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Pure TokyoScope

Pure TokyoScope

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Pure TokyoScope is a weekly podcast hosted by writers Matt Alt and Patrick Macias featuring news, views, and pop culture direct from Japan.

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Visit www.patreon.com/TokyoScopePodcast for bonus episodes and content
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01: Anime Biz + Shin Ultraman Review

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06: The End of Cool Japan? + How to Survive Being on Japanese Prime Time TV
Hello from The Big Mikan! It's episode 6 of PURE TOKYOSCOPE! Writers Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) combine their powers Voltron-style to bring you news, views, and pop culture direct from the Land of the Rising FUN! In this episode: NEWS: Cool Japan Fund may be merged, eliminated if it does not improve FEATURE: Don’t touch that dial! Pat and Matt share their experiences (both good and bad) appearing on Japanese prime time television. LINKS: Pure TokyoScope on YouTube Pure TokyoScope on Twitter  Matt Alt on Twitter Patrick Macias on Twitter Visit www.tokyoscope.comfor merch Visit TokyoScope on Patreon for bonus episodes and content The podcast is produced by jaPRESS LLC© Theme song by W. David Marx
29:39
June 27, 2022
Bonus Episode: The Shin Godzilla Review
SLAM into overdrive! It's a Bonus Episode of the PURE TOKYOSCOPE Podcast! Writers Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) combine their powers Voltron-style to bring you news, views, and pop culture direct from the Land of the Rising FUN! In this bonus episode: We present a 2016 conversation between Matt and Pat all about the movie SHIN GODZILLA, directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, starring the King of the Monsters! ALSO AVAILABLE!  YouTube version of this episode with Japanese comments from Nico Nico Douga LINKS: Pure TokyoScope on YouTube Pure TokyoScope on Twitter  Matt Alt on Twitter Patrick Macias on Twitter Visit www.tokyoscope.com for merch Visit TokyoScope on Patreon for bonus episodes and content The podcast is produced by jaPRESS LLC© Theme song by W. David Marx
25:55
June 23, 2022
05: Gundam - Doan's Island Review + Japanese Singles Not Willing to Marry
SLAM into overdrive! It's episode 5 of PURE TOKYOSCOPE! Writers Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) combine their powers Voltron-style to bring you news, views, and pop culture direct from the Land of the Rising FUN! In this episode: NEWS: Japanese government survey shows 1 in 4 singles in 30s not willing to marry Anna Miller’s, American diner known for tasty pies and iconic uniform, to close last branch in Japan FEATURE: Our review of the new anime film Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island (WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS) LINKS: Pure TokyoScope on YouTube Pure TokyoScope on Twitter  Matt Alt on Twitter Patrick Macias on Twitter Visit www.tokyoscope.com for merch Visit TokyoScope on Patreon for bonus episodes and content The podcast is produced by jaPRESS LLC© Theme song by W. David Marx
30:12
June 20, 2022
04: Birth Rate Blues + Our Favorite Books About Japan
HARK! It’s time for Episode 4 of the PURE TOKYOSCOPE podcast!  Writers Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) combine their powers Voltron-style to bring you news, views, and pop culture direct from the Land of the Rising FUN!  NEWS: The guys have an update about tourism in Japan (spoilers: it doesn’t sound like much fun) and then share thoughts on the recent Washington Post article titled Japan records its largest natural population decline as births fall.  FEATURE: Pat and Matt discuss some (but not all) of their favorite books about Japan! Manga! Manga!: The World of Japanese Comics Inside the Robot Kingdom Behind the Mask Pink Samurai Embracing Defeat A History of Tokyo from Edo to Showa LINKS!  Pure TokyoScope on Twitter  Matt Alt on Twitter  Patrick Macias on Twitter  Visit TokyoScope on Patreon for bonus episodes and content
36:22
June 13, 2022
03: Fukushima's Forbidden Zone + TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion
Prepare thyself for Episode 3 of PURE TOKYOSCOPE podcast! Writers Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) combine their powers Voltron-style to bring you news, views, and pop culture direct from the Land of the Rising FUN! In this episode: NEWS: Matt Alt talks about his recent visit to the radiation and earthquake afflicted Forbidden Zone in Fukushima, Japan.  FEATURE: Patrick Macias discusses his 2001 book TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion. LINKS Pure TokyoScope on YouTube Pure TokyoScope on Twitter  Matt Alt on Twitter Patrick Macias on Twitter Visit www.tokyoscope.com for merch Visit TokyoScope on Patreon for bonus episodes and content The podcast is produced by jaPRESS LLC© Theme song by W. David Marx
32:26
June 06, 2022
02: Tourism Blues + Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World
Electric Boogaloo! It’s Episode 2 of PURE TOKYOSCOPE podcast! Writers Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) combine their powers Voltron-style to bring you news, views, and pop culture direct from the Land of the Rising FUN! In this episode: NEWS: Japan says the tourists are set to come back in June, but are you ready for a thrilling package tour experience? FEATURE: Matt Alt discusses his 2020 book Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World. LINKS Pure TokyoScope on YouTube Pure TokyoScope on Twitter  Matt Alt on Twitter Patrick Macias on Twitter Visit www.tokyoscope.com for merch Visit TokyoScope on Patreon for bonus episodes and content The podcast is produced by jaPRESS LLC© Theme song by W. David Marx
29:14
May 30, 2022
01: Anime Biz + Shin Ultraman Review
WOW! It's the very first episode of the PURE TOKYOSCOPE podcast! Writers Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) combine their powers Voltron-style to bring you news, views, and pop culture direct from the Land of the Rising FUN!  In this episode: NEWS: The guys react to the Hollywood Reporter article on How Japanese Anime Became the World’s Most Bankable Genre REVIEW: Shin Ultraman!!!  LINKS Pure TokyoScope on YouTube Pure TokyoScope on Twitter  Matt Alt on Twitter Patrick Macias on Twitter Visit www.tokyoscope.com for merch The podcast is produced by jaPRESS LLC©   Theme song by W. David Marx
30:45
May 23, 2022
Pure TokyoScope Podcast Preview
A bit of preamble from Matt and Pat before the show begins...
00:48
May 22, 2022