Will Japanese Gameshows Be the Next Anime?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 17, 2008 in Japanese TV

The Japanese gameshow Hole in a Wall

What’s great about Anime is that for the last 40 years it has introduced Japanese pop culture to a very wide global audience. Now while it’s true that J-pop has done very well in Asia, it’s never reached the critical mass that Anime has reaching everywhere from Russia to South Africa. While I wouldn’t expect Japanese gameshows to inspire the same depth of fandom, I think it could very well open the door to a different demographic that Anime might not include: Read more…

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