Chronicling the rise of anime and its journey from Japan to Saturday-morning cartoons in America. Western fans have since swarmed to anime...but not without some drama and bloodshed. Crunchyroll presents Anime in America hosted by Yedoye Travis.
The Streaming Wars
They say love can’t bloom on the battlefield but does that apply to anime? In the finale of Anime in America we catch up on where anime is now, streaming’s impact on the anime industry, and answers life's biggest questions: What IS anime?
Guests: Kun Gao, Grace Opigo
Raised by TV
Remember how many failed attempts there were to get Dragon Ball onto TV? Yeah, neither did I but here we are. We also take a dive into what most millennials credit as their first taste of anime with Toonami.
Guests: Jason Demarco, Roland Kelts
At The Movies... Eventually
Who would have guessed it was tough getting any store to pick up AKIRA or the arduous road to get a single Ghibli film to the states for it to be the only anime film to eventually win an Oscar.
Guests: Jerry Beck
Manga in America
If you’re tired of every movie being based on a comic book in the states….boy do I have bad news for you. Manga (Japanese comics) is a major part of the anime industry in Japan...but they’ve had and continue to have a hard time in America.
Guests: Rachel Thorne, and Nick Rowe
Yes I Do, Hentai Too
Your average American has a very specific view of Anime and most of the time they think it’s tentacles and anime babes but we’re here to set the record straight. Also, It’s called Hentai and it’s ART.
3.33 You Can (Not) Attend
Things have changed since the recording of our convention episode so we’re bringing you a special bonus episode to talk about the new convention landscape in a Covid world.
Customer ReviewsSee All
This podcast is excellent! Host Yedoye Travis is fantastic and is the reason I looked this podcast up in the first place.
Learning about the history of how anime and manga came to America has been fascinating and I was sad to learn it was ending after 8 episodes.
Well worth the listen to learn not only about anime but licensing, the power of fan bases, and how localization can help or hurt.