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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Thanks for listening!

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 97: Seiyuu Spotlight: Megumi Hayashibara with Diana


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It’s my first ever Seiyuu Spotlight episode! These will be episodes focused on a notable Japanese voice-over artist. And who better to start with than 90s Anime Queen herself, Megumi Hayashibara?! This month is definitely her month: with a new book she just released in both Japan & America, AND it’s her birthday month?? Well, I have no choice but to recruit my fellow Megumi-fan Diana so we can gush all about her! Listen as we discuss her background, some of her most notable roles over the years, and how it’s VERY hard to chose just ONE favorite Slayers song. All this, and listener questions, too!

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 96: ReView: Prefectural Earth Defense Force

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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) 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’m revisiting an 80s OVA that’s not only filled to the brim with some pretty obscure otaku references, but is also a pretty obscure American DVD release (well, as of this recording, anyway!)–Prefectural Earth Defense Force. Does this former cult classic still hold up? Let’s find out!

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Thanks for listening!


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! And for those who don’t celebrate, happy half-priced chocolate day eve!

 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Old-school anime Valentines!




Another year of old-school anime Valentine cards! Yes, I’m back again this year with more cheesy puns for your Valentine needs. Save & print any card individually at the podcast's tumblr here, or you can print them all as one sheet using this large combined image here!

Previous year’s Valentines:

(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! 💘)