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The ANN Aftershow - Why Shigaraki Needs a Hug

Shigaraki awakens the latent memories of his past, including what happened to his parents, grandparents, and older sister, and its super dang sad, guys. Also: The Case Study of Vanitas and the PlayStation showcase! ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 111: Why Shigaraki Needs a Hug The fight between Shigaraki and ReDestro heats up, causing the League of Villains leader's own power to increase. ...
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The ANN Aftershow - My Villain Academia: Is This Twice's Big Moment?

Once he was seemingly little more than a Deadpool knockoff, but this week's episode shows that Twice is a villain full of heart that ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time. ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 110: Is This Twice's Big Moment? Once he was seemingly little more than a Deadpool knockoff, but this week's episode shows that Twice is a villain full of heart that ended up in th...
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The ANN Aftershow - My Villain Academia: Villains Aren't Born, They're Made

Jacki, AJ, and Lynzee discuss Toga's psychological state and how much of her fate is the unfortunate result of not conforming in a society that requires it. ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 109: Villains Aren't Born, They're Made The second entry in the My Villain Academia arc shines light on Himiko Toga as she faces off against Meta-Liberation Army member Curious. Her back story reveals a ...
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The ANN Aftershow - Is the League of Villains ACTUALLY Evil?

The series switches gears for My Villain Academia and we finally get the backstory on Shigaraki's frightening power. Multiple plot threads are introduced to show us just how the League of Villains crossed paths with the Meta-Liberation Army. It's a LOT, guys. ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 108: Is the League of Villains ACTUALLY Evil? The series switches gears for My Villain Academia and ...
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The ANN Aftershow - What's the Secret Behind the Nomu?

Aizawa leaves his students for the day to visit an incarcerated Kurogiri. What they learn is that there's more to Kurogiri than what he appears to be and what we've we thought we knew about the Nomu is just the tip of the iceberg. ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 107: What's the Secret Behind the Nomu? Aizawa leaves his students for the day to go with Present Mic to visit an incarcerated Ku...
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The ANN Aftershow - Do You Feel Bad For Endeavor?

Things get heavy this week as Endeavor reveals his plans to make amends for his past abusive behavior. Jacki, AJ, and Lynzee discuss the different views from the Todoroki siblings' perspectives, while revealing a bit about themselves. ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 106: Do You Feel Bad for Endeavor? The Todoroki family drama comes to a close after a villain with a grudge against Endeavor ...
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The ANN Aftershow - The Todoroki Family Tragedy Hits Home

In possibly the most awkward family dinner ever, Deku and Bakugo head home with Todoroki for a family dinner. Emotions run high as Shoto's brother lays it all out on dear ol' dad and his paternal failures. ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 105: The Todoroki Family Tragedy Hits Home In possibly the most awkward family dinner ever, Deku and Bakugo head home with Todoroki for a family dinner. E...
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The ANN Aftershow - Is My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission Just a Rehash?

The anime original, girl-focused episode is all set-up for next month's new movie which has a lot of similarities to the Meta Liberation Army plot. Most importantly, is the new villain hot? ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 104: Is My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission Just a Rehash? Jacki, Lynzee, and AJ give the lowdown on the anime original, girl-focused episode where Uraraka and Co try...
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The ANN Aftershow - Endeavor: Bad Father. Good Teacher?

Deku, Todoroki, and Bakugo get straight to hero business during their work study with Endeavor. Japan's #1 Hero does his best to teach the up-and-comers what they need to get to the next level, and he might even be half-decent at it? ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 103: Endeavor: Bad Father. Good Teacher? Deku, Todoroki, and Bakugo get straight to hero business during their work study with...
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The ANN Aftershow - Hawks: Hero or Villain?

All eyes are on Hawks this week as the double (or triple?!) agent moves about city. Where's Best Jeanist? Who is the Meta-Liberation Army and what are their end goals? ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 102: Hawks: Hero or Villain? All eyes are on Hawks this week as the double (or triple?!) agent moves about city. Where's Best Jeanist? Who is the Meta-Liberation Army and what are their end go...
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The ANN Aftershow - Where the Hell are the Villains?!

After much anticipation for the next arc, My Hero Academia has...rearranged everything? Is the upcoming movie to blame? We were promised villains! ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 101: Where the Hell are the Villains?! After much anticipation for the next arc, My Hero Academia has...rearranged everything? Is the upcoming movie to blame? We were promised villains! AJ, Lynzee, and Jacki debat...
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The ANN Aftershow - The Calm Before the Storm

With the wrap up of the Class 1-A vs 1-B fight, the student heroes have some time for self-reflection and improvement. ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 100: The Calm Before the Storm With the wrap up of the Class 1-A vs 1-B fight, the student heroes have some time for self-reflection and improvement. Deku tries to replicate Black Whip, Todoroki and Bakugo finally get their provisional hero ...
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The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Class 1-A vs 1-B Grand Finale!

