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Podcast – Second album syndrome!

So it has been several months since we put up the first episode and then nothing!

There is a good reason for that!

Lewis got a job in Dublin in September and unfortunately with the move and him getting settled into his new job and house it has meant he hasn’t been able to do the podcast much to both our frustrations. The good news is that Lewis is now settled and we’re preparing to record the next episode. Lewis is watching the material this weekend so hopefully we’ll record the following week and I’ve lined up content for the next half dozen episodes or so and that should help get us into the regular recording routine that we both want to get into to.

We haven’t disappeared and are alive and kicking, check back here or on twitter for news on the next episode.

Thanks for reading,


Podcast – The first episode is on its way!!

Welcome to the Retro Anime Podcast.

This is a project I’ve been meaning to get off the ground for years, I long enjoyed listening to various podcasts and wanted to have a go myself. I got into anime over 30 years ago without realising it, enjoying shows like Ulysses 31, Battle of the Planets and Starvengers (which started my lifelong fandom of mecha anime) before realising it was Japanese when I first saw Akira in 1991 when Manga Entertainment released it on VHS.

I’m Orgun on the AnimeUKNews forums and anyone who uses those forums will know I watch a lot of 80’s & 90’s anime. Don’t get me wrong I like a lot of modern anime but I love anime from the past, and as any 40 year old with rose tinted glasses the era that got you into something is always the dearest. That’s why I got my 22 year old step son Lewis to co-host with me. I got him into anime a little over 10 years ago and he watches quite a bit of modern anime so he is the perfect objective foil to my passion for older anime.

I want to focus on anime from the 60’s up to around the mid to late 90’s before the digital era truly began, hence the tag line The Classic, The Obscure, The Forgotten. I will cover some of the more well known or bigger titles but I also want to cover a lot of the anime that no-one talks about anymore or just never gets coverage period.

Each episode we’ll review 2 – 3 titles linked by a particular theme.

Lewis and I recorded the first episode on Sunday and I am currently editing it so I am aiming to have it released by the end of the week.

Please follow us on twitter @retroanime.

Thanks for reading,