ANNCast is the official weekly podcast from Anime News Network, the internet's most trusted anime news source since 1998. Hosted by ANN's senior staff (each with over a decade in the business), the show is a laid-back, fun and frank discussion about Japanese animation, its audience and its industry -- often revealing secrets about how things really work. Guests include prominent figures in both the business of anime and the fan community.
The ANN Aftershow - The Todoroki Family Tragedy Hits Home
In possibly the most awkward family dinner ever, Deku and Bakugo head home with Todoroki for a family dinner. Emotions run high as Shoto's brother lays it all out on dear ol' dad and his paternal failures.
The ANN Aftershow - Is My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission Just a Rehash?
The anime original, girl-focused episode is all set-up for next month's new movie which has a lot of similarities to the Meta Liberation Army plot. Most importantly, is the new villain hot?
The ANN Aftershow - Endeavor: Bad Father. Good Teacher?
Deku, Todoroki, and Bakugo get straight to hero business during their work study with Endeavor. Japan's #1 Hero does his best to teach the up-and-comers what they need to get to the next level, and he might even be half-decent at it?
The ANN Aftershow - Hawks: Hero or Villain?
All eyes are on Hawks this week as the double (or triple?!) agent moves about city. Where's Best Jeanist? Who is the Meta-Liberation Army and what are their end goals?
The ANN Aftershow - Where the Hell are the Villains?!
After much anticipation for the next arc, My Hero Academia has...rearranged everything? Is the upcoming movie to blame? We were promised villains!
The ANN Aftershow - The Calm Before the Storm
With the wrap up of the Class 1-A vs 1-B fight, the student heroes have some time for self-reflection and improvement.
Rest In Peace Zac
Podcast will never be the same without you
Was Looking Forward to this New Version
RIP Zack. When I saw that the show was being brought back in a new version, I couldn’t wait to hear the first show. Unfortunately, I was completely disappointed with the way the show is conducted. There is NO discipline whatsoever, and everyone constantly steps all over everyone else’s verbals, to the point that halfway through, I just decided to give up on it. The show needs ONE person in charge to moderate and ask the others if they have anything to add, and then let that person have their say. If all the participants are in different locations, there needs to be a way for the guests to let the host know that they have something to add, without stepping all over the person currently speaking.
Constant talking over each other
Podcast content is fine but they keep interrupting each other to the point you don’t hear a thing anyone said. It’s prevalent throughout the entire episode. Either stop talking over each other or please do better editing the podcast taking out some of the unnecessary interruptions. It’s not a pleasant listening experience.