On February 18th, 6 years ago, the first episode of Anime Genesis was recorded. It was know as Benu’s Podcast at the time, the Anime Genesis name didn’t come along till 10 episodes later. A lot has happened in these six years. It has been a long, long road traveled with many successes and failures. I have learned a lot in these six years and I think I still have much to learn. I never would have thought that six years ago Anime Genesis would still be here after all this time. I’m proud to say that Anime Gen is still here and still going strong. Its been an amazing and fantastic journey thus far. I would sincerely like to thank everyone that has been with me on this wonderful journey. I would like to thank those that have had a profound impact on me and the show over the years and a big, big thanks to everyone that has helped me and stood with me these six years. Everyone’s love and support means a lot to me. The podcast and the site would have never got to where it is now without everyone that has helped and contributed to the site and podcast and of course each and every reader, listener, and fan thank you so much! Without everyone that has helped Anime Genesis become what it is today, it would just be another anime podcast and blog that would have already faded out of existence within the first year. There are so many of you to thank so thank you all very much! I love you all! Where does Anime Genesis go from here? It’s going the only place it can go, up to higher places in 2011!
Some of the most notable events in the history of Anime Genesis over the course of six years:
February 18th, 2005 – The first episode of Benu’s Podcast is recorded.
February 13th, 2006 – The first episode bearing the Anime Genesis name is released.
July 2006 – Anime Genesis covers Anime Expo 2006 as press for the first time.
February 18th, 2007 – Anime Genesis hits the two year mark.
July 2007 – Anime Genesis hosts it’s first panel ever at Anime Expo 2007.
May 17th, 2008 – Benu is a guest and guest hosts on the Ramen Revolution TV show making it Benu’s first ever TV appearance.
July 2008 – Benu interviews David Hayter, Shoko Nakagawa, and Jyukai. Also, Anime Genesis has it’s first live show with Anime Diet at Anime Expo 2008.
January 2009 – Anime Genesis has it’s first live show with How A Girl Figures at Anime Los Angeles 2009.
February 18th, 2009 – Anime Genesis hits the four year mark.
July 2009 – Benu interviews Kari Wahlgren, Yosuke Kuroda, Seiji Mizushima, Yun Kouga, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Atsushi Nishigori, and Benu is also one of the hosts for The Indecent Otaku Comedy Hour at Anime Expo 2009.
February 18th, 2010 – Anime Genesis hits the five year mark.
July 2010 – Benu interviews Danny Choo, also, Benu and Dancing Queen host The Indecent Otaku Comedy Show with special guest Danny Choo at Anime Expo 2010.
February 18th, 2011 – Anime Genesis hits the six year mark.