Anime News Network's ANNCast
By Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis
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ANNCast is the official weekly podcast from Anime News Network, the internet's most trusted anime news source since 1998. Hosted by ANN's senior staff (each with over a decade in the business), the show is a laid-back, fun and frank discussion about Japanese animation, its audience and its industry -- often revealing secrets about how things really work. Guests include prominent figures in both the business of anime and the fan community.
||ExplicitANNCast - Giant-Size Double Feature ANNCast||FIRST! Zac and Jacob return to the maddening world of Darling in the Franxx, PLUS FLCL2! THEN: Dave and Graziella are back for 90 minutes of our E3 Game Show! It's all videogames! C'mon in!||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - FRANXXly my Darling, I Don't Give A Damn||Zac and Jacob shake off the rust, pound their gloves and get on the mat once more with Darling in the Franxx.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast Interview: Stephanie Sheh and Mike Sinterniklaas||This esteemed collaborative team is known for excellence at every level of ADR - directing, writing, mixing, and of course, acting. In this episode, Mike and Stephanie stop by ANNCast to chat in-depth about their latest project, Lu over the Wall, an oce||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Superhero Ouroboros||Zac and Jacob are shocked at how good Batman Ninja was! PLUS: Darling in the Franxx, Megalobox, Legend of the Galactic Heroes and even a whole Infinity War!||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Just A Little Bit of Spring||Jacob's out sick, so interest editor Lynzee Loveridge stops by the podcast to help Zac sort through the best and worst of Spring 2018 so far.||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Remember Gundam?||Zac and Jacob get in a fight with Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs and Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One - PLUS: The end of Winter 2018 and your weekly allowance of FRANXX!||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Scotland Loves Anime||Andrew Partridge, founder of Europe's Anime Limited and the Scotland Loves Anime film festival drops by to share his history and insight into the world of European anime distribution.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Frnxx fr th Mmrs||Zac and Jacob once more give Franxx, plus The Ancient Magus Bride's codependency explosion, After the Rain, A Place Further than the Universe, the Oscars, the Crunchyroll Awards and SO MUCH MORE!||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Gundam Wing||Zac, Jacob and special guest from OtakuJournalism and Gunpla101 Lauren Orsini scream and fight their way through all 49 episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, the Gundam show that conquered America in the 90s. Did they survive? Maybe!||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Macy's Franxxgiving Day Parade||Zac and Jacob strap on their butt handles for a fistfight with Darling in the Franxx! PLUS: catching up with The Ancient Magus Bride and much more!||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Uncomfortably Real with Anime World Order||The Anime World Order crew drops by the ANNCast clubhouse once more to carpet bomb us with mindblowing truth about the best anime of 2017 and 2018 so far, plus games, movies, and a whole lot more.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Surviving the Seven Seas||The scrappy, successful manga publisher behind Devilman and Made in Abyss stops by ANNCast to go in-depth on the manga market in 2018, plus light novels, classic manga and a new license announcement!||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Come Mail Away||Zac and Jacob take a load off and open up some submissions from the reader mailbag - winter 2018 anime, movies, Star Wars and a whole lot more!||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Winter 2018 Anime Roundup||Zac, Jacob and special guest Gabriella Ekens fiendishly devour as many of the 2018 winter premieres as they can, plus Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters!||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Devilman Crybaby's Day Out||Mike Toole stops by ANNCast to rip through all 10 stupefying episodes of Masaaki Yuasa's hyperviolent, hyperthematically complicated Netflix original Devilman Crybaby!||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast's Best Anime of 2017||Anime was unstoppable in 2017! Join an all-star panel of guests along with Zac and Jacob as they count down their 5 best anime of the year!||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - The Games of The Year 2017||2017 was a HUGE year for video games, so we've got a HUGE podcast counting down our Top 5 Games of 2017 with an all-star panel of Game Shows past!||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Ecchi Sketches||Jacob Grady, FAKKU founder and freshly-minted owner of Kitty Media drops by ANNCast for another round of questions and answers about the business of ero, plus skateboards.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - MMOtivation||Jacob and Zac dive back into the romcom world of Recovery of an MMO Junkie, catch up with The Ancient Magus Bride, do a little arthouse movie roundup plus your Twitter questions!