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Japanese Government Wants to Relieve the Pressure on Animators with Technology

The Japanese government is hoping to alleviate some of the pressure animators are facing in the anime industry. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) met with around 100 representatives from the anime industry on February 20th. The meeting had information about how technology is being utilized by production companies and that an industry […]

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‘Devilman Crybaby’ Animator Kills Rumor That Netflix Pays More

There is a belief within the community that Netflix produced anime, like Devilman Crybaby, leads to higher wages for animators – despite animators protesting this notion since August. Katsunori Shibata is an animator who worked on Devilman Crybaby as an episode director and storyboard artist. He’s recently taken to Twitter to shatter the misconceptions fans have about working on […]

Let’s Check Out the Anime From the ‘YoriMori’ Staff

A Place Further Than The Universe (Sora yori mo Tooi Basho) is this season’s addicting coming-of-age story about four teenage girls joining an expedition to Antarctica. It’s a rare original series that is being produced by Madhouse – 2015’s Death Parade was their last original. The team is a mish-mash of talent, but it’s being led by No Game No Life director […]

Studio Wanpack Closes After 24 Years Due to Founder’s Death

The industry has lost another studio as Studio Wanpack announced that they will be closing down following the death of their found Koji Yamada on January 2. The Osaka based studio never served as an anime’s headliner, but they played a vital role in the production of hundreds of anime. Studio Wanpack, which employed nearly 90 […]

Netflix Shares “Alliance” Plans With 3 Major Anime Studios

Netflix is Aiming to Become a Power Player in Anime Production! Netflix announced their plans to form a “business alliance” with anime studios Production I.G. (which includes Wit Studio) and Bones in a move to bolster their anime lineup. This new deal will see Netflix co-producing anime as a production committee member instead of only […]

Anicoin is a Cryptocurrency Looking to Bypass Production Committees

Move over Otaku Coin, there’s a new anime cryptocurrency in town! Creative Frontier, the production company behind Idol Connect -Asterisk Live-, announced plans to launch Anicoin, which is a new cryptocurrency that will be used to bypass production committees. Token sales for Anicoin’s initial coin offering (ICO) will be held in February, months before Tokyo Otaku Mode’s […]

An Anime’s Budget & Quality Aren’t Related According to Top Animator

One of the great misconceptions of anime fans deals with an anime’s budget. Most fans believe a high budget leads to better quality, which makes sense on paper. If your budget is large enough, in theory, you’ll be able to hire the best animators, best director, and a top-flight storyboard artist. But unfortunately, hiring the best […]

‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Director Says 80% of Young Animator Work is Now Overseas

Inbetweeners. They are a vital but overlooked group of animators that help breathe life into your favorite shows. Their job isn’t glamorous; they are responsible for drawing the “QUALITY” pictures that go in between keyframes. Basically, they draw the movement segments of scenes, and if they do a good job, you won’t really notice it. Inbetween […]