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Anime Studio ‘Production IMS’ has Gone Bankrupt

Production IMS was grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons last December when animators claimed the studio wasn't paying. The reports led to rumors...

Animator Dorm Project Launches Campaign to Give Profits to Animators

The Anime Supporters is a non-profit organization is known for crowdfunding housing for low-income rookie animators. Their latest campaign was a success in opening...

Voice Actress Hisako Kanemoto Takes Hiatus to Study Abroad

Popular voice actress Hisako Kanemoto shocked fans by announcing that she's taking a year-long hiatus. The hiatus isn't due to a health issue, and instead,...

Why Anime Needs the Production Committee System You Hate

Production committees have become a hot topic within the anime fandom in recent years. Industry figures and animators have blamed all of the industry's financial...

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...

Japanese Government Wants to Relieve the Pressure on Animators with Technology

The Japanese government is hoping to alleviate some of the pressure animators are facing in the anime industry. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry...

8 Recent Anime Controversies that Shook the Industry

The anime industry is fairly quiet compared to most other entertainment industries. While there is growing awareness about the poor treatment animators face, anime...

The Anime Industry’s Big Issues and What People Say Could Solve...

It's no secret that the anime industry has its fair share of problems. Artists have been speaking out against their sometimes below minimum wage salary and...

Japan Hopes to Make Permanent Residency Easier for Foreign Anime Talent

People with expertise in animation and illustration may have an easier path to permanent Japanese residency. According to The Japan Times, the Japanese government is...

You Can Help House Young Animators in New Crowdfunding Campaign

We know the struggles many young animators face when they join the anime industry. Low pay and long work hours can take their toll,...

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...

‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Director Says 80% of Young Animator Work is Now...

Inbetweeners. They are a vital but overlooked group of animators that help breathe life into your favorite shows. Their job isn't glamorous; they are responsible...

Lawmakers Wish to Fund a National Anime & Manga Center

A group of Japanese lawmakers plans to submit a bill to create a national media arts to collect and preserve original editions of manga...

‘Re:Zero’ Producer Calls Discs King and 2017 Anime Unimpressive

It's no secret that the anime industry is slowly changing as producers try to find new revenue streams. International licensing, movies and live events...

How 2017 Will Be Remembered For Animator’s Speaking Out

2017 was a bit of a duality year for the industry. First, the good: the industry earned a record 2 trillion yen ($17.5 billion),...

More than Half of Young Animators in Japan Need Help to...

By now, most of the anime community is aware of the financial struggles plaguing the anime studios and breaking news regularly backs the claims. The...

Voice Actress Yurika Endou Retires Due to Health Concerns

Being a seiyuu is demanding work. A seiyuu's work doesn't stop after a recording session, but also extends into singing, stage performances, and numerous...

Breakout Anime Producer Predicts China Will Surpass Japan in 3 Years

Yoshitada Fukuhara was a producer of the surprise hit Kemono Friends. At only 37-years-old, Fukuhara is viewed as a rising star within the industry. He...

Here is How Anime Studios Make Their Money

How do anime studios make money? We see reports coming out stating that the industry is posting record high revenues, but they have followed...

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The bloodthirsty girls of Grisaia are back for an all-new series! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQuX2AYRd5o Grisaia: Phantom Trigger is a continuation of the popular Grisaia visual novel series. The story takes place after the...