#65 - Alita: Battle Angel Review

March 10, 2019

If we had to sum up our review of Alita: Battle Angel, it would be "go see this movie!" 

Austin, Tobias, Tori, and Bill give their thoughts on the film, how it compares to the original OVA, what their favorite moments were, and we answer your questions from Twitter and Facebook! 

We will be Featured Guest Panelists coming up at the end of this weekend in Winston-Salem, NC at Triad Anime Convention: www.triadanimecon.com. If you're planning on attending, definitely come say hi or come check out one of our many panels. Tobias and Austin will be floating around all weekend. 

The brand-new TIA logo is courtesy of Basil from the OSM Cast! (@itsbasiltime on Twitter).

The song is "Swan Song" by Dua Lipa, the official end credits track for Alita: Battle Angel

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#64 - Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer Review

February 22, 2019

LUM HAS INVADED!

Sully, Austin, Tobias, and Bill take a journey into the wild and crazy world of Urusei Yatsura with arguably it's most famous and critically acclaimed entry, the Mamoru Oshii directed film Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer!

So what's this Urusei Yatsura thing all about? Are you telling me the Angel's Egg and Ghost in the Shell guy can do comedy too? What is The Curse of Lum? Did Groundhog Day rip this movie off? All answers and more to be found here!

Are you a fan of Urusei Yatsura? What do you think of this film? How does it stack among Oshii's other films for you? How about UY compared to Rumiko Takahashi's other works? Let us know your thoughts in comments or on Twitter! (@TI_Anime)

Buy the bluray: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Urusei-Yatsura-Beautiful-Dreamer-Blu-ray

Stream it: https://www.amazon.com/Urusei-Yatsura-Beautiful-Mamoru-Oshii/dp/B07DQ7X3DS

Brian Ruh's book on Mamoru Oshii: https://www.amazon.com/Stray-Dog-Anime-Films-Mamoru-dp-1403963347/dp/1403963347/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1550809604

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#63 - Super KonMari-o Bros. 2 - A Review of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

February 16, 2019

Back in Episode 44, Sully, Bill, and Austin discussed the Konmari method of tidying up. Since then, Marie Kondo has become an online sensation with her recent Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo that released in January. In this episode, we take a look at her new show and reevaluate our thoughts on her method and how to apply it to anime/nerd fandom. We also answer twitter questions, both related and unrelated!

Note: This episode was recorded BEFORE Kingdom Hearts III was released so Austin gushes a bit about his anticipation for it in the catch up segment. Look out for the next episode to get his brief thoughts on the game, and look forward to a special bonus episode dedicated completely to Kingdom Hearts III sometime in the near future. 

The theme music this week is the opening song from Cheers. Listen and you'll know why. 

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#62 - Interview with Tiffany Grant (Voice of Asuka in Neon Genesis Evangelion)

January 30, 2019

We are so excited to share with you all our interview with the legendary, the iconic, the incomparable Tiffany Grant!

You may know Tiffany from her performances in innumerable ADV Films and Sentai Filmworks dubs, including her most iconic role as Asuka Langley Soryu/Shikinami in Neon Genesis Evangelion and the Rebuild of Evangelion films. Tiffany was kind enough to give us some of her time to pick her brain about voice acting, how anime dubs/conventions have changed over time, what Evangelion means to her, and what happened with the original 3.0 dub. 

If you'd like to connect with Tiffany online, check out her official fan club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2405597801/

Also, most importantly, since Netflix is bringing back Neon Genesis Evangelion with a brand-new english dub this year, definitely sign the petition for them to bring back the original cast to reprise their roles! Also, please share it with your friends, @ Netflix, and include the hashtag #TiffanyIsAsuka

Petition link: https://www.change.org/p/netflix-netflix-use-the-original-voice-actors-for-evangelion-re-dub

Special thanks again to Tiffany for coming on the show! This will not be our only NGE related podcast coming this year. Look out for many more! 

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#61 - Best Anime of 2018

January 24, 2019

2018 was a titanic year for anime, and we're here to tell you about some of the best series' and movies of the year! By no means did we cover it all, but here's a solid list of 25 series/films that we really enjoyed. This episode is over 4 hours long so we don't necessarily expect you to listen to the whole thing, so here's our full list in order in case you want to skip around. But hey it'd be better if you DID listen to the whole thing. 

First! We talk about our "Best Anime That DIDN'T Come Out in 2018"

Then! Honorable mentions.

Finally! Our Best of 2018:

0:00:00: Best Anime That DIDN'T Come Out in 2018 & Honorable Mentions 
0:40:56: LUPIN THE 3RD PART 5
0:46:20: My Hero Academia Season 3
1:01:49: BATMAN NINJA
1:06:50: Megalobox
1:09:29: Idolish7
1:20:46: Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
1:28:36: Tsurune
1:35:29: Revue Starlight
1:39:23: Teasing Master, Takagi-san
1:44:05: Banana Fish
1:50:19: Bloom Into You
1:58:10: Cells at Work
2:05:03: Tada Never Falls in Love
2:09:42: After the Rain
2:14:45: A Place Further Than the Universe
2:16:46: Double Decker
2:27:21: Maquia
2:33:08: Pop Team Epic
2:39:15: Violet Evergarden
2:45:03: Skull-Faced Bookseller Honda-san
2:49:08: Devilman Crybaby
3:00:58: Lu Over the Wall
3:05:03: The Night is Short, Wall on Girl
3:14:21: Aggretsuko
3:21:38: Asobi Asobase
3:26:37: Zombie Land Saga
3:47:11: Laid Back Camp

