Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 94: 2020 Year In Review with Zee


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2020 is finally almost over! So you know what that means–that’s right, it’s the Year in Review! And much like Krampus, Zee is back to help discuss the results of my annual year-end survey as filled out by you, the listeners! What older anime titles were you excited to buy (sometimes again) this year, and what titles are you looking forward to coming out in 2021? We also talk about all the memorable news stories from throughout this long, endless garbage fire of a year (though if you are utterly exhausted from hearing about 2020 news things, once you get around the time stamp 2:02:49, you can skip to right around the 3:36:56 mark!) I should note that, due to the year 2020 being ABSOLUTELY cursed, my original audio for this ep didn’t turn out great, so I was forced to fall back on my basic Skype recording, ON TOP OF the fact that the survey results got a little borked. So apologies that this episode is far from perfect, but hopefully it’ll still give you some laughs as we try our best to cast out the demons of this wild ride of a year in this extra long episode (with some bonus bloopers after the ending theme! Happy holidays!!)

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☆ Buy the top 3 (as voted by my listeners) older anime releases from 2020!☆

  1. Patlabor Special Edition Bluray
  2. Armored Trooper VOTOMS Complete Bluray
  3. Akira Limited Edition 4K/HDR 2K Bluray set

Listen to the full episode for the complete list!

Big thanks to Viz Media, Rightstuf, and Nozomi Entertainment, Seven Seas, and Tiger Lab Vinyl for donating amazing prizes this year! So many, I couldn’t even fit them all in one photo! Congrats to all the winners!

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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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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!

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas!

 

A Christmas plush of Melonpanna from Anpanman, with the text "Merry Christmas & happy holidays! From the Anime Nostalgia Podcast".

Merry Christmas, everyone! Also a Happy Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa, or whatever winter celebration you observe! ^_^ I hope it’s a good one! Please enjoy a day of Christmas-themed posts I’ve queued up for throughout the day, and look forward to my Year In Review episode soon!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

It's that time again!

 

It’s become tradition that in December, I do a Year in Review podcast episode. And once again, I need your help! So please, dear listeners, take a moment to let me know your opinions on older anime titles that were re-released this year (among other things) on the survey HERE! In the spirit of the season, several lucky listeners who live in the United States & fill out the survey will be chosen at random to win special prizes, which I’ll post more info about really soon! You have until December 18th to fill out the survey, so hop to it!!  
Thanks to everyone who participated! The survey is now closed!
I’ll announce the winners on the new episode of the podcast when me & my special guest will discuss the results!
Want to get a special holiday shout out in the last episode of 2020? All you have to do is tip me a coffee at my Ko-Fi account here! Thanks, and look forward to an awesome Year In Review episode this year!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 93: 10 Older Manga Recommendations with MinovskyArticle


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It’s Thanksgiving time in the USA, and with more of us opting to stay home, many of you probably want to get cozy with some manga to read--so what better time to recruit returning guest Casey (aka MinovskyArticle) to gush about some of our favorite older manga titles? Officially we have a list of 10, but we give out WAY more than that once you count our tangents and honorable mentions. So grab a warm drink, maybe a snack, and get comfy with this extra long manga-centric podcast episode!



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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, October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween!

 


Happy Halloween, everyone! And for those who don’t celebrate, happy Discount Candy Day-Eve! 🎃

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 92: Unico in the Island of Magic

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Happy Spooky Season! This month, just in time for Halloween, I'm talking all about the cute and slightly terrifying Children's Horror anime film, Unico in the Island of Magic! And to join me to talk all about this kinda creepy classic based on the work of legendary Osamu Tezuka is Gigi from the Dub Talk Podcast! Listen as we discuss how Unico might have traumatized us a bit as kids, why we think the dub of it is so good, and why we think this is a great unconventional viewing choice for the Halloween season, even if you're not normally a fan of scary stuff! But don't worry, we don't just focus on the spooky stuff--there's plenty of fun to be had, too, as this episode also includes: Yoshiaki Kawajiri talk, our frustrations on lack of cute Unico merch in America, and poorly done voice impressions! Trick or Treat!!


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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, September 26, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 91: ReView: Space Family Carlvinson

 


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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 a domestic space sitcom with an unusual name and surprisingly impressive cast & staff, but was never released in the US: Space Family Carlvinson! But does it still hold up? Let’s find out!



