What is Third Impact Anime?

Third Impact Anime is a group of anime fans, panelists, & podcasters based in the Southeast United States. 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 perspectives. We also perform numerous panels at conventions all across the South East (and beyond!).

Our goal is to celebrate anime and all its 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 keep his head on straight.

Favorites: Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Little Witch Academia, Lupin III, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Tobias (@reverend_tobias)

Tobias has been preaching the anime gospel since going to his first convention at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2004. Not content with being quiet at conventions, he started paneling 10 years ago and never looked back. He’s the village elder of Third Impact 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 self-described oldtaku (even though he’s only twenty-something). Sully holds a master’s degree in English and is looking to pursue his PhD 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

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.” His co-hosts on Mid Shelf Gaming, Will and Edwin, may appear on the podcast when the moon is positioned just right.

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

Former/Inactive Members:

  • Andrew: 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
  • 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