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Crunchycast

Crunchycast is the official podcast of Crunchyroll. Each week, we'll be bringing you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Evan and Victoria as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.
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Dec 17, 2015
This is our last episode of 2015 as Victoria and Evan will be out of the office for the holidays, so the hosts take some time to discuss their favorite anime of the year, including TV series, movies, and more! We asked for listeners to send their own favorites, so there's a lot to talk about, including Aldnoah.Zero, Shirobako, Rokka, Yatterman Night, and Animator Expo.

Show Notes

Here's the full list of the titles we talked about:

Correction: Evan said Dentsu is funding Animator Expo, but it's actually Japanese media company Dwango. Sorry!

You can find more episode of Crunchycast on Crunchyroll, YouTubeiTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

The Crunchycast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and edited by Bill Zoeker. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at crunchycast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively.

The opening and ending music in Crunchycast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Dec 11, 2015
This week Victoria and Evan learn the power of anime training via fanservice-y fitness series Anime De Training! Ex and the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, and Evan tries out Samurai Champloo. Plus discussion of Final Fantasy VII, the death of Shigeru Mizuki, and Victoria's limited exposure to American media.

Show Notes

You can find more episode of Crunchycast on Crunchyroll, YouTubeiTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

The Crunchycast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and edited by Bill Zoeker. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at crunchycast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively.

The opening and ending music in Crunchycast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Dec 8, 2015
In this inadvertently stationery-themed episode, Evan marvels at the impact of a pencil shortage in the anime industry and Victoria discusses the benefits of taking notes while watching anime. Plus the hosts chat about the Samurai Jack sequel, Mr. Osomatsu, and Cardcaptor Sakura.

Show Notes

  • The Mitsubishi Pencil Company announced that they were discontinuing their colored pencils until animators demanded they bring them back.
  • Evan is tentatively excited about a sequel to Samurai Jack, but Victoria was never a big fan.
  • Mr. Osomatsu is sating Evan's appetite for abject violence in the name of comedy.
  • Evan is also watching some more Cardcaptor Sakura, and marveling over Sakura's many costumes.
  • Victoria's watching Bakemonogatari but she doesn't remember what any of her notes mean.

You can find more episode of Crunchycast on Crunchyroll, YouTubeiTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

The Crunchycast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and edited by Bill Zoeker. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at crunchycast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively.

The opening and ending music in Crunchycast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Nov 20, 2015
It's a good day for good hips as Evan and Victoria discuss Space Adventure Cobra, the made-up Japanese holiday Good Hips Day, Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, and the Monogatari series. Then it's question time, and this week our hosts get to answer TWO relationship advice questions!

Show Notes

You can find more episode of Crunchycast on Crunchyroll, YouTube (yes, we're back on YouTube), iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

The Crunchycast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and edited by Bill Zoeker. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at crunchycast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively.

The opening and ending music in Crunchycast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Nov 14, 2015
This week Evan and Victoria talk about Young Black Jack's shirtless, patchwork body, the terrifying harem in Oreshura, online anime petitions, and the ongoing debate over who is Best Matsu. Plus answers to your questions, including our favorite villains and whether or not it's OK to call anime "cartoons."

Show Notes

You can find more episode of Crunchycast on Crunchyroll, YouTube (yes, we're back on YouTube), iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

The Crunchycast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and edited by Bill Zoeker. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at crunchycast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in Crunchycast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Nov 9, 2015
This week Evan and Victoria discuss sad teenagers in The Anthem of the Heart, Chris Brown's manga-"inspired" album cover, Tales of Zestiria, and the best way to get into older anime.

Show Notes

You can find more episode of Crunchycast on CrunchyrolliTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

The Crunchycast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and Bill Zoeker. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at crunchycast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in Crunchycast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Oct 31, 2015
Evan and Victoria return to the orange couch to catch up on the biggest anime news out of Hollywood, New York Comic Con, and White Base.

Show Notes

You can find more episode of Crunchycast on Crunchyroll, iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

The Crunchycast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and Bill Zoeker. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at crunchycast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Sep 11, 2015
Our hosts Evan and Victoria take over CreativeBug studios to talk about high-stakes gambling adventures in Kaiji and whether or not it's ok to like Monster Musume.
 
Show Notes:

 

  • Correction: Yen Press has ramped up its light novel imprint in 2015, having released six new light novels in the last month alone.

You can find more episode of Crunchycast on Crunchyroll, iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page. We're now on YouTube as well!

The CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles ThomasA special thanks to Creativebug Studios for production this episode! If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Sep 4, 2015
Crunchyroll Brand Manager Danika Harrod joins Crunchycast hosts Evan and Victoria to consider a potential FLCL remake, Metal Gear Solid References in Monster Musume, and take a look back on Rayearth and Akira.
 
Show Notes:

 

You can find more episode of Crunchycast on Crunchyroll, iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page. We're now on YouTube as well! Check out our latest episode there - old episodes will be uploaded shortly.

The CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Aug 28, 2015
Evan and Victoria host the Crunchycast's video debut! Two cameras join the podcast to capture our hosts' excitement about the upcoming releases of Takahata's "Only Yesterday" and the Devilman vs Cyborg 009 crossover, and Evan and Victoria imagine the perfect anime that they would trap each other inside. 

You can find more episode of Crunchycast on Crunchyroll, iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page. We're now on YouTube as well! Check out our latest episode there - old episodes will be uploaded shortly.

The CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Aug 20, 2015
Crunchyroll Features Editor and Customer Support Lead Nate Ming joins Evan and Victoria to talk about anime devils and the differences between selfie sticks and M16s.
 
Sorry for the earlier audio quality on this episode! We've fixed it up so it will be better for your listening pleasure.

You can reach Nate with every support ticket you make on Crunchyroll or on his Twitter account.

You can find more episode of Crunchycast on CrunchyrolliTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

The CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Aug 13, 2015
Coil up with your favorite monster girl for the long-awaited return of Crunchycast! Evan and Victoria grace the mics once more to chat about everything from Sherlock Hound to Frieza's new color.
 
This episode:

You can find more episodes of CrunchyCast on CrunchyrolliTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

The CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

May 30, 2015

Welcome to the twelth episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we'll be bringing you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Evan and Victoria as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.

This week, our hosts are joined by Max Scoville of IGN and The Comedy Button. You can find him on Twitter at @MaxScoville.

Show Notes:

News

Anime

  • Evan’s pleased to share his experiences with Gall Force

  • Victoria cooking up excitement for Food Wars

Questions

 

  • Jace Summers (‏@Colamancer)

    • I always watch the entire intro/outro to anime, probably a habit from the VHS rental days. Do ya'll do this too?

  • ♡ 위니 린 ♡ (‏@WinnieLin21)

    • Favorite school romance anime?

  • Brett (@thetruebrett)

    • What genre of anime or manga do you like the least? I least like mech and samurai.

 

This is the season finale of CrunchyCast season 1! Keep an eye out for news and announcements related to season 2 on Crunchyroll.com.

You can find more episodes of CrunchyCast on iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

The CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud. 

May 16, 2015
Welcome to the eleventh episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we'll be bringing you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Evan and Victoria as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.
 
Show Notes:
 

News


Anime


Questions from #CrunchyCast

  • Horo ‏@TrickedOutHoro @Crunchyroll Is there an anime that you really like a lot, but can't stand one of the protagonists in it? #CrunchyCast

  • Assuming parasyte the maximum was a huge sucess and inspires more old never animated old Manga to be adapted what are Ur picks? - Cyrus

  • Best anime soundtrack ever. Go! - Erik Cheeser

  • Anime Maru ‏@AnimeMaru #crunchycast @laureninspace Will there be a sequel to BYAB on how to transform your anime blog into a sinister worldwide media empire?
 

You can find more episodes of CrunchyCast on iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

 

 CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud. 

May 9, 2015
Welcome to the tenth episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we'll be bringing you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Evan and Victoria as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.
 
This week, our hosts are joined by Thomas Zoth, also known as ABCBTom online. His work can be found on his blog, Hungry Bug DinerThe Fandom PostInfinite Rainy Day, O-Talk Podcast, and The Anime Now PodcastYou can reach him via his Twitter account.
 
Show Notes:

News


Anime


Questions from #CrunchyCast

  • Why did you choose to name Case Closed instead of Detective Conan? (Nicholas “Picky33”)

  • Emperor J ‏@emperorj  How far can each of you punt a football?

  • If you had to choose, would you want a few really well animated shows, but to minimize risks, the companies only produced idol, harem and loli-shows; or would you want a lot of different shows, but with lower animation quality and a lot of copy/paste looking (and acting) characters? - From Anton in Sweden

  • all talk of anime by film buffs is limited to Mamoru oshi, Otomo, Miyazaki, Takahata, Shinchiro Watanabe and Satoshi Kon, What other anime directors deserve to be  know outside the anime circle?

