Anime Summit

Anime Summit
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Newscast Special: Kyoto Animation Arson Attack
Jul 20 • 22 min
On the morning of July 18th, 2019…In the Fushimi Ward of Kyoto, Japan, a man walked into Kyoto Animations Studio 1 location and began setting the studio ablaze with gasoline and fire. 70 plus people were injured and 34 of them as of this recording were…
Anime Expo 2019 Report w/ Manime Matt
Jul 19 • 76 min
Episode 208: Nick along with our good friend Manime Matt gives the report on their experience at Anime Expo! From panels to the dealers room to getting saucy with the homies. Followed by a great story of how Matt bought his first Doujin! —- This episode…
Anime Summit Newscast #31 - 7/12/2019
Jul 13 • 57 min
Big ep today! We talk about some upcoming game hype, Power Rangers movie reboot, Legend of the White Dragon by Bat in the Sun, and the Nintendo Switch Lite! Also a review of Dr Mario World for mobile devices! For anime we have some upcoming Anime hype,…
Spring Season 2019 Review
Jul 12 • 68 min
Episode 207: WHEW thank GOD Nick is back from Expo so we can give this Spring Review for you. We talk about our completed Spring shows such as Dororo, Sarazanmai, Hitorribochi, Senryu Shoujo, Isekai Quartet, One Punch Man 2, and of course Attack on Titan…
Anime Summit Newscast #30 - 7/5/2019
Jul 6 • 46 min
Thank you guys so much! 4 years of Anime Summit and 30 newscasts! Here is to another year! This episode I touch on The Walking Dead ending and Attack on Titan ending?? Some upcoming anime hype and upcoming games hype! —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Jul 4 • 76 min
Episode 206: You read the title right. We finally are doing an Evangelion episode in celebration of being a Podcast for 4 years; and also because we can now watch it on Netflix! The history, background, and the points of why we love it can all be heard on…
Anime Summit Newscast #29 - 6/28/2019
Jun 29 • 54 min
So many adaptions of video games and other nerdy things are coming about. I dont know how to feel about all of them. We also cover some things being shown at Anime Expo and Otakon and some more upcoming anime films and shows coming soon! This episode is…
Anime Spotlight: Hyouka (2012)
Jun 27 • 60 min
Episode 205: We are ALMOST halfway through our Decade Spotlight series. This time with our 2nd out of 3 entries for the year of 2012 with the coming of age anime Hyouka . This slice of life anime is very calm and easy going but shrouded in themes of life,…
Anime Summit Newscast #28 - 6/21/2019
Jun 22 • 57 min
This episode of the news we cover the latest from some upcoming anime such as My Hero Academia and Fire Force. A potential MCU adaptation of the SpiderVerse?? Some upcoming Anime Expo showings for some anime including PROMARE! And a discussion piece at…
Anniversary Spotlight: Riding Bean (1989)
Jun 20 • 55 min
Episode 204: The classic OVA that spawned the famous spin off Gunsmith Cats..RIDING BEAN. We dive into this campy action short film and bring to light the quality of anime from the late 80’s. From its animation to its music! Nostalgia boner incoming. —-…
Anime Summit Newscast #27 - 6/14/2019
Jun 15 • 51 min
SO MUCH HYPE! We have a lot of upcoming anime hype, US theater dates for Promare, Anime Expo screenings, and an opinion on some of my favorite E3 announcements! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Netflix Spotlight: BAKI (2018)
Jun 13 • 61 min
Episode 203: Nick and Dannie form a NEW Ultimate Podcast Duo to bring you a review for the Netflix Produced anime BAKI; a continuation of the series from 2001 which covers The Most Evil Death Row Convicts Arc. In Som’s absence Nick and Dannie try their…
Anime Summit Newscast #26 - 6/7/2019
Jun 8 • 44 min
This week we got a lot of gaming news. Baldurs Gate 3, Overwatch, and Persona 5 the Royal! For anime we talk about some upcoming anime including the new Hibike! Euphonium, Detective Conan Smart Game, the new fighting game for Grandblue Fantasy, and more!…
Best Rainy Day Anime
Jun 6 • 51 min
Episode 202: Whats the best anime to watch on a rainy day? Sometimes your plans don’t always go as planned and you end up stuck at home bored as shit OR the rain just puts you in a low energy and somber mood and you don’t want to go out at all. You decide…
Anime Summit Newscast #25 - 5/31/2019
Jun 1 • 42 min
SO MUCH HYPE. We talk about some crazy movie trailers that recently came out such as Terminator Dark Fate, Rambo Last Blood, and the new Dark Crystal film coming to Netflix, the new Death Stranding trailer, Xbox One Game Pass. In anime news we have a lot…
Anime Spotlight: The Daily Lives of High School Boys (2012)
May 30 • 61 min
Episode 201: Another month down which means its time for another episode of our Decade Spotlight series. We start off the year 2012 with The Daily Lives of High School Boys .. A slice of life that is absurd as much as it is hilarious, centering around the…
Anime Summit Newscast #24 - 5/24/2019
May 25 • 54 min
May is almost over! This week we got another section of upcoming anime hype! Also mention some anime films coming to US theaters such as Millennium Actress and the new Hibike! Euphonium film. A Law banning Loot Boxes in video games, Promare hype, Pokemon…
200th Special! Meet the Hosts w/ Games and QA
May 23 • 106 min
Episode 200: Here is a fun special episode for you guys. Celebrating 200 episodes of the Anime Summit Podcast. We talk about how we got into anime, where we are going from here, and play some games and ask some Discord member questions. We love you guys…
Anime Summit Newscast #23 - 5/17/2019
May 18 • 40 min
Today Som talks about Square’s new Avengers game, Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life Movie, some hot new anime games from Medabots, Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?, and Pokemon, Detective Pikachu busting the box office, and an opinion piece on…
SNAP! Anime Avengers Vs Thanos
May 16 • 56 min