Deku's new quirk is unleashed in the midst of the battle with Class 1-B. Will he be able to get it under control and cinch the win? ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 99: Class 1-A vs 1-B Grand Finale! Deku's new quirk is unleashed in the midst of the battle with Class 1-B. Will he be able to get it under control and cinch the win? Meet the Hosts! As executive editor of Anime News Network, Ly...
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The ANN Aftershow - Why Deku Deserves a New Quirk!

We're in the final stretch of the Class 1-A versus Class 1-B arc and its time to see what Deku's learned. He squares off against Shinso and the trash-talking Neito Monoma but before the battle can get underway, Deku notices a strange sensation... ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 98: Why Deku Deserves a New Quirk! We're in the final stretch of the Class 1-A versus Class 1-B arc and its time ...
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The ANN Aftershow - Has Bakugo REALLY changed??

Bakugo gets the short end of the stick with only ONE episode dedicated to MHA's most explosive boy. His classmates hail him as new and improved, but has Bakugo really earned the praise? ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 97: Has Bakugo REALLY changed?? Bakugo gets the short end of the stick with only ONE episode dedicated to MHA's most explosive boy. His classmates hail him as new and improve...
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ANNCast - BERSERK vs. BERSERK vs. BERSERK

Following the unfortunate passing of Berserk creator Kentarou Miura, we'd like to share Zac Bertschy's ANNCast episode discussing the series and its many anime adaptations. ― ANNCast 377 - BERSERK vs. BERSERK vs. BERSERK Zac and Lynzee grab their oversized swords and make the terrible decision to put themselves through all three animated versions of Kentaro Miura's classic screaming bloody sexually ...
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The ANN Aftershow - Castlevania's Season 4 is THE Best Season

One of Netflix's most popular animated series comes to an end and despite the DRAMA, we're pretty sure it's the best season, hands down! ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 96: Castlevania's Season 4 is THE Best Season One of Netflix's most popular animated series comes to an end and despite the DRAMA, we're pretty sure it's the best season, hands down! Also, the latest episode of My Hero Acad...
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The ANN Aftershow - The Grossest Moment in My Hero Academia Yet

The next group of heroes square off in a battle of pure adrenaline. Class 1-B has another trick up its sleeve as Mudman proves to be the real brains behind the operation. But Iida has a new power up? How'd he increase his speed? ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 95: Grossest Moment in My Hero Academia Yet The next group of heroes square off in a battle of pure adrenaline. Real Steel decides ...
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The ANN Aftershow - Is Mushroom Girl Overpowered???

Just as Class 1-A seems to have outwitted their opponents, Plan B kicks into high gear as Kinoko unleashes an unstoppable number of mushrooms to overwhelm Momo and Tokoyami. ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 94: Is Mushroom Girl Oveprowered??? Just as Class 1-A seems to have outwitted their opponents, Plan B kicks into high gear as Kinoko unleashes an unstoppable number of mushrooms to overw...
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The ANN Aftershow - Emo Battle! Tokoyami's Time to Shine

The second match kicks off and the spotlight is on Tokoyami this week as he faces off against his Class 1-B counterpart, Vantablack. The two shadowy boys will have to outwit one another and Tokoyami has an ace up his sleeve thanks to his recent tutelage under Hawks. ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 93: Emo Battle! Tokoyami's Time to Shine The second match kicks off and the spotlight is on T...
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The ANN Aftershow - Class 1-A Wins The First Match!

The real question is, was there finally enough action to satisfy Jacki? ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 92: Class 1-A Wins The First Match! The first match between Class 1-A and 1-B wraps up with a victory for Shinso, Froppy, Red Riot, Chargebolt, and Anima. While the previous episode was mostly set-up, episode 92 gives the heroes a chance to shine while also showing off Shinso's potential...
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The ANN Aftershow - Shinso is My Hero Academia's New Best Boy

Shinso is my son and he must be protected at all costs. ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 91: Shinso is My Hero Academia's New Best Boy Deku talks to All Might about his mysterious dream and learns about the vestiges of the previous holders of One for All. Then, a new training session is underway as Class 1-A squares off in teams of four vs four against Class 1-B! Here to shake things up is ...
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The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 90: Does Endeavor Deserve To Be #1?

The new season of My Hero Academia is full swing as we learn more about Hawks and Dabi's agreement and whether Endeavor's attempts of reconciliation with his family are possible. Also, there are some changes for Deku on the horizon! ― The ANN Aftershow - My Hero Academia Ep 90: Does Endeavor Deserve To Be #1? The new season of My Hero Academia is full swing as we learn more about Hawks and Dabi's ag...
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The ANN Aftershow - Attack on Titan Finale: Pieck vs. Eren!

