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:

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

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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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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!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Introducing "Codename: RetRo"

 Today is Anime Nostalgia Podcast's 8th birthday! And to celebrate, I'd like to share something I've wanted to do for years and finally got around to finishing:


Friday, June 4, 2021

This month on the podcast: EPISODE #100!

This month on the podcast, I'm celebrating my 100th episode AND Viz's new release of the original manga with an episode all about the post-apocalyptic world of the iconic 80s classic manga & anime, Fist of The North Star! And joining me from the far-off future of 199X will be Grant from The Blade Licking Thieves podcast! I'll also be giving away a copy of the upcoming first volume of the manga (and some other goodies!) to one lucky winner (living in the United States) thanks to the fine folks at Viz Media, so you'll have to listen to the episode to find out how to win it. 😉

Got any questions for this episode? Leave a comment, or email directly at AnimeNostalgiaPodcast@gmail.com!

Want a shout-out in the Special Thanks segment of my 100th episode? Just leave a tip of 2 or more "coffees" at my ko-fi account here!

Be sure to get your questions & ko-fi tips in before June 11th, 2021!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 99: ReView: Dragon's Heaven


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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, in part to honor the recent passing of Osamu Kobayashi, I’m revisiting the 1988 OVA Dragon’s Heaven. Color! Style! Giant plastic models?! Is it just as cool as I remember it? 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!

Sunday, May 2, 2021

ANN Guest article: Osamu Kobayashi

 

I had the honor of writing about the career of Osamu Kobayashi's career for ANN recently, though tragically due to the fact that he passed away this April. You can read the article here.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 98: The Vision of Escaflowne 25th Anniversary Talk with NewTypeLady


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April 2nd, 2021 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Fantasy Mecha series The Vision of Escaflowne! And to celebrate this milestone, I've called up NewTypeLady from another world to talk all about it with me! Even with an extra long run time for the occasion, we only really touch the tip of the iceberg on just what makes Escaflowne so special, but we give it all we got! Listen as we recount the series' very interesting production history, the great characters that make up this beloved show, and why we think that you should still check out this "isekai" anime all these years later. And for those who already know and love the series, at around the 1:20:13 mark, we go FULL SPOILERS and briefly talk about some of the more interesting spoilery aspects of the series, including how I can never seem to pronounce "Guymelf" correctly, extremely 90s-era anime boyfriends, and lamenting how they don't make messy villains that chew up the scenery like they used to. All this and listener questions, too!




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