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Japanese Police are Investigating a Popular Manga Piracy Site

The Fukuoka and Oita prefectural police forces are investigating the Mangamura piracy site after Kodansha, Shueisha, and two other publishers filed criminal complaints last...

Hayao Miyazaki is Suffering From Shock After Isao Takahata’s Death

The death of Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata shook the industry, leading to an outpouring of condolences from fans and industry members. https://twitter.com/LeSeanThomas/status/982145858148810752 https://twitter.com/ponoc_intl/status/982105541991317505 https://twitter.com/rianjohnson/status/982099616127569922 https://twitter.com/GKIDSfilms/status/982280524847759361 However, fans have noticed...

Japan is Hoping to Block Access to Piracy Websites

The Mainichi Shimbun is reporting that the Japanese government is taking a new approach to fighting manga piracy. Arrests related to piracy have become more...

Former Manga Assistant Talks About Past Exploitation

Mangaka Shunsuke Kakuishi (Yawara no Michelangelo) is kickstarted a conversation about the poor work conditions manga assistants face. He wrote a viral blog about his time...

‘Rurouni Kenshin’ Creator Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

Rurouni Kenshin creator Nobuhiro Watsuki has been charged with possession of child pornography. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police said Watsuki possessed numerous DVDs of nude girls in their...

Viz Manga Sales are Destroying DC, Marvel in Comic Market

New York City Comic Con (NYCC) is a great place to see the latest comics and catch up with your favorite artists. While fans enjoy...

“Wolf Children” Manga Artist Yuu Has Passed Away

Mangaka Yuu's husband shared some heartbreaking news with her fans on Twitter - she passed away this July while being treated for an unspecified illness. He...

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...

Funimation Targets Illegal Streaming Site with Court Subpoena

FUNimation Entertainment has obtained a DMCA subpoena from a federal court in Texas in hopes to track down an unnamed, "massive" pirate streaming site. The...

Gosick Artist Hinata Takeda Passes Away Due to an Illness

Gosick author Kazuki Sakuraba announced that series illustrator Hinata Takeda has passed away due to an unspecified illness. Kadokawa has reported the same thing in...

“Your Name” is the Highest-Grossing Anime Movie of All Time

Your Name has topped Spirited Away! Your Name is now the highest-grossing anime movie of all time thanks to strong international showings in China, South Korea, Thailand, New...

Anime Creators Speak Out Saying “A Slave Revolt Will Come”

2017 is young, and industry pros are hoping to see changes in the anime industry In two unrelated interviews, some anime creators made some strong...

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...

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