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Announcing the Pure Tokyoscope Podcast

Free Weekly Show from Japan-Based Writers Matt Alt and Patrick Macias

Tokyo, Japan, May 25, 2022 - Pure TokyoScope is a new podcast series featuring news, views, and pop culture direct from Japan. Now available on platforms such as Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, YouTube and Google Podcasts, Pure TokyoScope can also be listened to via the links at https://anchor.fm/PureTokyoScope.

On the very first episode of the Pure TokyoScope podcast, hosts Matt Alt and Patrick Macias react to a recent Hollywood Reporter article on “How Japanese Anime Became the World's Most Bankable Genre” and review the new film Shin Ultraman, produced by Hideaki Anno of Neon Genesis Evangelion fame. Future episodes of the Pure TokyoScope podcast will also include interviews segments, location reports, and live events from Japan.

Pure TokyoScope podcast host Matt Alt is the author of the book "Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World" and contributes to outlets including The New Yorker, Vice, and the BBC. He was also featured as a regular correspondent on the NHK World-Japan television series "Japanology Plus".

Pure TokyoScope podcast host Patrick Macias is the editor-in-chief of Otaku USA magazine and the founding editor of Crunchyroll News. In addition to writing numerous books, including “TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion”, Patrick also wrote the original story for the 2017 anime series Urahara.

Regarding the launch of the Pure TokyoScope podcast, Patrick Macias says, “Matt Alt and I have been friends (and sometimes podcasters) for years, but now that we both reside in Japan, we've decided that it's finally time to combine our powers Voltron-style and go all out with a free weekly podcast available to everyone. We hope folks enjoy our show, like it, subscribe to it, rate it, and, most importantly, listen to it!”

For more information about the TokyoScope podcast and show links, visit


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