Crunchyroll has announced that a brand-new podcast is headed your way! The new mini-series will be called Anime in America and it will showcase the rise of anime and its journey from Japan to Saturday morning cartoons here in the good ol’ U.S. of A!

The mini-series will be broken into eight parts and will be hosted by Yedoye Travis. Western fans have since swarmed to anime…but not without some drama and bloodshed and the mini-series looks to explore that in detail as well as give some insight to the anime industry by covering such topics as conventions, localization, streaming, and more!

Yedoye Travis (@ProfessorDoye) is a 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.


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, and all podcasters (Google Play, Apple Podcasts, Spotify

About The Author

Josh Piedra

Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.

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