Episode 199: There was an idea, called the Anime Avengers Initiative. The idea was to bring together a group of remarkable Anime characters, to see if they could become something more. See if they could work together when we needed them to to fight the…
Anime Summit Newscast #22 - 5/10/2019
May 11 • 49 min
Today I got a lot of opinions man! But also a lot of anime hype! We talk about Sonic the movie (again I know), Cobra Kai Season 3, the Polymega console, 7Seeds, The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious isekai anime, Eevee Tamagotchi, Kill La Kill IF…
Spring 2019 1st Impressions Part 2
May 9 • 68 min
Episode 198: Part 2 of our 1st impressions of the Spring season for 2019! We go over Sarazanmai, Isekai Quartet, Carole & Tuesday, Fairy Gone, and more! Let us know what you guys are going to be watching this season! Do you guy also feel like maybe this…
Anime Summit Newscast #21 - 5/3/2019
May 4 • 42 min
Springtime is glorious and another week of news! This episode we talk about Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees, Metal Gear Solid Board game, Shonen Jumps new Special Anthology Manga, Hibike! Euphonium US theater dates, and an opinion piece on adaptations…
Spring 2019 1st Impressions Part 1
May 2 • 58 min
Episode 197: Spring is here and its glorious! For the first part of our 1st impressions for Spring we talk about One Punch Man Season 2, Demon Slayer, Fruits Basket (2019), Kenja No Mago, We Never Learn, Meddlesome Kitsune Senko-San, Ao-Chan Can’t Study,…
Anime Summit Newscast #20 - 4/26/19
Apr 26 • 55 min
BIG episode for newscast! Its the size of a regular podcast episode! Today we go over a bunch of hype stuff like the new anime art Magic the Gathering cards, PS5 details update, update on the Persona 5 news, updated list on Disney+, Castlevania Collection…
Anime Spotlight: Mawaru Penguindrum (2011)
Apr 25 • 61 min
Episode 196: Time for another decade spotlight to get hype for our Anime of the Decade episode! For the second part of our 2011 segment we chose to watch and review Mawaru Penguindrum, a work directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara after his long absence since…
Anime Summit Newscast #19 - 4/20/19
Apr 20 • 37 min
Lots of stuff today! News talked about this week includes: New details about the PS5, some upcoming anime, Tanya the Evil movie in US theaters, Berserk manga update, new Build Divers anime, Capcoms new home arcade plug and play system, Makoto Shinkai and…
Anniversary Spotlight: Rurouni Kenshin Trust & Betrayal (1999)
Apr 18 • 62 min
Episode 195: Nick had a great idea to catch all of the anniversaries of awesome anime as we approach them! This year the OVA Trust & Betrayal for the beloved series Rurouni Kenshin, which chronicles the days of when Kenshin Himura as the Hitokiri…
Anime Summit Newscast #18 - 4/12/19
Apr 13 • 32 min
This newscast we have an update on the Ufotable Tax Evasion scandal, some Jump Force hype, movie trailers for Ni No Kuni, Children of the Sea, and Star Wars Episode IX, a look at Disney’s new streaming service, and a surprise update on the fate of Studio…
Anime Interventions
Apr 11 • 66 min
Episode 194: Today we are gathered around to talk to you about how your decisions in anime have effected us personally. Just kidding, we are actually gathered to talk to each other about how are anime related habits have effected each other purposely. Why…
Anime Summit Newscast #17 - 4/5/19
Apr 6 • 37 min
Spring season is here and Winter is over so not a lot of hype on upcoming anime but still a BIG news week. Som talks about the new era of Japan, Dragon Ball Z 30th Anniversary Box set, Kill La Kill IF, the new Square Enix project, Persona 5 project…
Winter Season 2019 Review
Apr 4 • 93 min
Episode 193: The snow is melting and the Winter season for this year has ended! We review our completed shows and discuss how it compares to recent seasons and also how it compares to the previous winter season. What were your favorites for Winter Season…
Anime Summit Newscast #16 - 3/29/19
Mar 30 • 30 min
AnimeJapan 2019 has wrapped up and we do a quick run down of all of the hype it brought. Also talked about is Ufotable tax evasion, Funimation partnering with bilibilli, Shantae 5, Dragon Ball World Heroes Mission, Disney Twisted Wonderland, Hello Kitty…
Anime Spotlight: Usagi Drop (2011)
Mar 28 • 56 min
Episode 192: Starting off with 2011 for our Decade Spotlight series we talk about Usagi Drop. An anime centering around 30 year old business man Daikichi Kawachi and how he suddenly decided to take in his recently passed Grandfather’s illegitimate 6 year…
Anime Summit Newscast #15 - 3/22/19
Mar 23 • 31 min
This weeks newscast we talk about some new PVs, upcoming anime such as Fire Force and No Gun Life! Also the video game hall of fame, Kill La Kill IF, the decrease in DVD and bluray sales in Japan, and upcoming Netflix anime!
What Makes A Good First Episode?
Mar 21 • 72 min
Episode 191: This week we try and answer the question: What makes a good first episode? We have talked about the “3 Episode Rule” where you watch the first 3 episodes of an anime and try and judge from there if you want to keep watching; but of course…
Anime Summit Newscast #14 - 3/15/19
Mar 16 • 28 min
Springs almost here! Today we talk about some upcoming anime, all of Metalder going on Youtube, Jump Force and Dragon Ball Fighterz DLC, Japans Bill on illegal downloads, Netflix’s new partnerships, and an opinion on your expensive anime collectibles…
We Rate Your Anime 3x3’s!
Mar 14 • 97 min
Episode 190: We asked all of our listeners on our Discord to make a 3x3 of Anime that represent their tastes! Then we tried to recommend them a show based on their 3x3s! Let us know how well we recommended a show to you and thanks for participating!
Anime Summit Newscast #13 - 3/8/19
Mar 9 • 24 min
The new Masaaki Yuasa film looks so good! Today I also talk about upcoming anime, Masahiro Sakurai working himself to death, Gundam Live action news, new Nintendo Labo kit, and why Sonic The Hedgehog looks worse then Will Smith’s Genie.
