The wife of Tatsufumi Ito announced on his Twitter account that the animator/storyboarder/director had passed away on May 23 due to a spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Ito was known for directing the first season of Symphogear and Shugo Chara! Party!, as well as being a key animator over three decades of Japanese anime. Learn more about him after the jump.
The General Union's Black Company branch released a statement today detailing an arbitration it held between anime studio TRIGGER, known for the hit anime film Promare, and anime series Little Witch Academia and BNA, and ex-employees over unpaid overtime due to a "misapplication of the discretionary labor system." Go past the jump to see how it worked out!
In our final piece on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected anime in Japan, Crunchyroll Japan Correspondent Daryl Harding spoke to various animators, studio heads, and producers to get the inside word on the current state of the anime industry and the biggest issues companies face in the aftermath. Read on for the full story!
Our Japan correspondent Daryl Harding dives deep to take a look at how the coronavirus (COVID-19) has so far affected the voice production side of the anime industry in Japan, how voice actors are handling the lack of work, and what it might mean for the anime you're looking forward to. Read it all after the jump.
In a surprising twist in the Interspecies Reviewers TV anime saga, Gifu Broadcasting System – also known as Gifu Chan – has picked up the controversial anime to broadcast. The series was previously removed from Funimation, Tokyo MX, and SUN TV, leaving only KBS Kyoto as the only non-premium channel broadcasting Interspecies Reviewers. More details can be reviewed after the jump!
JAniCA and Yahoo! Japan announced on February 17 that donations towards supporting Kyoto Animation through the Yahoo! Net Fund, that was set up on July 26, 2019 would close on February 29 as Kyoto Animation and the Kyoto Prefectural Government closes the bank accounts that have been accepting donations from the public. More details after the jump.
Another broadcast for the Interspecies Reviewers bites the dust as Kobe’s SUN TV has canceled all future airings of the TV anime, the official Twitter account for Interspecies Reviewers announced on today. This comes after the TV anime was pulled off Kanto’s TOKYO MX and has its the Funimation simulcast and simuldub canceled earlier this month. Hit the jump to learn more!
Interspecies Reviewers has gotten a little too steamy for TOKYO MX in Japan, with the Kanto-based TV station pulling the broadcast of the series, the official Twitter account for the TV anime announced today. This is hot off the heels of Funimation canceling the simulcast and simuldub of the series in North America earlier last week. Hit the jump to learn more about the situation.
Animation is at the heart of Crunchyroll, and we want to nurture the next generation of animators, storytellers, creatives, and all other types of professionals in the anime industry. Because of this, we’ve decided to sponsor the 2019 Inter College Animation Festival (ICAF).
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According to the latest survey by JAniCA (Japan Animation Creators Association), which was conducted by the request of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, the average annual income of a Japanese animator is about 1.1 million yen (about 9,200 US dollars). Hit the jump for more details.
If you had something to say about the state of anime, what would it be? The Japanese fans gave their answers! See the top answers after the jump!