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Seiyuu Yuichiro Umehara Goes on Hiatus Due to Autoimmune Disease

Voice actor Yuichiro Umehara has been hospitalized with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), which is an autoimmune disease that causes swelling in the brain and...

Atsuko Enomoto Talks About Sexual Harassment in the Voice Acting Industry

The #MeToo movement went viral last October to highlight the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace. https://twitter.com/atsuko_bewe/status/982637337107546112 It's a movement that...

Why HIDIVE is Joining the Dubcast Arena as Anime Gets More...

HIDIVE is a young anime streaming service and they are attempting to stand out from the crowd with their newly revealed Dubcast program. https://twitter.com/hidiveofficial/status/977213687512649729 HIDIVE is...

An Anime’s Budget & Quality Aren’t Related According to Top Animator

One of the great misconceptions of anime fans deals with an anime's budget. Most fans believe a high budget leads to better quality, which makes...

‘Little Witch Academia’ Writer Michiru Shimada Dies From Illness

One of anime's most experienced and respected screenwriters has passed away. Michiru Shimada, who has been screenwriting since 1981, passed away from an unspecified...

Crunchyroll’s Website Hijacked and Downloading Malware

Crunchyroll has had their DNS hijacked, which directs visitors to a false homepage that auto-downloads malware that will wreck havoc on your computer's hard drive. Crunchyroll...

P.A. Works Now Pays New Animators 22% Less Than McDonalds

Anime is a tough and brutal industry for aspiring artists. It's a highly skilled profession that expects artists to work long hours, receive a measly...

Trouble at Home: Anime & Manga Piracy Increasing in Japan

The Tokyo International Film Festival is meant to celebrate Japanese filmmaking and introduce international films to Japanese audiences. But this year's event had a...

The Dual Edge of Netflix and the Ruthless Anime Industry

The anime industry is in a strange place right now. Revenue has never been higher - the industry is currently worth 2.0 trillion yen. Licensing...

Funimation is Now Officially A Part of Sony Pictures

Funimation has officially agreed to be acquired by Sony Pictures Television Networks. The two companies reached an agreement, which values Funimation at approximately $150...

The Anime Industry Earned a Record 2 Trillion Yen in 2016

The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) released their yearly anime industry report and it shared some good news - the industry is worth a...

China’s Largest Anime Service is Raising U.S. Money

Bilibili, China's most popular online anime streaming service, is making a play to raise money from U.S. investors through an IPO. The streaming site...

“Hajimete no Gal” Director Opens New Animation Studio

Anime director Hiroyuki Furukawa celebrated the Hajimete no Gal (My First Girlfriend is a Gal) finale by announcing that he has founded an independent animation studio! https://twitter.com/689yuri/status/908017631487131649 The...

Anime Artist Uses Fundraiser to Highlight Poor Work Conditions

It's tough carving out a living as an animator in Japan. Many young animators only make 1.1 million yen ($10,340) a year, work long...

Japanese Film Critic Predicts Netflix’s Future Impact on Anime

Netflix has been making a push to become a player in the anime industry. Earlier this month, they announced a slate of original anime...

Legal Anime Streaming Service “Daisuki” is Closing Down

Daisuki, a Japanese based international streaming service, will be shutting down on October 31. Daisuki was founded in 2013 by Anime Consortium Japan as a...

Mushishi’s Anime Studio Has Gone Bankrupt

It is being reported that anime studio Artland is closing down due to financial difficulties. According to corporate credit research company Teikoku Databank, the...

Japan Makes Residency Easier for Foreigners Working in Anime

Do you love anime and dream of living in Japan? Well, today may be your lucky day! The Immigration Bureau of Japan has announced...

Anime Producer Asks Fans to Stop Illegally Streaming Anime

Piracy is the elephant in the room when it comes to the anime industry. People on both sides of the fence engage in passionate...

Anime Staff Highlights How Young Voice Actors Struggle

The voice acting industry is highly glamorized. When talks about poor working conditions and low wages for animators are brought up, people quickly point...

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