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.

It's ANNCast call-out number two! Everything from FUNimation blurays to HBO's The Pacific to Hollywood anime adaptations to Hajime no Ippo to west coast dub studios to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is discussed and much much much more!
ANNCast - Homeward Bund March 12, 2010
We had a controversial topic this week so who better to pour gasoline on the fire than Anime World Order's co-hosts Daryl Surat and Gerald Rathkolb? Dance in the Vampire Bund edits, the rise (and fall?) of moe anime, a rejection of irony and much much more! Plus: GoGo Monster, …
Kurt Hassler, publishing director at Yen Press, joins Zac & Justin to talk all things manga, including the horrifying impact of scanlations, the strategy behind Yen Plus, the manga retail playing field. Also included: three grown men discuss sparkly vampire manga. Plus Lupin III and much more!
Celebrity cosplayer and Funimation Brand Manager Charlene Ingram joins Zac and Bamboo for a fun-filled hour of chattin' about the secret world of cosplay and also what in the world a Brand Manager is. Also: Hanamaru Kindergarten and how it divides anime fans. Bonus meowing included!
The newest company to jump into the R1 anime licensing & distribution, NIS America, joins us to talk shop, strategy, and ToraDora! Also this week: Halo Legends.
This week we take a break from the industry guests and instead talk to some of our awesome listeners! Moe, One Piece, how anime can become cool again, advice for college kids looking to work in anime, and much more! Plus: Soul Eater.
Producer Joseph Chou, the man behind Appleseed: Ex Machina and Halo Legends stops by to chat about his various projects and drops some info about the live-action Evangelion! Also: Legend of the Galactic Heroes!
ANNCast - The Liam King Jan. 29, 2010
Voice actor and director and writer Liam O'Brien stops on by to chat about his long and illustrious career. Also: Hitman Reborn, Dante's Inferno, and the dearth of anime "gateway drugs". C'mon down!
ANNCast - Macek Training Jan. 15, 2010
The man himself Carl Macek stops by for an epic-length chat that ranges from Robotech to Lady Death to Bleach! Also in brief: Durarara! and Space Adventure Cobra.
ANNCast - FUNi People Jan. 8, 2010
Two dudes from FUNimation, Adam Sheehan and Lance Heiskell, show up and talk shop. Also: Yumeiro Patissiere, GinTama and some baffling new Bluray news.
It's part two of Justin and Zac's meandering, partially drunken trip down memory lane! 2005-2009 are covered and the decade is wrapped up all tidy-like. Happy new year!
Justin & Zac shoot the breeze about the last 10 years of anime history in Part One of the ANNCast Holiday Special. Hope you like meandering reminiscence!
Chris Beveridge from AnimeonDVD.com stops by to chat about life, the universe, and his insane anime watching schedule. Plus: the baffling popularity of Spice and Wolf, and James Cameron's Battle Angel.
ANNCast - Right Stuffed! Dec. 11, 2009
Shawne Kleckner from RightStuf.com joins us this week to chat about the retail landscape and, of course, whether or not it's worth dubbing his Nozomi releases. Plus: Honey and Clover and the death of the loli debate.
A decade-long veteran at Geneon USA, Chad Kime, joins us to talk serious shop about what really went down at Geneon during its final days, plus some surprising numbers. Also: Everyone Loves Baccano! and some DVD stats. Super fun!
We chat manga and the weird gulf between anime critics and manga critics with super expert Deb Aoki. Plus Justin joins us from Singapore, and Anime3000's Bradley Meek saw some stuff and then talks about it. Plus: Macross 7!
It's an entire show about the dizzying highs and terrifying lows of reviewing anime with Mike Toole, Japanator's Brad Rice, and Anime World Order's Clarissa Graffeo. Plus: we mess around with the mixing board, and Witchblade on Bluray!
Voiceacting supercouple Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt stop by to plug their new book, "Voice Over Voice Actor", and subsequently get grilled. Plus: the FMA movie bluray, and Patlabor 2 - again!
Manga Entertainment's Steve Sargent joins us, who also handles Syfy's Ani-Monday programming and was instrumental in the anime dub bits on The Tonight Show. Also: film school nonsense and Ghost in the Shell 2.0!
Ken Hoinsky from MX Media, one of the most prolific professional translation & subtitling businesses in the country, is here to talk shop! Plus: Scott Pilgrim, Mysterious Cities of Gold and more!