Oct 31, 2020 • 59M

The Anime New Century of Gundam, Evangelion and Demon Slayer with Matt Alt

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This episode of the Hyper Room host Casey Lau welcomes the author of "Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered the World" Matt Alt to talk about the origins of Transformers, manga, anime, Astro Boy, Gundam, Akira Evangelion all the way up to Demon Slayer today.

Through the stories of an indelible group of artists, geniuses, and oddballs, the book Pure Invention reveals how Japanese ingenuity remade global culture and may have created modern life as we know it. It’s Japan’s world; we’re just gaming, texting, singing, and dreaming in it.

The book goes deep into all the creative ideas the Japanese have contributed to the world - but in this podcast we will focus on manga and anime and there is a lot of great insight into those worlds that we explore.

Welcome author Matt Alt inside The Hyper Room.

All the links to everything Matt and I discussed can also be found at http://www.thehyperroom.com

* Matt Alt on Twitter https://twitter.com/Matt_Alt
* Matt Alt on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/altmattalt/
* Matt Alt at The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/matt-alt
* Osamu Tezuka https://tezukaosamu.net/en/
* Mighty Atom/Astro Boy https://tezukaosamu.net/en/anime/51.html
* Japanese Spider-Man show https://www.marvel.com/articles/culture-lifestyle/celebrate-japan-s-classic-spider-man-tv-series
* Power Rangers and How It Adapted From Super Sentai https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/super-sentai-power-rangers-adaptation/
* Mobile Suit Gundam https://en.gundam.info/
* Neon Genesis Evangelion https://www.evangelion.co.jp/
* Akira 4K https://www.funimationfilms.com/movie/akira-4k/
* Akira the Parco Wall exhibition in Tokyo https://thebestjapan.com/akira-art-of-wall-katsuhiro-otomo-x-kosuke-kawamura-akira-art-exhibition/
* Demon Slayer Movie news https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2020/10/23/films/demon-slayer-box-office-record/
* Flint Dille, writer of Transformers the Movie inside The Hyper Room http://www.thehyperroom.com/gi-joe-transformers-inhumanoids-flint-dille/
* Robotech Macross Saga Voice Cast Reunion inside The Hyper Room http://www.thehyperroom.com/35th-anniversary-of-robotech/

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