ANIME in the USA Part 1: Tapes from the Underground

What started with a small core of avid viewers equipped with the first home VCRs continues now on the web through the work of fan-subbers. A brief look at the birth and evolution of anime fandom in the United States.

This was originally created for the Independent Film Channel to promote the broadcast debut of the anime series, SAMURAI 7.

About the Author

Dan Persons

DAN PERSONS is a New York-based writer who first got bit by the Cinefantastique bug when he encountered the 1979 double issue devoted to the sci-fi classic FORBIDDEN PLANET. He contributed for many years to the magazine, first as a correspondent, then as an editor.

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