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33 - Verbum Dei Highschool Q + A - Black N Animated Podcast

33 - Verbum Dei Highschool Q + A - Black N Animated Podcast

April 19, 2020

Hey there BNA listeners. I hope you're all doing your best during these difficult times. 

Today we bring to you a different kind of BW episode. Black N Animated was reached out to by Verbum Dei High School, an all boys Catholic, Jesuit, college and career preparatory school in LA. They wanted to hear what we had to say about working in the animation industry and what advice we could give for those in high school still investigating their careers, and college prep.  

Join Bre, Waymond, Lorraine and Neil as they offer some good words of advice and as per usual, get some anime knowledge in there. 

Any youngsters still in high school looking into animation, this is the episode for you!

Neil Wade: Current Series Coordinator @ Nickelodeon Animation
Breana Williams: Production Coordinator @ Disney Television Animation
Lorraine Grate: Design/Asset Production Coordinator @ Wild Canary Animation 
Waymond Singleton: Storyboard Artist @ Disney Television Animation 

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08 My Skin Tone is Not Your Prop (aka Anime Expo 2018) - Black N Animated Podcast

08 My Skin Tone is Not Your Prop (aka Anime Expo 2018) - Black N Animated Podcast

July 15, 2018

In this episode Bre and Way bring on guest Clayton D’andrade as we talk about our experience at Anime Expo 2018 last week. We discuss cosplaying characters that are not specifically your skin tone and why it’s great to cosplay any character you want, as well as our favorites of the expo, and previous convention experiences we’ve had. (There’s quite a bit of cosplay talk in this ep!)

If you want to share your Anime Expo experience , or have more Anime Conventions you’d like to share with us you can contact us through Instagram, and Twitter with the handle @blacknanimated. You can also email the podcast at

Ronin Clayd Youtube:

Characters mentioned : 

2B nier Automata

Tony Tony Chopper / Zorro

Pokemon Trainer / Disney Princesses

Omar / Pikmin

Joseph Joestar

Tidus FInal Fantasy X


Anime Expo:



(Video Bre  mentioned about how she learned what Momocon was) )

 Anime Central:


 Anime MidWest:







 Flame Con:

The Animated Journey, Convention Round Table:



Youtubers mentioned :

Super Eye-patch Wolf

KaiserNeko of Team Four Star :
                                            (Twitter photo with kaiser):

02 - Black N Nerdy for Anime - Black N Animated Podcast

02 - Black N Nerdy for Anime - Black N Animated Podcast

April 22, 2018

Welcome to the second episode AND our first WB Episode! WB or BW? (Whichever floats your boat)  WB episodes are casual chat episodes that take a break away from the interviews discussing topics in animation and how they relate to black culture. On this episode we discuss anime that inspired us growing up and how it impacted our artwork. We also touch upon the unfortunate circumstance of racial stereotypes and minstrel looking characters in anime and while it may not be intentionally malicious it’s not okay to have designs that are rooted in negative characterization.  Can’t forget to bring up the boondocks as well, and how artists like Aaron Mcgruder and LeSean Thomas were part of the wave of Ameri-anime that paved the way for young black artist.

Thanks for listening folks!

Here is a Google Doc of ALL the characters, and Anime mentioned in the episode!

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Until next time!

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