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Meltdown podcast producer and anime fanatic Mason Booker leads a discussion with notable guests Raven Night, Zehra Fazal and others about classic anime series from years gone by that people may or may not have heard of or seen before. Delving deep into the interpretations, structure, myths, and meanings behind the characters and the story of each series the show strives to shed new light about the influences and culture around the anime series themselves as well as the people who made them. Join us and listen as we help people discover or re-discover these gems of storytelling that hold up to the passage of time! WARNING: There will be SPOILERS...it's basically unavoidable...

Latest Episodes

#13 - Street Fighter II The Animated Movie (With Deranta' Avaloy)

EWarning Explicit!!! This week in a fit of technological brilliance I am joined by Deranta' Avaloy! The owner of Avaloy Studios and creator of the Yasuke comic book and animated series! Listen in as we plumb the depths of male fighting fantasy while discussing Street Fighter II the Animated Movie and then marvel as we get side tracked into talking about G.I. Joe and Transformers because the film is just so out there. Bot then re-group and talk about Deranta's amazing personal project! All on this Long awaited return episode of Anime Attic Presented by Meltdown comics! Special Guest: Deranta' Avaloy TW: @avaloystudios IG: @avaloystudios Yasuke!!!!! www.hatchfund.org/project/yasuke Follow the show!!! T-shirts:https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

42 MIN2017 OCT 23
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#13 - Street Fighter II The Animated Movie (With Deranta' Avaloy)

#12 Dark Cat Ova (Anime Obscura)

EWarning Explicit!!! Joined by fellow anime fan and video game designer Jacob Clayman, and Mason attempt to deep dive or at least make some sort of sense out of "Dark Cat" the most obscure anime from 1991 that they could find. If you like horrendous dubs, nonsensical plots, borderline tentacle then this one is for you! Join us as we go deep into the past and take a look at an anime so hidden and forgotten and so bad that it made Japan's #1 movie distribution company go out of business! (Probably). Presented by Meltdown Comics! Special Guest: Jacob "Jake" Clayman FB: @JacobClayman Follow the show!!! T-shirts:https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

41 MIN2017 JUL 15
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#12 Dark Cat Ova (Anime Obscura)

#11 - Ghost in the Shell 2017 Live Action with Guest Luke Chueh!!!

EComing back as a topic for the third (and final?) time Mason and internationally acclaimed artist (and fellow anime "oldtaku") Luke Chueh sit down to discuss, in depth, the newly released Live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell starring none other than Scarlett Johanssen. Along the way, they talk about their hopes and dreams, disappointments in the film, and bare a little bit of their souls to the world. Check it out all right here on the latest episode of Anime Attic presented by Meltdown Comics! Special Guest: Luke Chueh @LukeChueh on everything T-shirts:https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

72 MIN2017 APR 11
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#11 - Ghost in the Shell 2017 Live Action with Guest Luke Chueh!!!

#10 - Meltdown Network Crossover Special

EMason Booker is on the Meltdown Network Crossover Panel! Recorded LIVE from Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con 2016 and hosted by Geoffrey Golden and joined by fellow network podcast hosts Mason Booker (Anime Attic), Natasha Chandel (Kinda Dating), Matt Kennedy (Pod Sequentialism), Dan Brozo (Battlecast), Aristotle Acevedo (Meltcast 3.0) come listen in to Matt and everyone else talk about their shows because you could be missing your next favorite thing! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

51 MIN2016 DEC 24
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#10 - Meltdown Network Crossover Special

#09 - Manga Maven Mini-sode! Full Moon Sagashite! With Raven!!!

Full Moon Sagashite is an epic SHOJO Manga by Arina Tanemura about the big things in life such as love, loss, death, and pop stardom. Written June 2002 - July 2004 it follows a twelve year old girl with throat cancer who is magically transformed into a healthy sixteen year old intent on achieving her dream of becoming a huge idol singer before her death in a year. Manga Maven Raven returns to fill us all in on the glory of this story and why it's dark but beautiful and different than the anime adaptation yet still so amazing! Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Raven: FB: @RavenNightCosplay IG: @Ravennightcosplay Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

35 MIN2016 NOV 14
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#09 - Manga Maven Mini-sode! Full Moon Sagashite! With Raven!!!

