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Lawmakers Wish to Fund a National Anime & Manga Center

A group of Japanese lawmakers plans to submit a bill to create a national media arts to collect and preserve original editions of manga...

‘Re:Zero’ Producer Calls Discs King and 2017 Anime Unimpressive

It's no secret that the anime industry is slowly changing as producers try to find new revenue streams. International licensing, movies and live events...

How 2017 Will Be Remembered For Animator’s Speaking Out

2017 was a bit of a duality year for the industry. First, the good: the industry earned a record 2 trillion yen ($17.5 billion),...

More than Half of Young Animators in Japan Need Help to...

By now, most of the anime community is aware of the financial struggles plaguing the anime studios and breaking news regularly backs the claims. The...

Voice Actress Yurika Endou Retires Due to Health Concerns

Being a seiyuu is demanding work. A seiyuu's work doesn't stop after a recording session, but also extends into singing, stage performances, and numerous...

Breakout Anime Producer Predicts China Will Surpass Japan in 3 Years

Yoshitada Fukuhara was a producer of the surprise hit Kemono Friends. At only 37-years-old, Fukuhara is viewed as a rising star within the industry. He...

Here is How Anime Studios Make Their Money

How do anime studios make money? We see reports coming out stating that the industry is posting record high revenues, but they have followed...

Bulma’s Japanese Seiyuu Passes Away From Unknown Causes

Japanese voice actress Hiromi Tsuru has passed away at the age of 57. Police found Tsuru unconscious in her car, which was stopped with...

Japanese Survey Shows National Pride of Anime & Pride

The Mainichi Shimbun is one of Japan's most widely read newspapers, and they held a 3-month survey to gauge their readers' pride in anime...

Crunchyroll’s Website Hijacked and Downloading Malware

Crunchyroll has had their DNS hijacked, which directs visitors to a false homepage that auto-downloads malware that will wreck havoc on your computer's hard drive. Crunchyroll...

P.A. Works Now Pays New Animators 22% Less Than McDonalds

Anime is a tough and brutal industry for aspiring artists. It's a highly skilled profession that expects artists to work long hours, receive a measly...

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...

The Dual Edge of Netflix and the Ruthless Anime Industry

The anime industry is in a strange place right now. Revenue has never been higher - the industry is currently worth 2.0 trillion yen. Licensing...

Funimation is Now Officially A Part of Sony Pictures

Funimation has officially agreed to be acquired by Sony Pictures Television Networks. The two companies reached an agreement, which values Funimation at approximately $150...

The Anime Industry Earned a Record 2 Trillion Yen in 2016

The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) released their yearly anime industry report and it shared some good news - the industry is worth a...

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...

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