It's the final episode of Attack on Titan...for now! Lynzee, Jacki, and James discuss the big cliffhanger and where the characters currently stand. ALSO: That MHA premiere and some anime industry developments concerning a certain CLAMP series. ― The ANN Aftershow -Attack on Titan Episode 75 - Pieck vs. Eren! It's the final episode of Attack on Titan...for now! Lynzee, Jacki, and James discuss the bi...
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The ANN Aftershow - Is Zeke's Plan Genocide or Suicide?

In a double-episode week of Attack on Titan, we learn about Zeke's past from his perspective, the untold suffering he faced, and how it led him to believe the only solution for peace is... ― The ANN Aftershow -Attack on Titan Episode 73 & 74 - Is Zeke's Plan Genocide or Suicide? In a double-episode week of Attack on Titan, we learn about Zeke's past from his perspective, the untold suffering he face...
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The ANN Aftershow - Why is Everyone in Jujutsu Kaisen So Hawt?

It's kind of rude, to be honest. ALSO: those Oscar snubs and Cowboy Bebop live-action update! ― The ANN Aftershow: Why is Everyone in Jujutsu Kaisen So Hawt? This week's episode of Attack on Titan is delayed due to an earthquake in Japan, so Jacki, James, and Lynzee discuss the finer points of the hit anime Jujutsu Kaisen including why all the characters are so attractive. It's kinda rude to be hone...
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The ANN Aftershow - Attack on Titan Episode 72 - Why Sasha's Dad is the MVP

A casual family dinner out for Brauses brings bubbling tension to the surface as Nicolo is confronted by his beloved Sasha's killer.

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― The ANN Aftershow -Attack on Titan Episode 72 - Why Sasha's Dad is the MVP A casual family dinner out for Brauses brings bubbling tension to the surface as Nicolo is confronted...
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The ANN Aftershow - Down with the Eldian Empire!

An explosion rocks Paradis to its core as Armin and Mikasa learn there are insurrectionists in their midst — and they've chosen Eren as their figurehead. Lynzee, Jacki, and James discuss if Eren can even be considered a hero anymore. ― The ANN Aftershow - Attack on Titan Episode 71 - Down with the Eldian Empire! An explosion rocks Paradis to its core as Armin and Mikasa learn there are insurrectioni...
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The ANN Aftershow - Attack on Titan Episode 70 - Gabi Doesn't Deserve the Hate

Gabi and Falco make their escape from the Paradis Island Eldians and encounter Kaya who brings them to a familiar farm. The people on the farm will test Gabi's idealism of who truly is "good" and "evil." ― The ANN Aftershow - Attack on Titan Episode 70 - Gabi Doesn't Deserve the Hate Attack on Titan The Final Season Episode 70 "Deceiver" catches back up with Gabi and Falco as they make their escape ...
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The ANN Aftershow - Now on Google Podcasts

The ANN Aftershow is now available from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts. ― The ANN Aftershow - Attack on Titan The Final Season "A Sound Argument" Attack on Titan Episode 69 "A Sound Argument" revealed secrets of Mikasa's past, Zeke's possible end game, and Historia is pregnant?! Lynzee Loveridge, Jacki Jing, and James Becket discuss the latest episode and whether Eren is past the poin...
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The ANN Aftershow - Attack on Titan Episode 69 - Can Eren Be Saved?

Attack on Titan Episode 69 "A Sound Argument" revealed secrets of Mikasa's past, Zeke's possible end game, and Historia is pregnant?! ― The ANN Aftershow - Attack on Titan The Final Season "A Sound Argument" Attack on Titan Episode 69 "A Sound Argument" revealed secrets of Mikasa's past, Zeke's possible end game, and Historia is pregnant?! Lynzee Loveridge, Jacki Jing, and James Becket discuss the l...
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The ANN Aftershow - Season 1: Attack on Titan The Final Season "Brave Volunteers"

In the premiere episode of Anime News Network's newest podcast, executive editor Lynzee Loveridge, video lead Jacki Jing, and reviewer James Beckett discuss Attack on Titan The Final Season episode 68, "Brave Volunteers." Get caught up on the war between the Eldians and Marley, Eren's motivations, and what that shocking death means for the series. ― The ANN Aftershow - Attack on Titan The Final Seas...
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ANNCast (Final) - Zac Bertschy Memorial

Our friend and colleague Zac Bertschy, the host of ANNCast, passed away last week. Over 30 of Zac's friends and colleagues contributed their thoughts and memories for this special final episode. ― ANNCast Final - Zac Bertschy Memorial Our friend and colleague Zac Bertschy, the host of ANNCast, passed away the week of May 18, 2020. Over 30 of Zac's friends and colleagues contributed their thoughts, s...
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ANNCast - Come On And Slam

