About

What is Third Impact Anime?

Third Impact Anime is a group of anime fans, panelists, & podcasters based in the Southeast USA. We embrace the rich history, community, artistry, and diversity of Japanese animation and strive to celebrate it in all we do. The most forward-facing aspect of TIA is our bi-weekly podcast where we give thoughtful reviews of different anime series’ and films and occasionally invite special guests from the industry or fan space to share their insight and opinions. We also perform numerous panels at conventions all across the South East (and beyond!).

Our goal is to celebrate anime and all it’s quandaries in a fun, informative, and thoughtful way.

Check out our profile on AnimeCons.com for previous convention appearances.


Our Team

Austin (@bebopshock)

Austin is the Editor-in-Chief of Third Impact Anime. He has been running anime clubs and panels at conventions on and off since 2014 and tries his best to be a good boy. Favorites: Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Little Witch Academia, Lupin III


Tobias (@reverend_tobias)

Tobias has been preaching the anime gospel since going to his first convention at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2004. He’s the village elder but still tolerates these young whipper snappers. Favorites: Evangelion, Kaiba, The Tatami Galaxy, Revolutionary Girl Utena


Bill (@wbforeman999)

Bill is the chief blogger of Third Impact Anime and is the sole reason we’re all big fans of Lupin the Third. He’ll talk your ear off about Lupin, One Piece, and how IDOLM@STER is better than Love Live! Favorites: One Piece, Lupin III, Ghost in the Shell, The IDOLM@STER


Sully (@calva_kun)

Third Impact’s very own Disney villain and self-described oldtaku (even though he’s only 20 something). Currently pursuing a master’s degree so he can become Dr. Professor Otaku. Favorites: Sailor Moon, Yatterman, Urusei Yatsura, Excel Saga


Tori (@worstwaifu)

Tori is an IRL spooky magical girl. If it’s cute, creepy, or both, Tori probably knows about it and loves it.
Favorites: Pretty Cure, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Serial Experiments Lain, Mob Psycho 100, anything Junji Ito


Frequent Friends:

Ryan (@midshelfryan)

Former anime and video game club officer, Ryan continues to dabble in both. He is 1/3rd of the YouTube Channel Mid Shelf Gaming and sneezes every time someone mentions the “Hare Hare Yukai.” Favorites: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Madoka Magica, Naruto


Sarah (@uniquexharmony)

Sarah is a well-spring of knowledge about everything idol related. She occasionally uploads idol pulls and vocal covers on her YouTube channel. Favorites: AKB0048, The IDOLM@STER, Shirobako


Andrew (@Toaster_Mike)

Andrew is the resident fan of iyashikei (healing/relaxing) anime, and is probably reading Yotsuba& right now. Favorites: Laid-Back Camp, Engaged to the Unidentified, My Hero Academia

Former/Inactive Members:

  • Jon (@thegentlejan) A very good boy. Volunteers at conventions just to hurt himself. Faves: Fullmetal Alchemist, Plastic Neesan, Nichijou
  • Marisa (@muse0ica) Fujoshi queen. Rambles about swords. Faves: Haikyuu, My Hero Academia, Saint Seiya, YURI!!! on Ice