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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...

Why Filler is a Necessary Evil for the Anime Industry

Anime fans HATE filler. In fact, it's amazing how the community can be so united in their hatred. But as much as you might despise...

Over Half of Young Animators Can’t Support Themselves Without Family Allowances

We know the anime industry is rough for animators, but the financial struggle may be harder than we know.   AEYAC, a non-profit organization dedicated to...

Proof Emerges That Idol Otakus are Paying for Your Anime

Yano Research Institute released their otaku market report 2016, and discovered that the otaku markets are increasing. The market research included a survey where 9,876 people...

Anime Directors Reveal Depressingly Small Pay on High Profile Projects

It has been a rough week for the anime industry. News of P.A. Works charging freelance inbetween artists a desk fee ignited a conversation on working...

Anime Producer Explains Why Second Seasons Don’t Happen

Anime fans, both old and new, are always worrying if their favorite series will ever get a second season. No Game No Life, Spice...

Anime Industry Reaches a Breaking Point as Chief Animator Claims There...

The anime industry has a huge problem; there are too many shows. That's what Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma's chief animation director Mai Matsuura is...

60 Million Copies of Attack on Titan Are in Print

Attack on Titan has reached the 60 million milestone. Kodansha announced that Attack on Titan has more than 60 million copies in print. Just last year the series had...

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Manga Guides Are Every College Weeb’s Dream Textbook

From McDonalds commercials getting the anime treatment to Ellen Baker gracing Japan's English textbooks (along with our hearts), Japan is getting more and more creative...