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Review w/ Kwoka
Mar 7 • 62 min
Episode 189: The time has come for us to sit down and review yet another live action adaptation of a manga. Today we review Alita: Battle Angel directed by Robert Rodriguez with James Cameron as a Producer. We go over what we thought of the film and if we…
Anime Summit Newscast #12 - 2/28/19
Mar 2 • 41 min
Today all three hosts are on the newscast to give a special report on the Crunchy Roll Awards! Are these awards being handled well? Were people happy or mad about the results?
Anime Spotlight: Katanagatari (2010)
Feb 28 • 78 min
Episode 188: On this month and this evening, the crew reviews White Fox’s anime adaptation of Nisio Isin’s ‘Katanagatari.’ Join us as we explore the wit, adventure, and legacy of this tale. Cheerio!
Anime Summit Newscast #11 - 2/22/19
Feb 23 • 27 min
This newscast I have another opinion piece at the end about the ending of the era of physical media. I also get hype for Carole & Tuesday, Jessica Jones and Punisher being cancelled, Nintendo COO stepping down, and some other things. Kind of a slow news…
Interview with Cup and Luu of Acadubia
Feb 21 • 64 min
Episode 187: Som and Nick sit down with Cup and Luu from a voice acting/dubbing company called Acadubia. They tell us how they started, what their goals are as a company, and even give us some marketing 101. Details on how to find them are in this episode…
Anime Summit Newscast #10 - 2/15/19
Feb 16 • 28 min
Whole lot of news this week! We touch on Nintendo Direct Hype, Mazinger Z Vs Transformers, a couple of Netflix animated originals, live action Your Name details, Dragon Quest Your Story, Fruits Basket 2019 anime in theaters, Alita: Battle Angel opening…
Winter 2019 1st Impressions Part 2
Feb 14 • 91 min
Episode 186: Round two of our 1st impressions for the Winter Season of 2019! Today we talk about The Rising of the Shield Hero, The Promised Neverland, Kakegurui XX, Domestic Girlfriend, and some others. Let us know what shows you think you will be…
Anime Summit Newscast #9 - 2/8/19
Feb 9 • 36 min
Light news this week with another opinion piece at the end! This week we talk about Capcom Store Opening, Mecha Bars in Japan, My Hero Academia’s creator getting an award in South Korea, Base set Pokemon card game box on auction for $35,000! And at the…
Winter 2019 1st Impressions Part 1
Feb 7 • 82 min
Episode 185: Winter 2019 is finally here and we are getting hype! In this part we give our first impressions on about Mob Psycho 100 2, Dororo, My Roommate Is A Cat, Endro!~, Kaguya Sama, and some others.
Anime Summit Newscast #8 - 2/1/2019
Feb 1 • 38 min
Welcome to February! Here is the news from the last week of January! Today we discuss upcoming anime, video game hype, Season 2 of Dragon Ball FighterZ, J-World closing down, upcoming anime screenings in the US, Cowboy Bepop Live Action, and Gen Fukunaga…
Anime Spotlight: The Tatami Galaxy (2010)
Jan 31 • 52 min
Episode 184: This week, Som and Nick review Masaaki Yuasa’s blistering adaptation of the novel by Tomihiko Morimi. Join us as we break down the themes and explore that rose-colored campus life!
Anime Summit Newscast #7 - 1/25/19
Jan 26 • 30 min
This newscast we talk about some gaming hype, France’s adaptation of a City Hunter TV show, SAO Arcade game, the Kingdom Hearts 3 leak, and at the end an opinion piece on Jordan Peele turning down directing a live action adaptation of Akira.
The 3rd Annual Summies: Anime Summit’s Top 10 Anime of 2018
Jan 25 • 144 min
Episode 183: THE THIRD ANNUAL SUMMIES. Ok to be fair we didn’t start calling it the Summies until Nick came up with the term recently BUT YES! It is the 3rd Review of the whole year we have done as Anime Summit. Have fun with this longer episode and let…
Anime Summit Newscast #6 - 1/18/19
Jan 19 • 22 min
Today on the news there is a lot of video game hype and movie hype. Tricia also gives us a weather report before I delve into Dragon Ball Super movies numbers in the U.S., Kemonomichi getting an anime, and Jump Force open beta weekend. This episode is…
Anime Monkey Paw and #PlanningOnThePodcast
Jan 17 • 53 min
Episode 182: YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST DUO IS BACK #TeamNom. Nick and Som are minus a Dannie so we fool around with the Monkey Paw…A great anime? But at what cost? We then play some games in the second half on this light episode.
