MC Anime Podcast

by Maison Collawn

We are a fandom related podcast dedicated to anime, geek culture, and Japanese Asethics or Asian Studies. Family oriented programming and expect open forum discussion and conversational casual. Join as we discuss the topics important at hand and have an unique perspective for those tuning in. Episodes will vary in content and 60 minutes in length most of the time. The schedule for publishing are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, an ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 4

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Digimon

    Celebrating 25 Years of Digimon

    In this episode, we celebrated 25 years of Digimon with our guest, Crystal (Twitter: @Shapeshift16). We kicked off the discussion by exploring the origins of Digimon, tracing its roots from a virtual pet to a multimedia franchise that has captured the hearts of fans around the world. We delved into the various Digimon anime series, highlighting the unique themes, character developments, and story arcs that have made each series memorable. Crystal shared her insights as a long-time fan, providing a deeper analysis of how the anime has evolved over time and its impact on the animation industry. Next, we analyzed different Digimon shows, discussing their individual contributions to the franchise and how they have resonated with audiences. We also explored the movies of the Digimon franchise, reviewing their storylines, animation styles, and their significance within the larger Digimon universe. Throughout the episode, we reflected on the cultural impact of Digimon and how it has influenced a generation of fans. Join us as we reminisce about the beloved Digimon series, celebrating its legacy and looking forward to its future!

  • Luck-Based Power Users

    Luck-Based Power Users

    In this episode, we're exploring luck-based powers in anime with our guest, Hesh. These powers often play a significant role in shaping the narratives of their respective series. Let's dive into some examples: 1. King from "One Punch Man": King possesses a unique aura known as The King Engine, which exudes an overwhelming sense of fear, influencing those around him. His luck seems to defy all odds, earning him the title of a "born lucky" individual. 2. Sakura Ichiko from "Good Luck Girl": Sakura Ichiko wields the power of Unparalleled Luck Immensity, also referred to as Absolute Luck. This extraordinary ability grants her unparalleled fortune and influence over the world around her, making her a member of the "absolute luck" category. 3. Haruta Shigemo from "Jujutsu Kaisen": Haruta Shigemo possesses a Cursed Technique known as Supernatural Luck. This power grants him a significant advantage in combat situations, showcasing his supernatural luck and influencing his actions throughout the series. 4. Priscilla Barielle from "Re:Zero": Priscilla Barielle commands the power of Extraordinary Luck, also known as Golden Luck. Her ability seems to manipulate fate itself, guiding the events of her world and earning her a place in the "golden luck" category. These characters and their luck-based powers offer intriguing insights into the themes of fate, destiny, and the impact of fortune on the world around them. Join us as we explore the fascinating dynamics of luck in the realm of anime!

  • Case Study: A Slient Voice

    Case Study: A Slient Voice

    In this episode, we delve into a case study of "A Silent Voice" alongside our guest Crystal, who brings unique insights into the themes and characters of this impactful film. Crystal, known for her thoughtful analysis and engaging commentary, joins us to explore the profound messages conveyed in "A Silent Voice." Our discussion begins by examining the character of Shōya and his journey through mental health challenges. We delve into the complexities of his struggles, exploring the portrayal of anxiety, depression, and self-forgiveness in the film. Next, we turn our attention to Shōko and her representation as a deaf individual. We discuss the significance of her character in raising awareness about deaf culture and the importance of inclusion and understanding in society. A central focus of our conversation is the evolving relationship between Shōko and Shōya, particularly their journey from adversaries to friends. We analyze the themes of empathy, forgiveness, and redemption portrayed in their dynamic and explore the transformative power of genuine human connection. Throughout the episode, we underscore the broader implications of "A Silent Voice" in promoting mental health awareness and fostering empathy and compassion for individuals facing challenges. Crystal offers valuable insights into the film's impact on viewers and its contribution to destigmatizing mental health issues. Join us as we explore the rich tapestry of themes woven throughout "A Silent Voice" and reflect on its enduring legacy in sparking meaningful conversations about mental health and friendship. Follow Crystal on Twitter at @shapeshift16 for more thought-provoking discussions and insights.

  • Funimation Merging With Funimation

    Funimation Merging With Funimation

    In this episode, we delve into the recent announcement of Funimation merging with Crunchyroll, two of the largest anime streaming platforms. Our guest, Chemi, a featured speaker, TCG player, and retail worker, joins us to explore the significant implications of this industry-shaping move. We begin by examining the shifting landscape of the streaming industry, highlighting the increasing competition and changing consumer preferences driving companies to secure exclusive content and expand their reach. Sony's strategic decision to acquire Crunchyroll is a focal point of our discussion, as we analyze the motivations behind the acquisition and its potential impact on both platforms and the wider anime community. One of the key topics we explore is the concept of a unified platform, where Funimation and Crunchyroll content will be consolidated into one service. We discuss how this merger could streamline the anime viewing experience for fans, providing access to a larger content library and enhancing distribution capabilities. Throughout the episode, we consider the potential effects of the merger on various stakeholders, including anime fans, content creators, and the broader industry. We analyze how the consolidation of Funimation and Crunchyroll may influence licensing agreements, pricing structures, and the availability of anime content on streaming platforms. As the anime streaming landscape continues to evolve, this merger between Funimation and Crunchyroll has far-reaching implications. Join us as we unpack the significance of this industry development and explore what it means for the future of anime distribution and consumption.

  • Facets of Writing & It's Basics

    Facets of Writing & It's Basics

    In this enlightening episode, we had the pleasure of hosting Crystal, a talented fanfic writer, and Emerald, a skilled novelist and scriptwriter. Together, we delved into the multifaceted world of writing, exploring its various facets and fundamental principles. Our discussion began with a deep dive into storytelling, led by Emerald Lionelle. We explored the art of crafting compelling narratives, discussing the elements of plot, character development, and world-building. Emerald shared valuable insights into the creative process behind storytelling, offering practical tips and techniques for aspiring writers. Transitioning to the basics of writing, we examined the importance of establishing a solid foundation. Crystal and Emerald emphasized the significance of honing one's writing skills through practice and dedication, highlighting the essential elements of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. We then explored the structure of writing and its role in enhancing clarity and fluency. Crystal and Emerald discussed various writing structures and techniques, such as outlining, drafting, and revising, to help writers effectively organize their thoughts and convey their ideas with precision. Our conversation also touched upon the importance of discovering one's preferred genre and writing style. Crystal and Emerald shared their experiences and preferences, encouraging aspiring writers to explore different genres and experiment with various writing techniques to find their unique voice. For more writing insights and engaging content from Crystal and Emerald, you can follow them on their respective platforms: Crystal on Twitter at ( and Emerald on YouTube at ( In summary, our episode on the facets of writing and its basics with Crystal and Emerald provided aspiring writers with valuable insights, practical advice, and inspiration to embark on their writing journey. Whether you're a fanfic enthusiast or a budding novelist, our discussion offered a wealth of knowledge to help you hone your craft and unleash your creativity in the world of writing.