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Studio Ponoc Starts Training Program for Animators

On April 1, 2021, Studio Ponoc opened up applications for its newest endeavor: a training program for animators. The “Principles of Animation Program" (PPAP for short) will focus on providing training to...
Crunchyroll

Sony Acquisition of Crunchyroll Investigated by US Justice Department

Reports come in from the technology website The Information on Wednesday last week that the United States Justice Department has extended an investigation of an antitrust review of Sony’s proposed acquisition of...
Koyoharu Gotouge

Demon Slayer Manga Author Honored in TIME Magazine

Big news for the anime and manga industry has just been revealed. Koyoharu Gotouge, the creator of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, has been listed in TIME magazine's TIME100 list. The list...
WIT Studio

Netflix Partners with WIT Studio to Establish Animator Academy

Netflix recently announced that the production company will be partnering with WIT Studio and Sasayuri Video Training Center on a new exciting endeavor. All three partners will take part in the establishment...
cosplay copyright

Cosplayers Might Face Legal Issues After Japanese Copyright Changes

The Japanese newspaper Nikkan Sports reported that the Japanese government is considering tightening the rules on copyrights related to fans' cosplay. These changes to the copyright law would allow intellectual property owners...
Qzil.la

ComicSmart Establishes New Digital Animation Studio: Qzil.la

On February 3, 2021, manga company ComicSmart Inc. shared that they have established the new digital animation studio Qzil.la. Producer Shun Fukudome, known for his work at Production I.G., will serve as...
Death Note

Death Note and Other Anime Banned by Russian Court

Originally shared in the Moscow Times, news has come out that Death Note, Tokyo Ghoul, and Inuyashiki have all received legal bans in Russia. The bans come after a decision was put...
Shueisha

Shueisha Responds to Twitter Copyright Take-Down Situation

Over the course of last week, many Twitter users found that if they posted any images of manga or anime belonging to manga publisher Shueisha, their posts were deleted or accounts were...
PlayStation 4

Sony Halts PlayStation 4 Production In Japan

According to an official post made on Sony’s PlayStation Japan website, Sony has completely halted production on every PlayStation 4 model except for the PlayStation 4 Slim. Currently, this halt in production...
Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll to be Sold to Sony’s Funimation Global Group

On December 9, 2020, Crunchyroll dropped the news that they will be acquired by Sony’s Funimation Global Group. Sony also shared the news in a press release on the same day. The...