Following a published online interview with The Guardian newspaper two weeks ago with When Marnie Was There director Hiromasa Yonebashi of Studio Ghibli, former Ghibli producer Hiroyuki Nishimura has officially apologized for comments made regarding the possibility of women as animation directors in a Studio Ghibli production. Hit the jump for the summary.
Anime licensor and publisher Discotek Media held its second ever industry panel during this weekend's AnimeNext convention in Atlantic City and did not disappoint with licenses as the company revealed its latest slate. Hit the jump for the details.
The official site for Besatsu Friend Magazine has confirmed that the TV anime adaptation of Kiss Him, Not Me will premiere this Fall. Hit the jump for the preliminary details.
The official website for the Cheer Boys anime has updated with two new cast members in Hiroki Yasumoto & Yoshitaka Yamaya. Hit the jump for the details
The official website for the DAYS sports drama anime adaptation has announced a new cast member that will be joining the series when it premieres in July. Hit the jump for the details.
Following up on last month's announcement of the Ozmafia anime adaptation and main cast, additional cast members have been added to the series ahead of its July premiere. Hit the jump for the details.
In the sea of smartphone cases, these 6 new futon style smartphone ses can well and truly be considered unique, and not just owing to their Mr. Osomatsu styling. Hit the jump for a look at the soft cases.
Naver Corp's LINE has been one of the rare Japanese tech success stories of the past 5 years. The messaging app, first developed in the Japanese branch office of the Korean Naver conglomerate has now become almost a necessity in parts of Asia. Now, the company aims its first public stock offering for further expansion in the US and Asia. Hit the jump for details.
After being flooded with image quality complaints following the first two major home video releases for the original Sailor Moon anime adaptation, it seems that Viz Media has taken the complaints to heart, nearly two years later. Hit the jump for the details.
The official site for the Rewrite TV anime adaptation has updated with a new key visual and premiere date. Hit the jump for the details, including the first details on a screening event being held later this month.
Following the breakdown of the animator salaries that came out at the beginning of the month, animator Thomas Romain added a very sobering capstone to the report that reflects just how low the salaries really are, while another animator with 20 years of experience anonymously steps forward to call for better working conditions.
With the run up to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the surrounding wards around the metropolis are starting to make an effort to draw in more international tourism. Hit the jump for details.
You wouldn't expect a major Hollywood studio to randomly post a feature film on YouTube by one of the most revered directors in anime without at least some sort of notice, but it seems Paramount Pictures has a good way to surprise people. Hit the jump to watch Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress.
The offficial site for hit cycling anme Yowamushi Pedal has confirmed a third season of the TV anime series, as well as an animated adaptation of manga spinoff Yowapeda Spare BIKE. Hit the jump for the preliminary details.
Following up on this week's cast and music news for the latest Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei anime, the official site has been updated with a clean version of the previously revealed second key visual from the Machi Asobi event and the second promo video. Hit the jump for both.