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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!

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 90: Maison Ikkoku with Jenn


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Next month, Rumiko Takahashi’s beloved romantic comedy manga Maison Ikkoku will finally return to print in English! So what better way to celebrate one of my absolute favorite manga with an extra-long episode all about this heartwarming series?! And joining me is a brand-new guest to the show: comic & zine artist and fellow Maison Ikkoku lover, Jenn Woodall! Come listen as we give an overview of the manga, why this series is still so timeless, and why the residents of Ikkoku continue to live rent-free in our hearts forever! 

The first half of this episode is major spoilers free, major spoiler filled talk starts at around the 1:18:30 mark and lasts the rest of the episode! Also please note that this episode contains brief discussion of sexual relationships between consenting adults. 

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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, July 15, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 89: Whisper of the Heart 25th Anniversary with Nitro

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25 years ago today, Studio Ghibli gave us Yoshifumi Kondo's first (and sadly, only) directorial debut film: Whisper of the Heart! And with Studio Ghibli's movie catalog finally streaming on various online platforms around the world, what better time to revisit this beautiful love letter to art and the creative process? With me to gush for several hours about just how much I adore this movie is returning champ Nitro of MDiskPlaylist! Listen as we discuss why Shizuku is one of the most relatable Ghibli heroines for us personally, how it's filled with whimsical Ghibli magic regardless of it's seemingly more down-to-earth story, and just rambling incoherently in general about how much we love it. All this, singing, and answering your listener questions, too!

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Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 88: ReView: KO Beast


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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 on the podcast: What does "furry” anime, Pokemon, and Critical Role all have in common? Why, a little somewhat forgotten OVA called KO Beast, that’s what! Find out just how as I revisit this fun little 90s fantasy adventure. (Also some rather somber talk at the end of the episode, which I saved for last in case you need to skip it.)


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Thanks for listening!

Monday, June 1, 2020

A small way we can help #BlackLivesMatter and the LGBTQA+ community:


Normally, every month for the podcast, I give shout-outs each episode to those who leave me tips on ko-fi. This month, if you donate ANY amount to any one the charities linked below and email me a screencap of your receipt (with your personal info covered, of course) at AnimeNostalgiaPodcast@gmail.com, you’ll get a shout-out on this month’s new episode:

blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd

https://www.nqttcn.com/

https://give.thetrevorproject.org/give/63307/#!/donation/checkout?c_src=pride2020&c_src2=headerdonatebutton

Remember, this is for ANY size donation, because every little bit helps!

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 87: All About RetroCrush with Mary

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Just recently, a new streaming app was launched in the US & Canada called RetroCrush: a free-with-ads streaming platform with a focus on (mostly) older anime! So of course, I had to know more--and joining me to tell me all about it is the head of RetroCrush's licensing, Mary! Listen as Mary gives us a bit of her personal history with anime, a bit of background on how RetroCrush came to be, and answering a TON of your listener questions as well.



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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!



Friday, May 1, 2020

SOLD OUT! THANKS EVERYONE! The 1st ever Anime Nostalgia "Pen Pal" Mailers!

These are officially sold out! Thanks again to everyone who supported! 

A small pile of colorfully decorated envelopes with the prase "Anime Nostalgia Podcast's first ever "Pen Pal" Mailers!"

Inspired by my Pen Pal episode from a few years ago, I thought in this time where many of us are confined to staying home as much as possible, something that always cheers me up on a rough day is getting something fun in the mail! So I'm using the 10 fanarts I drew from people's suggestions on my personal twitter to create envelopes stuffed with goodies to mail out to 10 people who leave me tips this month on Ko-fi! Each of these envelopes will all be different, decorated in the style of how I'd send out pen pal letters: covered in anime-related stickers & washi tape, stamped with anime ink-stampers, and filled with stuff like fanart, stickers, and cute stationery! These will be sold on a first come, first severed basis starting TODAY (May 1st, 2020). Once they are sold out, I will edit this post to indicate that they're sold out and being prepped to be mailed.

Fanart done by yours truly of various anime (and game) characters!


Now, since this is a new idea I'm trying, please bear with me as I explain how this first attempt at something like this will work.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST CAREFULLY!