Anime is very much a “who you know” type of business. Many directors and producers have claimed that the main reason for the success of their shows is due to being able to contact creators that they’ve worked with in the past. Read on for more about recent efforts to shake that up!
Aniplex today started accepting pre-orders for three new wafuku (kimono, traditional Japanese clothing)-wearing figure of Megumi Kato (Saekano), Saber and Rin Tohsaka (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works). The three are now also displayed at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016. Check the official product photos after the jump.
As a new attempt for anime creation, Japanese anime production and distribution enterprise Aniplex will open a "Script Room" section for anime script writing in the company, and has begun recruiting writers from public. The Sword Art Online anime director Tomohiko Ito is appointed as the head of the section. Hit the jump for more details.
Four selected Japanese retailers today start accepting pre-orders for Aniplex's "The [email protected] 10th Memorial Figure," a three 1/8th scale figure set of Haruka Amami (The [email protected]), Uzuki Shimamura (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls), and Mirai Kasuga (The [email protected] Million Live!), for a June 2017 release. Check the cute figures after the jump!
God Eater fans, rejoice! The official English dub trailer is out for your perusal, and it features some familiar faces like Kyle Hebert, Wendee Lee, Spike Spencer and more. Hit the jump for a look!
After closing out fiscal years on March 31st, a couple of companies in the anime business reported their results last week, with some notable gains recorded. More after the jump.
According to the newest Oricon report released today, the perfect limited production edition Blu-ray disc of the 12-episode short anime series Koyomimonogatari, released on June 29, sold 24,000 units in its first week, taking the top spot on the weekly overall Blu-ray disc sales charts. Hit the jump for more details.
Aniplex's official select store ANIPLEX+ has exclusively started accepting pre-orders for a 1/8th scale dress version pre-painted figure of Kaori Miyazono, the main heroine of the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso/Your Lie in April anime series. The version gained overwhelming popularity in the recent survey. Check the details after the jump.
The AnimeJapan tradeshow is coming up next weekend, and again, Aniplex is bringing a host of anime notables dressed for the event. After 2014's formal dress and 2015's sakura attire, 2016 will be the year of the Smile Lab research presentation. Get a look after the jump.
In an exclusive interview with Web Newtype, Shun'ya Senga of Design Coco and Tomoaki Atogami of Aniplex hinted that more life-sized figures of the heroines of Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- may be in the works. Hit the jump to learn more.