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Anime Icon Talks ‘Your Name’ and How Anime Has Declined

Yoshiyuki Tomino has been working in the anime industry since 1963 and began his career as a storyboard artist of Astro Boy. He became well...

7 Jobs Almost as Tough as Being an Anime Animator

Being an anime animator is a tough job. You work crazy hours, get paid below minimum wage, get your work stolen by pirates, and...

‘Escaflowne’ Producer Minoru Takanashi Passes Away

Animator Nobuteru Yuki has Tweeted that his colleague and veteran Bandai Visual anime producer Minoru Takanashi has passed away at the age of 54. The...

Naruto Animator Kazunori Mizuno Passes Away From Overwork

Veteran animator Kazunori Mizuno has passed away at the age of 52. He passed away on March 19, but news of his death wasn't...

ANiUTa President Says it’s Time to Stop Catering to Otaku

The Japanese music industry made some noise when 30 different record labels announced that they were partnering up to create a global music streaming...

Why 2017 Has Already Been a Horrible Year for Anime

I don't know how honest I can be with Goboiano's new moderated free-posting system but I'll just be honest and risk getting banned. 2017 IS...

Anime Industry Faces Animator Shortage Crisis that Could Damage Future Productions

Initial news that Attack on Titan Season 2 was going to run for 12 episodes was met with immense backlash from fans. It was argued that...

Watching Tastes: Mix The Old With New

Watch nothing but seasonal shows? Mix it up my friend !!!

Anime Industry Report 2016

A summary of the 2016 annual anime industry report.

12 Women Who Are Directing Your Favorite Anime

It's no secret that Japan is sexist (ranked 104 worst out of 142 countries for gender equality) and this spills over into anime, most prominently in...

Gainax Co-Founder Feels Miyazaki’s Anime Return Will Fail

Toshio Okada, co-founder and former President of Gainax, doesn't think Hayao Miyazaki's return to the anime industry will be successful. While speaking on his Okada...

BBC Reporter Claims Anime and Manga Promotes Pedophilia

Takeshi Nogami, original character designer for Girls und Panzer, went on Twitter to talk about an interview he had with BBC Three for a documentary...

SAO Ordinal Scale Rumored To Take Record From Madoka

According to 2chan rumors, "Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale" is almost at 1 Billion Yen after just 9 days and is set to break...

Here is How Little Anime Makes From Foreign Distribution

You hear the international community ask this all the time, "why don't anime studios focus more on the international market if they aren't making...

Anime is Changing to Focus on Female Fans to Survive

The anime industry is starting to focus on female fans more than ever. You may have noticed some the changes already - more bishounen...

Anime is Keeping Japan’s Movie Industry Alive

It's true that the anime industry is having a tough time with TV series - we always hear about studio closures, stories about production...

A Look Back At Little Witch Academia Official Art From 2013

From its humble beginnings as part of the Young Animator Training Project's Anime Mirai 2013, to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Little Witch Academia...

AT-X Feels AI Could Replace Humans in Producing Anime

Keisuke Iwata, president of anime network AT-X voiced a controversial opinion about anime production while speaking at Tokyo's Digital Hollywood University: "It's fully conceivable that...

What Are Creators Smoking

What's in their minds, I'm genuinely curious.

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Background Art Studio to Close Due...

Art studio Atelier BWCA announced that they will be closing their doors after spending 31 years in the anime industry. The studio is not closing...

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Fan Fails to Sue Idols Due to Noisy Otaku Dancers

A fan of KOBerrieS had his three-year lawsuit against the idol group thrown out of the Osaka High Court. The three-year legal battle dates back...