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Anime retailers upbeat on Hong Kong market

Plus: CyberAgent seeks to replicate 'Uma Musume' success; Piccoma retreats from French webtoon market; Japan's no. 2 streamer bets on anime; and more

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Anime funding companies see sales rise

Plus: Sony Music bids on a top five manga app; Scholars retrace anime studio labor histories; Niconico suspends Visa credit card payments; and more

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VTubers enable acceptance of CG anime

Plus: Manga translation startup plans U.S. digital manga store; Online proxy shopping rises as yen weakens; Young viewers redefine anime and live-action films; and more

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Anime reinvents Shibuya Tsutaya's image

Plus: Ex-MAPPA producer wants studios to finance anime; Disney+ uses anime to draw Gen Z viewers; How South Africa consumes anime; and more

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Anime industry fights Big Tech's AI control

Plus: Japanese government scrutinizes anime contracts; Chinese flock to see 'The Boy and the Heron'; Anime home video market declines again; and more

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N. America brings "superior" anime profits

Plus: Crunchyroll pitches anime to movie theater owners; Hollywood renews anti-piracy deal with Japan; Manga sales contract after record years; and more

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Anime music releases, revenues in decline

Plus: Japanese TV stations broaden role in selling anime overseas; 'The Boy and the Heron' soars in China; Director questions anime's isekai boom; and more

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Anime worker survey: Long hours, low pay

Plus: 'Spice and Wolf' returns as light novels rise globally; Life-size Gundam robot ends exhibition run; How anime license revenues diversify from home video; and more

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Western investments on display at AnimeJapan

Plus: Saudi Arabia lands Middle East's first anime theme park; 'The Boy and the Heron' go digital; Adult manga market makes substantial digital shift; and more

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Akira Toriyama leaves stronger legacy in anime

Plus: Journalist revisits Wall Street Journal verdict on 'Dragon Ball Z'; Hayao Miyazaki wins second Oscar; Weak yen puts pressure on anime studios; and more

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'Jujutsu Kaisen' leads Crunchyroll anime awards

Plus: Print manga continues dominance in France; Digital share of light novel sales grows; Gundam plastic model kits move upmarket; and more

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70% of manga sales in Japan are now digital

Plus: McDonald's embraces anime identity; Crunchyroll adds more smart TV support; Disney doubles down on anime content; Machi Asobi event cancelled; and more

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Advocacy group proposes fair trade anime label

Plus: Manga sales contract in North America but remain strong; A lesson in copyright law on moral rights; Manga publishers develop extended reality content; and more

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Funimation sunsets, moves users to Crunchyroll

Plus: Anime studio turns to copyright assets for funding; First anime red carpet event in the Middle East; Taiwan's enthusiasm for anime and manga; and more

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Manga awards multiply in age of digital manga

Plus: Japanese printing giant diversifies into anime; Last year's highest-grossing anime film; Aniplex boss foresees more industry consolidation; and more

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Manga captures 90% of Japan e-book market

Plus: Kadokawa signs manga joint venture deal in France; Anime production budgets need more transparency; Shibuya catches anime culture wave; and more

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Female fans are driving a male idol anime boom

Plus: Crunchyroll renews focus on device support; 'The Boy and the Heron's secures China distributor; Creating a digital archive of anime colors; and more

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Anime broadcasters gain new viewers on TikTok

Plus: Think tank calls on gov't to reform anime industry; Anime comes to Sony Honda electric vehicle; Introducing comic book grading for manga; and more

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The role anime studios play in disaster recovery

Reflections of an anime journalist on the anime industry's response to the 2011 Tohoku tsunami disaster and how it may respond to the 2014 Noto Peninsula earthquake

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Anime ambitions in 2024 face labor headwinds

Plus: Manga digital distribution goes global in 2024; Why TV networks invest in anime productions; Kadokawa ventures into Indonesian market; and more

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Anime licenses surge in post-pandemic boom

Plus: Survey reveals gender gap in anime production; Sony drops satellite broadcasting for anime; 'One Piece' puts spotlight on anime reboots; and more

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Anime market outside Japan grew 11% in 2022

Plus: Binding fees surge among anime workers; Golden Globes nominate anime films; Early anime mecca towns chart future after tourism boom; and more

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Proxy buying services grow with anime demand

Plus: Small anime studios look to generative AI for assistance; Signed 'Dragon Ball' art sold at record auction price; 'The Ancient Magus' Bride' changes publishers; and more

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Proxy buying services grow with anime demand

Plus: Small anime studios look to generative AI for assistance; Signed 'Dragon Ball' art sold at record auction price; 'The Ancient Magus' Bride' changes publishers; and more

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Proxy buying services grow with anime demand

