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In this episode Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) celebrate the life and work of Shonen Magazine editor Shoji Otomo (1936-1973) who revolutionized pro-otaku culture with his vision of kaiju anatomy art! NEWS Bomb and death threats faxed to universities and hi…
 
In the second part of our Year in Review, Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) take one final look back at the highs and lows of life in Japan from August to December 2022. Some rants about Makoto Shinkai and Studio Ghibli follow, as does the Shakey's Pizza them…
 
It's a new year, but Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) take one final look back at the highs and lows of life in Japan in 2022 from January to July. Some talk about Madballs and Shogun Warriors ensues. NEWS Series of burglaries target pricey Pokémon cards in …
 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year? Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) take a break from weigh in on the pros and cons of surviving the 1-2 knockout punch of Christmas and New Years in Japan. Forecast calls for Machine Robo and KFC with a high chance of …
 
Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) is back to co-hosting duties after a whirlwind trip away and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) grills him about his recent tour of a strange country called....AMERICA! Much talk about collecting vintage Japanese toys and questionable sushi ensues! NEWS 'War' chos…
 
Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) is off this week fighting the Rock Lords in America, so Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) presents a previously Patreon-only episode from 2020 featuring Dave Merrill on a Dante-esque like journey into the dark heart of late 20th century anime dork gatherings. Exp…
 
This episode, Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) jump into a photonic energy-powered time machine and take a trip back fifty years ago to survey the amazing state of Japanese pop culture in 1972! NEWS KFC releases an Otaku Burger…in Spain?!? Pepsi releases a n…
 
This episode, Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) survey the fabulous wreckage of the Japan's government-backed Cool Japan Fund which is now teetering on its last legs after losing 30 billion yen. NEWS 'Sonic the Hedgehog' creator Yuji Naka arrested over inside…
 
This episode, Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) review the new smash hit anime series CHAINSAW MAN and talk about its place in the pantheon of Japanese entertainment from the unstoppable SHONEN JUMP manga machine. NEWS Netflix is getting ready to revive Gamer…
 
Face front, True Believers! This episode, Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) rewind the clock back to the year 2008 to revisit a pair of audio interviews with none other than Stan “The Man” Lee! Topics include manga vs comics, Japanese Spider-Man, Godzilla, as…
 
FEATURE As the Big G turns 68 years old, Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) pay tribute to the King of the Monsters, GODZILLA, with a chat about the best films, the craziest collectables, and what the future may have in store for the Lizard King with a new fil…
 
Unicorns are real and they’ve taken over the podcast! This time, Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) welcome special guest Caro Buermann of Sweet Streets to talk about the 40th anniversary of the 1982 film THE LAST UNICORN produced and directed by Rankin/Bass a…
 
FEATURE As the 69 year old Shibuya Toei cinema is set to close it’s doors, Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) laugh and reminiscence about movie theaters and movie going in Japan from the lowdown grindhouse, to the super deluxe big screens. Hear our war-cry: N…
 
FEATURE Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) visit the first-ever event dedicated to the 1980-1981 Japanese puppet science fiction series X-BOMBER, which was televised in the UK as STAR FLEET! STAR FLEET episodes at Archive.org Music video for STAR FLEET PROJECT…
 
FEATURE Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) take time out from their busy schedules to celebrate four decades of the legendary anime series Super Dimension Fortress Macross (better known in the west as Robotech: The Macross Saga). To aid them in this task, spec…
 
FEATURE Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) finally leave their otaku-strewn bedrooms and make for the All-Japan Model and Hobby Show to bring you a report from the field! NEWS For many, it was business as usual in Tokyo on Abe’s funeral day Antonio Inoki, pro …
 
FEATURE In the show's first ever open Q&A, Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) answer YOUR burning questions about the best toy stores in Tokyo, the forgotten Japanese Animation Archives, and take the Voight-Kampff to try and determine who is a Rock Lord! NEWS …
 
FEATURE As Japan plans to reopen the borders to tourists again, Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) look back the first times they ever set foot in the Land of the Rising Fun. Don’t shoot up in the ramen restaurant and don’t lose your passport! NEWS Nintendo's …
 
This week writers Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) conclude their interview with Japanese filmmaker Ryuhei Kitamura and talk about his two new films THE PRICE WE PAY and THREE SISTERS OF TENMASOU and look back at his 2004 title Godzilla: Final Wars! NEWS Top…
 
This week writers Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) talk to Japanese filmmaker Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus, Azumi, Godzilla: Final Wars) about his recent release of the soundtrack to the 1983 film VILLAGE OF DOOM, inspired by the true events of the 1938 Tsuyama s…
 
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: Rigid rules at Japan PM's office require officials to come in person for 'online' meetings Jap…
 
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: Japan launches nationwide competition to boost alcohol consumption Ex-Olympic organizing commi…
 
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: Live-Action Pac-Man Movie in Works at Bandai Namco, Wayfarer Studios One Piece Screenings in F…
 
