Welcome to 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 is a truly collaborative effort between the members of the Third Impact team as we bring our unique tastes 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 our flagship convention, Animazement in Raleigh, NC, as well as Anime Weekend Atlanta, Ichibancon, Triad Anime Convention, Playthrough Convention, Hamacon in Hunstville, AL, and Asheville Anime Regional Convention.

Primary Hosts:

  • Austin
    • Maniacal mastermind. Has never actually seen an anime in his life.
  • Tobias
    • The village elder. Gave birth to a Porg on stage during a panel.
  • Bill
    • The soul of the group. Loves Lupin the Third more than breathing.
  • Sully
    • Marie Kondo disciple. Deeply wants an anime adaptation of Frasier.

Frequent Friends:

  • Tori
    • IRL spooky magical girl. Keeps yelling about Precure. No one listens. 
  • Ryan
    • True chaotic neutral. His favorite anime are Batman and video games. 
  • Sarah
    • Mobage addict. If it’s idol related, she knows about it.
  • Marisa
    • Fujoshi queen. Rambles about swords. 

Adorable Mascot Characters:

  • Andrew
    • Self-proclaimed Iyashiking. Is probably reading Yotsuba& right now.
  • Jon
    • A very good boy. Volunteers at conventions just to hurt himself.