Category: Otaku

Top-Selling Animation DVDs in Japan: 2018

This list covers sales surveyed from December 11, 2017 to December 9, 2018. Game Center CX DVD-Box 14 sold 24,199 copies to rank #64 on the overall DVD chart. The stage production Touken Ranbu Jo-Den Mitsura-Boshi Katanagatari sold 23,089 copies to rank #68. The Deluxe Limited First Edition for the live-action film adaptation of Rina Yagami’s Ani ni Aisaresugite […]

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Top-Selling Media Franchises in Japan: 2018

This list covers sales surveyed from December 11, 2017 to December 9, 2018. It includes the raw yen totals of Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, music CDs, novels in print, and manga in print, but not games, film tickets, digital downloads, and other forms of media sales. Rank Estimated Sales in Period Title Home Video Music Novels […]

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Twitter Trend Awards Reveals Top Trending Anime Words for Each Month in 2018

Every year, the Twitter Trend Awards give out a prize to the most-tweeted words on the social media platform. Last year, Kemono Friends was dubbed Anime of the Year, leading to director TATSUKI accepting the award while wearing a penguin suit. In the lead up to the award announcements on December 26, the Twitter Trend Awards account has been posting […]

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Shonen Magazine Edge Issue Featuring Hypnosis Mic Manga Debut Sells Out

The official website for Kodansha‘s Shonen Magazine Edge magazine revealed on Wednesday that the magazine’s January 2019 issue (seen right), which contains the debut chapter of Yūichirō Momose and Rui Karasuzuki Hypnosis Mic: Before the Battle – The Dirty Dawg manga, has sold out in stores since it shipped on Monday. The announcement noted that the magazine’s sales “exceeded predictions.” Kodanshaadded that there […]

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Top-Selling Animation DVDs in Japan: 2018

2018 Detective Conan film sells 41,994 + 23,208, followed by Totoro, Mary and The Witch’s Flower, Game Center CX, Touken Ranbu stage production This list covers sales surveyed from December 11, 2017 to December 9, 2018. Game Center CX DVD-Box 14 sold 24,199 copies to rank #64 on the overall DVD chart. The stage production Touken Ranbu Jo-Den Mitsura-Boshi Katanagatari sold 23,089 copies […]

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Kemono Friends 2 Producer Claims Anime Studio Targeted for Harassment

Kemono Friends 2 animation producer Shinnosuke Numata posted a tweet on Friday revealing that the anime production studio Tomason has been receiving various forms of harassment ever since it was revealed that they were working on the project. どなたかわかりませんが… 勝手に僕の名前と会社の代表メールアドレスを使い、様々なサービスに登録をしている方がいます。 昨日、今日で会社宛に200件のメールと数十件の電話問い合わせがありました。小さい会社なので、CG部の人間も電話対応しなければならず、本業が滞ってしまいます。 — 沼田心之介(ぬまぴー) (@shinnosukenuma) 13 tháng 12, 2018 Numata wrote: “I don’t know who’s been doing this, but they’ve been […]

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Touken Ranbu Gets New Musical in Fall 2019

The official website for the Touken Ranbu musicals announced on Sunday that the franchise will get a new musical in fall 2019. In addition, the site revealed that the Musical Touken Ranbu Higekiri Hizamaru Sōki Shutsujin 2019 (Higekiri and Hizamaru Riding Out Together) stage musical will run at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball on June 4 to 14. The “Kashū Kiyomitsu Solo […]

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Funimation President: ‘We Tried to Renew Deal with Crunchyroll’

Last month, Crunchyroll and Funimation ended their cross-platform licensing partnership. The deal had enabled the two companies to share their catalog titles on each other’s streaming platforms, as well as license titles jointly. In an interview with Newsweek posted on Thursday, Funimationpresident Gen Fukunaga said that Funimation had tried to renew the partnership with Crunchyroll, but that Crunchyroll‘s terms did not suit Funimation. “Sony had to make this tough decision,” Fukunaga […]

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Academy Award-Nominated Animator Koji Yamamura Talks Style, Indie Animation in French Program

Animator Koji Yamamura‘s work is well known among indie animation aficionados and critics. He drew international acclaim for his 10-minute piece Mt. Head (Atama-yama) which took home the short film award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2002 and was nominated for an Oscar. The Animation Show of Shows, an annual screening of the year’s best selection of […]

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British Police Develop ‘Psycho-Pass’ AI to Predict Crimes Before They Happen

In a move straight out of the script of the dystopian sci-fi anime series Psycho-Pass, police in the UK have been developing an artificial intelligence that will predict how likely a person is to commit or be the victim of a violent crime. New Scientist reported on November 26 that the police intend to flag individuals with the […]

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