Anime News Network's ANNCast

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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.

Editor-in-chief of Otaku USA Patrick Macias joins us for a superfun chat about a whole bunch of stuff, including an update on how his magazine is doing, awesome old anime and more! Plus: listener emails and Project A-Ko! Fun times!!
ANNCast - OverCooked Aug. 27, 2010
Funimation dub honcho Justin Cook joins us to talk about all things English Language Audio, including the dramatic changes made to many of their comedies and Funimation's insane production schedule. Also: a huge bummer has Zac and Justin wallowing in grief! Fun times!!
Mike Toole and Daryl Surat join forces with Zac and Justin to smash the problems plaguing anime fandom today! Okay, so they're arguably unsuccessful but it's a fun roundtable discussion of all things modern anime fandom and what we can do to help heal some of the wounds. Get on …
ANNCast - Yes We Kun Aug. 14, 2010
Joining us this week is the CEO of Crunchyroll, Kun Gao, to talk about the company's future, how things are going right now, and their upcoming online manga thingy. Also: Zac and Gia try to fill a half an hour and mostly succeed! It's super fun!
It's another call-in spectacular! This week: Gia joins us to talk about the hurricane that was Otakon, the Hetalia dub, Welcome to the Space Show and a bunch of other stuff. Plus: the fading collector mentality, fanservice that's killing anime and ANN critic and web personality Hope Chapman stops by …
Senior Vice President of Digital Media at 4Kids entertainment Mark Kirk joins us to talk about the company's history, what REALLY happened with their ill-fated One Piece broadcast dub and the future of anime at 4Kids. Plus: a whole bunch of other stuff like Comic-con and Apocalypse Meow. Enjoy!
This week on ANNCast: animator, artist and all-around incredibly smart guy Tim Eldred joins us to talk about all things Star Blazers, Votoms, World War II and a whole bunch of other awesome things! Listen in, maybe you'll learn something!
It's our live show from Anime Expo 2010! Just a fun hour-long chitchat session with our live audience! Prizes are given away, many a stranger approaches the mic and all in all it's super fun! Join us, won't you?
ANNCast - Totally Boss June 26, 2010
Boss-man and editor-in-chief Christopher Macdonald finally joins us on the ANNCast to talk about all the exciting new changes coming to the site! Also on board this week is new associate editor Gia Manry. Plus: My Bride is a Mermaid, wacky internet hijinks and more!
Head of industry, press and guest relations from Otakon, Jim Vowles joins us to chat up the convention, talk about how things have changed over the years and discuss his incredibly eclectic taste in music! Also: Moribito and the notion of an 'ethical pirate'. Super fun! Come on in!
Screenwriter and OEL manga master Northrop Davis stops by to chat about his live-action Barefoot Gen project and some other stuff as well! Also: the manga aggregator death march, AX's wacky ticketing policy and more more more!!
Blogger and author Tim Maughan joins us all the way from merry ol' England to enlighten us about UK fandom and all the awesome anime film festivals they have! Cor blimey! Also: the Funimation news, and LOST vs. Evangelion! Cheerio mates!
It's a call-out show! Again! For the third time! This week we talk to Mike Toole about his upcoming column (and Aura Battler Dunbine), weigh the relevance of older anime, chat about Canadian conventions and discuss the mangapocalypse. Also: Toradora!
It's a staff call-out show! Brian Hanson, Answerman himself, sits in the co-host chair for a chat with Erin Finnegan, David Cabrera and Theron Martin, three fine writers for Anime News Network. As it happens we're a pretty nerdy bunch of folks so we wind up talking about summer movies …
Eric Sherman, CEO of Bang Zoom! Entertainment and recently-minted controversial anime blogger joins us to talk about what exactly he meant by that whole "anime is dead" thing. Plus: more about the economics of dubs, the rumors about Nanoha's dub, and more! PLUS: A fight about Hetalia Axis Powers!
ANNCast - Dethtok May 1, 2010
Hardcore Media Blasters veteran Merideth Mulroney joins the ANNCast this week to chat about the company's past, present and future. Also: the Eric Sherman Event (TM), partisan fandom vs. partisan politics, Evangelion 2.0 and Freddy Krueger. You can't lose with this one!
It's all manga all the time with Vertical Inc's head of marketing, Ed Chavez! We chat with Ed about Vertical's highbrow catalog, the danger of scanlations and the headspace of Japanese doujinshi artists. Plus: Gundam Unicorn, Tsubasa, House of Five Leaves and more!
ANNCast - OveraChivers April 16, 2010
If you have any questions about the problems facing the Japanese anime industry, then this show is for you! We have Nmerichi "Chi" Umennachi, a Ph.D candidate at Tokyo University of Technology's animation program and he's got the prescription for the anime industry's blues. There's so much to learn! Plus: …
Anime scholar and author Brian Ruh joins us to talk about a whole bunch of smarty-pants topics like anime in academia and the films of Mamoru Oshii. Plus: Van Von Hunter, the Spring 2010 anime season and the shrinking Japanese anime industry. C'mon in!
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