 

You can find more episodes of CrunchyCast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.
 
CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively.
 
The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud. The insert song is "Hungaria" by Latche Swing, used under Creative Commons.
May 1, 2015

Welcome to the ninth episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we'll be bringing you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Evan and Victoria as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.

Show Notes:

This week, Evan and Victoria are joined by Publisher's Weekly writer and manga industry expert Deb Aoki! You can read her work on Publisher's Weekly, on her website Manga Comics Manga, and on her Twitter account.

You can find more episodes of CrunchyCast on iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

 CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud. 

Apr 25, 2015

Welcome to the eighth episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we'll be bringing you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Evan and Victoria as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.

Show Notes:

This week, Evan and Victoria are joined by Crunchyroll Brand Manager Tiffako! You can find her online on her twitter.

You can find more episodes of CrunchyCast on iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

 CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud. 

Apr 18, 2015

Welcome to the sEVANth episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we'll be bringing you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Evan and Victoria as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.

Show Notes:

This week, Evan and Victoria break open the CrunchyCast mailbox!

You can find more episodes of CrunchyCast on iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

 CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively. 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud. 

Apr 11, 2015

Welcome to the sixth episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we'll be bringing you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Evan and Victoria as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.

 

This week, during our Anime Boston segment, CrunchyCast is joined by Mike Toole and Michael Sinterniklaas. Mike Toole is a columnist for Anime News Network, where he writes The Mike Toole Show. You can also find his work on the pages of Otaku USA and Topless RobotMichael Sinterniklass is a director, producer, and actor now at NYAV Post. His most recent accomplishments include the English dub of Gundam: the Origin, which is now streaming on Amazon PrimeDaisuki, and Google Play. Miles Thomas, a brand manager with Crunchyroll and the producer of CrunchyCast, can also be heard.

 

Show Notes:

 

You can find more episodes of CrunchyCast on iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

 

CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively.

 

The opening and ending music in CrunchyCast are produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud. The insert song is "Meetin' and Movin" by Merkel & Fritzemeier.

Apr 3, 2015

Welcome to the fifth episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we'll be bringing you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Evan and Victoria as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.

 

This week, CrunchyCast is joined by Nick Robinson, video producer at Polygon. Previously he was a host at Revision3 games, where he created the show Behind Anime Lines. You can find more from him on his Twitter.

 

Show Notes:

 

You can find more episodes of CrunchyCast on iTunesStitcher Radio, and our Libsyn page.

 

CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively.

 

All music in CrunchyCast is produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Mar 27, 2015

Welcome to the fourth episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we'll be bringing you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Evan and Victoria as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.

This week, CrunchyCast is joined by Daryl Surat, the most dangerous anime podcaster. In addition to serving as a host for the Anime World Order, Daryl writes for Otaku USA magazine. You can find him on the Anime World Order websiteOtaku USA, or on his Twitter.
 
Show Notes:

CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively.

All music in CrunchyCast is produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Mar 20, 2015

Welcome to the second episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we bring you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Victoria and Evan as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.

CrunchyCast can currently be found on our LibSyn page iTunes, and Sticher Radio with more sources to follow. Our RSS feed is http://crunchyroll.libsyn.com/rss. We'll be uploading new episodes every Friday, with breaks for select holidays.

CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach us at CrunchyCast@crunchyroll.com, or on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively.

All music in CrunchyCast is produced by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

Mar 14, 2015

Welcome to the second episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we bring you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Victoria and Evan as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.

Remember to tweet your questions to us with the hashtag #CrunchyCast!

This Week's Show Notes: 

CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach them on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively.

All music in CrunchyCast is provided by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud account.

Mar 7, 2015

Welcome to the very first episode of the official Crunchyroll Podcast, CrunchyCast! Each week, we'll be bringing you the hottest news and perspectives on the world of anime. Join hosts Evan and Victoria as they delve into the best programming the web has to offer, explore pressing questions, and interview the anime community and industry's most compelling personalities.

This Week's Show Notes:

CrunchyCast is hosted by Victoria Holden and Evan Minto and produced by Miles Thomas and the Crunchyroll Brand team. Thanks to Evan Purkhiser and Brandon Lee for technical assistance. If you have any questions for our hosts, you can reach them on Twitter at @SailorBee and @VamptVo respectively.

All music in CrunchyCast is provided by Noah Hafford, who can be found at his SoundCloud.

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