Anime Summit Newscast #5 - 1/11/19
Jan 12 • 35 min
This week on the news we got a lot of movies to get hype for! New City Hunter movie, Made In Abyss, and new Gundam film Trilogy: Hathaway’s Flash. Also talk about Resident Evil 1 shot demo, KH3 epilogue, Soldier 76 from Overwatch in the new Bastet story,…
Fall Season 2018 Review
Jan 10 • 114 min
Episode 181: Finally after messing up the 1st Impressions and doing it 3 times and after having a few fun episodes we are back on that Anime grind and binge. We review the shows of Fall Season of 2018 and go over our favorites, Award show style! Welcome…
Anime Summit Newscast #4 - 1/4/19
Jan 5 • 33 min
Happy New Year! This newscast Dannie joins Som to bring you news about upcoming goodies like Kingdom Hearts 3 Deluxe Edition and Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card goodies! We also talk about Pokemon and a potential Mewtwo movie remake, Nexon being sold, and…
So Long My Kouga, Professional White Guy
Jan 4 • 59 min
Episode 180: Kwoka… The host who brought us all together is stepping down from the main podcast we produce. Although he will still be making Extra content and AO content, we will miss him on the main show with his Professional White Guy opinions. This…
Anime Summit Newscast #3 - 12/28/18
Dec 29, 2018 • 20 min
Happy Holidays! Bit of a slow news week because of the holidays but thats ok. Today we mention some upcoming anime, DB Super movies box office slam, Cosplay for your pets, and the passing of Toshiko Fujita; the voice actress of the iconic character Taichi…
AO Christmas: MoonUnit and Forest Whit-Taker and Farts
Dec 25, 2018 • 68 min
I dont EVEN know what to write for this description. This is just to tie you guys over while we take the week off. Kwoka farted and Nick ruins everything and Som hypotheticals people in their clavicles and Dannie doesnt like Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Anime Summit Newscast #2 - 12/16/18
Dec 22, 2018 • 23 min
Welcome to the 2nd newscast! I got a lot of cool feedback on the last one so here we go! Som gives her take on One Punch Man PV for season 2, some cool new merch coming out, Masako Nozawa wanting Goku to light the Olympic torch, SFV ads in the game, and…
Liz And The Blue Bird Review
Dec 20, 2018 • 51 min
Episode 179: Kyoto Animation and Naoko Yamada does it again with Liz And The Blue Bird, a spin off to Hibike! Euphonium season 2. We watch the film and give our review on BASED KYOANI’S latest film and talk about how Nick is basically Squidward kind of a…
Anime Summit Newscast #1 - 12/9/18
Dec 15, 2018 • 20 min
NEEEWWEEOOOOOWWWOOWWOWSSSS. Here is the first episode of our Newscast! Since we took out the news from our regular podcast this is how we are going to bring you the news from now! This way we can give better takes on current anime news and optimize our…
Anime List Destruction Ft. Manime Matt
Dec 13, 2018 • 80 min
Episode 178: You gave Darling in the Franxx a 9? You have horrible taste! Is what they say to Som because she gave Darling in the Franxx a high score on MAL. Using the MAL Graph app we dissect and roast each others graph results…AND MANIME MATT JOINS THE…
How Far to Paradise? Top Anime Hidden Gems
Dec 6, 2018 • 92 min
Episode 177: Have you gone through your MyAnimeList lately? We did and we found some under appreciated hidden gems that we want to recommend to YALL. Going by some guidelines, we try to find anime that we consider hidden gems in a overflowing sea of…
Progressively and Alternatively Fooly Coolying Everywhere (FLCL 2 & 3 Review)
Nov 29, 2018 • 70 min
Episode 176: Of course to follow up our review of the original FLCL, we had to of course review the two new short seasons, FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative. Its weird because this seemed like something we all wanted but then when we got it, we…
Crack Dat Whip! Castlevania Season 2 Review w/ Kai (Clearandsweet)
Nov 22, 2018 • 79 min
Episode 175: Remember that one time when Dannie guested on our podcast and reviewed Netflix’s Castlevania with us? Well now we GOTTA do a review for the second season obviously. Som reveals her power level of fandom of Castlevania which we find out isn’t…
Fall Season 2018 1st Impressions Pt. 2 or 3 Maybe
Nov 15, 2018 • 61 min
Episode 174: I am so sorry that we have to do this to yall with the current season going strong already BUT WE HAVE TO GET OUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS IN. So with Dannie back we re-record the rest of our 1st Impressions. Thanks to everyone for being so patient…
Fall Season 2018 1st Impressions Pt. OOPS
Nov 10, 2018 • 32 min
Episode 173: Ok so if you follow us on social media or Discord you know that YA GURL FUCKED UP. So this is the first part of Fall Season 2018 1st Impressions part 2…or rather what I could salvage of it. Go ahead and skip the first 4 or 5 minutes or so to…
Fall Season 2018 1st Impressions Pt. 1
Nov 1, 2018 • 81 min
Episode 172: Fall season! The leaves are on the ground and its cold as a witches titty outside (For some of us anyway). In the beginning of this episode we explain how we are doing our seasonal reviews so you should let us know how you like it. We go over…
Spooky Anime Review: Shiki
Oct 25, 2018 • 56 min
Episode 171: We in the spoopy season now! Pumpkins, Monsters, and VAMPIRES! In this episode we talk about the highly rated show Shiki. The small town of Sotoba appears to be going through a mysterious epidemic after some sus AF looking people move into…
80’s Ultraviolence Classic: Urotsukidouji Review
Oct 18, 2018 • 52 min
Episode 170: We are in the middle of Spooptober which means were gonna pull out (LOL) the erotic horror anime Legend of the Overfiend and review it. I am not sure whats more scary though…the demons raping literally everyone or the fact that this exists.…
Anime Shark Tank
Oct 11, 2018 • 78 min
Episode 169: In the style of the show Shark Tank, each of us comes up with an idea for an anime show and we pitch it to the other hosts to see if the other hosts will give their billion dollars per episode to that show for a stake in the company…I mean…
Summer Season 2018 Review
Oct 4, 2018 • 97 min
Episode 168: Summer is officially over and with that we come to the end of the Summer Season of Anime for 2018. A lot of this season some shows REALLY stood out from the rest. So much so that we thought “suugggooooiiiiiiiiiiyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyiyiiioyiiii”…
Anime Fantasy Football
Sep 27, 2018 • 62 min
Watching Anime in Live Action: The Movie
Sep 21, 2018 • 56 min
Episode 166: Live action anime movies? Gotta ask…why are these a thing? Especially recently in Japan they are popping up like daisies every couple of month. AND DONT GET ME STARTED ON GHOST IN THE SELL AGAIN. (See: Anime Summit Podcast with…
Mary and the Witch’s Flower Review
Sep 13, 2018 • 56 min
From the remnants of Studio Ghibli comes Studio Ponoc and their first feature film, “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”. We all watched the film and give our reviews on the film and delve just a bit if it was a good launch for the new studio that was born from…
Terrace House
Sep 8, 2018 • 52 min
We gather around to talk about the Japanese reality show sweeping the world!!!
