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#109 - Interview with Helen McCarthy and Darren-Jon Ashmore on Leiji Matsumoto and Anime/Manga Scholarship

#109 - Interview with Helen McCarthy and Darren-Jon Ashmore on Leiji Matsumoto and Anime/Manga Scholarship

May 10, 2021

The second installment of our special interview series revolving around the newly released essay collection on Leji Matsumoto, co-edited by past (and current) guest Helen McCarthy!

Helen returns with her co-editor, Darren-Jon Ashmore, to discuss assembling the team of contributors for their new book, Leiji Matsumoto: Essays on the Manga and Anime Legend, and discuss what it took to bring so many perspectives on Matsumoto’s legacy to print.

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.

Darren-Jon Ashmore holds a PhD in cultural anthropology with a focus on Japanese performing arts, and has written and published numerous articles and books on Japanese culture and media. He is the author of Funeral For a Friend: Heroism in the Manga of Chiba Tetsuya, and Men Under Pressure: Manga and the Japanese Salaryman, The Authenticity of the Other: The Kuiraishi-no-ki and Japanese Ritual Puppet Theatre, and Matsumoto Leiji: A Life in Art. Darren has also had the opportunity to interview Matstumoto in-person, and his interview is included in this book. 

Purchase Leiji Matsumoto: Essays on the Manga and Anime Legend from McFarland Books. 

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#108 - Dorohedoro (Season 1)

#108 - Dorohedoro (Season 1)

April 16, 2021

What did the podcaster in my mouth say to you?!

On this episode of TIA, we're reviewing season 1 of Dorohedoro, based on the manga by Q Hayashida. We're talking about lizard dudes, gyoza fairies, giant cockroaches, mushrooms, buff ladies, baseball, and the power of friendship. Everything else is still lost in chaos.

In the pre-show, we discuss the cancellation of Animazement 2021 and what we hope to see conventions learn from virtual events once things return to "normal." Get vaccinated, everyone!

Note: The Kermit impersonation comes from Alex Le, the English voice of Caiman. Follow him on Twitter @AleksLeV

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#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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