Sunday, June 9, 2024

Happy 11 years of The Anime Nostalgia Podcast! Introducing: Memberships & a new exclusive side podcast!

Today marks the 11th birthday of The Anime Nostalgia Podcast! Thank you all so much for joining me for 11 years of delving into anime, manga, and fandom. And over the years, I've had people come to me, asking me what the best way is to help support the podcast and my work. Well, I'm happy to announce that I've officially set up membership tiers on my ko-fi!

As you all probably know, the landscape of anime & manga companies has changed QUITE a bit since I started the podcast over 11 years ago. For a while, I was able to justify all the work I put into the podcast with the modest amount I'd receive from affiliate links I was able to use. But over the years, the amount of what I receive from those has gone down dramatically: from some affiliate programs changing their payout percentages, to some programs closing entirely. The tips I get on ko-fi have been a huge help, but I know that it can be a hassle to remember to send them in every month. So now, you can support me and the podcast monthly with just a few clicks, and get some cool perks in return!


Tier 1: Tip Jar

For those who want to show their support on a budget, the monthly Tip Jar tier is for you! $1 a month might not seem like a lot, but it adds up. Those who sub to this Tier will get my undying gratitude for their support.

Tier 2: Anime Club Member

For those who take a more active part in supporting the podcast, and get some fun perks! As an Anime Club Member, you'll not only get some behind the scenes posts, but you'll get access to a brand-new side podcast called The Secret Anime Club! A bi-monthly (that's every 2 months) podcast, it will come out the same months as my short ReView podcast eps. So if you were missing having extra-long podcast episodes on the months when those go up, now you can have DOUBLE the podcast every 2 months!

So what's The Secret Anime Club, you might ask?


The Secret Anime Club podcast will be a chill place where I talk to friends about various things--maybe more modern anime we're enjoying, manga we're loving lately, maybe even video games and toku/dramas! And since it's a subscriber-only podcast, we just might do some reviews on some of the vintage trashy "mature" anime titles that wouldn't fly on the regular podcast. A little more relaxed and laid-back, but still a lot of fun. And all delivered exclusively to subscribers for a mere $5 a month!


Tier 3: Anime Club Producer

Want even MORE perks? Than the Anime Club Producer tier is for you! You get all the perks of an Anime Club Member, PLUS: the option to suggest the topic of a podcast episode, early access to the main podcast episodes, AND! If the main podcast episode has a sponsor for that ep, you'll get the ep delivered to you with NO promotional ad reads. Folks at the producer tier will also get their names read in the special thanks of every episode they're subscribed for!

In the future, I'd also like to do special giveaways for ALL tier members, too, just to show my appreciation for your support. 


You may have some questions about this new membership set-up. Here's some answers!

Q: Will this effect the main podcast? Will it be changing?? 
A: NO. The Anime Nostalgia Podcast will not be changing at all! The only thing changing is that there will be another podcast you can potentially listen to if you want to become a paid subscriber! I want The Anime Nostalgia Podcast to be free to everyone, no matter what, and that will never change!

Q: Why ko-fi for memberships? Why not Patreon?
A: I've already been using ko-fi for tips, so it's the easiest way to go! Also, ko-fi doesn't charge per member for memberships like Patreon does--ko-fi just charges a flat fee every month, which seems a LOT cheaper and easier. I know for some, this will mean signing up for another platform, which I know is a little annoying. But I've also noticed ko-fi tends to have less technical problems than Patreon does, too, so in the long run, it sounded like the best choice!

Q: Does this mean no more sponsored ad reads?
A: Not YET. Long-time listeners will know that I don't always have sponsored ad-reads for the podcast. I'm extremely picky when it comes to accepting paid ad-reads. To date, I've only ever accepted sponsored ads for 1. a small, lesbian-owned vintage anime/toy store, 2. a shoujo-focused podcast, and 3. a Japanese snack subscription box. I've been offered others, but turned them down because while I could have easily made money with them, I didn't think they'd be a good fit for the podcast. My hope with opening memberships is that once my current partnership with the Japanese snack box has ended, I won't need to accept more sponsored ad-reads to make extra money. Finger's crossed this will happen with your help!

