In this episode we talk about anime. Sometimes referred to as “Japanimation”, anime refers to any animation created in Japan for the Japanese market. It took America by storm in the 90’s, when several series were shown in syndication or picked up by networks for American television. In this episode we discuss what we think makes anime so popular. We’ll also talk about our favorite animes and why people should check them out. We also address the subs vs dubs debate that seems to be such an bitter feud in the anime industry moreso than any other foreign film fandom. DISCLAIMER: We’re going to avoid talking about huge franchises such as Sailor Moon, Dragonball, and Gundam in this episode. Those deserve their own episodes down the line.
Our Five-Minute-Controversy this week asks if dubs or subtitles are the better way to watch anime.
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