You like anime. You like podcasts. Now both of your loves are combined in this knowledgeable, weekly segment that is sure to leave you wanting more. Quirktastic spoke with Destiny Bakiriddin, aka Destiny Senpai, the creator of Getting Animated, a podcast for all anime fans.

How did Getting Animated come to fruition?
Getting Animated is an anime podcast for fans who want to know what’s going on in the industry. I live in a small city where it was hard to find other anime fans, especially fans that were women of color. At the same time, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted my dream career to be. Then I asked myself “what am I passionate about?” and anime was the only thing that came to mind. I want to get more involved with the industry; find a way to work AND play, thus the creation of Getting Animated.
Getting Animated Founder, Destiny Senpai, gets…animated.
What are some of the anime you cover and what topics about said anime do you dwell into?
I try to cover all types of anime, because our community has so many different tastes. I’ve recently spoken about A Silent Voice , a movie that touches on the subject of mental illness but in a previous episode I’ve covered my opinions on Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. I want to be able to relate to everyone. Except for One Piece fans. That show is way too long.
Tell us some of your goals for Getting Animated. Where do you hope to be in the next year?
Next year I plan on taking my podcast to conventions, doing live shows and getting out there to talk to my listeners. I want to take my podcast as far as I can. It might even come in handy when I apply for animation companies!
What’s something you would like your audience to know about yourself and the podcast?
Don’t be afraid to talk to me! I consider myself to be very social in person and online. So if you ever need anime/manga recommendations or just want to argue which anime is best, I’m your girl to talk to!

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Some advice to anyone out there pursuing their dreams, no matter how quirky:
Growing up, I was told I wasn’t “black enough” because my tastes were unique. Now I’m in my 20s pursing my dreams. So if you have a passion for something, go for it! All it takes is that first step and you’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish.

Be sure to check out Getting Animated every Thursday on iTunes and other media players.

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