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    Wednesday July 1, 2020
  • Symphogear S1 Director Tatsufumi Ito Passes Away at 55

    Ito worked as a key animator on Digimon, Pokémon, Sailor Moon, Attack on Titan, and many more

    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.

  • Tuesday June 30, 2020
  • Former Studio TRIGGER Employees Receive Settlement For Unpaid Overtime

    "We will continue to improve working conditions," says TRIGGER

    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!

  • Thursday July 2, 2020
  • The Future of Anime Production in a COVID-19 World

    CloverWorks, D’ART Stadjio, and more speak on how they've coped over the last few months

    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!

  • Saturday April 25, 2020
  • Under the State of Emergency in Japan: How Voice Acting Being Suspended Has Affected Anime Production

    Pokémon, One Piece, and Sazae-san halt voice production as Japan heads into uncharted territory

    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.

  • Wednesday February 26, 2020
  • Interspecies Reviewers TV Anime Gains a New TV Station in Japan (NSFW)

    The series was previously removed from Tokyo MX, SUN TV, and Funimation

    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!

  • Wednesday February 19, 2020
  • JAniCA and Yahoo! Japan to Close Donations Towards Kyoto Animation Arson on February 29

    The Yahoo! Net Fund was set up on July 26, 2019

    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.

  • Tuesday February 18, 2020
  • No Boats Here as Interspecies Reviewers Gets Pulled from SUN TV in Kobe (NSFW)

    The raunchy TV anime series is replaced by shopping infomercials

    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!

  • Friday February 7, 2020
  • Tokyo MX Cancels Interspecies Reviewers TV Anime Broadcast in Japan, Replaces Timeslot With Show About Boats (NSFW)

    This comes after Funimation removed the series from its streaming platforms

    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.

  • Thursday September 26, 2019
  • Watch Mob Psycho 100 II on Crunchyroll for Charity!

    Crunchyroll to sponsor Japan’s Inter College Animation Festival, and you can help!

    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).

  • Monday November 13, 2017
  • QUIZ: Would You Survive in the Anime Industry?

    Would you be able to survive in the anime industry? Take this quiz to test your anime industry knowledge!

    Are you ready to challenge your anime industry knowledge? Take on this difficult quiz to see how well you know the anime industry!

  • Tuesday April 28, 2015
  • Average Annual Income of a Japanese Animator is about $9,200

    Average working hours of the workers is 11 hours per day

    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.

  • Monday August 13, 2012
  • POLL: Do you agree? Thoughts About Anime

    Over 1500 Japanese fans voted on Anime's most pressing issues!

    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!