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Studio Colorido and Netflix to Co-Produce Three Anime Movies

Studio Colorido and Netflix to Co-Produce Three Anime Movies

Studio Colorido and Netflix announced on Wednesday the companies are producing three anime movies, including Ame wo Tsugeru Hyouryuu Danchi (Drifting Home). Tomotoka Shibayama (Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu) is set to direct an original romance anime movie. The movie is sched...

Apr 26, 10:48 PM by 2KIRA 13 Comments

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Crunchyroll, Funimation Merge Under Crunchyroll Brand

Crunchyroll, Funimation Merge Under Crunchyroll Brand

Crunchyroll and Funimation announced on Tuesday that the two streaming platforms—along with Funimation subsidiary Wakanim and Crunchyroll's VRV service—have merged under the Crunchyroll brand. Funimation Global Group, LLC, which acquired Crunchyroll from AT&T in August 2021, is...

Mar 1, 10:30 PM by ImperfectBlue 28 Comments

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Production I.G and Wit Studio to Host Panels at MAL Expo Lite 2022

Production I.G and Wit Studio to Host Panels at MAL Expo Lite 2022

As part of MyAnimeList's "MAL x Japan" initiative to connect anime fans and creators, the MAL Anime Academy at MAL Expo Lite 2022—MyAnimeList's first online exposition—will feature panels from studios Production I.G and Wit Studio, with industry experts seeking to shed light on...

Feb 19, 12:45 PM by ImperfectBlue 10 Comments

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Fuji TV's +Ultra Programming Block, Crunchyroll, Slow Curve Announce Partnership

Fuji TV's +Ultra Programming Block, Crunchyroll, Slow Curve Announce Partnership

Fuji TV announced on Thursday that its late night programming block +Ultra entered a partnership with streaming platform Crunchyroll and planning and advertising company Slow Curve for new anime projects. The three companies will proceed with the joint development after April 20...

Sep 22, 2021 8:57 PM by DatRandomDude 11 Comments

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Kadokawa Announces English Simulpub for Manga and Light Novels

Kadokawa Announces English Simulpub for Manga and Light Novels

During the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 event on Saturday, Kadokawa Corporation (Kadokawa) announced that the company will begin English simulpublication of manga and light novels digitally to their Japanese releases. Kadokawa will release these simulpubs on the online eBook st...

Aug 7, 2021 3:17 PM by Aiimee 12 Comments

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Akatsuki, The Anime Times Company, DMM.com, and Kadokawa Invest in MyAnimeList Through Third-Party Allotment

Akatsuki, The Anime Times Company, DMM.com, and Kadokawa Invest in MyAnimeList Through Third-Party Allotment

MyAnimeList Co., Ltd. (MyAnimeList) announced on Monday that Japan-based companies Akatsuki Inc. (Akatsuki), The Anime Times Company Inc. (The Anime Times Company), DMM.com LLC (DMM.com), and KADOKAWA CORPORATION (Kadokawa) are collectively underwriting 311 million yen (approxim...

May 30, 2021 11:48 PM by ImperfectBlue 53 Comments

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Studio Kafka Produces New 'Mahoutsukai no Yome' OVA Trilogy

Studio Kafka Produces New 'Mahoutsukai no Yome' OVA Trilogy

Production company Twin Engine unveiled a new original video anime trilogy for Kore Yamazaki's Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus' Bride) manga on Wednesday, subtitled Nishi no Shounen to Seiran no Kishi (Boy from the West and Knight of the Blue Storm). The special edition of...
Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan Invest in MyAnimeList Through Third-Party Allotment

Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan Invest in MyAnimeList Through Third-Party Allotment

MyAnimeList Co., Ltd (MyAnimeList) announced on Thursday that the company plans to issue new shares, increasing its capital by a total of 1,200 million yen (approximately US$11.33 million). Japanese publishing companies Kodansha Ltd. (Kodansha), SHUEISHA Inc. (Shueisha), Shogaku...

Feb 17, 2021 11:02 PM by ImperfectBlue 52 Comments

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MyAnimeList to Stream Premiere of New 'Santa Company' Film

MyAnimeList to Stream Premiere of New 'Santa Company' Film

The Umi no Magnet Education Committee announced on Wednesday a new Santa Company short film, subtitled Manatsu no Merry Christmas (Midsummer Merry Christmas). The film will premiere worldwide on the official MyAnimeList YouTube channel on January 29 at 8:00 a.m. JST (January 28...
Funimation Global Group Acquires Crunchyroll

Funimation Global Group Acquires Crunchyroll

AT&T Inc. (AT&T) and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (Sony Pictures Television) announced on Wednesday an agreement to sell AT&T's Crunchyroll to Sony Pictures Entertainment's Funimation Global Group, LLC (Funimation). The declared US$1.175 billion sale price will be subject to...

