Thursday, March 30, 2023

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 117: Leiji Matsumoto Tribute Livestream with Zack Davisson

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In February of 2023, we learned that we lost an icon of not just manga and anime, but a pillar of otaku fandom as we know it: Leiji Matsumoto. And so this month, we celebrated him and his beautiful Leijiverse by having a fan-made Memorial Livestream. For those that missed out on it, this is the audio from said livestream, in handy podcast form! The first part of the stream I was joined by Leiji Matsumoto translator and superfan, Zack Davisson, as we give some background on Matsumoto’s live and work. After that, I reached out to the Leijiverse fandom to get audio and written submissions on not only how Matsumoto’s work touched our hearts, but also significantly changed some of our lives. Get those tissues ready, because there’s sure to be some tears shed in this heartfelt, extra-long episode!

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Special thanks to everyone who submitted audio & written contributions for this stream! It wouldn’t have been a huge success without all of you.

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

Happy April THIRST Stream!


Let's have some fun this April 1st! I will judge your waifus, husbandos, baby girls, biases and blorbos!! Reply to this post with the name and a pic of your crushes from anime/manga/video games/movies/WHATEVER, and I will JUDGE THEM LIVE ON A TIER STREAM! That's right, I'll be tiering YOUR faves and crushes from anything--be they fictional or real. Come by the stream and join the fun April 1st, 2023 at 4PM EST on my Twitch here. Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Memorial Stream for the Legendary Leiji Matsumoto

Hello, friends! This month on the Anime Nostalgia Podcast, I’m going to try something different. In honor of the passing of the iconic Leiji Matsumoto, I’ll be live streaming a fan memorial with translator Zack Davisson on March 19th, 2023 at 7PM Pacific time on my personal Twitch account here. The first part of the stream, Zack & I will be talking about Matsumoto’s life, his work, and why he is so important to fandom around the world. The second part of the stream, I want to open the floor to fans to share why they love Matsumoto’s work, why his stories were so special to them, or any other memories they’d like to share. I’ve decided that the best way to do this is by submitting written or recorded pieces from you, the fans! If you’d like to contribute to this part of the stream, feel free to either send a short recorded audio file for me to play on stream (preferably wav or mp3) OR, if you’d like me to read it for you, you can send short written submissions instead to AnimeNostalgiaPodcast(AT) Please get these written or recorded submissions emailed in by MARCH 17th, 2023 so that I have enough time to compile them all for the stream! Also, please note that depending on how many submissions I receive, I cannot promise I can share ALL of them, but I will try my best! You can also just come to the stream and chat with others about Matsumoto if you don’t feel like sharing anything personal. 

After the livestream, I’ll be releasing an edited version of the audio from the stream as this month’s podcast episode. So if you can’t make it, you’ll still be able to listen! 

Let’s all come together and share our love for the works of Leiji Matsumoto!