The 5 nominees have been announced for the catergory of "Animation of the Year" for the Japan Academy Film Prize, a prestigious industry award that celebrates excellence in Japanese films. Hit the jump to learn more.
On a recent episode of the TV Tokyo talk show Jikkuri Kiitarou ~ Star Kinkyou (Hi) Houkoku, veteran voice actor Akira Kamiya (Kenshiro in Fist of the North Star, Kinnikuman in Kinnikuman / Ultimate Muscle, Ryo Saeba in City Hunter) spilled the beans about his experience earning a living as a seiyuu. Hit the jump to learn the gory details.
Shosen Book Tower, an Akihabara-based book store that caters to fans of anime and manga, has published their annual list of best-selling light novels, based on their sales data from December 01, 2015 - November 30, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Manga author Moto Hagio (They were Eleven, A-A') has been awarded the 2016 Asahi Prize for her many years of innovation and creative expression in the art of manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo Broadcasting System and Mainichi Broadcasting System have announced that they will be bringing their 30 minute Sunday evening animation block "Nichigo" to a close and replacing it with a new 60 minute Saturday morning animation block entitled "Anisata" that will begin in April of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure author Hirohiko Araki took home the gold at the 45th Annual Best Dresser Awards in Tokyo on November 30, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Mamoru Oshii - the director of such animated films as Ghost in the Shell (1995), Angel's Egg, and Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer - will be receiving the Windsor McCay Award for his contributions to the medium of animation during the 44th Annie Awards, an industry event sponsored by the International Animated Film Society. Hit the jump to learn more.
Aspiring voice actors in and around Tokyo will soon have a chance to join the meanest guild on the planet, because the upcoming 2-part Overlord compilation film is advertising openings for part-time voice work. Hit the jump to learn to protect the Great Tomb of Nazarick.
Yoshiyuki Tomino, the man most famous for creating Mobile Suit Gundam, will be taking to the Japanese airwaves on NHK Radio 2 to talk about his life and work as an anime director on a program entitled Bunka Kouenkai ("Culture Lecture"). Hit the jump to learn more.
Maybe the box office success of Your Name. has people thinking about the economics of anime movies. Over the past couple of weeks, Japanese social media users have been passing around a Tweet concerning compensation for manga authors when their works hit the big screen. More after the jump.
It is confirmed today that Tokyo-based anime production company Studio Fantasia (AIKa, Stratos 4) received an order for the commencement of bankruptcy proceedings from the Tokyo District Court on November 16. The company already stopped business by this August. Hit the jump for more details.
Who makes the most money putting your favorite anime together? The answer... probably won't surprise you. Take a look at Tokyosaurus's informative video, including exchange rates, to find out which creatives pull in the most per year in the anime industry. Hit the jump to see for yourself!
Soon Japanese fans will be able to cast their online ballots for the "SUGOI JAPAN Award 2017", an industry award that seeks to recognize excellence in anime, manga, light novels, and entertaining novels. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kodansha and Marvel are teaming up to create the Magazine "Marvel" Manga Award, a new prize that challenges manga artists both amateur and professional to create original stories using the superheroes from 4 of Marvel's most popular properties: Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Hit the jump to learn more.
Two titans of the manga industry are teaming up in a new business arrangement that will make some 750+ volumes of Kodansha Comics' English-translated manga available to international readers through Kadokawa's BookWalker Global app. Hit the jump to learn more.