Third Impact Anime Podcast
#115 - Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011) and The Movie: Rebellion (2013)

#115 - Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011) and The Movie: Rebellion (2013)

September 21, 2021

10 years ago, a sweet pastel-pink magical girl and her saccharine adventures took the anime world by storm, and then promptly threw us all into a spiral of despair and Love(paper)craftian horror. 

On this episode, we're talking about the 2011 modern anime classic, Puella Magi Madoka Magica and it's divisive 2013 sequel film Rebellion. Produced by Studio Shaft and written by the now infamous Gen Urobuchi, Madoka set a new standard for the magical girl genre in the 21st century, for better or worse. Austin, Tori, Sarah, and Ryan break it all down for you in this latest TIA Podcast episode.

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#114 - Otaku Unite! (2004) Anime Documentary Review

#114 - Otaku Unite! (2004) Anime Documentary Review

September 6, 2021

Would you believe that this episode was recorded AN ENTIRE YEAR AGO?! Because of production schedules, editing issues, school, work, an international pandemic, and generalize malaise, it took us forever to release this. Fear not true believer, the tales of Otaku Unite! are timeless. Actually, no, that's a lie.

Join us in our second Otaku-mentaries episode covering the 2004 anime and fandom documentary, Otaku Unite! (listen to our first episode on Akihabara Geeks here). Otaku Unite! is a bizarre spectacle of half insightful anime history and half inexplicable sideshows. How little has changed in the anime community in 17 years! Listen to Sully, Austin, Bill, and Tobias guide you through this magic mirror into the anime community of the early 2000s.

Also, as we do, we use this documentary as a springboard to talk about anime fandom issues in the present. Enjoy!

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#113 - Spring 2021 Anime Season in Review!

#113 - Spring 2021 Anime Season in Review!

August 2, 2021

Woah, woah, what's this? Third Impact Anime doing a seasonal anime review!? That's (almost) unheard of! Yet here we are, talking about some of the shows that made an impression on us this past season, for better and worse. We're talking Megalobox: Nomad, Zombie Land Saga: Revenge, Odd Taxi, Those Snow White Notes, and more! What were some of your favorite shows from the past season? Let us know over on Twitter at @TI_Anime.

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#112 - Interview with Jonathan Tarbox! Talking Leiji Matsumoto, Anime Conventions, and working in Manga!

#112 - Interview with Jonathan Tarbox! Talking Leiji Matsumoto, Anime Conventions, and working in Manga!

July 19, 2021

Hey everyone! Look, another interview!

For the third entry in our Leiji Matsumoto interview series, Sully chats with Jonathan Tarbox about Matsumoto’s WWII comic The Cockpit and how it relates to Ivan Morris’s analysis of Japanese literature and the “nobility of failure.” Jonathan also talks about his experiences in the anime convention scene, working in the manga industry in Japan, and what makes The Cockpit one of Matsumoto’s most fascinating works, even without a proper English release.

Jonathan Tarbox graduated from Oberlin College and did graduate work at the University of Chicago and Indiana University. Jonathan has worked as an editor at COAMIX and DC Comics, working on titles such as Claymore, Fist of the North Star, and Black Cat, and has taught at UC San Diego and California State University. He gives panels and lectures at anime and pop culture conventions across the globe, and has worked as a translator and editor in the manga industry. Enjoy! 

Purchase Leiji Matsumoto: Essays on the Manga and Anime Legend from McFarland Books.

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#111 - Pride Month Special! A Conversation with Erica Friedman (Yuri Scholar & Manga Editor)

#111 - Pride Month Special! A Conversation with Erica Friedman (Yuri Scholar & Manga Editor)

June 25, 2021

Happy Pride Month, everyone! For our 2021 Pride podcast, Tori and Sully have a chat with yuri researcher and Yuricon founder Erica Friedman!

Erica goes into the development of her upcoming book, By Your Side: The First 100 Years of Yuri Manga & Anime, what it took to trace the history of yuri as a genre across a whole century of material, what excites her about yuri fandom today, and Sailor Moon (of course!) 

Erica holds a Masters Degree in Library Science and a B.A. in Comparative Literature, and is a full-time researcher for a Fortune 100 company. She has lectured at dozens of conventions and presented at film festivals, notably the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. She has participated in an academic lecture series at MIT, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard University, Kanagawa University, and others.

She has edited manga for JManga, Seven Seas and Udon Entertainment, most recently Riyoko Ikeda's epic historical classic, The Rose of Versailles.

Visit Erica’s website here!

