Third Impact Anime Episode # 133 – Anime Secret Santa 2022 (Great Pretender, KEIJO!!!!!!!!, Space Dandy, and more!)

Ho-ho-hold on to your butts, it’s time for Anime Secret Santa 2022, an annual event hosted by the holiday hosts over at the AGC Podcast. Every year they organize an anime swap for folks in the anitwitter sphere with various outlets (podcasts, blogs, etc.) and a jolly good time is had by all.

This year, Austin, Tobias, and Bill gather around the cozy fireplace to talk about their anime gifts; KEIJO!!!!!!!!, Great Pretender, Space Dandy, Housing Complex C, and BNA: Brand New Animal.

Were our gifts naughty? Nice? A bit of both? Listen to find out.

Link to the 2022 TIA listener feedback survey.

What do you think is the MOST Christmas anime and the LEAST Christmas anime? Let us know! Send us an e-mail and we’ll read it aloud on an upcoming episode:


  • Merry Christmas by Hatsune Miku, Bodytemp-P, and MOROS
  • Dream X Scramble! by AiRI
  • The Great Pretender by Freddie Mercury (cover of The Platters)
  • Ready To by Sumire Morohosi, Jin Tanaka, RON, and Rihoco
  • Viva Namida by Yasuyuki Okamura
  • Night Running by Shin Sakiura

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One comment

  1. AP *is* a great website (and not run by nazi sympathizers)! Have never looked back since leaving MAL, and it’s so easy to look for/keep up with simulcasts.

    Bill’s dead-on about the core of Keijo!!!!!!!! being the straight-played absurdity. And as a note: the series was so short because the manga got cancelled for lack of popularity. Best to end strong before the gags got lame?

    I was curious about Housing Complex C. Thanks for sparing me the time XD

    I love that the dog was acting up only during the BNA discussion. Also liked BNA a great deal despite similar TRIGGER warnings, and would also recommend Cyberpunk (only having seen one ep due to time).

    When Watanabe announced Space Dandy at Otakon in [year here], he told us he edited the preview while on the plane and without much sleep. that said, the English tagline read “A dandy guy in the space,” and I can never think of this show without that in my head. Curious, which directors’ episodes did you feel didn’t justify the anthology format and why?


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