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Third Impact Anime is a bi-weekly podcast focused on exploring the history, artistry, and community of anime. From series reviews to convention coverage and guest interviews, we strive to bring you content that is fun, informative, and interesting! Hosted by Austin (@bebopshock) and many awesome co-hosts.

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Third Impact Anime is a bi-weekly podcast focused on exploring the history, artistry, and community of anime. From series reviews to convention coverage and guest interviews, we strive to bring you content that is fun, informative, and interesting! Hosted by Austin (@bebopshock) and many awesome co-hosts.

    #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

    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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    • 1 hr 19 min
    #108 - Dorohedoro (Season 1)

    #108 - Dorohedoro (Season 1)

    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
    If you enjoy this or any other episode, leave us a Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts!
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    #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

    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 BooksYou can find Tim Eldred on Twitter @TimJEldredCosmoDNA - The Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato Fandom ArchiveTim’s personal websiteYou can find Ed Hoff on his website belowEd’s website World Cosplay Summit Matt Alt’s book Pure Invention (mentioned during the discussion) 
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #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

    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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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Kotatsu Corner #2 - Toucan, Too Furious

    Kotatsu Corner #2 - Toucan, Too Furious

    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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    • 1 hr 42 min
    #105 - Sonic the Hedgehog OVA (1996)

    #105 - Sonic the Hedgehog OVA (1996)

    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.
    Show notes are available on our website: www.thirdimpactanime.com
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    • 1 hr 41 min

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