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Yesterday was a hard day. Zac Bertschy was one of my closest friends, and I knew the guy over 20 years. We co-hosted years of podcasts, travelled to Japan, and collaborated on nearly all of my writing for ANN together. We’re all really struggling with this.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
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Samantha Ferreira, Anime Herald’s Sakura Wars Nerd
Without Zac Bertschy, I don’t think Anime Herald would be the publication it is today. While we crossed paths and had a few short chats at cons in the past, I really only met him personally at Anime Expo a couple of years ago. (1/4)
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I remember introducing
to Zac Bertschy’s live streams and when He loaded up the stream the first thing I heard was Zac playing Willy Bemish and screaming “FUCK YOU GRANDPA!!”
I’m in tears. We never knew each other but Zac Bertschy was an impt part of my life always inspiring me with his writing, podcasts, and streaming. I’ve been thinking, laughing, and crying with him my whole adult life. I am lucky to have known him through his work. Thank you, Zac
I’m still trying to figure out how to process this. Zac Bertschy is one of the biggest influences in my life and personality. I admired how he loved what he loved, no fucks given, and how he strived to learn as much as he could about anime and film.
Rest in Peace, Zac Bertschy aka
. You were a Titan in the Anime Journalism game and your passion for this Weeb Shit, was truly unparalleled. May you pilot awesome Giant Shooty Robots in the sky forevermore.
We chat about everything from Gladiator to thunderbolt fantasy. I have turned monetization off and will be making a donation Glendale Humane Society in his honor.
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Gutted to learn of Zac Bertschy’s passing, even though we weren’t close. For a good portion of my involvement in the anime industry and fandom, he was a friendly rival and a leader on the “other team”. His writing ability was inspiring to me, even having gone to school for it.
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Regularly checking in on ANNCast over the last few years has helped me to develop my critical faculties so that I could find a whole new level on which to enjoy art. Much of this wouldn’t have been possible were it not for the immense amount of work that Zac put in.