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.
As the season is winding down and we got some very interesting anime news this week, our collaborator megax felt it would be nice to start a column compiling noteworthy industry developments; it won’t be a regular feature, but he intends to bring it back whenever there’s cases that deserve your attention. Let’s get to this week’s big news.
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 bunch of titles that you should expect some news for.
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 business-related events that affect the anime industry. One said event occurred this week as an international retailer who sells Japanese-made products internationally sent out an e-mail that caused a big ruckus in the international anime community. As this affects us more than the domestic audience, I felt the need to discuss this and to correct some misconceptions.