Zac and Lynzee plow through a whole bunch of the Spring 2020 anime season premieres, discuss the latest news, and in a fit of quarantine madness, revisit the 1996 classic Space Jam! ― ANNCast 378 - Come On And Slam Zac and Lynzee plow through a whole bunch of the Spring 2020 anime season premieres, discuss the latest news, and in a fit of quarantine madness, revisit the 1996 classic Space Jam! You c...
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ANNCast - BERSERK vs. BERSERK vs. BERSERK

Zac and Lynzee make the terrible decision to put themselves through all three animated versions of Kentaro Miura's classic, screaming, bloody, sexually violent BERSERK! Plus some other stuff. ― ANNCast 377 - BERSERK vs. BERSERK vs. BERSERK Zac and Lynzee grab their oversized swords and make the terrible decision to put themselves through all three animated versions of Kentaro Miura's classic screami...
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ANNCast - Beastar Trek

Zac and Lynzee take on Orange and Netflix's smash hit animal drama BEASTARS - plus our recommendations for the best TV shows to watch while you're quarantined! ― ANNCast 376 - Beastar Trek Zac and Lynzee take on Orange and Netflix's smash hit animal drama Beastars - plus our recommendations for the best shows to watch while you're quarantined! You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-do...
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ANNCast - Breezin' Down The Runway

Zac and Lynzee go in-depth some of this season's biggest shows - Smile Down the Runway and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Plus: Onward and our top 5 Pixar flicks, this week's news and more! ― ANNCast 375 - Breezin' Down The Runway Zac and Lynzee go in-depth some of this season's biggest shows - Smile Down The Runway and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Plus: Onward and our top 5 Pixar flicks, this week'...
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ANNCast - Worked To Death For Art's Sake

Special guest from The Canpia Effect Callum May drops by the show for a discussion about the anime industry's serious problem with animator overwork - plus the Crunchyroll Awards and more. ― ANNCast 374 - Worked To Death For Art's Sake Special guest from The Canpia Effect Callum May drops by the show for a discussion about the anime industry's serious problem with animator overwork - plus the Crunch...
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ANNCast - Let's Go Beyond Plus Ultra Chili Dog Farts

It's movie time! Zac makes Lynzee watch sneak previews of My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, Masaaki Yuasa's gorgeous Ride Your Wave, and, naturally, Sonic the Hedgehog. ― ANNCast 373 - Let's Go Beyond Plus Ultra Chili Dog Farts It's movie time! Zac makes Lynzee watch sneak previews of My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, Masaaki Yuasa's gorgeous Ride Your Wave, and, naturally, Sonic the Hedgehog. Because...
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ANNCast - It's The Puppet Show

It's an All-Puppets episode of ANNCast! Zac and a very special guest dive into The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance before going on a journey with Gen Urobuchi's phenomenal Thunderbolt Fantasy! ― ANNCast 372 - It's The Puppet Show It's an All-Puppets episode of ANNCast! Zac and a very special guest dive into The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance before going on a journey with Gen Urobuchi's phenomenal ...
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ANNCast - Do You Mean "Anime" Anime or like, Actual Anime?

Zac, Lynzee and special guest Evan Minto drop themselves into the abyss in an in-depth discussion over what the term "anime" actually even means anymore in an era of aggressive rebranding. ― ANNCast 371 - Do You Mean "Anime" Anime or like, Actual Anime? Zac, Lynzee and special guest Evan Minto drop themselves into the abyss in an in-depth discussion over what the term "anime" actually even means any...
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ANNCast - Don't Mind Me, I'm Just Weathering Over Here

Zac and Lynzee tackle Makoto Shinkai's two biggest films - Your Name and Weathering With You, plus our favorite premieres of the Winter 2020 season and more! ― ANNCast 370 - Don't Mind Me, I'm Just Weathering Over Here Zac and Lynzee tackle Makoto Shinkai's two biggest films - Your Name and Weathering With You, plus our favorite premieres of the Winter 2020 season and more! You can listen to the sho...
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ANNCast - Ascending to the Stars

Zac and Lynzee catch up on the news, dive deep on Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! and Stars Align - and also suffer through Tom Hooper's CATS, because of course they did. ― ANNCast 369 - Ascending to the Stars Zac and Lynzee catch up on the news, dive deep on Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken and Stars Align - and also suffer through Tom Hooper's CATS, because of course they did. You can listen to the show...
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ANNCast - Revenge Of The 2010s

Looking for a way to close out the decade? Don't miss Zac, Lynzee and special guests Mike Toole and Daryl Surat count down their top 5 anime of the last 10 years! ― ANNCast 367 - Revenge of the 2010s Zac, Lynzee and special guests Mike Toole and Daryl Surat go on an incredible and intense journey counting down their top 10 anime of the last 10 years - along with yours! It's a wild ride and the bigge...
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The ANNCast Holiday Special