Dec 9, 2020 6:31 PM by ImperfectBlue 78 Comments

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Animation Studio Arms Declares Bankruptcy

Animation Studio Arms Declares Bankruptcy

Common Sense Co., Ltd. (Common Sense), previously known as Arms Co., Ltd. (Arms Corporation), has been declared bankrupt, according to a report by the credit and marketing information firm Tokyo Shoko Research on Tuesday. The company received a special liquidation order from the...

Aug 5, 2020 12:50 AM by Vindstot 70 Comments

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Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Acquires Animation Studio Silver Link.

Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Acquires Animation Studio Silver Link.

Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings (ABC Group Holdings) announced on Monday that it has acquired the Tokyo-based animation studio Silver Link. as a subsidiary. The acquisition comes a month after Silver Link. merged with its own subsidiary studio Connect. The studio will be newly...

Aug 3, 2020 2:16 PM by Aidan 15 Comments

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Studio Silver Link. and Subsidiary Studio Connect Merge

Studio Silver Link. and Subsidiary Studio Connect Merge

The Extra 150th issue of the National Printing Bureau's Kanpou—the Japanese government's official gazette—revealed a merger on Friday that saw animation studio Silver Link. absorb its subsidiary studio Connect. The merged studio retains the Silver Link. name, and subcontracting...

Jul 17, 2020 7:31 PM by ImperfectBlue 6 Comments

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Mobile Manga Subscription Service Mangamo Launched

Mobile Manga Subscription Service Mangamo Launched

A new manga subscription service, Mangamo, launched globally on April 15 (JST) on the App Store for iOS devices. The service seeks to help readers legally circumvent the high cost of purchasing individual manga. For US$4.99 per month, subscribers will have unlimited, ad-free acc...

Apr 14, 2020 6:23 PM by ImperfectBlue 14 Comments

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Aniplex Establishes 3DCG Animation Studio Subsidiary

Aniplex Establishes 3DCG Animation Studio Subsidiary

Aniplex Inc. (Aniplex) announced the establishment of a subsidiary 3DCG animation studio, Boundary Inc. (Boundary), yesterday on April 1 in Japan. Aniplex producer Akira Shimizu was named president of the subsidiary, which was funded entirely by Aniplex with 100 million yen (app...

Apr 1, 2020 2:25 PM by ImperfectBlue 11 Comments

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Netflix Announces Partnership with Six Japanese Creators

Netflix Announces Partnership with Six Japanese Creators

The official website for Netflix announced on Tuesday that the company will be partnering with six Japanese creators to develop new anime originals. These creators are CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits), Shin Kibayashi (Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo, Tantei Gakuen Q), Yasuo Ohtag...

Feb 26, 2020 2:14 PM by RadiantBreeze 51 Comments

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'Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni' Director Sunao Katabuchi Establishes New Animation Studio

'Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni' Director Sunao Katabuchi Establishes New Animation Studio

Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (In This Corner of the World) director Sunao Katabuchi unveiled his new animation studio—Contrail—on Monday. The studio was founded on September 2 of this year, but was kept under wraps until now. Katabuchi intends to work with the studio on feature-len...

Dec 23, 2019 9:31 PM by ImperfectBlue 9 Comments

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'Fragtime' Producer Tear Studio to File for Bankruptcy

'Fragtime' Producer Tear Studio to File for Bankruptcy

Next Batter's Circle Co., Ltd. (Next Batter's Circle), the company behind animation studio Tear Studio, ceased all operations on December 13 and submitted preliminary paperwork to file for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy will be formally filed before the end of December. The news was...

Dec 16, 2019 9:14 PM by ImperfectBlue 19 Comments

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MyAnimeList, Honey's Anime Launch MAL Live Streaming Platform, Debut with Lantis Matsuri Concert Live from Anime NYC

MyAnimeList, Honey's Anime Launch MAL Live Streaming Platform, Debut with Lantis Matsuri Concert Live from Anime NYC

MyAnimeList, LLC (MyAnimeList) has teamed up with qdopp, Inc.'s Honey's Anime in establishing MAL Live, a streaming platform that will connect fans digitally to music performances and other live events from around the world. The Lantis Matsuri 2019 performance at Anime NYC will...

Oct 28, 2019 8:09 PM by ImperfectBlue 12 Comments

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MyAnimeList and HIDIVE Announce Partnership

MyAnimeList and HIDIVE Announce Partnership

MyAnimeList, LLC and HIDIVE, LLC announced a strategic partnership today. The agreement will enable MyAnimeList and the HIDIVE streaming service to share their unique offerings and improve user experience, with planned features and the potential for more in the future. Atsushi M...

Sep 25, 2019 8:24 AM by ImperfectBlue 5 Comments

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