Third Impact Anime Podcast
#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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Kotatsu Corner #2 - Toucan, Too Furious

Kotatsu Corner #2 - Toucan, Too Furious

January 31, 2021

Remember when we were going to start a mini-series? Well WE STILL ARE because now there are TWO OF THEM!

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. 

In this episode of miscellaneous chatting, Tobias, Ryan, Bill, and Sully talk about the Scott Pilgrim video game getting a re-release, Detective Conan, Super Mario 3D World, Lucas Films Games news, and other random whatevers.

Enjoy!

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#105 - Sonic the Hedgehog OVA (1996)

#105 - Sonic the Hedgehog OVA (1996)

January 11, 2021

Note: This episode was recorded back in Spring/Summer of 2020.

Scrape your Knuckles and catch some Tails because we're talkin' the blue blur himself! Sully, Tobias, and Ryan run full speed into our latest review on the 1996 Sonic the Hedgehog two-episode OVA from SEGA and Studio Pierrot (Urusei Yatsura, Creamy Mami, Yu Yu Hakusho).

Please enjoy the episode! Have you seen this OVA? What did you think of it? How does it compare to the other animated Sonic projects? How about other video game anime in general? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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#104 - Holiday Special! Sailor Moon S: The Movie feat. Anna from the OSMCast!

#104 - Holiday Special! Sailor Moon S: The Movie feat. Anna from the OSMCast!

January 3, 2021

Christmas was over a week ago now, but the festivities can't stop until we release a Christmas episode of some kind so, here it is!

Sully takes us on a holly jolly journey into the second Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon feature film, Hearts on Ice, or just Sailor Moon S: The Movie. He's joined by fellow guardians, Will from Mid Shelf Gaming, and first-time guest, Anna from the OSMCast!, another excellent podcast you should listen to.

They discuss the interesting release history of the film, the life of living legend Megumi Hayashibara, the fact that this is only kind-of a Christmas movie, why cats shouldn't eat candy, and how this film connects to Anna's job?!

Stuff your stockings with this first episode of Third Impact Anime for 2021, and we sure hope this year is infinitely better than the last one.

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#103 - The Secret World of Arrietty

#103 - The Secret World of Arrietty

December 13, 2020

Shrink down to size with Tori, Austin, Edwin, and Andrew as they review the 2010 Studio Ghibli feature film The Secret World of Arrietty! If you're a big fan of Arrietty, let us know what it means to you in the comments and please enjoy the episode!

 

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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#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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