Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 36

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In this episode, I’m joined by Brian Ruh, author of Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii to talk about...Basset Hounds! err, the works of prolific creator Mamoru Oshii, of course! Join us as we give a brief overview on Oshii’s career, the many “creative differences” Oshii’s encountered over the years, and what it was liking writing an academic book on anime.

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And the manga Brian mentioned is called “Wanwan Meiji Ishin” (which translates to something like “Doggie Meiji Restoration”). You can find it in Japanese on, or in Italian at!

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  1. do you have a MyAnimeList account?

    1. I do, but I don't update it as much as I should so it's pretty inactive.