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, 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 (@bebopshock)
    • Maniacal mastermind. Has never actually seen an anime in his life.
    • Favorite anime: Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Little Witch Academia, Lupin III
  • Tobias (@reverend_tobias)
    • The village elder. Gave birth to a Porg on stage during a panel.
    • Favorite anime: Evangelion, Kaiba, The Tatami Galaxy, Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Bill (@wbforeman999)
    • The soul of the group. Loves Lupin the Third more than breathing.
    • Favorite: One Piece, Lupin III, Ghost in the Shell, The IDOLM@STER
  • Sully (@calva_kun)
    • Marie Kondo disciple. Deeply wants an anime adaptation of Frasier.
    • Favorite: Sailor Moon, Yatterman, Urusei Yatsura, Excel Saga
  • Tori (@worstwaifu)
    • IRL spooky magical girl. Keeps yelling about Precure. No one listens. 
      Faves: Pretty Cure, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Serial Experiments Lain

Frequent Friends:

  • Ryan (@midshelfryan)
    • True chaotic neutral. His favorite anime are Batman and video games. Faves: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Madoka Magica, Naruto
  • Sarah (@uniquexharmony)
    • Mobage addict. If it’s idol related, she knows about it. Faves: AKB0048, The IDOLM@STER, Shirobako
  • Marisa (@muse0ica)
    • Fujoshi queen. Rambles about swords. Faves: Haikyuu, My Hero Academia, Saint Seiya, YURI!!! on Ice
  • Andrew (@Toaster_Mike)
    • Self-proclaimed Iyashiking. Is probably reading Yotsuba& right now. Faves: 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