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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...

Fullmetal Alchemist Anime Director Dislikes Live-Action Trend

Anime director Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist / Expelled From Paradise) participated in a roundtable discussion at Nikufes Tokyo 2017 to talk about anime's increasing mainstream...

6 Anime About That Capture the Struggle of Making Anime

Want to watch anime that is about making anime? There are a few series that cover the topic, often times blending comedy with drama....

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...

What Sony Buying Funimation Could Mean For Anime

Anime fans are still buzzing (and worrying) about Sony Pictures TV acquiring a 95% stake in Funimation. Corporate buy-outs can be a tangled mess...

Voice Actress Risa Taneda Returns From Year-Long Hiatus

Voice actress Risa Taneda is returning from her hiatus. Talent agency Office Ozawa announced that Taneda will gradually return to voice work after receiving medical...

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...

Gintama Director Predicts Anime Studios Will Die in 10 Years

Shinji Takamatsu is a well-known anime director. Some of his big-name works include: After War Gundam X Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! Daily...

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...

NHK Program Highlights Where all the Anime Money Goes

Working in the anime industry is a dream job for millions of fans and artists. You get work bringing your favorite characters and stories...

14 Studios You Never Realized Worked on Your Favorite Anime

Not all heroes wear capes. Not all animation studios headline projects. The point is, anime is a large, expensive, and time-consuming project that involves...

Yuri!!! on Ice Anime Studio to Open a New Branch in...

Studio MAPPA CEO Manabu Ohtsuka and Sendai city major Emiko Okuyama announced that MAPPA plans on opening a new studio in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture...

Sunrise Reopens Their Animation Training Program

Sunrise is one of the most popular and respected studios in the industry. They have been creating anime for 44 years and have created...

Durarara!! “Flop” Writer Wants People to Stop Obsessing Over Sales

It's very common for anime fans to judge a series' success based on disc sales since they are the only metric available to the...

Veteran Technical Director Earns Only $900 Per Anime Series

Taiki Nishimura has been working in the anime industry for 20 years. Over the length of his still active career, Nishimura has worked on: ...

80% of Animators Quit and 1/4th Studios Aren’t Making Money

The anime industry is one filled with oxymorons. Anime has seen record revenue growth for three consecutive years, yet 25% of anime studios have recorded...

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Man Fights Off Subway Attacker Using a ‘Naruto’ Headband

21-year-old Anthony Durden was exhausted after spending a day at New York Comic Con. However, his quiet subway ride was interrupted after a stranger...