Anime's New Appeal To Diverse Audiences

For those who've never heard of it, "anime" sounds like Tina Turner's real name; but the true fans of the art form know that it appeals to more than just nerdy suburban kids.

In fact, the anime culture extends beyond Japan and has a global influence which crosses over into hip hop music and urban-themed productions such as Aaron McGruder's "The Boondocks" (a popular comic strip-turned-animated series.)

Yet, there still have been online debates about whether the anime culture excludes people of color. 

At Anime Midwest, Zack's TV found a diverse group of anime enthusiasts: team members of ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com
The popular website is the self-proclaimed "home of 5 second movies" and a "nostalgia critic" and it includes a variety of content from its very large team of contributors.

For the past three years, Anime Midwest has become "the spot" for anime lovers to meet up and check out the best talent and brightest minds in the industry.

Click on the links below for more on Anime Midwest.

If you want to attend the event next year, go to www.animemidwest.com for more details.

~ Zack The Producer   contributed to this report.
(Special thanks to ETA Carinae Productions for the photography services provided.) 

Click on the photo to view the video article about Anime Midwest

Chatter Box interview segments (Chatter Box is syndicated by Zack's TV)
*Although the interview videos have been posted in a particular order, they are not listed in order below.

Interview with some of the Anime Midwest team: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Interview with Chuck Huber: Hiei from YuYu Hakusho

Interview with some of the members from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com: Part 1, Part 2

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