||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - New Dominion Thank Police||Jacob and Zac chew on Justice League for a while before digging in to your Twitter questions. Evangelion, Kino's Journey, Ancient Magus Bride and a whole lot more!||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - I Can't Believe I Fate The Whole Thing||Jacob and Zac saw Fate Stay Night Heaven's Feel AND Fate Apocrypha and can't wait to argue about them. PLUS: Ancient Magus Bride, Mary and the Witch's Flower and more!||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Danganronpa Deep Dive||Jacob, Sam, and Oren, who was the first fan to translate Danganronpa into English, revisit this series' legacy from the first game all the way through the controversial new V3 Killing Harmony in this thrilling, chilling, killing game retrospective.||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Fall 2017 Anime Roundup||Zac and Jacob run through as many Fall 2017 anime season premieres as they can, from Ancient Magus Bride to Inuyashiki, and have nothing but hot takes for you. Plus twitter time!||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Kemono Replicants||Zac and Jacob spit a whole ocean of hot takes on the Blade Runner anime, the untimely betrayal of Kemono Friends, One Punch Man Season 2, live-action your name AND your Twitter questions!||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Nap Squad||Zac and Jacob tackle Kenji Kamiyama's Napping Princess, plus the end of summer anime, new movies, and plenty of your questions!||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Little Witch Academia||Zac and Jacob smack their brooms together and head on a magical journey through Studio Trigger's foray into family-friendly fantasy: it's Little Witch Academia!||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Kleckstarter||FIRST Zac talks to Right Stuf CEO Shawne Kleckner about his enormous Aria Kickstarter. THEN Zac and Jacob take your questions on fall 2017 anime, Netflix Death Note, Crunchyroll Expo and more!||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Back from the Grave||Zac returns with a full report from Otakon in Washington DC while Jacob hashes out My Hero Academia and Welcome to the Ballroom.||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Kemono Friends||Zac, Jacob and special guest Paul Chapman bushwhack their way through Japari Park in an attempt to understand the international phenomenon known as Kemono Friends.||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast: Resurrection||Zac, Jacob and Discotek's Brady Hartel round up the summer 2017 anime season, plus Anime Expo, San Diego Comic-Con, Castlevania and much much more!||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Rumiko Talkahashi||Zac and special guest Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast reveal their undying love for Rumiko Takahashi, titan of manga, creator of timeless classics like Urusei Yatsura, Ranma and more.||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Programmed To Feel Pain||Dave Riley and Graziella Mattie join Zac to stare longingly into the void with Nier Automata. PLUS Persona 5 and our most anticipated games from E3!||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast (Video) - A Silent Voice||Zac, Jacob and the hosts of This Week in Anime take on Kyoto Animation's adaptation of the smash manga, A Silent Voice.||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast (Video) - Psycho-Pass||Zac, Jacob and special guest Gabriella Ekens stitch their brains together for a deep dive on the entirety of PSYCHO-PASS - both seasons, yes, both seasons, and the film!||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Supernerds United||Justin Sevakis, Daryl Surat and Mike Toole reconvene to take on Berserk, Ghost in the Shell, retro anime rereleases and a whole bunch of your Twitter questions!||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - The Sacred Scrolls of Wall||Zac, Jacob and special guest Lynzee take your questions on convention culture, long-running anime, giant DVD collections, franchise fatigue and much more!||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Zacura Quest||Zac and Jacob take on Sakura Quest, Re:Creators, Nier: Automata, and a special trip down VHS fansub memory lane.||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - Spring 2017 Anime Roundup||Zac and Jacob break down the entire Spring 2017 anime season, from Titans to Boruto to Eromanga-sensei.||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast - A Ghost? In MY Shell?||Zac and Jacob take on the 2017 live-action Ghost in the Shell film from top to bottom.||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANNCast (Video) - Live From Shinjuku||Zac and Jacob are in Japan for AnimeJapan 2017 and managed a live podcast while in Shinjuku! In This Corner of the World, Netflix Death Note and much much more!||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The most informative anime podcast I listen to.
A Must List To For Any Anime Fan
Simply the premiere podcast for anime & all things anime related. Great insight into the anime industry on both sides of the Pacific.
One of the best!
Very entertaining and informative podcast. I look forward to every episode!