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.
Great show and a great host
Man I'm glad this podcast is here. I've been an otaku for years and now I get an education on how it all started. Get in the robot gang making good moves.
Having lived though the history this podcast covers, I can say it gets most things right but left out details about what fandom did before fansubs and how fans in the early days connected electronicaly before consumer internet became a thing,
Very thorough compilation of anime history in the United States, and the humor and references were on point!
Loved listening to this