Zac and Lynzee dig deep on The Rise of Skywalker - and then dive in to our top 5 anime and movies of 2019! ― ANNCast 368 - The ANNCast Holiday Special Zac and Lynzee dig deep on The Rise of Skywalker - and then dive in to our top 5 anime and movies of 2019! You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, check out the show on Stitcher here, and we're also on Goog...
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ANNCast - Revenge Of The 2010s

Zac, Lynzee and special guests Mike Toole and Daryl Surat go on an intense journey counting down their top 10 anime of the last 10 years - along with yours! It's the biggest show in ANNCast history! ― ANNCast 367 - Revenge of the 2010s Zac, Lynzee and special guests Mike Toole and Daryl Surat go on an incredible and intense journey counting down their top 10 anime of the last 10 years - along with y...
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ANNCast - Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

Zac, Lynzee and special guest Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast transform and power up for a rowdy conversation about the long-awaited official release of Sailor Moon Sailor Stars! ― ANNCast 366 - Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Zac, Lynzee and special guest Dawn from the Anime Nostalgia Podcast transform and power up for the long-awaited official release of the final season of the 90s Sailor Moon seri...
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ANNCast - Zac & Shawne's Excellent Adventure

Our special guest and returning champion, CEO of Right Stuf Shawne Kleckner comes back to the show to talk bestsellers, give us his insider take on the anime industry and much more! ― ANNCast 365 - Zac & Shawne's Excellent Adventure Our special guest and returning champion Shawne Kleckner comes back to the show to talk bestsellers, give us his insider take on the anime industry and much more! You ca...
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ANNCast - Revolutionary Girl Erica

Two queers - Zac Bertschy and the legendary yuri anime and manga expert Erica Friedman - together celebrate 100 years of yuri! ― ANNCast 364 - Revolutionary Girl Erica Two queers - Zac Bertschy and the legendary yuri anime and manga expert Erica Friedman - together celebrate 100 years of yuri! You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, check out the show on ...
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ANNCast - Fond Of Me Lobster

Zac and Lynzee strap in for a double feature of The Lighthouse and The VVitch, plus Tomino vs. Shinkai, Taika Waititi's Akira, Blackfox and No Guns Life! ― ANNCast 363 - Fond Of Me Lobster Zac and Lynzee strap in for a double feature of The Lighthouse and The VVitch, plus Tomino vs. Shinkai, Taika Waititi's Akira, Blackfox and No Guns Life! You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-downl...
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ANNCast - Our Top 5 Anime Of All Time

It's another Halloween Movie Swap, followed by the big Ghibli news this week and then Zac and Lynzee count down their top five favorite anime of all time! ― ANNCast 362 - Our Top 5 Anime of All Time It's another Halloween Movie Swap, followed by the big news this week and then Zac and Lynzee count down their top five favorite anime of all time! You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-d...
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ANNCast - The Spooky Season

Zac and Lynzee swap some horror movies for the official start of the Halloween season - plus this week's Masaaki Yuasa news, and a bunch of Fall 2019 anime premiere chat! ― ANNCast 361 - The Spooky Season Zac and Lynzee swap some horror movies for the official start of the Halloween season - plus this week's Masaaki Yuasa news, and a bunch of Fall 2019 anime premiere chat! You can listen to the show...
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ANNCast - Let's Put A Smile On That Face

Zac and Lynzee tackle Todd Phillips' controversial new Joker movie, plus their favorite Batman movies, this week's hot news and the Fall 2019 Anime season so far! ― ANNCast 360 - Let's Put A Smile On That Face Zac and Lynzee tackle Todd Phillips' controversial new Joker movie, plus their favorite Batman movies, this week's hot news and the Fall 2019 Anime season so far! You can listen to the show on...
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ANNCast - Are You Not Entertained?

Zac and Lynzee ready their broadswords and passionately scream at the heavens for a double feature of historical fiction - Ridley Scott's Gladiator and the brutal Viking epic Vinland Saga! ― ANNCast 359 - Are You Not Entertained? Zac and Lynzee ready their broadswords and passionately scream at the heavens for a double feature of historical fiction - Ridley Scott's Gladiator and the brutal Viking ep...
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ANNCast - Lost In Space

Zac and Lynzee burn up and confront the enormous Studio Trigger movie Promare, and then eject themselves into the galaxy for this summer's strongest show, Astra Lost in Space! ― ANNCast 358 - Lost In Space Zac and Lynzee burn up and confront the enormous Studio Trigger movie Promare, and then eject themselves into the galaxy for this summer's strongest show, Astra Lost In Space! You can listen to th...
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ANNCast - To Make A Long Story Short

Zac and Lynzee discuss The Steven Universe Movie, investigate the classic 1985 comedy Clue, and dive right in to the legendary Mari Okada's emotionally brutal O Maidens In Your Savage Season! ― ANNCast 357 - To Make A Long Story Short Zac and Lynzee discuss The Steven Universe Movie, investigate the classic 1985 comedy Clue, and dive right in to the legendary Mari Okada's emotionally brutal O Maiden...
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ANNCast - Hey Everybody, It's Tuesday