#08b - Mason and Alexi Wasser Talk (Interview)

EImagine you get to meet your celebrity crush, imagine you get to talk to them and ask them to be on your show...imagine they say yes...what do you do? Would you ask them out?! Guess what Iiii diiiddd... Oh wait, you don't have to guess... It's all been perfectly recorded... for your amusement... Laugh it up fuzzballs., In part B of this episode which is actually the first half of their conversation, Mason is joined by the coolest Internet Celebrity superstar ever Alexi Wasser for a heart-wrenching soul searching talk about love and breakup, first dates, drugs, and fantasy vs reality and maybe even a little bit of anime... All amazing things happening right here on this astonishing and completely -typical episode of Anime Attic Presented by Meltdown Comics! T-shirts:https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Alexi Wasser Podcast: Love Alexi iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/love-alexi/id336174425?mt=2 Twitter: @alexiwasser Instagram: @alexiwasser Snapchat:@AlexiWasser F...

48 MIN2016 NOV 4
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#08b - Mason and Alexi Wasser Talk (Interview)

#08a - FLCL with Alexi Wasser (Interview)

EIn part A of this episode which is actually the second half of theri conversation, Mason is joined by the coolest Internet Celebrity superstar ever Alexi Wasser for a knock down drag out discussion about one of the strangest and coolest animes of all time FLCL! The Only catch? Alexi has never seen anime before in her life. This may have not been the best choice for her to start watching but it leads to some really interesting if not hilarious discussion as we plumb the depths of the surreal in an attempt to piece together coherancy out of one of the craziest and most abstract anime OVAs ever produced! All right here in this episode of Anime Attic presented by Meltdown Comics! T-shirts:https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Alexi Wasser Podcast: Love Alexi iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/love-alexi/id336174425?mt=2 Twitter: @alexiwasser Instagram: @alexiwasser Snapchat:@AlexiWasser Follow the show! Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and e...

46 MIN2016 NOV 3
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#08a - FLCL with Alexi Wasser (Interview)

#07- Doraemon! with Pei Pei Lin!

We're back after a hiatus and this time with Taiwanese Hollywood actress Pei Pei Lin talking about the biggest anime in the world tha Mason has never heard of...Doraemon!!! Charmed to death by this hilariously EPIC children's anime that is also the highest selling manga EVER and Japan's Official Anime Ambassador, and an INTERCONTINENTAL cultural phenomenon that has taken the WORLD by storm for over 40 years... Mason and Pei Pei talk about it's creation, history, it's enduring GLOBAL influence, adorable characters, hilarious stporylines, life lessons learned, the inevitable Disney comparison and WHY people in America may have NEVER heard of it. Check it ALL out right here on this latest (and greatest?) episode of Anime Attic presented by Meltdown comics! Pei Pei www.peipeilin.com Twitter: @peipeilin214 Instagram: @peipeilin214 Follow the show! Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

67 MIN2016 OCT 21
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#07- Doraemon! with Pei Pei Lin!

6a - (Addendum) Ghost in the Shell Debate (Scarlett Johannsen is perfect?!?!!)

ELET'S FIGHT!!! Mason and special guest Kimi and Jamie Noguchi have a fierce and unpredictable debate about Scarlett Johansson being cast in Ghost in the Shell live action movie! Listen in to the CRAZY and very EXPLICIT debate as we tackles everything from racism, whitewashing, CG ethnic shifting, Power Rangers, to Elizabeth Banks, Paramount and even Disney! It's a no holds barred verbal battle royale! Tune in and see who you agree with!! If anybody!!! All on this incredible and explicit episode of Anime Attic presented by Meltdown Comics! Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com Jamie Noguchi - www.monstercutie.com Kimi - www.instagram.com/crazykimi101

39 MIN2016 MAY 29
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6a - (Addendum) Ghost in the Shell Debate (Scarlett Johannsen is perfect?!?!!)