Q: Are you going to stop giving shout-outs to people who tip you?
A: Of course not! If you don't have the means to get a membership right now and just want to occasionally tip me, that's totally understandable! I'll still be doing shout-outs for people who tip 2 or more coffees at my ko-fi page. 

Thank you all so, so much for your ongoing support over these 11 years, and here's hoping that with your help I can continue on improving it! If you have any questions about the memberships, please don't hesitate to comment or email me at AnimeNostalgiaPodcast@gmail.com !

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Guest Spot: "Wakakusa no Charlotte" with Zannen, Canada


Back in April, I was a guest on Zannen, Canada to talk about the little-known 70s shoujo anime Wakakusa no Charlotte! The episode recently got added to Youtube, so if you haven't checked it out yet, now's a great time! It was a lot of fun, thanks Jesse for having me!

 

Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - Ep 131: Live-action Anime Special! Netflix City Hunter with Rueben

 

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!

This episode is sponsored in part by Tokyo Treat! To get $5 your first box of delicious snacks & treats delivered from Japan straight to your door, AND to help support my little podcast, use code "NOSTALGIA" at my link here!

What's this--a rare podcast on a live-action anime adaptation?! That's right, this month we're checking out Netflix's new City Hunter movie! And to celebrate this momentous occasion, I have a new guest to the show, my friend Rueben! We watched the movie, but was it worth it? Listen as we talk our spoiler-free thoughts for those who haven't seen it yet....then after that, we go all out into Spoiler Territory, and answer some of your questions! Also in this episode: Gun Talk, stumbling over ourselves from how hot Ryohei Suzuki is, and jugs (...of blue Powerade, you perverts!! *bonks*)

Stream the episode above or [Direct Download]
Subscribe on apple podcasts | Spotify

Relevant Links:

My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

Support the work I do on this podcast by leaving me a tip on Ko-fi! Want to have your name read in the special thanks segment on the next episode? All you need to do is buy me 2 or more “coffees” on Ko-fi!

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!

Monday, April 29, 2024

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 130: ReView: Dragon Ball Z Movie #12 - Fusion Reborn!

 

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!

This episode is sponsored in part by Tokyo Treat! To get $5 your first box of delicious snacks & treats delivered from Japan straight to your door, AND to help support my little podcast, use code "NOSTALGIA" at my link here!

This month’s episode is another short 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. And with this April ringing in the 35th Anniversary of Dragon Ball Z's premiere in Japan, what better time to revisit one of my favorite movies from the franchise--movie #12, "Fusion Reborn!". Will this film still come out victorious as one of my top faves, or will I realize I made a mistake and it's a ridiculous mess? Let's find out!

Stream the episode above or [Direct Download]
Subscribe on apple podcasts | Spotify

Relevant links:

My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

Support the work I do on this podcast by leaving me a tip on Ko-fi! Want to have your name read in the special thanks segment on the next episode? All you need to do is buy me 2 or more “coffees” on Ko-fi!

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!


Sunday, April 21, 2024

Let's watch the AnimEigo Townhall Stream together!


Tomorrow I'll be streaming a watch-along for the new Animeigo Townhall Stream they'll be doing! Come watch and chat along with me Monday, April 22nd at around 8:45pm EST on my Twitch channel here. I'm looking forward to hearing about what's happening in the future of AnimEigo. Hope to see you there!
 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 129: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind 40th Anniversary with Rachel


Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!

This episode is sponsored in part by Tokyo Treat! To get $5 your first box of delicious snacks & treats delivered from Japan straight to your door, AND to help support my little podcast, use code "NOSTALGIA" at my link here!