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#60 - Mirai of the Future Review

January 6, 2019

We're back! The holidays were a wonderful time for us to all relax, spend time with our friends and family, and catch up on some anime. Before we went on break though, Austin (@bebopshock) and Tori (@worstwaifu) went to see Mamoru Hosoda's latest film Mirai! Join us as we discuss what we thought of the film, what lessons it was attempting to convey, how the family relationships came across, our favorite moments, and how it ranks in our opinion of Hosoda's films overall. 

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Announcement! The Rose of Versailles DVD Giveaway Winner and Third Impact Winter Break 2018

December 18, 2018

Congratulations to Colcam94 for winning our The Rose of Versailles DVD Part 1 giveaway! Please contact us via the Third Impact Anime facebook page to claim your prize (www.facebook.com/thirdimpactanime)

We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas/Holiday/Winter break time with your friends and family! Hopefully we'll see some of you at Ichibancon in January. Keep an eye out for our Mirai episode coming soon. 

Stay warm! Watch anime. <3

 

BONUS EPISODE - 2018 Anime News Year in Review

December 15, 2018

Bill's Christmas gift to you all is a breakdown and analysis of all the major business events and news items that happened in the anime world in 2018. He takes a look back at the following:

-The death of Isao Takahata

-The Crunchyroll/Funimation breakup

-Anime Strike's downfall

-Anime on Netflix and the return of Neon Genesis Evangelion

-Anime industry working conditions

-Anime Kickstarter campaigns 

-And more! 

Please enjoy, and yes the giveaway winners will be announced soon!

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BONUS EPISODE - Netflix’s Castlevania: Dead and Loving It

December 2, 2018

"What is a man but a miserable little pile of podcasts?"

Ryan hosts a special bonus episode of the show all about Netflix's not-quite-anime-but-basically-anime series, Castlevania! Joining him are Marisa, Sully, and special guest pal, Edwin to talk about vampires, Belmonts, magic ladies, bickering, getting burned at the stake, and not being able to cross running water. 

Have you seen Netflix's Castlevania? What did you think of it? Which of the videos games is your favorite? Which Belmont is your favorite? Let us know over on Twitter! (https://www.twitter.com/TI_Anime)

[Note: we promise this "Castle" theme is not intended to be reoccurring, it just worked out that way.]

We are happy to remind everyone that Bill has graciously provided a copy of The Rose of Versailles Part 1 as a FREE giveaway to one of you listeners out there! As we stated in the beginning of the episode, you can be entered to WIN by popping over to our iTunes or Stitcher account and leaving us a 5 star rating and review.

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We will be announcing the winner on DECEMBER 13th, 2018 in our Facebook community group so make sure to join over there to know if you're the winner!

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#59 - Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro Review feat. Daryl Surat (Anime World Order, Otaku USA)

November 19, 2018

Since our previous Lupin the Third episodes (on The Mystery of Mamo and The Fuma Conspiracy) have done extremely well and everyone seems to like them, we decided we definitely needed to do another one before 2018 was over. So, we did! and we made it extra special by having on Daryl Surat! You may know Daryl from his long-running anime podcast, Anime World Order, or from his articles in Otaku USA and on Anime News Network. And if you've ever been scarred at convention panels by the names of "Anime's Craziest Deaths" or "Panel of DOOM", you can blame this guy. 

(Anime World Order: www.animeworldorder.com)

(Otaku USA: http://www.otakuusamagazine.com/)

In this episode, we talk about the second Lupin the Third theatrical film, the legendary directorial debut of Hayao Miyazaki before he founded Studio GhibliLupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

During catchup we introduce Daryl, ask him what's been going on with AWO, Otaku USA, and how the First of the North Star game is going. Bill talks Red Dead II, Tobias talks SSSS. Gridman, and Austin talks Dark Souls Remastered (a game franchise that Daryl's 60ish year old father is incredibly good at).

We then talk about the movie, the Lupin franchise at large, it's tonal differences, the production staff of Cagliostro, Miyazaki's flair, "asbestos suits", Tobias' experience watching his FIRST LUPIN THING, and how amazing Discotek is. 

Want to watch The Castle of Cagliostro for yourself? As of the release of this episode it is on Netflix and available on home video from Right Stuf and Discotek Media.

(Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/70050576)

(Right Stuf: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Lupin-the-3rd-The-Castle-of-Cagliostro-Blu-ray-Hyb-Collectors-Edition)

We are happy to remind everyone that Bill has graciously provided a copy of The Rose of Versailles Part 1 as a FREE giveaway to one of you listeners out there! As we stated in the beginning of the episode, you can be entered to WIN by popping over to our iTunes account and leaving us a 5 star rating and review.

(Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/third-impact-anime-podcast/id1313595090?mt=2)

We will be announcing the winner on DECEMBER 13th, 2018 (one month from today) in our Facebook community group so make sure to join over there to know if you're the winner! 

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