for choosing an anime title for a ReView ep will apply, though they can be titles that are a little more obscure and/or out of print. I prefer these to be shorter titles whenever possible (ie less than 20 episodes, if it's a TV series), so please keep that in mind!

About The Transgender Education Network of Texas:

From their website - TENT is an organization dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas. We work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums. Through our efforts we strive to halt discrimination through social, legislative, and corporate education. I chose TENT as the charity for this fundraiser because their donations go directly towards fighting anti-trans legislature in Texas, as well as supporting actual trans people there who are working towards equality. While there are trans people everywhere who need help, this is a small step towards helping those currently in an area that needs it.

A gif of Hibari from "Stop!! Hibari-kun" winking and smiling.
Thank you all for entering & donating towards a good cause! Good luck!