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Anime and manga have become more than just a way to consume stories from Japan, and have become a way of life for fans in Japan and abroad. From the late 90s and early 2000s, Japanese media quickly became mainstream and were touted as a more serious and cooler alternative to Western productions. The whole […]

Netflix acquires “Le Sommet des Dieux”

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights (excluding France, Benelux, China, Japan and Korea) to the animated feature film The Summit of the Gods (The Summit of the Gods), based on the popular manga series written and illustrated by Jiro Taniguchi, originally based on the 1998 novel by Baku Yumemakura. The film premiered earlier this year […]

Fist of the North Star director Masami S...

Veteran animator, director and character creator Masami Suda has passed away at the age of 77. According to Nikkan Sports, the host would have died on August 1, 2021. Hisashi Kagawa, among many other figures in the anime industry, offered his condolences via social media. [Thanks, Nikkan!] Born in 1943, Suda was one of the […]

Japan’s animation industry sales drop 1.

A sign from a film based on the popular Japanese manga “Demon Slayer” by Koyoharu Gotoge is seen in a movie theater in Tokyo on the opening day of the film on October 16, 2020. (Photo Kyodo) TOKYO: Sales in the Japanese animation production industry fell 1.8% year on year in 2020, the first decline […]

Japan’s animation industry sales drop in

Japan’s animation industry sales drop in 2020, first drop in a decade published: Aug 15, 2021 at 4:51 PM A sign from a film based on the popular Japanese manga “Demon Slayer” by Koyoharu Gotoge is seen in a movie theater in Tokyo on the opening day of the film on October 16, 2020. (Photo […]

MVM acquires Aria The Animation – News

Blu-ray release scheduled for October 25, with a 13-part series from 2005 MVM‘s Anime online website lists a 13-part Blu-ray edition of the TV series Aria the Animation, for release on October 25. The series aired in 2005. MVM also noted that the disc comment “should be the same” as the US edition released by […]

‘Kakushigoto’ theatrical edition airs ex

Funimation offers a special chance to established fans of Kakushigoto as well as newcomers get the chance to be immersed in this delightful, albeit bizarre, father-daughter tale this week. From Friday August 6 Kakushigoto Theatrical edition will air on the anime platform exclusively in multiple territories around the world. From Kouji Kumeta’s manga, Kakushigoto is […]