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    Sunday November 21, 2021
  • Kodansha Manga USA Announces Latest Slate Of Titles During Anime NYC 2021

    Slate includes new licenses, physical releases and ominibus collections with box sets for hit titles

    Kodansha Manga took to Anime NYC to unveil its lates slate of print releases for the Fall season of this year which features a mix of popular titles, evergreen titles in new omnibus collections and new box sets for hit series by popular demand. Read on for the details.

  • Saturday November 20, 2021
  • Yen Press Announces New Slate Of Releases During Anime NYC 2021

    10 titles in slate includes Magia Record Madoka Magica Another Story manga

    Manga and light novel publisher Yen Press has announced its latest slate of manga and light novel acquisitions during Anime NYC. Read on for the full slate.

  • Friday November 19, 2021
  • Digital Manga Service Comikey Adds More Square-Enix Manga Titles And New Partnership

    New slate of titles launching this and next month

    Upstart digital manga platform Comikey has announced a new slate of titles from Square-Enix along with a new partnership with Korean publisher Soran Books. Read on for the details.

  • Sunday November 14, 2021
  • Weekly Shonen Jump's Physical Magazine Circulation Drops to Under 1.4 Million in Late 2021

    It's the lowest amount since the early 70s

    The Japan Magazine Publishers Association (JMPA) released their circulation figures for physical copies of Japanese magazines on November 13, revealing that the downward readership trend for some of the biggest names in manga continues well into 2021. Go past the jump to see the stats of the three biggest weekly magazines!

  • Thursday November 11, 2021
  • Japan’s Top Cosplayer Enako Reveals That She Has Made Over 100 Million Yen in 2021

    And the year isn't even over yet!

    In the lead-up to tonight's episode of Downtown DX, where Enako will be a guest panelist, the topic of discussion was revealed ahead of the broadcast–Enako's 2021 salary from being a full-time cosplayer, host, and model. Learn more about the cosplayer after the jump!

  • Monday November 8, 2021
  • Original Akko-chan VA Yoshiko Ota Passes Away 89

    Ota also voiced Leo in the original Kimba, Sapphire in Princess Knight

    The Theater Echo Group announced today through Japanese media that voice actor Yoshiko Ota passed away on October 29 due to heart failure at a hospital in Kanagawa prefecture. Ota was well known as the original voice to many iconic characters, including Leo in the 1966 Jungle Emperor Leo anime. More about her life after the jump.

  • Tuesday November 2, 2021
  • Prosecutors Pursue 40 Million Yen Fine for ufotable and 20-Month Prison Sentence for Founder for Tax Evasion

    The Prosecutors accused Kondo of being “selfish and greedy”

    The final trial for anime studio ufotable and its founder Hikaru Kondo occurred yesterday in a Tokyo District Court, with the final verdict being handed down against both the studio and its former president on December 10. Read the closing statements from the prosecution, what they're seeking in punishments and the response from Kondo after the jump.

  • Friday October 29, 2021
  • Gundam Wing Voice Actor Saori Sugimoto Passes Away Aged 58

    Sugimoto was known for children's programming in Japan

    Japanese talent agency Aoni Production announced today that voice actor Saori Sugimoto passed away on October 21 because of congestive heart failure that was due to anorexia. Read on to learn more.

  • Thursday October 28, 2021
  • Emblem Take 2 Manga Creator: Payments for New Manga Creators Is Roughly the Same as 30 Years Ago

    Jun Watanabe asks if this is okay in an age of soaring digital sales

    The creator of Emblem Take 2 manga series, Jun Watanabe, went to Twitter to ponder if it’s okay that new manga creators are paid the same manuscript fees as he was when he debuted 30 years ago, though notes that it depends on the magazine. See the comments after the jump!

  • Thursday October 21, 2021
  • Fan Favorite Voice Actor Chris Ayres Passes Away At 56

    Prolific voice actor best known for role as Frieza on Dragon Ball Z

    Voice actor Chris Ayres, a long-time fan favorite and best known for playing the role of Frieza in many Funimation releases of Dragon Ball Z over the years, passed away on October 18th. Read on for a moving tribute from his partner Krystal LaPorte

  • Monday October 18, 2021
  • Kyoto Animation's Alleged Arsonist to Undergo Another Round of Psych Evaluations

    The pretrial stage has yet to begin, slowing down the whole trial back

    Kyodo News reported this morning that the Kyoto District Court has allowed the indicted suspect of the Kyoto Animation arson attack to undergo another round of psychiatric evaluations to determine his competency to be held criminally responsible for the attack. Read on for all the details.

  • Sunrise to Move Entire Company Into One Building, Names It 'White Base'

    Though it's doubtful it can go into space

    The anime studio Sunrise is moving, and not just one studio or the business center, the entire company is consolidating under one roof for the first time ever, bringing the company that is currently spread over 20 locations to just the one near Ogikubo Station in the city of the same name. Check out what it looks like inside after the jump!

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