Zac, Lynzee and special guest Jacki Jing sing their hearts out for Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe's Carole & Tuesday. PLUS: Stephen King's Clown Movie Part 2, and much much more! ― ANNCast 356 - Hey Everybody, It's Tuesday Zac, Lynzee and special guest Jacki Jing sing their hearts out for Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe's Carole & Tuesday. PLUS: Stephen King's Clown Movie Part 2...
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ANNCast Series Review: Yuu Watase's Fushigi Yugi

Zac, Lynzee and two special guests - Anime Feminist's Caitlin Moore and the unstoppable Bamboo Dong - drop by to inhale and recontextualize Yuu Watase's early 90s shojo magnum opus, Fushigi Yugi. ― ANNCast 355 - Series Review: Fushigi Yugi Zac, Lynzee and two special guests - Anime Feminist's Caitlin Moore and the unstoppable Bamboo Dong - drop by to inhale and recontextualize Yuu Watase's early 90s...
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Rebuild of ANNCast: Busting Surfboards

Zac and Lynzee stuff enough movies, news and anime down their throats to kill a horse - including Invader Zim Enter the Florpus and LeSean Thomas' magnum opus, the Netflix Original Anime Cannon Busters! ― ANNCast 354 - Busting Surfboards Zac and Lynzee stuff enough movies, news and Netflix Original Anime down their throats to kill a horse - including Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and LeSean Thomas'...
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Rebuild of ANNCast: You Are [Not] Alone

Zac and Lynzee subject themselves to the screaming, crying, blood-vomiting sex apocalypse of Rebuild of Evangelion just in time for this podcast's 10th anniversary. ― ANNCast 353 - Rebuild of ANNCast: You Are [Not] Alone Zac and Lynzee subject themselves to the screaming, crying, blood-vomiting sex apocalypse of Rebuild of Evangelion just in time for this podcast's 10th anniversary. You can listen t...
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ANNCast - The Soothing Sounds of Summertime

Zac and Lynzee briefly reconstitute themselves to wrap up the highs and lows of both Anime Expo 2019 AND the Summer 2019 anime season! ― ANNCast 352 - The Soothing Sounds of Summertime Zac and Lynzee briefly reconstitute themselves to wrap up the highs and lows of both Anime Expo 2019 AND the Summer 2019 anime season! You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version her...
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ANNCast - Relaxing in Terminal Dogma

Zac and Lynzee hang out with the enormous crucified torso of Lilith for a super chill discussion about Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion, which you may have heard is available on Netflix now. Join us, won't you? ― ANNCast 351 - Relaxing in Terminal Dogma Zac and Lynzee hang out with the enormous crucified torso of Lilith for a super chill discussion about Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion,...
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ANNCast - Otter Pops

Zac and Lynzee chime in on an entire ocean of pop cultural artifacts, including Shin Godzilla, Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer, Sailor Moon, and the ending of Sarazanmai! ― ANNCast 350 - Otter Pops Zac and Lynzee chime in on an entire ocean of pop cultural artifacts, including Shin Godzilla, Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer, Sailor Moon, and the ending of Sarazanmai. You can listen to the show on our pla...
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ANNCast - Bursting the Bubble with Lance Heiskell

Industry veteran and former Funimation Director of Marketing Lance Heiskell takes a magical and occasionally terrifying journey through his storied career during the American anime DVD bubble of the mid-2000s. Strap in! ― ANNCast 349 - Bursting the Bubble with Lance Heiskell Industry veteran and former Funimation Director of Marketing Lance Heiskell takes a magical and occasionally terrifying journe...
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ANNCast - Bringing Up The Rear

Zac and Jacob devour the Spring 2019 Season whole, from Fruits Basket to Isekai Quartet to the absolutely bugnuts Sarazanmai! Plus: movie chat, Penguin Highway and much more. ― ANNCast 348 - Bringing Up The Rear Zac and Jacob devour the Spring 2019 Season whole, from Fruits Basket to Isekai Quartet to the absolutely bugnuts Sarazanmai! Plus: movie chat, Penguin Highway and much more. You can listen ...
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ANNCast - Discoteknocracy

Discotek production guru, Answerman and erstwhile ANNCast host Justin Sevakis returns to tell some terrifying behind-the-scenes stories from the wild world of anime bluray production. ― ANNCast 347 - Discoteknocracy Discotek production guru, Answerman and erstwhile ANNCast host Justin Sevakis returns to tell some terrifying behind-the-scenes stories from the wild world of anime bluray production. Yo...
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ANNCast - Jaeger Meisters

