The Concast

Hosts Mike Westfall, Beau Wilson, Ian Glenn, and Michel Conn discuss themes and conventions in anime. The Concast crew attempts to gain a better understanding and increase their appreciation for anime as they approach their first anime convention – Motaku – in August 2012.

Unfortunately, due to various issues, our archive of The Concast is incomplete. But we hope to have the earlier episodes up shortly, and perhaps get some new content as well.

The Concast Episode 7: My Body is Ready

Sorry for the late episode! Mike’s recording stopped during our normal recording session, so we had to do another recording, this time on a tighter schedule. This week, Mike, Ian, and Michel discuss a few anime genres; some they knew, and some they didn’t. While discussion is brief, it is fairly solid, and enjoyable as well. Prepare your body, because this episode has a little treat at the end.

The Concast Episode 6: Basically

In this episode, the Concast crew basically talks about the relationship between video games and anime. We also talk about what are basically some games that were adapted into anime, and anime that were basically adapted into games. Basically, the whole crew was in the same room, except for Ian, who was basically living out of a hotel for the time being. It’s basically a pretty great episode. Basically.

The Concast Episode 5: BeauBeauBeau-Beau-Beau-BeauBeau

Episode 5 is here! We recorded this episode all on 1 microphone, sitting on the same couch! We had a blast, but we unfortunately had a tendency to stray off topic. I guess that’s what happens when you get a few buddies in the same room talking about their interests. Anyways, with Toonami coming back in just a few days, we discuss our excitement, concerns, and general thoughts on the return of the programming block that introduced so many kids to anime.

The Concast Episode 4: Private Parts

Episode 4 has arrived! Michel, Beau, and Mike pick up where they left off with episode 3, and discuss a little about how DVD sales and piracy affect how anime viewers consume their shows. A new segment called The Pitch makes its debut, which Michel expertly handles, despite the segment being conceived mere minutes prior.