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#110 - Demon Slayer - The Movie: Mugen Train

#110 - Demon Slayer - The Movie: Mugen Train

June 14, 2021

All aboard, it's demon-slaying time! On this episode of the Third Impact Anime Podcast, we're reviewing the recent big-screen anime hit, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train!

Hosts Austin, Tori, Ryan, and Edwin break down the next chapter in the Demon Slayer saga by discussing the film's development, its instant popularity and box office kingship, what we thought of where the story and characters took us this time and where they may be going in the future.

Plus, the definitive ranking of the best train anime. Don't miss it! 

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#109 - Interview with Helen McCarthy and Darren-Jon Ashmore on Leiji Matsumoto and Anime/Manga Scholarship

#109 - Interview with Helen McCarthy and Darren-Jon Ashmore on Leiji Matsumoto and Anime/Manga Scholarship

May 10, 2021

The second installment of our special interview series revolving around the newly released essay collection on Leji Matsumoto, co-edited by past (and current) guest Helen McCarthy!

Helen returns with her co-editor, Darren-Jon Ashmore, to discuss assembling the team of contributors for their new book, Leiji Matsumoto: Essays on the Manga and Anime Legend, and discuss what it took to bring so many perspectives on Matsumoto’s legacy to print.

Helen has been a pioneer in the English-speaking anime community for almost 40 years, having brought anime programming to UK sci-fi conventions, founding and editing Anime UK, and authoring over a dozen books on anime fandom and research.

Darren-Jon Ashmore holds a PhD in cultural anthropology with a focus on Japanese performing arts, and has written and published numerous articles and books on Japanese culture and media. He is the author of Funeral For a Friend: Heroism in the Manga of Chiba Tetsuya, and Men Under Pressure: Manga and the Japanese Salaryman, The Authenticity of the Other: The Kuiraishi-no-ki and Japanese Ritual Puppet Theatre, and Matsumoto Leiji: A Life in Art. Darren has also had the opportunity to interview Matstumoto in-person, and his interview is included in this book. 

Purchase Leiji Matsumoto: Essays on the Manga and Anime Legend from McFarland Books. 

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#108 - Dorohedoro (Season 1)

#108 - Dorohedoro (Season 1)

April 16, 2021

What did the podcaster in my mouth say to you?!

On this episode of TIA, we're reviewing season 1 of Dorohedoro, based on the manga by Q Hayashida. We're talking about lizard dudes, gyoza fairies, giant cockroaches, mushrooms, buff ladies, baseball, and the power of friendship. Everything else is still lost in chaos.

In the pre-show, we discuss the cancellation of Animazement 2021 and what we hope to see conventions learn from virtual events once things return to "normal." Get vaccinated, everyone!

Note: The Kermit impersonation comes from Alex Le, the English voice of Caiman. Follow him on Twitter @AleksLeV

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#107 - Interview with Tim Eldred and Ed Hoff on the Works and Influence of Leiji Matsumoto

#107 - Interview with Tim Eldred and Ed Hoff on the Works and Influence of Leiji Matsumoto

March 30, 2021

The first installment of our special interview series revolving around the newly released essay collection on Leji Matsumoto, co-edited by past guest Helen McCarthy.

In this episode, Sully sits down with animation and comic book artist Tim Eldred and anime and cosplay scholar Ed Hoff to discuss their contributions to the book, the lasting influence of Matsumoto’s work on anime and manga fandom, and where they see Matsumoto’s legacy in the future. 

Purchase Leiji Matsumoto: Essays on the Manga and Anime Legend from McFarland Books

You can find Tim Eldred on Twitter @TimJEldred
CosmoDNA - The Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato Fandom Archive
Tim’s personal website

You can find Ed Hoff on his website below
Ed’s website
World Cosplay Summit

Matt Alt’s book Pure Invention (mentioned during the discussion) 

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#106 - Interview with Grant The Thief! One Piece Writer for ANN & Host of the Blade Licking Thieves Podcast

#106 - Interview with Grant The Thief! One Piece Writer for ANN & Host of the Blade Licking Thieves Podcast

February 26, 2021

Ahoy, straw hats! In this episode of the Third Impact Anime Podcast, we're happy to have with us writer, podcaster, and Twitter pun-lord, Grant the Thief! Grant is 1/3rd of the Asian media podcast, the Blade Licking Thieves, and is currently the weekly One Piece anime reviewer for Anime News Network. Bill caught up with Grant to discuss Asian media broadly, his love for One Piece, and the life of being a turbo nerd online (something we can all relate to).

You can listen to Grant on his own podcasts, the Blade Licking Thieves as well as the Super Senpai Podcast, a tokusatsu podcast. Also, read his weekly One Piece reviews on Anime News Network.

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