Zac and returning guest Lynzee Loveridge suck all the life out of P.A. Works' original vampire anime Sirius the Jaeger, wade through the giant catalog of vampire anime and ponder the fleeting nature of Netflix anime. ― ANNCast 346 - Jaeger Meisters Zac and returning guest Lynzee Loveridge suck all the life out of PA Works' original vampire anime Sirius the Jaeger, wade through the giant catalog of v...
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ANNCast - The Neverland Band

Zac and special guest Managing Editor Lynzee Loveridge get trapped inside The Promised Neverland and calculate how long it would take to watch all of One Piece. Plus: most anticipated Spring anime, Captain Marvel and much more! ― ANNCast 345 - The Neverland Band Zac and special guest Managing Editor Lynzee Loveridge get trapped inside The Promised Neverland and calculate how long it would take to wa...
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ANNCast - Brains In A Jar

Zac and Jacob have a full report from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez' ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, and it's time once again for videogame chat with Dave and Graziella! ― ANNCast 344 - Brains in a Jar Zac and Jacob have a full report from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez' ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, and it's time once again for videogame chat with Dave and Graziella! You can listen to the show on our player h...
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ANNCast Returns

Zac and Jacob return from beyond the grave to talk Winter 2019 anime, from Dororo to The Promised Neverland to Hand Shakers 2. PLUS: just a little Alita: Battle Angel and Kingdom Hearts III! ― ANNCast 343 - ANNCast Returns Zac and Jacob return from beyond the grave to talk Winter 2019 anime, from Dororo to The Promised Neverland to Hand Shakers 2. PLUS: just a little Alita: Battle Angel and Kingdom ...
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ANNCast - A Monster's Holiday featuring Shawne Kleckner

Right Stuf CEO Shawne Kleckner drops by for a fun, in-depth holiday update from the trenches of the anime retail business and THEN Zac and Jacob break down the latest NHK Ghibli documentary, Dragon Ball Super: Broly and much more! ― ANNCast 342 - A Monster's Holiday featuring Shawne Kleckner Right Stuf CEO Shawne Kleckner drops by for a fun, in-depth holiday update from the trenches of the anime ret...
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ANNCast - Just Froobin' Over Here

Zac and Jacob return from beyond the grave to catch up on a big pile of Fall 2018 anime, plus Broly, new Fruits Basket, Evangelion on Netflix and live-action Cowboy Bebop! ― ANNCast 340 - The Thing About My Dokes Zac and Jacob return from beyond the grave to chat Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Zombie Land Saga and more Fall 2018 anime, plus Broly, new Fruits Basket, Evangelion on Netflix and live-action ...
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ANNCast - The Thing About My Dokes

Zac and Jacob dive back in to the controversial sequel Madoka Magica: Rebellion for its 5th anniversary and embark on a tour of the writing evolution of Gen Urobuchi through Madoka, Psycho-Pass and Thunderbolt Fantasy! ― ANNCast 340 - The Thing About My Dokes Zac and Jacob dive back in to the controversial sequel Madoka Magica: Rebellion for its 5th anniversary and embark on a tour of the writing ev...
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ANNCast - My Glamorous Vampire Dad

Zac and Jacob frantically chew their way through Mamoru Hosoda's latest movie Mirai and the second season of Netflix's ambitious and unrelenting Castlevania! ― ANNCast 339 - My Glamorous Vampire Dad Jacob's back, and this week we're all about Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai, Sam Deats and Warren Ellis' Castlevania Season 2, and of course, Smash Mouth. You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-down...
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ANNCast - Casually Spooky

Jacob's out this week, so Interest editor and monster enthusiast Lynzee Loveridge stops by for a spell to ask: what makes a truly memorable spooky anime? Plus a Fall season update, scary movie breakdown and more! ― ANNCast 338 - Casually Spooky Jacob's out this week, so Interest editor and monster enthusiast Lynzee Loveridge stops by for a spell to ask: what makes a truly memorable spooky anime? Plu...
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ANNCast - The Fall of Man

Zac and Jacob chew their way through a monstrous pile of Fall 2018 anime premieres, from Double Decker to Sword Art Online to Thunderbolt Fantasy and yeah, even some of the bad ones. ― ANNCast 337 - The Fall of Man Zac and Jacob chew their way through as many Fall 2018 anime premieres as they can - from Double Decker to Sword Art Online to Thunderbolt Fantasy and a whole ton more. You can listen to ...
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ANNCast - We Just Klecked

Right Stuf co-founder and president Shawne Kleckner stops by the show to chat up his latest big kickstarter, Emma: A Victorian Romance, plus plenty of fun details about the anime retail landscape in 2018. ― ANNCast 336 - We Just Klecked Right Stuf co-founder and president Shawne Kleckner stops by the show to chat up his latest big kickstarter, Emma: A Victorian Romance, plus plenty of fun details ab...
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ANNCast - Your Eternal Reward

