The Anime Nostalgia Podcast
The Anime Nostalgia Podcast
Dawn H.
What was it like being an anime & manga fan before the 2000s? And were some of my favorite anime series really as good as I remember them? Welcome to the Anime Nostalgia Podcast, a mix of anime & manga history, reviews, and talks with other fans on titles and aspects of fandom from everywhere from the 70s to the 90s!
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: Netflix's page on their City Hunter filmRyohei Suzuki interview on City Hunter and coming up with the "Mokkori Dance"Stream the original City Hunter anime on RetroCrush and CrunchyrollBuy the City Hunter anime on bluray at Amazon and the Crunchyroll StoreRead the original City Hunter manga in English officially at MangaHotCheck out GOTCHA CARDS! on Kickstarter 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!
May 30
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: Buy the Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn! / Wrath of the Dragon double-feature blu-ray with my affiliate links on Amazon or The Crunchyroll Store!Stream the movie on CrunchyrollRead about how Akira Toriyama created Vegetto in response to Gogeta at Kanzenshuu here!Buy the Dr Slump Movie Collection at The Crunchyroll Store! 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!
Apr 29
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: Buy Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind on Blu-ray from The Crunchyroll Store or AmazonBuy the Nausicaa manga box set from The Crunchyroll Store or AmazonBuy The Art of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind from The Crunchyroll Store or AmazonBuy Shuna's Journey from The Crunchyroll Store or AmazonVisit Nausicaa Net (aka the Ghibli Wiki), the longest-running Ghibli fansite still up and running!Visit Gkids' official Nausicaa pageRead "When Nausicaa became Warriors of the Wind"Follow Rachel on Twitter, Bluesky, and Twitch! 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!
Mar 28
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: Buy the original Black Jack manga digitally in EnglishStream the original Black Jack OVA series in North America on Tubi TVStream Black Jack The Movie in America on Tubi TV, Pluto TV, or RetroCrushRead The Prescience and Universality of Tezuka’s Manga Masterpiece “Black Jack”Read Queering Black Jack: A look at how the manga industry adapts to changing reader demographicsCheck out the House MD vs Black Jack Japanese promotional commercial from 2010!Follow Clarissa on Twitter, Bluesky, and Twitch! 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!
Feb 28
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:Buy Crusher Joe The Movie at Crunchyroll Store or AmazonUncovering the Guest Designers of Crusher JoeOther anime mentioned in this episode: Dirty Pair, Space Adventure Cobra, Outlaw Star, Cowboy Bebop, Venus Wars 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!
Jan 27
The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 126: 2023 Year in Review with GrantTheThief
  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! 2023 is coming to a close, so you know what that means--That's right, it's time for another Year in Review! And this time, my good buddy Grant is here 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 2024? We also talk about all the memorable news stories from throughout this long, seemingly never-ending year. Hear all the silliness, strangeness, sadness, and stress of this year; PLUS the winners of the survey giveaway in this extra long episode. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!! Stream the episode above or [Direct Download] Subscribe on apple podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Relevant links: ☆ Buy the top 3 (as voted by my listeners) older anime releases from 2023!☆ 1. Gunbuster: The Complete OVA series 2. Urusei Yatsura TV series Collection 1 3. Aim for the Ace! Complete Original TV series Listen to the full episode for the complete list! Follow GrantTheThief on Twitter & Bluesky! Thank you to Seven Seas for donating manga as part of my Holiday Giveaway! 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! My opening theme music is done by Kerobit! Find more of his music at Kerobit.net! 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 and have a Happy New Year!
