Today, Crunchyroll announced an eight-part podcast called Anime in America hosted by Yedoye Travis, of Frederator’s Get in the Robot, a YouTube series focused on anime and guiding viewers through everything in the world of anime. Anime in America chronicles 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.
In total, there will be eight episodes for fans to enjoy about conventions, localization, streaming and so much more. Yedoye Travis is a comedian, actor, and writer from Atlanta, GA. A host for Get in the Robot, he is also the creator and host of the Dark Tank podcast, which AV Club called “one of the most deliciously daring shows of the moment.” Named a New Face at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival in 2017, he has appeared as a guest on networks like BET and Comedy Central, and as a writer for Viceland and Netflix.
“Before you could go online to watch literally any and every anime…you had to send a letter, a check, and wait a few months for a VHS of maybe 4 episodes. Also, doing that was a crime,” is the official synopsis and it has me excited to hit play. The first podcast episode will be entitled “IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS FANSUBS” and will feature Anime News Network’s founder, Justin Sevakis.
Anime in America will be available for fans on crunchyroll.com, animeinamerica.com, and all podcasters like Google Play, Apple Podcasts, Spotify.
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