Third Impact Anime Podcast
#119 - Best Anime WE Watched in 2021

#119 - Best Anime WE Watched in 2021

January 17, 2022

We watched a LOT of anime in 2021, and not all of it was released then. So instead of doing a "Best of 2021" list, we just had a casual conversation about some of the shows we watched including Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Hinamatsuri, My Life as a Villainess, Wave! Listen to Me, Sound of the Sky, and Giant Robo; and of course some actual 2021 releases like Odd Taxi, Godzilla Singular Point, Zombie Land Saga R, Pui Pui Molcar, and Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (yes, you legally have to write out the full title).

Hosted this time by Austin (@bebopshock) and Bill (@wbforeman999).

If you enjoy this or any other episode, leave us a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts!

Show notes are available on our website: www.thirdimpactanime.com

More helpful links: https://linktr.ee/thirdimpactanime

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TI_Anime

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Stitcher | Podbean

Support us on Ko-Fi | Patreon

Kotatsu Corner #3 - IDK, Post-Holiday Title.

Kotatsu Corner #3 - IDK, Post-Holiday Title.

January 10, 2022

Almost a year to the date we released our last Kotatsu Corner episode, but here's another one!

Kotatsu Corner is our side-show where we talk about non-anime related crap that we just have to get out of our system. On this one, we talk about our holiday season, what we've been enjoying lately, some highlights of 2021, and what we're looking forward to in 2022. Topics include Genshin Impact, Spider-Man, BlazBlue, Tales of Arise, The Lunar Chronicles, and audience submitted reflections on what media got them through 2021.

Hosted by Austin, Tori, Sarah, and Edwin.

Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/mountaineer/voyager License code: 16WWJURQZKB3DX9V

Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/hartzmann/summer... License code: QODQ4Z5J7RP0VGXY

If you enjoy this or any other episode, leave us a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts!

Show notes are available on our website: www.thirdimpactanime.com

More helpful links: https://linktr.ee/thirdimpactanime

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TI_Anime

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Stitcher | Podbean

Support us on Ko-Fi | Patreon

#118 - Fate/Zero

#118 - Fate/Zero

December 26, 2021

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and/or Saturday with your friends and loved ones! To celebrate the holiday season, we're covering an entry in the long running Fate franchise for the first time, 2011's Fate/Zero, based on the light novel written by Gen Urobuchi, created by TYPE-MOON and animated by ufotable.

Our reasons for making this our Christmas special are flimsy at best, but it has a lot of snow in it so, sue us (please don't, we're poor). Fate/Zero is a prequel series to the story of Fate/stay Night but works as a standalone anime that you can enjoy with any or no familiarity with the Fate series. But is this a good place to start? How does this series hold up 10 years later? Who would we want to summon as Heroic Spirits to fight for us in the Holy Grail War? Find out now!

In the pre-show, Austin talks about seeing Macross Plus in theaters, Ryan talks about submitting panels to Momocon 2022, Will talks about watching Miyazaki's films for the first time in order, and other brief non-sequiturs. Enjoy!

If you enjoy this or any other episode, leave us a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts!

Show notes are available on our website: www.thirdimpactanime.com

More helpful links: https://linktr.ee/thirdimpactanime

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TI_Anime

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Stitcher | Podbean

Support us on Ko-Fi | Patreon

#117 - Detective Conan! Franchise Intro & Review of Movie 9: Strategy Above the Depths

#117 - Detective Conan! Franchise Intro & Review of Movie 9: Strategy Above the Depths

December 15, 2021

One truth prevails, and that truth is that Bill is a huge Detective Conan fan. Yet, he's never had a chance to gush about it on the podcast. That changes today with our first podcast on the long-running mystery series, Detective Conan a.k.a. Case Closed! Bill introduces the franchise with a historical breakdown and explanation of what the essence of Conan is. Then, Bill and Austin review Movie 9: Strategy Above the Depths, Bill's chosen title to introduce to a total newb.

Before the review, Austin and Bill talk about what they've been watching and some current event news including Netflix Cowboy Bebop reactions, the passing of Keiko Nobumoto, the announcement of Netflix's Bubble, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure returning, and Austin being a guest on The Film Buds Podcast talking about Tokyo Godfathers.

You can check that out here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-film-buds/id1251074853

If you enjoy this or any other episode, leave us a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts!

Show notes are available on our website: www.thirdimpactanime.com

More helpful links: https://linktr.ee/thirdimpactanime

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TI_Anime

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Stitcher | Podbean

Support us on Ko-Fi | Patreon

#116 - Junji Ito‘s Uzumaki (manga)

#116 - Junji Ito‘s Uzumaki (manga)

November 3, 2021

We're back this week with a story that will make your head spin, around and around, like a.... well, you know. We're talking about the 1998 horror manga by Junji Ito, Uzumaki.

The works of Junji Ito have grown in popularity significantly over the last few years with the re-releases of many of his major works in the United States. To celebrate the 2021 spooky season, Tori, Bill, and Austin talk about Ito as a creator, Tori "liking him before he was cool," Bill's binge reading, and of course the main event, Uzumaki!

If you enjoy this or any other episode, leave us a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts!

Show notes are available on our website: www.thirdimpactanime.com

More helpful links: https://linktr.ee/thirdimpactanime

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TI_Anime

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Stitcher | Podbean

Support us on Ko-Fi | Patreon

#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.

If you enjoy this or any other episode, leave us a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts!

Show notes are available on our website: www.thirdimpactanime.com

More helpful links: https://linktr.ee/thirdimpactanime

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TI_Anime

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Stitcher | Podbean

Support us on Ko-Fi | Patreon

#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!

If you enjoy this or any other episode, leave us a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts!

Show notes are available on our website: www.thirdimpactanime.com

More helpful links: https://linktr.ee/thirdimpactanime

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TI_Anime

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Stitcher | Podbean

Support us on Ko-Fi | Patreon

#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.

If you enjoy this or any other episode, leave us a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts!

Show notes are available on our website: www.thirdimpactanime.com

More helpful links: https://linktr.ee/thirdimpactanime

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TI_Anime

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Stitcher | Podbean

Support us on Ko-Fi | Patreon

#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.

If you enjoy this or any other episode, leave us a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts!

Show notes are available on our website: www.thirdimpactanime.com

More helpful links: https://linktr.ee/thirdimpactanime

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TI_Anime

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Stitcher | Podbean

Support on Ko-Fi | Patreon

#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!

If you enjoy this or any other episode, leave us a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts!

Show notes are available on our website: www.thirdimpactanime.com

More helpful links: https://linktr.ee/thirdimpactanime

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TI_Anime

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | YouTube | Stitcher | Podbean

Support on Ko-Fi | Patreon

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App