Animu Life Lessons Revisited
Sep 6, 2018 • 61 min
**EMOTIONAL** Just kidding just kidding. But on this ep we revisit Anime Summit Podcast episode 42. We talk about things we’ve learned from anime and talk about some shit that we believe are take aways from characters we’ve come to love.
Host Swap: Cromartie High School and Paradise Kiss Review
Aug 30, 2018 • 62 min
HOST SWAP! We gotta make sure Dannie gets to swap a show with everyone. Last time she swapped Princess Jellyfish with Nick’s Baccano! This time around she traded Paradise Kiss for Kwoka’s Cromartie High School! Honestly both of these shows were pretty…
Summer Season 2018 Mid Impressions
Aug 23, 2018 • 92 min
Halfway through Summer and so far all we have learned is how allergies work. We go through the Summer season for our mid impressions and tell you what we have dropped, have put on hold, and what we are enjoying the most! What’s everyone else watching?
Top Anime To Watch Before You Die
Aug 16, 2018 • 79 min
Of course us hosts are only human and can only consume so much anime in our free time. But what are some anime that you think people should see before they die? We talk about what anime we all think should be on that catalog. What do you think us hosts…
Som Appreciation Episode
Aug 9, 2018 • 75 min
This week we show appreciation to Som the Bomb, the turkey tom, the mom. Shes been with us since the beginning and why the fuck not. Please enjoy this for fun episode appreciating Som with us as we grill her about anime, cats, and how she was born in…
Judging an Anime by its Cover
Aug 2, 2018 • 68 min
We take a look at Key Visuals and the cover arts on MyAnimeList and talk about how we often judge them by their covers to pick what we want to watch. How do you pick what you want to watch besides the PV? Then we also use MAL to play a game at the end!
Summer Season 2018 1st Impressions
Jul 26, 2018 • 84 min
SUMMER SEASON 2018! Its way too fucking hot outside so we are staying inside to watch Summer Season Anime…ALL FOR YOU. We go through most of the shows and let you know what we like, dont like, and what we just plain didn’t understand.
Anime Expo 2018 and 3 Years Atop the Summit
Jul 19, 2018 • 102 min
IT’S SEASON FOUR BITCHES!! For our premiere we talk about Anime Expo 2018 and talk about where we were 3 years ago at the birth of Anime Summit…Of course the only way to do that properly is having our guest be… But in all seriousness; THANK YOU from the…
Kwoka In Korea! Q/A and FFA
Jul 12, 2018 • 75 min
Here is a fun episode while Nick recovers from AX 2018 and Kwoka gets back in the swing of things. We ask Kwoka about Korea and answer listener questions too. We are happy he’s back but at the same time praying that we don’t get any more Kimi No Na Wa…
Spring Season 2018 Review
Jul 5, 2018 • 91 min
WHAT A SEASON! Megaloboxing, Klaxosaurs, and psycho kinetic power wielding girls. This season was TRULY fun and had a nice handful of decent shows in it; of course along with a handful of “meh” shows but nothing truly that terrible! Unless you hated…
Carving Goku’s Face Into Mt. Rushmore
Jun 28, 2018 • 64 min
If you were given a HUGE mountain and you were told to carve FOUR things that represent FOUR shows that are monumental to Anime Entertainment, what would you carve? At first Som said Nadesico then everyone took a shot so we were like “Nah.” Join the…
Why the MAL Top 100 Anime Series are WRONG
Jun 21, 2018 • 90 min
We know its just by popularity…but yall still WRONG! In all seriousness we check out the Top 100 TV anime series on MyAnimeList and try and see if we feel the same way. We break it down and tell you why your favorite shows suck. If you disagree? Well…
Fooly Coolying EVERYWHERE! (FLCL Review)
Jun 14, 2018 • 73 min
Its time to talk about what is known to be a cult classic and even a timeless anime: FLCL aka Fooly Cooly/Furi Kuri…What does Fooly Cooly mean to anime, what does it mean to us, and actually what does the term itself FOOLY COOLY mean? Listen and find out…
Our Own Toonami Blocks
Jun 7, 2018 • 80 min
Nick, Som, and Dannie go back in time on the Nostalgia Hype train and reminisce about the time when the afternoon Toonami Block played on Cartoon Network. We then try to tackle the idea of coming up with our own Toonami block to pitch it to the Execs…
Unpopular Opinions w/ BlackCriticGuy
May 31, 2018 • 111 min
Here we go again with one of our favorite guests! Tony AKA Black Critic Guy! Hes back to join us and talk about anime and unpopular opinions we have in the anime world! And at the end a bonus where the 4 of us play a game. Have fun!
Spring Season 2018 Mid-Impressions
May 24, 2018 • 78 min
How is your Spring going? Ours is a bit overwhelming! So many shows…But for our mid impressions we fuck around and talk shit once again and let you guys know what we dropped and picked up so far this season.
Host Swap: Baccano! and Princess Jellyfish Review
May 17, 2018 • 62 min
HOST SWAP! Havent done one of these in awhile! This time Nick and Dannie trade shows: Nick hands Dannie Baccano! and Dannie gives him Princess Jellyfish. Give MANLY MAN Nick some girly gender bending shit every once in awhile nomsayin?
Hosts Favorites: OSTs
May 10, 2018 • 69 min
CUE THE MUSIC! A good soundtrack will power the visual entertainment we are enjoying. In this case its Anime! Here are some of our favs because we thought it powered the anime perfectly..or it was just because we liked the music!
Cosplay! w/ Heather
May 3, 2018 • 69 min
Today we have a cosplay spotlight! In are first ep covering Cosplay we talk with Discord member Heather! She loves cosplay and loves making costumes..She tells us why she loves anime and loves to go to conventions in costume! Let us know if you like…
Spring Season 2018 1st Impressions
Apr 26, 2018 • 102 min
Spring is here! We are a couple of weeks late on this one but here we have our first Impressions of what we believe to be so far a pretty awesome Season for Anime. This ones a long one as we go over all of the awesome sequels, the reboots, and cat face…
My Cousin Mario
Apr 19, 2018 • 68 min
How was anime consumed back in the day? Som’s cousin Mario tells us tales from Suncoast Video Store and how bootlegs got him through the times before we had the Internet tools and sites that gave us all access to anime today; and also finally the myth of…
Winter Season 2018 Review
Apr 12, 2018 • 85 min
Sorry this is late! But here is our review of the Winter 2018 Review…With a few SOLID gems of shows, the Summit crew try and discuss if the rest of the season was not good or not bad but just ok.
