Friday, September 27, 2019

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 79: They Were Eleven with Rachel

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Returning guest Rachel is back to chat with me about all things related to the anime adaptation of Moto Hagio’s sci-fi shoujo, They Were Eleven! Listen as we discuss why this 80s anime (and the original 70s manga it’s based on) still resonates with us today, and how Hagio’s work was an early introduction to things like classism & gender roles to young anime fans back in the day. All this wrapped up in a cool sci-fi mystery! Since this title is a bit more obscure, we discuss the work relatively spoiler-free up until around the 41:05 mark...after that, plenty of spoiler-filled discussion for those who are already familiar with the work as we dive a bit deeper. Enjoy!

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Just a note:

Usagi's a little embarrassed.

Hey, all! Just a head's up, sorry if any of you haven't seen the new podcast episode in Apple Podcasts/itunes. Not sure why it doesn't seem to be showing up on their website (but seems to have shown up in some people's apps, at least?), so I'm basically "bumping" the episode again to see if I can get it to work. So if you see the Akira episode twice, sorry for any confusion! Hopefully it's just a weird glitch and not an ongoing problem. Fingers crossed!