Note: This is not official art of the Third Impact Anime crew, but it might as well be.

What is Third Impact Anime?

We are Third Impact Anime, a small group of anime fans, panelists, & podcasters based in the Southeast USA. We love Japanese animation and getting to talk about it at conventions & online is a huge passion of ours. We attend 4 to 8 conventions per year where we perform panels about a variety of anime topics. We also host a bi-weekly podcast where we discuss and review anime from all genres and eras.

Our panels focus on exploring different anime series’, video games, creators, and topics in fandom.

You’ll see us most often at Animazement, Anime Weekend Atlanta, Ichibancon, Triad Anime Convention, Playthrough Convention, Momocon, Hamacon, Queen City Anime Convention, and Asheville Anime Regional Convention.

Anime is cool and good. Let’s talk about it!


Like many events in history, ours is somewhat boring. Most of us met in college, or through anime conventions, and we quickly bonded through our mutual love of anime & anime-adjacent media. One day we thought “hey, we never shut up anyway so let’s make a podcast!” and that still rings true today.

Primary Hosts:

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