Third Impact Anime Podcast
#102 - Kaiba (2008)

#102 - Kaiba (2008)

November 12, 2020

Wow guys, this one took a while to come out! We recorded this way back in the far off time of June 2020 and had to delay it to make space for our 100th episode celebration. But now that's firmly in the past and we can release this into the wild!

Bill takes us on a planet-hopping journey with Kaiba, Masaaki Yuasa's 2008 television series. He is joined in his body-swapping adventures by Tobias and Edwin, as they take a look at Osamu Tezuka's influence, the transhumanist themes, and the surreal visuals of the series, as well as plot Kaiba's place in Yuasa's catalog.

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#101 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

#101 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

October 1, 2020

Put on your masks, it's a toxic jungle out there!

This time, Tobias, Austin, and Sully discuss Hayao Miyazaki's sophomore feature, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, an adaptation of his original manga work.

We discuss the film's development, legacy, messages, the involvement of Evangelion's Hideaki Anno, and how a film about wearing masks and taking care of our fragile ecosystem is more relevant than ever in 2020.

This episode is brought to you by the fine folks at Shout Factory and GKIDS. At the time of this recording, you can get the brand new Studio Ghibli 6-film collection on Apple TV and save $20!

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#100 - Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) and 100th Episode Celebration!

#100 - Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) and 100th Episode Celebration!

September 20, 2020

Wow we finally made it episode 100! What better way to celebrate than by discussing the anime our name comes from... Neon Genesis Evangelion!

What can really be said about Eva that hasn't been said already? Who knows, but we're going to give it a shot! The tales of Shinji, Rei, and Asuka have captivated the hearts and minds of audiences for 25 years and counting, with a new film on the horizon that will hopefully be released... eventually.

After reflecting on making it to 100 episodes, we give an overview of the series followed by discussing how we first got into NGE, our favorite characters, the series' major themes, and what we think audiences young and old can get out of NGE in 2020 and beyond.

(Note: Evangelion is an incredibly dense topic and for that reason, we elected to limit our scope to just discussing the 1995 TV series for this episode. Podcasts on the 2 original films and the Rebuild films will follow... one day!)

Thank you so much to everyone who has listened to us, attended our panels, or otherwise supported us over the years. We'll continue striving to make the best podcast we can. Here's to another 100!

Special thanks to everyone who contributed to our "Congratulations" chorus, including an incredibly special cameo from Amanda Winn Lee, director of the ADV & Manga Entertainment Evangelion dubs and the original voice of Rei Ayanami! Huge thanks to Amanda for helping us celebrate.

"Congratulations" Chorus contributors (in order of appearance): @BokuSatchii, @itsbasiltime, Karissa, Ryan, @calva_kun, @The_Sommelier, @hankforeman91, @Toaster_Mike, Anna, Rensei, @thegentlejan, @CrusherJones, Paul, MetaPotato, Cameron, Kush, @Nubbles, @uniquexharmony, @SwooshxBear, @amandawinnlee

 

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#99 - Interview with Anime Scholar Helen McCarthy!

#99 - Interview with Anime Scholar Helen McCarthy!

August 21, 2020

We're back again with another interview! For this episode, Sully and Austin had the chance to sit down with noted anime scholar Helen McCarthy!

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. Helen co-authored the monumental Anime Encyclopedia with Jonathan Clements, now in its third edition, written one of the definitive biographies of the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka, which was published in English, Japanese, and Korean, and had the chance to interview Hayao Miyaki in-person for her book Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation.

Sully and Austin reflect on Helen’s beginnings in anime fandom, what it took to publish the world’s largest English-language anime resource, and the importance of diverse voices in global anime scholarship. Helen also gives a sneak peak into her upcoming book: a collection of scholarly essays on the works of Leiji Matsumoto!

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#98 - Interview with BOOMSLANK, Anime lifestyle & apparel brand

#98 - Interview with BOOMSLANK, Anime lifestyle & apparel brand

July 25, 2020

We're finally back after a month+ hiatus. Don't worry, things may have slowed, but they certainly haven't stopped. We're hoping to get back to a more regular release schedule soon.

 

This week, Tori and Austin interview two brothers behind the anime-inspired apparel and lifestyle brand BOOMSLANK. If you frequent conventions in the United States, chances are high that you've ran into these guys multiple times. Heck, you might be wearing one of their shirts right now!

 

We discuss their anime origin story, what it's like running a business as Nigerian-Americans in the anime sphere, the convention artist alley grind, how they began working with Crunchyroll, and how David gives back by teaching art classes for kids.

 

Be sure and check out all their amazing products on their website: https://boomslank.com/

 

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#97 - Pride Month Special! LGBTQ+ Indentity in Anime, Manga, and Fandom feat. Meta and RetroSofa

#97 - Pride Month Special! LGBTQ+ Indentity in Anime, Manga, and Fandom feat. Meta and RetroSofa

June 15, 2020

Sully and Tori are joined by two amazing guests to have a candid discussion about LGBTQ+ representation in anime, manga, and fandom spaces.

Meta you know as the editor behind the Evangelion Fanzine, Rebirth Dilemma (who we interviewed back in January). Salvatore a.k.a. RetroSofa is a Cutie Honey expert, webcomic artist, and subtitle editor for Discotek Media.

Special thanks to both of our guests, and to YOU listeners for submitting such excellent questions and discussion topics.

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#96 - Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

#96 - Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

May 18, 2020

Tori, Austin, Ryan and Jon are back to review the 2019 smash hit, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba! Recording this episode required our "total concentration." We discuss the series' characters, gorgeous animation, and poignant themes of loss, perseverance, and empathy.

We also discuss attending Anime Lockdown Con from May 1-3rd, 2020. Visit their site for more details: https://animelockdown.com/

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#95 - Persona 5: The Animation

#95 - Persona 5: The Animation

May 6, 2020

With the recent release of Persona 5: Royal, we thought there was no better time to revisit the 2018 anime adaptation of Persona 5! Ryan, Tori, Sarah, and returning champion Jon all convene to discuss their personal history with the Shin Megami Tensei series, their love of the original Persona 5, a bit of Royal talk, and of course discussing how well (or not so well) the anime adapted the source material.

They also briefly touch base on how their handling quarantine life. Spoilers, they're happy and healthy for now!

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#94 - Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

#94 - Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

April 28, 2020

Four gremlins discussing a series about three gremlins.

This week we're reviewing Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! a recent TV series about making anime from anime virtuoso Masaaki Yuasa and the gang over at Science Saru.

Tobias, Tori, Sully, and Edwin discuss the series' major themes about embracing a love of animation, creativity, friendship, and unabashed gremlinhood. Enjoy!

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Kotatsu Corner #1 - Cozy on the Mofa

Kotatsu Corner #1 - Cozy on the Mofa

April 23, 2020

Welcome to a brand-new sub show on the Third Impact Anime Podcast; Kotatsu Corner!

Kotatsu Corner is a mini-sode series where we take a break from our typical, highly organized episodes and just chat about whatever is on our minds. Naturally, most of the things on our minds are anime, video games, books, movies, and the occasional international pandemic. 

We're hoping to do these monthly, or bi-monthly. We'll see how it goes.

In this episode, we discuss coping with COVID-19, cancelled conventions, Animal Crossing, FFVII Remake (which we hadn't played yet at the time), the almighty MOFA, and more!

Please enjoy! Also, this is Tori's debut as an episode editor. Wahoo!

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Please continue to take precautions and stay safe during the currently ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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