Crunchyroll has announced the launch of its upcoming new podcast, “Crunchyroll Presents: The Anime Effect,” scheduled for release starting February 16, 2024.
Crunchyroll and Sony Music Entertainment’s The Anime Effect will be a weekly roundtable podcast that “highlights anime’s influence on the broader cultural zeitgeist,” according to a press release. The podcast will air weekly in English on all major podcast platforms starting February 16, with new episodes every Friday. The video version will air on Crunchyroll, YouTube, and other platforms, including the Crunchyroll Channel, later this year. Crunchyroll Premium subscribers can watch ad-free versions of the videos on the app. The first podcast trailer, seen below, features the podcast’s main trio: news writer Nicholas Friedman, Chief Brand Officer LeAlec Murray, and President Partnerships Officer Leah.
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Crunchyroll CEO Gita Rebbapragada describes the podcast as “a natural extension of our existing Crunchyroll News programming and a place where fans can dive deeper into all things anime and celebrate it regardless no matter what platform or service it runs on. Whether you watch anime every day or are not a casual viewer, this podcast is a must listen.” Fans can look forward to special guests, debates, proposals and Q&A sessions. The number of guests fans can expect can probably be seen from Crunchyroll’s previous interviews with Japanese music stars LiSA, YOASOBI and King Gnu.
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Source: Press release