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In March 1997 the Cartoon Network in the United States introduced a block of programming unlike anything ever seen before on a kids channel. From 4pm to 7pm each weekday young viewers could enjoy three hours of animated action shows from Japan.
When Toonami put anime on TV in the prime after-school timeslot, it was the evolution of a slow steady climb that saw anime grow from an underground hobby in North America to a massive multi-million dollar industry with fans of all ages.
On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at a Golden Age of Anime.
Ada Palmer, a historian, author of science fiction and fantasy who teaches in the History Department at the University of Chicago.
Host of the podcast: Ex Urbe Ad Astra
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