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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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#93 - BEASTARS

#93 - BEASTARS

April 11, 2020

Take a walk on the WILD SIDE!

In this episode, we look at the recent hit BEASTARS from Studio Orange and author Paru Itagaki.

We discuss each major character in detail, studio Orange's pedigree, and the major themes of the show including identity, sexuality, power, bullying, and the plethora of animal metaphors.

Due to the mature themes discussed in this show, we have marked it as Explicit on Apple Podcasts. Listener discretion is advised.

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#92 - Akihabara Geeks (2005)

#92 - Akihabara Geeks (2005)

March 31, 2020

In the first part of our new mini series on "otakumentaries," we review the 2005 documentary from NHK (and in the US by Anime Works/Media Blasters), Akihabara Geeks.

Akihabara Geeks follows a group of people through their daily life in Akihabara, Tokyo to examine the various types of fan cultures during that time period. If you'd like to check it out yourself, it's long out of print but easily stream-able on YouTube.

Thanks for listening and look out for more otakumentary reviews coming from us soon!

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BONUS - Batman Meets Godzilla: Interview with Writer/Editor Eric Elliott

BONUS - Batman Meets Godzilla: Interview with Writer/Editor Eric Elliott

March 23, 2020

Holy kaiju, Batman! In this short bonus episode, Sully interviews Eric Elliott!

Eric is the writer and editor of the fan-comic Batman Meets Godzilla based on the 1966 script treatment from Toho and Shinichi Sekizawa. Ever wondered what this lost movie would have looked like? Eric and his team are bringing it to life!

Read it here: http://batmanmeetsgodzilla.com/index.html

Follow Eric on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricEll96803333

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#91 - Azumanga Daioh

#91 - Azumanga Daioh

March 16, 2020

Andrew returns in his very first hosting role to discuss one of his and Tobias' favorite comedy anime of all time, the now-classic series Azumanga Daioh! Bill comes along for the ride to give the non-superfan perspective. They discuss the series' origins, its impact on anime fandom of the early 00's, how it holds up and doesn't hold up, and whether or not Yotsuba& deserves an anime (hint: yes).

Note that we are releasing this episode towards the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak across the United States. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and have peace of mind during this time of fear and uncertainty across the globe. We'll get through it!

It does appear that conventions are going to be hit pretty hard with conventions both in Japan and in the US being cancelled every day. Check out our recent blog post on what you can do to help those who rely on the convention circuit for their livelihoods.

Stay safe and stay healthy! Love to you all.

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#90 - Weathering With You

#90 - Weathering With You

March 2, 2020

Makoto Shinkai's latest film Weathering With You was released in US theaters a few weeks ago! Tori, Austin, and Tobias share their thoughts on it and how it stacks up against Your Name., even though they felt bad about constantly comparing the two. It's hard not to, okay!!

They also briefly discuss Kingdom Hearts III: ReMind, Lupin the IIIrd: The Blood Spray of Goemon Ishikawa, and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

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