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    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.

  • Sunday November 1, 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.

  • Who Reads Golden Kamuy? The Answer May Surprise You!

    Even manga author Satoru Noda thinks the readership breakdown by age and gender is interesting...

    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.

  • Monday August 24, 2020
  • Act-Age Manga Artist Shiro Usazaki Releases Statement on Writer's Arrest Supporting the Victims

    Weekly Shonen Jump backed up her statement, giving her their full support

    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.

  • Monday August 17, 2020
  • Weekly Shonen Jump Discontinues Act-Age Manga Volumes After the Arrest of Writer

    Writer Tatsuya Matsuki was arrested on August 8 for allegedly sexually assaulting two junior high school girls

    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.

  • Thursday August 13, 2020
  • Kyoto Animation Suspends Kyoto Animation Awards Until Further Notice

    The 11th Kyoto Animation Awards were canceled last year after the arson attack on the studio

    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.

  • Tuesday August 11, 2020
  • Act-Age Stage Play, Night on the Galactic Railroad, Has Been Canceled in Light of the Arrest of Manga Writer

    The audition for the lead has also been canceled

    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.

  • Monday August 10, 2020
  • Act-Age Manga Has Been Cancelled in Weekly Shonen Jump After the Arrest of Writer Tatsuya Matsuki

    "We have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to continue with [Act-Age's] serialization"

    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.