Japanese government's M.A.G. (Manga-Anime Guardians) Project has launched a new promotional campaign called "Join Us, Friends." Every time the campaign site gets its "join" button pushed 50,000 or 100,000 times, a new popular anime/manga character will be added to the main illustration. Hit the jump for more details.
ACCS reported today on September 17 that Hokkaido Prefectural Police arrested a 46-year-old unemployed man from Nishi Tokyo-city for posting the first episode of the 2014 TV anime Maken-Ki! Two onto a video-sharing website FC2 without the copyright holder's permission. Hit the jump for the full story.
It has been quiet for a while, but it doesn't mean the Japanese police forget their job. Two Japanese men were reportedly arrested for uploading manga files including Berserk, K-ON!, and Working! to the internet using the file-sharing software Share without the respective copyright holders' permission. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the scoop by NHK yesterday, Japanese government's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) today officially revealed the details of its Manga-Anime Guardians Project, the first cross-industry anti-piracy measures for manga and anime. Read their statement after the jump.
In cooperation with 15 major anime production companies and manga publishers, the Japanese government will next month start a huge extermination operation against 580 foreign sites which have illegally uploaded anime and manga contents on the web, NHK reported on July 28. Hit the jump for more details.
Ishikawa Prefectural Police has arrested a 35-year-old male office worker on suspicion of uploading the 10th volume of Hajime Isayama's popular manga Attack on Titan to the internet without the copyright holder Kodansha's permission on December 20, 2013. Hit the jump for more details.
The Japanese official site for the ongoing TV anime Magimoji Rurumo has announced that it will collaborate with JIMCA (Japan and International Motion Picture Copyright Association, Inc.) for their anti-illegal downloading campaign scheduled to be held at the Comic Market 86 on August 15-17. Hit the jump for more details.
ACCS reported today that Okinawa Prefectural Police arrested a 48-year-old male contracted worker on suspicion of posting the 2013 film Crayon Shin-chan: Very Tasty! B-class Gourmet Survival!! and 2011 OVA Black Jack Final Karte 11 onto video-sharing website FC2. Hit the jump for more details.
Oita Prefectural Police's Consumer and Environmental Protection Division has arrested a 39-year-old male office worker from Fukuoka Prefecture on suspicion of uploading episodes of popular TV anime including Attack on Titan and One Piece to the internet without the respective copyright holders' permission. Hit the jump for more details.
Kyoto Prefectural Police yesterday arrested a 31-year-old male office worker who had a Chinese citizenship for selling pirated figures of Boa Hancock, one of the popular female characters in Eiichiro Oda's One Piece series. Those figures were customized to be able to remove her outfits. Hit the jump for more story.
It seems like illegal users of the soft are the only target for Japanese police. On May 27, Shiga Prefectural Police arrested a 41-year-old unemployed man from Kyoto Prefecture on suspicion of uploading the episodes of five TV anime including K-ON!! without the copyright holders' permission. Hit the jump for more details.
The Association of Copyright for Computer Software (ACCS) reports today on May 26 that Kanagawa Prefectural Police's Cyber Crime Division arrested a 45-year-old male office worker from Tochigi Prefecture on suspicion of uploading four TV anime episodes without the respective copyright holders' permission. Hit the jump for more details.