A Podcast About Anime with Two Brothers

Jul 26, 2020 min read



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Aniki is a podcast about anime with two brothers, bringing the passion about their hobby to the world. It is a weekly project with set delivery dates and workflows which involve scheduling, sound production, research, and social marketing. It is currently a nonprofit project. Three seasons and over 50 episodes have been produced.

In addition to producing the podcast, I rewrote the front end of the podcast’s website to run nuxt with a headless Wordpress backend running on kubernetes. In doing so, I learned about streaming (as a custom audio player was implemented into the site) and how to implement vuex stores for reduced API traffic.

The Podcast

Design Work

I designed the logo and branding for the podcast, as well as the website. The website was designed to be a simple, clean, and easy to navigate site that would be easy to maintain and update. The logo was designed to be simple and recognizable, and the branding was designed to be consistent across all platforms.

Season Designs

For each season, I designed a new logo and branding to match the theme of the season. This included creating a new color scheme, logo, and website design.

Season 1 Banner

Season 1 Banner

Season 2 Cover

Season 2 Cover

Season 3 Banner

Season 3 Banner

Season 4 Banner

Season 4 Banner

Season 5 Banner

Season 5 Banner

Sound Production

Using Adobe Audition, I have been responsible for the all of the sound production for the podcast. This includes editing the audio, adding sound effects, and mixing the audio to create a professional sounding podcast, at least to my ears.


For our seasonal preview episodes, I created a web app that allowed users to follow along with the episode and see the images and videos we were discussing. This was done using Vue.js and the Vuetify framework.

Social Media

I have been responsible for the social media presence of the podcast, including creating and maintaining the Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. I utilized Hootsuite to schedule posts and track engagement.


Before Castopod and other podcast analytics tools were available, I created a custom analytics dashboard using a webhook from the podcast backend and a custom database with a front end built in Vue.js. This allowed us to track our listener numbers and engagement directly without relying on third party tools.


For the seasonal podcast preview episodes, I created a video version of the podcast that included the images and videos we were discussing. Since we already had the timing information for the interactive episode page, I was able to use that to script a python program to automatically create the video with the correct timing and images. To a point. I still had to manually adjust the timing and add labels and transitions directly in Adobe Premiere.

Equipment Used

  • Electro-Voice RE20 Microphone
  • Rode Procaster USB Microphone
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface
  • dbx 286s Microphone Preamp

Technologies Used

  • Nuxt
  • Vue.js
  • Vuetify
  • Wordpress
  • Kubernetes
  • Hootsuite
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Illustrator