40 episodes

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.

Anime News Network's ANNCast Zac Bertschy & Lynzee Loveridge

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6, 245 Ratings

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.

    ANNCast (Final) - Zac Bertschy Memorial

    ANNCast (Final) - Zac Bertschy Memorial

    ANNCast host Zac Bertschy passed away. This is our tribute to him.

    ANNCast - Come On And Slam

    ANNCast - Come On And Slam

    Zac and Lynzee plow through a whole bunch of the Spring 2020 anime season premieres, discuss the latest news, and in a fit of quarantine madness, revisit the 1996 classic Space Jam!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    ANNCast - BERSERK vs. BERSERK vs. BERSERK

    ANNCast - BERSERK vs. BERSERK vs. BERSERK

    Zac and Lynzee grab their oversized swords and make the terrible decision to put themselves through all three animated versions of Kentaro Miura's classic, screaming, bloody, sexually violent BERSERK! Plus some other stuff.

    ANNCast - Beastar Trek

    ANNCast - Beastar Trek

    Zac and Lynzee take on Orange and Netflix's smash hit animal drama Beastars - plus our recommendations for the best shows to watch while you're quarantined!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    ANNCast - Breezin' Down The Runway

    ANNCast - Breezin' Down The Runway

    Zac and Lynzee go in-depth some of this season's biggest shows - Smile Down The Runway and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Plus, Onward and our top 5 Pixar flicks, this week's news and more!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    ANNCast - Worked To Death For Art's Sake

    ANNCast - Worked To Death For Art's Sake

    Special guest Callum May from The Canpia Effect drops by the show for a discussion about the anime industry's serious problem with animator overwork - plus the Crunchyroll Awards and more.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
245 Ratings

245 Ratings

HelenBMDC ,

Rest In Peace Zac

Podcast will never be the same without you

justinpunpun ,

Justinpunpun

I’ve been listening to Anncast for about four years now, maybe five. At first, I listened weekly, even if I didn’t know what was going on, like when they did a their first fate podcast, I was confused. I kept listening, week after week and eventually become infatuated with listening to anncast. I started from the beginning, listening to at least three everyday. (When I was in high school.) during that time, In my anime life, I was watching 50+ anime a season. Of course, not realizing what I was putting my self through, after about a year I finally decided it was time for a break form anime. I was burned out for about two years, I just couldn’t sit through any series for more than fifteen minutes. This also meant I stopped listening to anncast. By the middle of my second year of burnout I started gradually listening to anncast again, keeping up with anime in my ears and of course all the community pages I kept over the years on Facebook. Zac and Jake both made me realize what anime actually meant to me, it’s art. I can’t just go around watching every single show every season just cause I wanna’ be superior. This is art, this something you came to cause you enjoyed the appeal of art that was foreign. Talk about anime, talk about movies, games, manga, please continue you to do what you guys do and I swear I will stick around. I love anncast, thank you zac, Jake, Justin, and animenewsnetwork.

MikeyMyke ,

Was only every good in the beginning.

The first several years were good but it’s been mostly not entertaining since then. I delete 9/10 episodes unless there’s a really good guest. Zac should give the podcast to someone else.

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