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Manga & Light Novel Artists Say Sales Increase Due to Piracy...

In April, the popular manga piracy site Mangamura shut down as it became the subject of a police investigation. Since the site's closing, various manga...

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...

‘Ashita no Joe’ Creator Claims Piracy is Killing Young Creators

It's no secret that a large chunk of anime and manga fans visit pirate sites to consume content. Fans will give you a variety...

Mangaka Criticizes Manga Publishers For Attacking Pirate Sites

Physical manga sales fell 12% in Japan last year, with publishers pointing fingers at an increase in piracy. However, mangaka Takashi Yoshida feels the...

Manga Scanlation Site ‘Batoto’ to Close Down

Batoto, one of the most popular manga scanlation aggregator sites, is shutting down. RawR, the site's owner and administrator, told readers he "just don't have...

Trouble at Home: Anime & Manga Piracy Increasing in Japan

The Tokyo International Film Festival is meant to celebrate Japanese filmmaking and introduce international films to Japanese audiences. But this year's event had a...

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...

How Much Money You Cost the Anime Industry When You Illegally...

Submitted by Anonymous through this form: "People calling themselves "fans" are watching anime then they complain about low quality, shows not getting second seasons or wondering...

Is the Anime Industry Looking at Piracy the Right Way?

Before I start, I just want you all to know that I am not approving piracy, nor am I condemning anyone for it. People have...

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