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: Crunchyroll Merges With Anime Store, Right Stuf Heavy rain hits northeastern, central Japan, 1…
 
1 and 1 we're having some fun! It's time for Episode 11 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: Sakura…
 
Double digits! It's time for Episode 10 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: Tokyo's COVID-19 cases…
 
News: More Shinzo Abe, Japan Election Results, Ken Akamatsu, and Golgo 13 Feature: The Argument Against Machine Translation Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine… it’s time for Episode 9 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…
 
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 SPECIAL ALL-NEWS EPISODE Shinzo Abe: Ex-Prime Minister of Japan assassinated while giving sp…
 
BEHOLD! It's time for episode (ultra) seven 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: Japan swelter…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 s…
 
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 to…
 
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 abou…
 
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 …
 
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 rea…
 
The Podcast “Sessions” was designed to let Donkis showcase his on air ablilities, DJ style and skills in a live format.Episode 10: This Episode's mix is just a bunch of upcoming and current tracks that you can vibe out too and enjoy!!1- Eric Bellinger ft 2 Chainz- Focused On You2- French Montana ft Jeremih- Bad Chick3- Baauer ft Aluna George & Rae …
 
The Podcast “Sessions” was designed to let Donkis showcase his on air ablilities, DJ style and skills in a live format.Episode 10: This Episode's mix is just a bunch of upcoming and current tracks that you can vibe out too and enjoy!!1- The 1975- Chocolate (HLM Remix)2- Disclosure ft Mary J Blige- F For You (remix)3- Clean Bandits- Rather Be (Obsce…
 
The Podcast “Sessions” was designed to let Donkis showcase his on air ablilities, DJ style and skills in a live format.Episode 9: This Episode's mix is considered the "Valentines Edition". It contains throwback make up, and break up songs from 1990-2005. Vibe out and enjoy!!1- Nivea, Brian Casey & Brandon Casey- Don't Mess With My Man2- JayZ & R. K…
 
The Podcast “Sessions” was designed to let Donkis showcase his on air ablilities, DJ style and skills in a live format.Episode 8: This Episode was just an impulse mix with no special arrangement or theme. Enjoy!!1- Slynk- Hey You (DJ Dan Re-Rub)2- Reece Low- Party3- Armin Van Buuren ft Cindy Alma- Beautiful Life4- Steve Aoki n Rune RK ft RAS- Bring…
 
The Podcast “Sessions” was designed to let Donkis showcase his on air ablilities, DJ style and skills in a live format.Episode 7: This Episode was just an impulse mix with no special arrangement or theme. Enjoy!!1- Aluna George and DJ Snake- You Know You Like It (Katch Edit)2- Diplo ft Imanos, Faustix & Kai- Revolution (Kontrol Remix)3- Diplo & Swi…
 
The Podcast "Sessions" was designed to let Donkis showcase his on air ablilities, DJ style and skills in a live format.Episode 6: This Episode was recorded LIVE October 11th at Cleveland Public Hall for The Best Of Cleveland Party, which Donkis was awarded "Best Club DJ" for 2013 by Cleveland Magazine.Please feel free to send in requests, give feed…
 
The Podcast "Sessions" was designed to let Donkis showcase his on air ablilities, DJ style and skills in a live format.Episode 5: This episode Donkis plays a wide array of genres, such as: EDM, Trap, Twerk, and Old School. Towards the end of the podcast as mentioned in Episode 4, Donkis has an exclusive announcement that you the subscriber will onl…
 
The Podcast "Sessions" was designed to let Donkis showcase his on air ablilities, DJ style and skills in a live format.Episode 4: This episode has no particular theme behind it other then they feature songs that are exclusive, soon to peak the charts and some are personal edits/mash ups I've created. I will also be making a HUGE announcement on Epi…
 
The Podcast "Sessions" was designed to let Donkis showcase his on air ablilities, DJ style and skills in a live format.Episode 3: This episode features the NY based House/Electro Producers: "The Disco Fries"The Disco Fries have gone from making tunes in their dorm room while guzzling cheap vodka to inducing mass ruckus at clubs across the globe wit…
 
The Podcast "Sessions" was designed to let Donkis showcase his on air ablilities, DJ style and skills in a live format.Episode 2: This episode has no particular theme behind it other then they feature songs that are exclusive, soon to peak the charts and some are personal edits/mash ups I've created. I will also be making a HUGE announcement that w…
 
The Podcast "Sessions" was designed to let Donkis showcase his on air ablilities, DJ style and skills in a live format. Episode 1: Could be considered the "EDC Edition", as it features all EDM tracks from artists that will be featured in the annual EDM Festival.1- Sub Focus ft Alex Clare- Endorphins (Tommy Trash Remix)2- Hardwell ft Amba Sheperd- A…
 
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