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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Golden Kamuy is surprisingly popular for an ultra-violent period adventure / gourmet / gag manga, but have you ever wondered who exactly makes up the bulk of the audience for the series? Thanks to some readership data provided by honto, we now have a clearer snapshot of who enjoys all of the depraved pleasures of Golden Kamuy. Hit the jump to learn more.
The artist behind the now-canceled Act-Age manga, Shiro Usazaki, released a statement supporting the victims of the alleged sexual assault perpetrated by Act-Age writer Tatsuya Matsuki on two junior high school girls, of which he was arrested for and confessed to on August 8. Read her statement after the jump.
After the arrest of Act-Age writer, Tatsuya Matsuki, Weekly Shonen Jump ended the serialization of Act-Age. Alongside that cancelation, the magazine announced today that future volumes will not be released and currently released volumes will not get reprints. More information after the jump.
After suspending the 11th Kyoto Animation Awards last November in the aftermath of the arson attack on the studio in July 2019, Kyoto Animation announced today that it had considered rehosting the award event in 2020, but "as a result of comprehensive consideration" have decided to suspend the event until further notice. More information after the jump.
The writer for Act-Age, Tatsuya Matsuki, was arrested on August 8 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police on the suspicion of sexually assaulting two junior high school girls. Because of this, Weekly Shonen Jump swiftly canceled the ongoing series, and it was announced today that the stage show based on the manga, Act-Age: Night on the Galactic Railroad, has also been canceled. More information after the jump.
Weekly Shonen Jump announced today that Act-Age will be ending in the magazine after consulting with the artist Shiro Usazaki after the writer Tatsuya Matsuki was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two junior high school girls. Read on for the full statement from Jump.