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Pure TokyoScope PODCAST #63: 2023 is 1973! The Oil Shock's Impact on Japanese Pop Culture!
Matt Alt and Patrick Macias bring you pop culture from Japan
In the latest episode of the PURE TOKYOSCOPE Podcast, Matt Alt and Patrick Macias look back at how the global oil crisis that kicked off in October 1973 radically changed the path of Japanese pop culture, including the destines of Godzilla, Ultraman, Nintendo, the Micronauts. Could it happen again? Listen below!
BONUS IMAGE GALLERY
Tissue paper riots during the 1973 oil shock at the Aoyama Peacock supermarket in Tokyo.
Microman toy commercials
Nintendo Laser Clay shooting gallery, 1973.
Anyone want to join us and Sonny Chiba at the “Laser Clay” shooting alley tonight?
Trailer for the new Godzilla vs Megalon 50th anniversary short film
R U ready for the Seatopia Toga Party?
What is the PURE TOKYOSCOPE Podcast? Well… Author and fellow Substack writer Matt Alt and I have been recording together for about a year now. I still can’t believe we’ve made it all the way to episode 53.
Our show is a mix of Japanese pop culture news and features and some of our best episodes to date have been:
PURE TOKYOSCOPE usually comes out every week on Wednesdays (US time), but we’re experimenting with early launches of the latest episode a few days early right here via this newsletter on Substack.
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