Kodansha Comics is releasing the Sailor Moon manga all over again, so Manga Answerman Deb Aoki joins the show for a chat with Kodansha editor Lauren Scanlan and superstar translation team Alethea and Athena Nibley for a chat about what it took to put this giant book together. ― ANNCast 335 - Your Eternal Reward Kodansha Comics is releasing the Sailor Moon manga all over again, so Manga Answerman Deb...
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ANNCast - The Crunchiest Exposition

Zac and Jacob recap their long weekend at Crunchyroll Expo 2018, digging in to Alita: Battle Angel, Ulysses, Crunchyroll Originals, Yoshitoshi ABe , and even our old pal DARLING in the FRANXX ! ― ANNCast 334 - The Crunchiest Exposition Zac and Jacob recap their long weekend at Crunchyroll Expo 2018, digging in to Alita: Battle Angel, Ulysses, High Guardian Spice, Yoshitoshi ABe, and even our old pal...
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ANNCast - Mail's Here

Zac and Jacob uncork the mailbox for another round of listener questions - this fall's big anime movies, the third season of Free! , Rumiko Takahashi , live idol events and much more! ― ANNCast 333 - Mail's Here Zac and Jacob uncork the mailbox for another round of listener questions - this fall's big anime movies, the third season of Free!, Rumiko Takahashi, live idol events and much more! You can ...
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ANNCast - Final Franxxtasy

Zac and Jacob claw their way out of the center of the earth just in time to finally talk about the Darling in the Franxx finale. PLUS: Planet With, Otakon 2018, Star Blazers 2199 and a whole lot more! ― ANNCast Live at Otakon 2018 Zac and Jacob claw their way out of the center of the earth just in time to finally talk about the Darling in the Franxx finale. PLUS: Planet With, Otakon 2018, Star Blaze...
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ANNCast Live at Otakon 2018

ANNCast is back with the audio from our panel at Otakon 2018, featuring special guest Mike Toole! Zac and Mike take a quick tour of 20 years of ANN history, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. ― ANNCast Live at Otakon 2018 ANNCast is back with the audio from our panel at Otakon 2018, featuring special guest Mike Toole! Zac and Mike take a quick tour of 20 years of ANN history, followed by a...
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ANNCast - A Quick One While He's Away

We're losing our minds preparing for AX and the Summer 2018 Preview Guide, but we still had time to talk about the last couple weeks of Franxx, Full Metal Panic, a couple summer movies and more! ― ANNCast Episode 331 - A Quick One While He's Away We're losing our minds preparing for AX and the Summer 2018 Preview Guide, but we still had time to talk about the last couple weeks of Franxx, Full Metal ...
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ANNCast - 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 from Friends from the Internet are back for 90 minutes of our E3 Game Show! It's all videogames! C'mon in! ― ANNCast Episode 330 - 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 from Fri...
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ANNCast - 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 . ― ANNCast Episode 329 - 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. You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, check out the show on Stitcher ...
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ANNCast Interview: Stephanie Sheh and Mike Sinterniklaas

This collaborative team is known for excellence at every level of ADR. In this episode, Mike and Stephanie stop by ANNCast to chat in-depth about their latest project, Lu over the Wall, in theaters May 11! ― ANNCast Episode 328 - Stephanie Sheh and Mike Sinterninklaas This esteemed collaborative team is known for excellence at every level of ADR - directing, writing, mixing, and of course, acting. I...
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ANNCast - 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! ― ANNCast Episode 327 - 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! You can listen to the show on our player h...
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ANNCast - 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. ― ANNCast Episode 326 - Just A Little Bit of Spring You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, check out the show on Stitcher here, and we're also on Google Play Music right here, or you can just use these handy links:...
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ANNCast - 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! ― ANNCast Episode 325 - 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! You can listen to the...
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ANNCast - 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. ― ANNCast Episode 324 - 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 di...
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ANNCast - 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! ― ANNCast Episode 323 - 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 Crunch...
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ANNCast - Gundam Wing

Zac, Jacob and special guest 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. They'll need a real Heero to get through this! ― ANNCast Episode 322 - Gundam Wing Zac, Jacob and special guest from Otaku Journalist, Gunpla101 and right here on ANN Lauren Orsini scream and fight their way through all 49 episod...
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ANNCast - 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! ― ANNCast Episode 321 - Macy's Franxxgiving Day Parade Zac and Jacob strap on their butt handles for a fistfight with Darling in the Franxx! PLUS: casting spells of codependence with The Ancient Magus Bride and much more! You can listen to the show on ...
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ANNCast - 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. ― ANNCast Episode 320 - Uncomfortably Real with Anime World Order Three escaped fugitives, Daryl Surat, Gerald Rathkolb, and Clarissa Graffeo - an intergalactic gang of criminals otherwise known as the Ani...
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ANNCast - 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! ― ANNCast Episode 319 - 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,...
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ANNCast - 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! ― ANNCast Episode 318 - 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! You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 vers...

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