This month (March 11th, 2024 to be exact) marked the 40th anniversary of the release of the film Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. So to celebrate this momentous occasion, friend of the show & HUGE Nausicaa fan Rachel is back to discuss the history of not just the film, but the manga it's based off of! Since the Nausicaa is pretty widely available at this point, we DO talk openly with spoilers. So if you've never seen the film before, go have a watch and then come back to listen to us do a deep dive & gush about what makes this movie so special in this extra-long episode!


Stream the episode above or [Direct Download]
Subscribe on apple podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

Relevant Links:

My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

Support the work I do on this podcast by leaving me a tip on Ko-fi! Want to have your name read in the special thanks segment on the next episode? All you need to do is buy me 2 or more “coffees” on Ko-fi!

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, February 28, 2024

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 128: 50 Years of Black Jack with Clarissa

 


Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!

This episode is sponsored in part by Tokyo Treat! To get $5 your first box of delicious snacks & treats delivered from Japan straight to your door, AND to help support my little podcast, use code "NOSTALGIA" at my link here!

Over the winter, Japan celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of Osamu Tezuka's most beloved characters: Black Jack! And since it's one of my favorite manga, you know I had to do a podcast episode to celebrate! Joining me, on loan from the Anime World Order Podcast is fellow podcaster & Black Jack fan Clarissa! Listen as we talk about Black Jack's history, his similarities with Tezuka himself, and just why we love this iconic manga doctor as we try to convince you to give this wild medical manga a try.

Stream the episode above or [Direct Download]
Subscribe on apple podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

Also, side note - Sadly, Discotek announced AS I WAS EDITING THIS EPISODE that their Black Jack The Movie bluray is going out of print....so pick it up while you still can!

Relevant links:

My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

Support the work I do on this podcast by leaving me a tip on Ko-fi! Want to have your name read in the special thanks segment on the next episode? All you need to do is buy me 2 or more “coffees” on Ko-fi!

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, February 14, 2024

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Yet another year of Anime Valentines!

 Yes, I’m back again this year with more cheesy puns for your Valentine needs. Save & print any card individually, 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! 💘)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Sunday Crafternoon Stream!

 


Bored this Sunday? Join me for a Crafternoon stream on Feb 11! I'll be chilling & making kpop style deco-cards out of some old DiC Sailor Moon trading cards! Feel free to craft, draw, or whatever you like right along with me as we chat & hang out. Hope to see you there! 


Saturday, January 27, 2024

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 127: ReView: Crusher Joe The Movie


Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!

 This episode is sponsored in part by Tokyo Treat! To get $5 your first box of delicious snacks & treats delivered from Japan straight to your door, AND to help support my little podcast, use code "NOSTALGIA" at my link here!

Happy New Year, everyone! This month’s episode is another short 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, while I dream of the upcoming Dirty Pair bluray set, let's revisit some other space adventuring troublemakers from the same universe! That's right, it's 1983's Crusher Joe: The Movie! But will this movie crush it, or will it crush my heart? Ok, ok...lets drop the puns and check it out in this month's rewatch.


Stream the episode above or [Direct Download]
Subscribe on apple podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

Relevant links:

My theme song music was done by Kerobit! You can find more about them on their website!

Support the work I do on this podcast by leaving me a tip on Ko-fi! Want to have your name read in the special thanks segment on the next episode? All you need to do is buy me 2 or more “coffees” on Ko-fi!

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, January 19, 2024

Vintage manga Twitch stream! (Edit: POSTPONED)

Edit: Sorry, friends, gonna have to reschedule the manga stream as I woke up feeling terrible today. Will try to stream this later in the week. Thank you for understanding!

Happy new year, friends! This Sunday (Jan 21, 2024), I'll be doing a chill stream where I'll flip through some vintage manga with y'all and chat! So come by and hang out at 5PM EST at my Twitch Channel! Hope to see y'all there~