Dec 30, 2023
The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 125: 50 Years of Cutie Honey with Salvatore
 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 year, Go Nagai's magical super heroine turned 50 years old! So what better time to have an episode in her honor? And joining me to talk all about her is No. 1 English-speaking Cutie Honey Fan (who has worked on many official American Cutie Honey releases!), Salvatore (aka @retrosofa)! We discuss not only the history of the franchise, but how even though Honey is a pulpy, sexy, and sometimes goofy Magical Girl originally created for boys, she influenced the Magical Girl genre in all sorts of ways we're still seeing today! Also in this episode: the decades-long argument of if Honey even counts as a magical girl, the appeal of giant Go Nagai monster women, and answering all your questions in this extra-long episode! Stream the episode above or [Direct Download]Subscribe on apple podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Relevant links: Buy the original Cutie Honey manga and Cutie Honey anime on DVDBuy the 90s New Cutey Honey OVA on blurayBuy Re:Cutie Honey on blurayBuy the Cutey Honey A Go Go! mangaWatch Cutie Honey: The Live on Retrocrush & buy the official blurayWatch a short preview version of the Japanese stage musical, Cutie Honey Climax (subtitled in English officially!)Read a brief interview with Jessica Calvello (dub voice of Honey) from way back in 2000 on her thoughts about the role! Find Salvatore online: @retrosofa on Tumblr and Twitter!@retrosofa.inc on instagram!Read his comic No More Mermaids! (NSFW WARNING! Absolutely not for kids!) 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!
Nov 28, 2023
The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 124: ReView: Darkstalkers OVA
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. This month, in celebration of spooky time, I'm revisiting a video game anime adaptation that has lots of style and spooky vibes to spare: the Darkstalkers OVA! But is style the only thing this OVA has going for it? Let's dig it out of the crypt and find out! Stream the episode above or [Direct Download] Subscribe on apple podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Relevant links:Buy Darkstalkers on bluray Read more about the history of the original Darkstalkers fighting games!Other anime mentioned in this episode: The Devilman OAV, Vampire Hunter D, Twilight of the Dark Master 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!
Oct 29, 2023
The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 123: The First Slam Dunk with Tricia
Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! Last month in North America, the first new Slam Dunk anime in over 20 years AND Takehiko Inoue's directorial debut finally arrived in theaters: The First Slam Dunk! So who better to talk to me about this exciting event but my friend and fellow Slam Dunk fan, Tricia! For the first part of this episode, we talk a bit about Slam Dunk's history, its importance in Japanese sports, fandom, & BL culture, why it's such a beloved piece of work, and our general (spoiler-free!) thoughts on this new edition to it. Then, at around the 1:26:35 mark, we go total spoiler-zone & do a deep-dive of our thoughts on the work, along with sneaker talk, anime character Toon Squad Dream Teams, and your listener questions! Stream the episode above or [Direct Download] Subscribe on apple podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Relevant links:Gkids' official The First Slam Dunk webpageWatch the original Slam Dunk anime in the US on Toei's Official US Youtube ChannelBuy the Slam Dunk manga at Rightstuf or AmazonShort video on the real sneakers Inoue used in Slam DunkTensai_Hana's thread on Twitter about some background information for Slam Dunk / The First Slam DunkListen to me talk about The First Slam Dunk on Taiiku Podcast as well!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!
Sep 22, 2023
The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 122: The Legacy & Influence of Kamen Rider (with guest Mach Dent)
Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! With Kamen Rider's 50th anniversary celebration still going strong, and the recent release of Shin Kamen Rider in North America, what better time to talk about just how huge an impact Shotaro Ishinomori's original creation had on Japanese pop culture...including it's huge influence on anime, manga, and fandom in general! And joining me to chat about it is none other than the Tokusatsu Troubadour, Mach Dent! Listen as we discuss how everything from shonen anime to magical girls to video games have been influenced by Kamen Rider, how easy it's gotten to get into the franchise now in the US, and going on random fun tokusatsu tangents! Listen in and join the shenanigans! Stream the episode above or [Direct Download]Subscribe on apple podcasts | Google Podcasts | SpotifyRelevant links:Read Kamen Rider: Behind the Mask on ZimmeritRead The Broad Spectrum of Shotaro Ishinomori's MangaWatch the original Kamen Rider, free with ads in North America, on Tokushoutsu, Pluto.TV, and Tubi!Watch selected Kamen Rider episodes, specials, and trailers officially in English on the Toei Tokusatsu World Youtube channel! Get the original Kamen Rider manga by Shotaro Ishinomori in English from Seven Seas at Rightstuf or Amazon!Watch the Kamen Rider: Gaia fan documentary here!Check out Vintage Henshin on Youtube and on Tumblr!Follow Mach on Twitter & Twitch!A playlist of Official Tokushoutsu promos made by Mach!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!
Aug 27, 2023
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