Free For All / Sick Day
Apr 5, 2018 • 90 min
Hi everyone! So due to Nick being sick…we had to move some topics around and do this ep last minute…we rather bring you content then none at all..So Som and Dannie decide to hang out and just talk about whats going on in their lives with Anime…and a Q/A…
Steins;Gate Review
Mar 29, 2018 • 68 min
Steins;Gate! Time to get hype for the sequel coming out in Spring 2018: Steins;Gate 0!!! By of course making Som and Dannie watch Steins;Gate since they havent seen it before those bitches…
Does The Fandom Ruin The Anime?
Mar 23, 2018 • 64 min
Sometimes we blame the fandom for ruining a show and we end up not watching it…Does that seem unreasonable? Maybe ..but We talk about our own experiences to try and answer the question.
Studio Ghibli, Part 7
Mar 15, 2018 • 96 min
Here it is yall.. The last of our Ghibli Review series…its been fun! And we of course will still revisit other associated works.. For now…please enjoy our final part in our Studio Ghibli Review…Shout out to our host Nick for suggesting this idea and…
Heroes And Villains
Mar 8, 2018 • 77 min
What makes a good Hero? What makes a good Villain? Why does Dannie hate cheetos? You thought you were listening to the Anime Summit Podcast…But its actually ME! DIO! Nah but forreal though.
Animu That Deserves Sequels/Reboots
Mar 1, 2018 • 96 min
This is on EVERY Otaku’s minds. Theres that list in all of our minds of anime that couldve been done better, ended better, or it just DIDNT end and it needs an end! Or we just want to see it again! Whats on your Sequels/Reboots/Remake Wishlist? Dannie and…
Winter Season 2018 Mid Season Review
Feb 22, 2018 • 85 min
What up dope fresh Summit Squad! Are you guys still watching this season? Som thinks this season is weird so far; but her opinion doesnt matter cuz shes a filthy casual and Nick has superior taste, and Dannie has a fanny. Darling in the FranXX sucks ok?
In This Corner of the World Review
Feb 15, 2018 • 73 min
We talk about Anime Cinema again! This time with “In This Corner of the World”… A fictional account set in the actual account of Hiroshima Japan before and after the drop of Atomic Bomb during World War II. Exploring themes and the style and the execution…
Romance in Anime
Feb 8, 2018 • 83 min
How is romance displayed in Anime? Do we like it? Is it plot device? Is their kissy kissy face? Check it out in this free range discussion episode on talking about the romance in Anime as Valentines Day draws near
Anime of 2017 Review
Feb 1, 2018 • 132 min
Finally the BIG kahuna…The Yearly Review for all of the Anime in 2017….Ok maybe not ALL but like a lot of them….I have one set of eyes and so much time before I get tired ok. Dannie, Som, and Nick decide to each make a top 10 and make a cumulative top 10…
Winter Season 2018 First Impressions
Jan 25, 2018 • 99 min
New season! Winter 2018! The first anime season of the year. You know the drill….Weve watch a bunch of first eps of shows to get a feel of what Anime has to offer us for Winter 2018!
Devilman Crybaby Review
Jan 18, 2018 • 61 min
Netflix is steppin up the anime game! This time we review Netflix & Masaaki Yuasa’s take on DEVILMAN! Created by the famous Go Nagai. In this remake things get raunchy, bloody, and devil….eeee…Devil-ey? Devilish….Yeah! Devilish.
Anime New Years Resolutions
Jan 11, 2018 • 60 min
We can always improve how we consume Anime! We can always watch more shows, read more manga, or even choose new waifus and husbandos! The Anime Summit hosts try and discuss their resolutions for 2018.
Welcome Dannie!!!
Jan 5, 2018 • 56 min
Happy New Year! New challenges await the Anime Summit crew…so weve called the help of a recent guest to take up the mantle of Anime Summit Host! ThatDannie! Danielle has been an Otaku since a young age like the rest of us and we are excited to have her as…
White Album 2 Review
Dec 23, 2017 • 51 min
Nick LITERALLY googled #1 Christmas Anime and this is what came up. So we watched it and it was legit. White Album 2 Review comin at you from Nick and Som!
5 Tokyos Per Second
Dec 23, 2017 • 61 min
The Holidays are everywhere! So we tried our best to watch and review some cool Holiday-ish stuff. Today we talk about “5 Centimeters Per Second” and “Tokyo Godfathers”
Fall 2017 Season Mid Impressions
Dec 23, 2017 • 70 min
DISCLAIMER: This was recorded before the Thanksgiving Episode. But since we were behind it was done kind of out of order…Please look forward to it all going back to normal and back on track after this episode. Today we discuss Mid Fall Impressions! What…
Studio Ghibli, Part 6
Dec 22, 2017 • 62 min
Welcome to Ghibli Review PART 6. Today we talk about “Arriety” “From Up On A Poppy Hill” and “The Wind Rises”
Thanksgiving Special
Dec 21, 2017 • 64 min
Happy Thanksgiving! Sorry for the late upload. This ep we talk about being grateful for Holo…Because Som has never seen Wolf Children because shes Mac and Nick yell at her for like an hour. Have fun!
Anime Summit Halloween Special
Nov 21, 2017 • 68 min
Today we talk about two halloweenish sorta animus. The First off being “Le portrait de Petit Cosette” followed by “Electromagnetic Girlfriend” aka the Never ending Hitachi! Tune in as we make tacky jokes and entertain our 2 special guests! ;)
Vamp Hunter D
Nov 6, 2017 • 64 min
Nick, Som, and Dannie get together to talk about Vampires, Hunters, and Ds.
