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Japanese Animators are Creating a Way to Automatically Color Anime

Production companies Imagica Group and OLM Digital are teaming up with the Nara Institue of Science and Technology (NAIST) to create an automatic coloring technique!

‘A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-‘ Dub is So Bad It’s Getting Updated

The English dub for 'A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-' was a mistake.

CloverWorks is No Longer Working Under A-1 Pictures

Up until now, they've been working under A-1 Pictures -- but not anymore!

Anime Music Producer Predicts the Death of Opening & Closing Songs

There's a lot of aspects in anime that fans can take for granted, simply because it's not in the forefront of the news. Anime...

Renowned Voice Actor Unshou Ishizuka Passes Away Due to Cancer

Voice actor Unshou Ishizuka has passed away due to esophageal cancer at the age of 67. Aoni Production, his former talent agency, revealed that he...

‘Fate/Grand Order’ Producer Proudly Claims “Boobs are Important”

Fate/Grand Order is extremely popular. Millions of fans around the world are playing the game, searching for doujinshi, and snatching up merch. The boobs are...

Promising Voice Actress Retires Due to Failing Health

Ayaka Imamura is the latest victim of the anime industry as she's being forced to retire due to failing health. The With Line talent agency...

Anime Director Claims “No One Would be Worse Off” if Shows...

We live in an age of excess and variety when it comes to anime. Every new season sees no less than 30 new shows...

Anime Studio ‘Production IMS’ has Gone Bankrupt

Production IMS was grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons last December when animators claimed the studio wasn't paying. The reports led to rumors...

Animator Dorm Project Launches Campaign to Give Profits to Animators

The Anime Supporters is a non-profit organization is known for crowdfunding housing for low-income rookie animators. Their latest campaign was a success in opening...

Voice Actress Hisako Kanemoto Takes Hiatus to Study Abroad

Popular voice actress Hisako Kanemoto shocked fans by announcing that she's taking a year-long hiatus. The hiatus isn't due to a health issue, and instead,...

Why Anime Needs the Production Committee System You Hate

Production committees have become a hot topic within the anime fandom in recent years. Industry figures and animators have blamed all of the industry's financial...

Atsuko Enomoto Talks About Sexual Harassment in the Voice Acting Industry

The #MeToo movement went viral last October to highlight the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace. https://twitter.com/atsuko_bewe/status/982637337107546112 It's a movement that...

Why HIDIVE is Joining the Dubcast Arena as Anime Gets More...

HIDIVE is a young anime streaming service and they are attempting to stand out from the crowd with their newly revealed Dubcast program. https://twitter.com/hidiveofficial/status/977213687512649729 HIDIVE is...

Japanese Government Wants to Relieve the Pressure on Animators with Technology

The Japanese government is hoping to alleviate some of the pressure animators are facing in the anime industry. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry...

8 Recent Anime Controversies that Shook the Industry

The anime industry is fairly quiet compared to most other entertainment industries. While there is growing awareness about the poor treatment animators face, anime...

The Anime Industry’s Big Issues and What People Say Could Solve...

It's no secret that the anime industry has its fair share of problems. Artists have been speaking out against their sometimes below minimum wage salary and...

Japan Hopes to Make Permanent Residency Easier for Foreign Anime Talent

People with expertise in animation and illustration may have an easier path to permanent Japanese residency. According to The Japan Times, the Japanese government is...

You Can Help House Young Animators in New Crowdfunding Campaign

We know the struggles many young animators face when they join the anime industry. Low pay and long work hours can take their toll,...

An Anime’s Budget & Quality Aren’t Related According to Top Animator

One of the great misconceptions of anime fans deals with an anime's budget. Most fans believe a high budget leads to better quality, which makes...

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