Plus: Small anime studios look to generative AI for assistance; Signed 'Dragon Ball' art sold at record auction price; 'The Ancient Magus' Bride' changes publishers; and more

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Manga publishers seek new readers on TikTok

Plus: 'Pokémon' extends movie theater absence; Miyazaki film sees strong presales numbers in North America; Kadokawa dominates light novel rankings; and more

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Manga publishers seek new readers on TikTok

Plus: 'Pokémon' extends movie theater absence; Miyazaki film sees strong presales numbers in North America; Kadokawa dominates light novel rankings; and more

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Manga publishers seek new readers on TikTok

Plus: 'Pokémon' extends movie theater absence; Miyazaki film sees strong presales numbers in North America; Kadokawa dominates light novel rankings; and more

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Saudi company beat Crunchyroll in regional anime license deal

Plus: 'My Hero Academia' builds on success overseas; Anime studios fight producers for profits; Webtoon studio head wants manga in advertising; and more

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Saudi company beat Crunchyroll in regional anime license deal

Plus: 'My Hero Academia' builds on success overseas; Anime studios fight producers for profits; Webtoon studio head wants manga in advertising; and more

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Regional anime companies can beat Crunchyroll in license deals

Plus: 'My Hero Academia' builds on success overseas; Anime studios fight producers for profits; Webtoon studio head wants manga in advertising; and more

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Anime producers adapt to 'three-episode rule'

Plus: Weekly Shonen Jump reveals manga manuscript rates; Netflix and Shueisha partner on anime contest; Ikebukuro's emergence as an anime district; and more

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Anime producers adapt to 'three-episode rule'

Plus: Weekly Shonen Jump reveals manga manuscript rates; Netflix and Shueisha partner on anime contest; Ikebukuro's emergence as an anime district; and more

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Anime producers adapt to 'three-episode rule'

Plus: Weekly Shonen Jump reveals manga manuscript rates; Netflix and Shueisha partner on anime contest; Ikebukuro's emergence as an anime district; and more

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Kadokawa invests in studios to adapt its IPs

Plus: Toei Animation to expand international market footprint; Filings reveal Studio Ghibli valuation; Predicting the trending anime of 2024; and more

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Kadokawa invests in studios to adapt its IPs

Plus: Toei Animation to expand international market footprint; Filings reveal Studio Ghibli valuation; Predicting the trending anime of 2024; and more

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Kadokawa invests in studios to adapt its IPs

Plus: Toei Animation to expand international market footprint; Filings reveal Studio Ghibli valuation; Predicting the trending anime of 2024; and more

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Anime character designers remain unrecognized

Plus: Industry lacks central anime production database; Anime directors discuss feature films at TIFF; City sets tax donation record thanks to anime gifts; and more

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Anime character designers remain unrecognized

Plus: Industry lacks central anime production database; Anime directors discuss feature films at TIFF; City sets tax donation record thanks to anime gifts; and more

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Anime character designers remain unrecognized

Plus: Industry lacks central anime production database; Anime directors discuss feature films at TIFF; City sets tax donation record thanks to anime gifts; and more

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Anime tourism grows as visitors return to Japan

Plus: Experimenting with NFTs in the manga businesses; Saudi media group invests in anime production committees; Contracts in anime voice acting; and more

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Anime tourism grows as visitors return to Japan

Plus: Experimenting with NFTs in manga businesses; Saudi media group invests in anime production committees; Contracts in anime voice acting; and more

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Anime tourism grows as visitors return to Japan

Plus: Experimenting with NFTs in manga businesses; Saudi media group invests in anime production committees; Contracts in anime voice acting; and more

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Interview: Tonari Animation CEO Jarrett Martin, Part 2

American-run studio in Japan rides the waves of the anime industry with new business model and foreign talent

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Interview: Tonari Animation CEO Jarrett Martin, Part 2

American-run studio in Japan rides the waves of the anime industry with new business model and foreign talent

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Interview: Tonari Animation CEO Jarrett Martin, Part 2

American-run studio in Japan rides the waves of the anime industry with new business model and foreign talent

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Crunchyroll aims for one-stop anime service

Plus: Kadokawa finds anime success from light novel portfolio; MANGA Plus debuts at NY Comic Con; Anime personnel face harassment on social media; and more

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Crunchyroll aims for one-stop anime service

Plus: Kadokawa finds anime success from light novel portfolio; MANGA Plus debuts at NY Comic Con; Anime personnel face harassment on social media; and more

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Crunchyroll aims for one-stop anime service

Plus: Kadokawa finds anime success from light novel portfolio; MANGA Plus debuts at NY Comic Con; Anime personnel face harassment on social media; and more

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Interview: Tonari Animation CEO Jarrett Martin, Part 1

For an American anime studio, establishing a Japanese base of operations comes with a unique set of challenges

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