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This Week in Anime Business #2

This Week in Anime Business #2

Welcome back to another compilation of recent – although not strictly within the last 7 days, title be damned – anime industry developments that we felt were worth highlighting, brought to you by the reliable megax. We plan to keep this infrequent column around whenever interesting pieces of info arise and seem to go by unnoticed. Appearing this time: movie budgets, idols, international business, and distribution methods. Let’s jump to our first piece of business!

New Anime Studios Founded By NoitaminA’s Previous Leader

New Anime Studios Founded By NoitaminA’s Previous Leader

Over the last year or so, one of the most important figures in the anime industry has been making interesting moves that most fans have yet to notice. Today we’ll look into one of the people behind most of noitaminA’s celebrated titles and his new anime studios: Geno Studio, Revoroot, as well as the Twin Engine network.

What’s The Deal With The [email protected] SideM’s Anime Staff?

What’s The Deal With The [email protected] SideM’s Anime Staff?

After a long month of anticipation and speculation, March 15th — or saikou for my good colleagues — has finally rolled around, bringing with it a stream in which we were promised information regarding the staff involved with the recently announced SideM anime. Said promise was delivered upon in hasty fashion, so let’s take a look at who’s been gathered to carry out this no doubt heavy task:

Anime Industry Ups And Downs

Anime Industry Ups And Downs

Today we bring you a compilation of recent developments within the anime industry that we deemed worth paying attention to. It mostly focuses on notable creators switching studios, but also also a sad case of an incredible animator quitting his job.

AnimeJapan 2017: What To Expect

AnimeJapan 2017: What To Expect

Born from the merger of the once rival events Tokyo International Anime Fair and Anime Contents Expo, AnimeJapan has been the biggest anime industry event for the last few years. A great experience for those who can attend it, but also fairly exciting for fans abroad as it’s always a source of endless anime announcements. Its site is full of teasers and the industry doesn’t do a great job at hiding its secrets, so we’ve compiled a list detailing a…

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Avex Pictures Anime and Music Import Restrictions

Avex Pictures Anime and Music Import Restrictions

This isn’t a new development, but the events got traction today thanks to a statement by CDJapan on the matter going viral. Our friend megax is here to explain the business decision that likely lead to this. While most of the content on this site will relate to the actual animation process, we’d be amiss to ignore the finances that make such process happen. As such, I like to pop in from time to time to talk about the various…

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Sakuga News? – Anime Industry Rumors From 2ch

Sakuga News? – Anime Industry Rumors From 2ch

As an anonymous message board, 2ch is about as unpleasant as its western equivalents. But since its many discussion threads are sometimes frequented by people with ties to the anime industry, interesting rumors surface once in a while. One particular thread consistently attracts such whispers: the so-called Sakuga Thread (作画を語るスレ – Thread where we talk about animation/sakuga). Many of the comments attempting to pass as leaks turn out to be fake, but there are also plenty of instances of genuine news…

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Anime Staff Rundown January/February 2017

Anime Staff Rundown January/February 2017

Welcome to a new regular feature on the Sakuga Blog! After buying all sorts of magazines and scrutinizing social media, we’ll be pointing out episodes of ongoing anime with interesting staff and thus lots of potential for you to look forward to; the best episodes don’t happen by chance, as all productions try to give the strongest material to their most capable people. Things do fly under people’s radar all the time of course, but these are some episodes you should…

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