ROBOTS, REAL ESTATE, AND SILVIO BERLUSCONI
Localization is a messy world, especially in the 80s’, but that doesn’t stop Harmony Gold (a company, not a person) from mashing up a few shows to create the first big anime, Robotech. Also, you’ll never believe how former Italian prime minister and known criminal Silvio Berlusconi is involved!
THE LONG CON(VENTION)
From humble beginnings, conventions were 5 people in a room huddled around a VCR and a tube television. Now they’re attended by hundreds of thousands of people and take an army to put on. Also, the world of being a professional cosplayer. What a world!
Guests: Jim Kaposztas, Sue Monroe, Lance Heiskell, Adam Sheehan, Charlene Ingram
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 have and continue to have a hard time in America.
Guests: Rachel Thorne, Nick Rowe
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
Comedian, actor, and writer from Atlanta, GA. A host for Frederator's Get in the Robot channel, 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.