#06 - Ghost in the Shell

Mason and returning Japanese theater scholar Zehra Fazal sit down to discuss the 1995 animated masterpiece that started it all “Ghost in the Shell” directed by the incredible Mamoru Oshii and based on the 1989 manga of the same (ish) name by Masamune Shirow. Zehra and Mason go DEEP and discuss the nature of humanity, the essence of independent thought, the incredibly complex character of Mokoto Kusanagi, the casting backlash of Scarlett Johansson, and what the movie is REALLY about. Listen to it all here on the latest episode of Anime Attic presented by Meltdown Comics! Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: animeatticlove Zhera - www.ZehraFazal.com www.Titusanddronicus.com Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

64 MIN2016 MAY 1
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#06 - Ghost in the Shell

Latest Episodes

#13 - Street Fighter II The Animated Movie (With Deranta' Avaloy)

EWarning Explicit!!! This week in a fit of technological brilliance I am joined by Deranta' Avaloy! The owner of Avaloy Studios and creator of the Yasuke comic book and animated series! Listen in as we plumb the depths of male fighting fantasy while discussing Street Fighter II the Animated Movie and then marvel as we get side tracked into talking about G.I. Joe and Transformers because the film is just so out there. Bot then re-group and talk about Deranta's amazing personal project! All on this Long awaited return episode of Anime Attic Presented by Meltdown comics! Special Guest: Deranta' Avaloy TW: @avaloystudios IG: @avaloystudios Yasuke!!!!! www.hatchfund.org/project/yasuke Follow the show!!! T-shirts:https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

42 MIN2017 OCT 23
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#13 - Street Fighter II The Animated Movie (With Deranta' Avaloy)

#12 Dark Cat Ova (Anime Obscura)

EWarning Explicit!!! Joined by fellow anime fan and video game designer Jacob Clayman, and Mason attempt to deep dive or at least make some sort of sense out of "Dark Cat" the most obscure anime from 1991 that they could find. If you like horrendous dubs, nonsensical plots, borderline tentacle then this one is for you! Join us as we go deep into the past and take a look at an anime so hidden and forgotten and so bad that it made Japan's #1 movie distribution company go out of business! (Probably). Presented by Meltdown Comics! Special Guest: Jacob "Jake" Clayman FB: @JacobClayman Follow the show!!! T-shirts:https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

41 MIN2017 JUL 15
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#12 Dark Cat Ova (Anime Obscura)

#11 - Ghost in the Shell 2017 Live Action with Guest Luke Chueh!!!

EComing back as a topic for the third (and final?) time Mason and internationally acclaimed artist (and fellow anime "oldtaku") Luke Chueh sit down to discuss, in depth, the newly released Live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell starring none other than Scarlett Johanssen. Along the way, they talk about their hopes and dreams, disappointments in the film, and bare a little bit of their souls to the world. Check it out all right here on the latest episode of Anime Attic presented by Meltdown Comics! Special Guest: Luke Chueh @LukeChueh on everything T-shirts:https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

72 MIN2017 APR 11
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#11 - Ghost in the Shell 2017 Live Action with Guest Luke Chueh!!!

#10 - Meltdown Network Crossover Special

EMason Booker is on the Meltdown Network Crossover Panel! Recorded LIVE from Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con 2016 and hosted by Geoffrey Golden and joined by fellow network podcast hosts Mason Booker (Anime Attic), Natasha Chandel (Kinda Dating), Matt Kennedy (Pod Sequentialism), Dan Brozo (Battlecast), Aristotle Acevedo (Meltcast 3.0) come listen in to Matt and everyone else talk about their shows because you could be missing your next favorite thing! T-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

51 MIN2016 DEC 24
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#10 - Meltdown Network Crossover Special

#09 - Manga Maven Mini-sode! Full Moon Sagashite! With Raven!!!

Full Moon Sagashite is an epic SHOJO Manga by Arina Tanemura about the big things in life such as love, loss, death, and pop stardom. Written June 2002 - July 2004 it follows a twelve year old girl with throat cancer who is magically transformed into a healthy sixteen year old intent on achieving her dream of becoming a huge idol singer before her death in a year. Manga Maven Raven returns to fill us all in on the glory of this story and why it's dark but beautiful and different than the anime adaptation yet still so amazing! Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Raven: FB: @RavenNightCosplay IG: @Ravennightcosplay Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

35 MIN2016 NOV 14
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#09 - Manga Maven Mini-sode! Full Moon Sagashite! With Raven!!!

