As previously reported, 46-year-old Japanese rock singer Takanori Nishikawa (T.M. Revolution) joined the Anime Japan 2017 event to attend his inauguration ceremony as councillor for the Manga-Anime Guardians Project on March 26. Check out the report and photos from the event after the jump.
On April 3, Kanagawa Prefectural Police arrested a 42-year-old man for stealing 25 anime DVDs at a rental DVD store in Hiratsuka-city in the prefecture immediately following the crime. The suspect is a technical staff member of the Yokohama Harbor Police Station. Hit the jump for more details.
Manga-Anime Anti-Piracy Committee announced today that 46-year-old Japanese rock singer Takanori Nishikawa (T.M. Revolution) will be appointed as the Councillor for the Manga-Anime Guardians Project at the upcoming Anime Japan 2017 event. The project was launched in July 2014 as the first cross-industry anti-piracy measures for manga and anime. Hit the jump for more details.
The Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) reported on February 24 that three defendants were found guilty this month in the Wenjiang District Court in Chengdu City, China, of operating a pirate manga site. This is the first criminal case in China for infringement of copyright of Japanese manga works. Hit the jump for more details.
Osaka Prefectural Police announced yesterday that they had arrested three men in the prefecture on suspicion of infringing the copyright of Makoto Shinkai's anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. by using the file-sharing software Share to upload the film's file onto the internet and made it downlodable to the general public. Hit the jump for more details.
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 32-year-old male part-time worker from Nagahama-city, Shiga Prefecture, on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business today, February 20. The man reportedly admitted to officers he had posted a death threat on Twitter against 37-year-old popular anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese police's investigation against anime piracy still continues. Kyoto Prefectural Police yesterday arrested a 26-year-old Chinese man for uploading an illegally downloaded file of the fifth episode of the TV anime Ange Vierge onto to the internet using a file sharing software last summer. Hit the jump for more details.
On December 7, Tochigi Prefectural Police arrested two Chinese men, both residing in Arakawa Ward, Tokyo, for selling a pirated hug pillow cover using an image of Nanoha Takamachi from the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha anime series on an internet auction site in April. Hit the jump for more details.
Actor Satoshi Matsuda (Kamen Rider Ryuki, The Last Restaurant) proved that he's not just an ally of justice on screen, but also in real life when he apprehended a man suspected of trying to take unlawful upskirt photographs with a smartphone. Hit the jump to learn more.
After several foreign news sites reported that Taiwan Police already arrested the suspect who sent murder threats to anime voice actress Inori Minase, her agency Sony Music Artists yesterday denied the news and confirmed the suspect has not yet been arrested or placed in custody. Hit the jump for more details.
On November 29, Gunma Prefectural Police arrested a 35-year-old newspaper delivery man from Sendai-city, Miyagi Prefecture, on suspicion of using the file sharing software Perfect Dark to illegally upload two files including the TV anime My Hero Academia onto the internet. Hit the jump for more details.