Fall 2017 First Impressions
Oct 30, 2017 • 77 min
Nick and Som cuddle up and prepare for the winds of change to bring new colors to our trees and waifus to our lives.
Kino’s Journey Review
Oct 23, 2017 • 67 min
Som and Nick sit down to discuss Kino’s Journey due to a sequel being released this season!
Netflix Reviews - Castlevania, Death Note
Oct 9, 2017 • 63 min
This was recorded before Neo Yokio…so just wait….
Summer 2017 Review
Oct 5, 2017 • 94 min
In this extra long episode, Nick and Som talk at each other about things. Mostly Japanimated things.
Rewatches Revisited Revision 3.14
Sep 23, 2017 • 67 min
Sorry for the Delay! Pls don’t hurt the Mac. Pretty straightforward for this episode ladies and germs. We talk about rewatch value and the such, maybe make some orgasm noises, and we discuss horse orgasms for some reason…
Summer Opinions Part 2
Aug 26, 2017 • 62 min
So uh, we did a thing where we recorded our opinions halfway through the summer season. Too bad they’re not totally complete, but it will get you by! Plus, a very steamy news section!
Nagi No Asukara Review
Aug 16, 2017 • 57 min
This episode We discuss the fantastic anime that is Nagi no Asukara! What are your thoughts on this? You should totally let us know on discord, or leave us a review on itunes or youtube!
The Ending Theme Smackdown!
Aug 10, 2017 • 73 min
On this episode of Anime Summit: -Mac says “Fantastic” more than once -Nick has good taste - and Som proves that Martian Successor Nadesico is his favorite anime of all time! Be sure to pay attention to the ending theme guys! ;)
MANime Matt Guest special!
Aug 2, 2017 • 63 min
So this week, the MAN of the hour happens to be none other than MANime Matt! He struts in, brings his MANly opinions, shits on some shows, and walks out a total MAN. We shall sing songs of the day we recorded this… No but seriously, we chat with Matt, ask…
Studio Ghibli, Part Four (Parkour)
Jul 26, 2017 • 63 min
The movies up for chat today Are “My Neighbors the Yamadas”, “Spirited Away”, and “The Cat Returns”. And lets be real, you’re only here for spirited away probably ;)
Summer 2017 First Impressions
Jul 19, 2017 • 72 min
3 guys walk into a talent agent’s office and put on a show! The title? Summer 2017 first impressions!
Spring 2017 Final Impressions
Jul 19, 2017 • 43 min
Som and Nick (No mac) talk about their feelings concerning the spring 2017 season!
Feels on Wheels!
Jun 21, 2017 • 62 min
(Nick was the genius that came up with the title for this episode) What are feels? Does it matter that Length time Diameter plus Weight over Girth divided by Angle of the tip squared isn’t always the result you wanted? How about lewd hand holding? Well,…
A ‘Driver’s High’ on OPs!
Jun 13, 2017 • 71 min
What do we think are great OPs? What do we feel makes a solid OP theme for an anime? Tune in to find out! On this Episode; -Som becomes a Crustacean -Nick reminds us about a special yellow sponge and Mac changes his list 42 thousand times in the course of…
How should Scoring be done?
Jun 12, 2017 • 63 min
Here we gather to talk about what we think of the commonly seen scoring systems of Anime fans! We chat about the different scales, our opinions of them, and what we think is the best! Mac may or may not have been way too drunk to record this.
Koe No Katachi review episode
May 27, 2017 • 60 min
In one of our fastest turn arounds ever, we come together to talk about Koe no Katachi. And boy oh boy, is it a movie worth remembering. Tune in to hear our thoughts on the movie and the themes of it! Mac may or may not have been sick at the time of…
Spring 2017 Midseason Checkup
May 21, 2017 • 65 min
On this Installment of the Anime Summit Chomcast… Som Gets hit By La Chancla Nick Watches Anime while recording And Mac makes strange noises Oh, and something something Spring 2017 season. That Happens too.
Kwoka Aprreciation Episode
May 16, 2017 • 59 min
Gather round as we talk about very important things, and say what we (Som and Nick) love about kwoka so much! Mac may or may not have passed out and missed recording the episode. Oops.
We turn 100 Episodes old!
May 8, 2017 • 81 min
Who would have thought? It’s been a long time since episode 1… almost 2 years to be exact, and yet here we are. Still here, talking anime, making fun of each other, and enjoying every second of what we do. This episode is very down to earth and we felt it…
Ghibli Part 3
May 2, 2017 • 63 min
The third installment of our series on Ghibli! Up for discussion this go around we have Pon Poko, Whispers of the Heart, and Princess Mononoke!
Spring 2017 First Impressions
Apr 23, 2017 • 78 min
The gang all comer together to tell you what we think about the spring 2017 season! Just put your faith in us, we won’t lead you astray! Also, details about a very short competition for an awesome prize!
Ghost in the Shell
Apr 17, 2017 • 74 min
BlackCriticGuy joins the cast to talk about Ghost in the Shell, new and old.
Inspirational Characters
Apr 10, 2017 • 52 min
The gang gathers around and talks about the characters that motivate us!
Winter 2017 Finale
Apr 3, 2017 • 49 min
Paranoia Agent and Rage of Bahamut
Mar 27, 2017 • 51 min
We talk about two awesome shows today! WOOOOOOOO
90’s Anime Were Better
Mar 20, 2017 • 54 min
We talk about 90’s anime and why it’s so much better than current anime. Also, we argue about Crunchyroll
Mac Appreciation Week
Mar 13, 2017 • 57 min
We gather round to celebrate Mac and see him off on his journey to Europe to visit the land of Kraut and Nazis!
Studio Ghibli Batch 2
Mar 6, 2017 • 60 min
We are all back together to talk about Kiki’s Delivery Service, Only Yesterday, and Porco Rosso!
