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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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All About the Japanese Town that Inspired the Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is one of gaming’s most iconic franchises. Nintendo has been developing entries since 1986, with Link’s silhouette, the Tri-Force, and dungeons being instantly recognizable.   The series’ high fantasy setting gives off vibes of Dungeon & Dragons and Arthurian legend, but the main inspiration was creator Shigeru Miyamoto’s childhood explorations.   Miyamoto was born […]

The Anime with So Many Issues it’s Suspending Production: Maerchen Maedchen

The final two episodes of Maerchen Maedchen have been indefinitely delayed, with the 10th episode serving as the anti-climatic finale. Program guides have indicated that Maerchen Maedchen is being suspended and that plans for the final two episodes will be announced at a later time on the anime’s official website. The anime’s issued a statement confirming the reports […]

Studio Ponoc Reveals Short Film Anthology by Ghibli Veterans

Studio Ponoc has been causing a buzz ever since their founding in 2015 by Studio Ghibli veterans. Their first project, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, was a hit in Japan and showed the staff can produce “Ghibli magic” under a different banner. They are looking to continue the trend with Ponoc Short Films Theater. The project is an […]

5 Series to Cure Your Post-Anime Depression After ‘The Ancient Magus’ Bride’ Ending

The touching story of The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Mahoutsukai no Yome) has come to an end, leaving a hole in anime fans’ hearts. It’s use of British folklore, world building, and the enchanting growth of Chise had fans hooked during it’s 24 episode run. But never fear, here are similarly themed anime that can fill the void […]

13 Photos from Anime Japan that Will Make You Book Your Trip Right Now

AnimeJapan is quickly becoming one of the hottest anime trade conventions. The annual event is in its fifth year and drew a massive 145,453 visitors across four days. The convention is home to the biggest reveals, killer cosplay, and beautiful props for fans to admire. Fans thinking about booking a trip AnimeJapan will have to […]

The 10 Original Anime Series That Will Air This Spring

Original anime allow an anime staff showcase their creative side! Without a source material, these works attempt to bring something different to the field and can become great experiences. The upcoming spring season has no shortage of original series!   Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai (Tada-kun Does Not Fall in Love) Studio: Doga Kobo Genre: Comedy / Romance […]

‘YuruYuri’ & ‘Yuki Yuna is a Hero’ Creators Team Up For an All-New Action Anime

The creators of YuruYuri and Yuki Yuna is a Hero are teaming up for an original anime. Release the Spyce is an upcoming action that follows a group of high school girls that work as agents for the private intelligence agency Tsukikage. Momo works in secret to keep the city of Sorasaki safe while studying under her senior Yuki. […]

Rom-Com Anime ‘Tada-kun’ Teases Feisty Cast & Laughs

Young love is bursting with energy as Dogo Kobo shares new details for Tada-kun wa Koi o Shinai (Tada-kun Does Not Fall in Love). The original rom-com is produced by many of the staff members from Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun. Doga Kobo teases that the anime will “make you laugh and cry,” with its slapstick humor and emotional story. Tada-kun […]

‘Attack on Titan’ Creator Hopes Season 3 Will Erase Story “Regrets”

Like many fans, Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayame is looking forward to the third season. However, his reasons are different than those of his readers. “After writing volume 12, in the period between 13 and 16 was when I felt the most disappointed with my work,” Hajime said in an interview. “Hopefully, now that season 3 […]