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

What is Third Impact Anime?

Third Impact Anime is a podcast and panelist group out of the South Eastern United States anime community (centralized in North Carolina). Through our bi-weekly podcast and convention panels, we discuss the the artistry, history, and community surrounding anime from all eras and genres.

The podcast is hosted by Austin (@bebopshock) and the rest of the Third Impact team as we bring our unique tastes, opinions, and perspectives to the conversation.

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, where we bonded through our mutual love of anime & anime-adjacent media. One day we thought “hey, we never shut up, so let’s make a podcast!” and that still rings true today.

Primary Hosts:

  • Austin
    • Maniacal mastermind. Has never actually seen an anime in his life.
    • Faves: Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Little Witch Academia, Lupin III
  • Tobias
    • The village elder. Gave birth to a Porg on stage during a panel.
    • Faves: Evangelion, Kaiba, The Tatami Galaxy, Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Bill
    • The soul of the group. Loves Lupin the Third more than breathing.
    • Faves: One Piece, Lupin III, Ghost in the Shell, The IDOLM@STER
  • Sully
    • Marie Kondo disciple. Deeply wants an anime adaptation of Frasier.
    • Faves: Sailor Moon, Yatterman, Urusei Yatsura, Excel Saga

Frequent Friends:

  • Tori
    • IRL spooky magical girl. Keeps yelling about Precure. No one listens. 
    • Faves: Pretty Cure, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Serial Experiments Lain
  • Ryan
    • True chaotic neutral. His favorite anime are Batman and video games. 
    • Faves: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Madoka Magica, Naruto
  • Sarah
    • Mobage addict. If it’s idol related, she knows about it.
    • Faves: AKB0048, The IDOLM@STER, Shirobako
  • Marisa
    • Fujoshi queen. Rambles about swords. 
    • Faves: Haikyuu, My Hero Academia, Saint Seiya, YURI!!! on Ice

Adorable Mascot Characters:

  • Andrew
    • Self-proclaimed Iyashiking. Is probably reading Yotsuba& right now.
    • Faves: Laid-Back Camp, Engaged to the Unidentified, My Hero Academia
  • Jon
    • A very good boy. Volunteers at conventions just to hurt himself.
    • Faves: Fullmetal Alchemist, Plastic Neesan, Nichijou