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    Friday January 15, 2021
  • Shueisha: Twitter Copyright Takedowns Were ‘Falsely Misrepresented’

    Shueisha says company was “falsely misrepresented by an individual sending copyright...requests”

    Last weekend saw a firestorm of fury on Twitter as fans of hit anime and manga series from Shueisha were given copyright strikes over fan art, cosplay, and GIFs from an entity claiming to be the company. Today, Shueisha responded to these takedowns saying they were “falsely misrepresented by an individual.” More details on the situation and their statement after the jump.

  • Sunday January 10, 2021
  • Japanese Junior High Student Wins Silver at IEYI for Inventing Detachable Metal Bars in Response to Kyoto Animation Arson

    The International Exhibition for Young Inventors were impressed by the 15-year olds method

    A 15-year old junior high school student from Gifu prefecture has won silver at the Virtual International Exhibition for Young Inventors 2020 for his invention that makes the security bars on windows easily detachable from the inside in case of fire or disaster. Tatsuki's idea was influenced by the Kyoto Animation arson attack back in July 2019. Read more about the innovative design after the jump.

  • Wednesday December 23, 2020
  • Act-Age Manga Writer Found Guilty for Indecent Acts Against a Minor, Will Serve 3-Year Suspended Sentence

    If Tatsuya Matsuki breaches his suspended sentence, he will serve 1 year and 6 months in prison

    Act-Age manga writer was sentenced in the Tokyo District Court today after being found guilty of indecent acts against a minor. He was formally charged and found guilty of one of the indecent acts against two junior high school-aged girls that happened in June in Nakano Ward. Read on for all the details.

  • Thursday December 17, 2020
  • Kyoto Animation Arson Suspect Formally Charged With Murder and Other Charges

    "Our hearts are still heavy from what occurred", Kyoto Animation President Hideaki Hatta

    The leading arson suspect behind the Kyoto Animation arson attack last July was formally charged on December 16 with murder, attempted murder, arson, breaking and entering, and violating the firearms and sword control law, by the Kyoto District Public Prosecutor's Office. Read more details from the charges and the process after the jump.

  • Monday December 14, 2020
  • Ex-Gainax President Maki Tomohiro Is Sentenced to More Than 2 Years in Prison for Indecent Assault

    Tomohiro will spend 2 years and 6 months behind bars

    Japanese legal website Attorney Dot Com revealed today that former Gainax President Maki Tomohiro, who was arrested last December for “semi-forced” indecent assault against a woman in her late teens, has been formally sentenced to two years and six months prison time by the Tokyo District Court. More details on the court case and testimony after the jump.

  • Tuesday December 8, 2020
  • Freelance Anime Staff in Japan to Qualify for Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance Next Year

    As long as they pay the premiums they're now covered!

    The Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare in Japan announced today that freelancers in the "entertainment industry" and those who work in "animation production" will be able to receive workers' accident compensation insurance, a scheme usually only reserved for those who are employed by a company. More details after the jump!

  • Tuesday November 24, 2020
  • Act-Age Manga Writer Confessed to His Alleged Crimes in 1st Day in Court

    The series was already canceled in Weekly Shonen Jump

    Japan's national broadcaster, NHK, reported on November 24 that the writer of the Act-Age manga series, Tatsuya Matsuki, had his trial in Tokyo District Court today. Matsuki was previously arrested in August for allegedly performing obscene acts on two junior-high-school aged girls in Nakano Ward of Tokyo. Read on for more.

  • Friday November 20, 2020
  • BURN THE WITCH, Sailor Moon Crystal VA Hikari Yono Passes Away

    Also redubbed parts of Star Trek: Discovery, Wonder Woman into Japanese

    The family of Hikari Yono announced today that Yono had passed away after complications during treatment of an unknown illness. The voice actor would be best known to anime fans as the narrator of BURN THE WITCH, the voice of Samui in Naruto, and the voice of Kaolinite in the third season of Sailor Moon Crystal. Read on for more details.

  • Tuesday November 3, 2020
  • Kyoto Animation Is Honored With 2020 Diversity Award From Women in Animation

    Award was presented on October 29 at the virtual awards ceremony

    Beloved anime studio Kyoto Animation, known for popular anime such as A Silent Voice, Sound! Euphonium, Violet Evergarden, and many more anime series' and films, was honored with Women in Animation's WIA Diversity Awards for 2020 for "commitment to inclusivity by creating a gender-balanced workplace." Learn more after the jump.

  • Monday November 2, 2020
  • AnimeJapan 2021 to Have Online and Physical Event in March 2021

    The event will be held from March 27 for 4 days

    The official website for AnimeJapan announced today that its 2021 event will be going forward in March 2021 with a physical presence for the public days, and online events for the business days with some events during the public days for international fans who might be unable to fly into Japan. More details after the jump!

  • Saturday October 31, 2020
  • Japan Actors Union to Set Up Mental Health Services for Actors and Voice Actors

    The Japan Actors Union got responses from 166 of the union members

    The Japan Actor Union, which has members that range from film stars to anime voice actors, held a conference on October 30 for all 2,600 members to announce new services for their mental health after the negative response to a recent survey for members. Read on to learn more.

  • Friday October 23, 2020
  • Kyoto Animation to Merge With Animation Do on November 1

    Animation Do is known for producing the Free! series with KyoAni

    After it being announced through the Government Gazette last month, Kyoto Animation confirmed today on the anime studio's website that they will be merging the operations and rights of Animation Do into Kyoto Animation on November 1. More details after the jump!

  • Wednesday October 21, 2020
  • Nippon TV Starts New Anime Department With TSUKIMICHI -Moonlit Fantasy- Isekai TV Anime

    The Japanese TV station will handle production and distribution for upcoming anime

    Nippon TV has launched its own in-house anime department headed by Executive Vice President of Business Development Kako Kuwahara, the Japanese TV station announced yesterday. The first anime to be made under this new department is the isekai TV anime TSUKIMICHI -Moonlit Fantasy-. Learn more after the jump!

  • Tuesday October 13, 2020
  • Shueisha's Manga Plus Editor Shares Insights On App's International Popularity

    Insights shed light on international use and popularity of digital manga outside Japan

    The editor for Shueisha's Manga+ (Manga Plus) smartphone application, Yūta Momiyama took to his personal Twitter account recently to share insights and observations on the popularity of the smartphone app. Read on for a list of the top 20 countries by readership as well as further observations about the popularity of select titles found in the app.