#08b - Mason and Alexi Wasser Talk (Interview)

EImagine you get to meet your celebrity crush, imagine you get to talk to them and ask them to be on your show...imagine they say yes...what do you do? Would you ask them out?! Guess what Iiii diiiddd... Oh wait, you don't have to guess... It's all been perfectly recorded... for your amusement... Laugh it up fuzzballs., In part B of this episode which is actually the first half of their conversation, Mason is joined by the coolest Internet Celebrity superstar ever Alexi Wasser for a heart-wrenching soul searching talk about love and breakup, first dates, drugs, and fantasy vs reality and maybe even a little bit of anime... All amazing things happening right here on this astonishing and completely -typical episode of Anime Attic Presented by Meltdown Comics! T-shirts:https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Alexi Wasser Podcast: Love Alexi iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/love-alexi/id336174425?mt=2 Twitter: @alexiwasser Instagram: @alexiwasser Snapchat:@AlexiWasser F...

48 MIN2016 NOV 4
Comments
#08b - Mason and Alexi Wasser Talk (Interview)

#08a - FLCL with Alexi Wasser (Interview)

EIn part A of this episode which is actually the second half of theri conversation, Mason is joined by the coolest Internet Celebrity superstar ever Alexi Wasser for a knock down drag out discussion about one of the strangest and coolest animes of all time FLCL! The Only catch? Alexi has never seen anime before in her life. This may have not been the best choice for her to start watching but it leads to some really interesting if not hilarious discussion as we plumb the depths of the surreal in an attempt to piece together coherancy out of one of the craziest and most abstract anime OVAs ever produced! All right here in this episode of Anime Attic presented by Meltdown Comics! T-shirts:https://www.teepublic.com/user/meltdownnetwork Alexi Wasser Podcast: Love Alexi iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/love-alexi/id336174425?mt=2 Twitter: @alexiwasser Instagram: @alexiwasser Snapchat:@AlexiWasser Follow the show! Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and e...

46 MIN2016 NOV 3
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#08a - FLCL with Alexi Wasser (Interview)

#07- Doraemon! with Pei Pei Lin!

We're back after a hiatus and this time with Taiwanese Hollywood actress Pei Pei Lin talking about the biggest anime in the world tha Mason has never heard of...Doraemon!!! Charmed to death by this hilariously EPIC children's anime that is also the highest selling manga EVER and Japan's Official Anime Ambassador, and an INTERCONTINENTAL cultural phenomenon that has taken the WORLD by storm for over 40 years... Mason and Pei Pei talk about it's creation, history, it's enduring GLOBAL influence, adorable characters, hilarious stporylines, life lessons learned, the inevitable Disney comparison and WHY people in America may have NEVER heard of it. Check it ALL out right here on this latest (and greatest?) episode of Anime Attic presented by Meltdown comics! Pei Pei www.peipeilin.com Twitter: @peipeilin214 Instagram: @peipeilin214 Follow the show! Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: @animeatticlove Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

67 MIN2016 OCT 21
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#07- Doraemon! with Pei Pei Lin!

6a - (Addendum) Ghost in the Shell Debate (Scarlett Johannsen is perfect?!?!!)

ELET'S FIGHT!!! Mason and special guest Kimi and Jamie Noguchi have a fierce and unpredictable debate about Scarlett Johansson being cast in Ghost in the Shell live action movie! Listen in to the CRAZY and very EXPLICIT debate as we tackles everything from racism, whitewashing, CG ethnic shifting, Power Rangers, to Elizabeth Banks, Paramount and even Disney! It's a no holds barred verbal battle royale! Tune in and see who you agree with!! If anybody!!! All on this incredible and explicit episode of Anime Attic presented by Meltdown Comics! Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com Jamie Noguchi - www.monstercutie.com Kimi - www.instagram.com/crazykimi101

39 MIN2016 MAY 29
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6a - (Addendum) Ghost in the Shell Debate (Scarlett Johannsen is perfect?!?!!)

#06 - Ghost in the Shell

Mason and returning Japanese theater scholar Zehra Fazal sit down to discuss the 1995 animated masterpiece that started it all “Ghost in the Shell” directed by the incredible Mamoru Oshii and based on the 1989 manga of the same (ish) name by Masamune Shirow. Zehra and Mason go DEEP and discuss the nature of humanity, the essence of independent thought, the incredibly complex character of Mokoto Kusanagi, the casting backlash of Scarlett Johansson, and what the movie is REALLY about. Listen to it all here on the latest episode of Anime Attic presented by Meltdown Comics! Twitter: @animeatticlove Instagram: animeatticlove Zhera - www.ZehraFazal.com www.Titusanddronicus.com Produced and engineered by Mason Booker Logo by Laura Darby www.Lauradarby.com

64 MIN2016 MAY 1
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#06 - Ghost in the Shell
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