Winter 2017 Catch Up
Feb 27, 2017 • 53 min
The gang is back to talk about this current Winter Season of 2017! Kwoka was missing last time so we focus on the things he’s been watching and his views on many of the shows we talked about last time!
The Hentai Episode
Feb 20, 2017 • 62 min
After fan demand, we’re back to talk about hentai on this romantic Valentine’s Episode! We answer fan questions and tell some stories and talk about how much we feel 2d waifus deserve sweet loving too!
Free for all with Mothers Basement
Feb 12, 2017 • 60 min
We are pleased to bring you a very special episode featuring Geoff aka Mothers Basement! We reminisce about our respective time in Japan, Touch base on shows that are actually good, and are subjected to numerous sponsorship plugs! “And if you go to…
Free for All w/ Black Critic Guy
Feb 6, 2017 • 56 min
We’re joined by Black Critic Guy ( to talk about anime, and movies, and lots of other stuff. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to be kept up to date on every new episode and other anime news! If you liked the…
Hyperdimension Neptunia Free for All
Jan 30, 2017 • 56 min
Kwoka is back, and we also have a guest! ShadowSeraph joins us to talk about one of his favorite shows, Hyperdimension Neptunia! Neptunia is a show based on the console wars, or something. Kwoka’s XbOne Gamertag: Ultimate Meduka Som’s…
Winter 2017 First Impressions
Jan 22, 2017 • 64 min
On this episode, Mac Nick, and Som chat a bit about the shows that are currently airing this season! Find out which shows are worth watching, and which are just cringe worthy.
Ghibli Special, ‘In The Beginning’
Jan 16, 2017 • 64 min
At Nick’s Suggestion, we take a walk down memory lane and talk about some classic Studio Ghibli Works. We kick off the series by covering the first 3 movies to come out, “Castle in the Sky”, “Grave of the Fireflies”, and “My Neighbor Totoro”. Please be…
Anime Summit 2016 Awards Show
Jan 10, 2017 • 127 min
To watch the vide that shows our pretty faces, check out Otherwise tune is to hear us discuss our favorite anime from this past year!
Kimi no na wa, all the way to Redline!
Jan 8, 2017 • 52 min
On our First episode of 2017, we talk about 2 excellent movies! First we touch base on Redline; an over the top movie about racing, then we bring things down some on the hype factor (Or should I say, up?) as we delve into kimi no na wa and why YOU should…
The Live Episode!
Jan 2, 2017 • 64 min
We all gather together in Minnesota to livestream and meet each other! Kwoka talks about his exploits, Mac and Nick drink water, and Som poops! Check out the video at our Youtube Channel!
Shinsekai Nadesico Trade (Gekigan Flare Edition)
Dec 24, 2016 • 62 min
It’s Time for yet another Trade! Mac brings Shinsekai Yori to the table for Som to watch, and Som brings Martian Successor Nadesico for Mac to watch! Tune in for this very special episode of Dystopias and Scifi goodness!
Animator Expo Shorts
Dec 18, 2016 • 71 min
This time around, Mac, Nick, and Som gather around the great round table that is the intertubes to talk about all of the Animator expo shorts that have come out since it began! We tell you which ones are worth checking out, and which ones are maybe worth…
Midseason Followup
Dec 13, 2016 • 54 min
Gather around as we touch base on a couple of the currently airing shows! Kwoka magically shows up to record, Nick interrupts, Som was born in 1990, and Mac edits!
Comedy Anime
Dec 5, 2016 • 51 min
Underrated, Overrated, or whatever…
Nov 30, 2016 • 58 min
With Kwoka out vacationing, Mac takes the helm and guides us into a topic of Underrated and Overrated shows! Listen to us argue about overrated and underrated things. There may also be some Spongebob talk in there… Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to…
Anime Questions Answered
Nov 28, 2016 • 50 min
The gang comes together to answer YOUR questions LIVE on the air! Log in to to ask your questions NOW! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to be kept up to date on every new episode and other anime news! If you liked the…
Boogiepop Phantom & Haibane Renmei
Nov 21, 2016 • 55 min
Som and Nick traded shows, and now they talk about them. Both shows from early 2000.
Fall 2016 Update
Nov 14, 2016 • 57 min
The Presidential race is over, and the week has stressed everyone out. But let’s ignore that and instead talk about Chinese porn cartoons! The Fall season is well underway, and the diamonds are floating to the top, but some poop is floating too. That…
Sailor Moon: Her Eternal Moonlight Book Interview
Nov 7, 2016 • 52 min
Horror & Cosplay
Oct 30, 2016 • 53 min
The Re:Zero Episode
Oct 24, 2016 • 61 min
It’s time for us to finally talk about how we feel about the most popular show of the last two season! Yaaaaay! It’s time to talk about Re:Zero! The gang has a whole bunch of strong feelings about this show, and hilarity ensues as they try to get them out!
Fall 2016 First Impressions
Oct 17, 2016 • 54 min
Fall is HERE!!! A whole new slew of anime for us to talk about and be eventually disappointed by!
Bearface Actress
Oct 12, 2016 • 54 min
Hasoda and Kon. Two great directors. Two great movies. Tune in as we discuss the artistic merits of Bakemono no Ko and Millennium Actress! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to be kept up to date on every new episode a
Summer 2016 Review
Oct 3, 2016 • 63 min
Summer is over! As the trees turn orange and red, we reflect on the anime that graced out screens when the sun was out to get us the most! What are our most memorable shows? The ones that defied our expectations? and our top picks for the season as a…
Holding Hands is Romantic?!
Sep 26, 2016 • 50 min
It’s time to talk about playing Barry Manilow for your favourite 2d waifu! It’s time to talk about Romance in Anime! Anime likes to take vastly different paths through romantic plots when compared across genres. From Shoujo anime’s constant…
Anime as We Know it
Sep 19, 2016 • 55 min
Our Taste Sucks
Sep 12, 2016 • 46 min