Tag Archives: Industry

Popularity of Wake Up, Girls! Explodes After Changing Name to “Wake Up, Blockchain!”

The popularity of the voice acting idol unit Wake Up, Girls! has exploded overnight after the group changed its name to “Wake Up, Blockchain!”, according to a survey conducted by Mantan…

New Anime About High School Girls Paying Attention in Class Green-Lit

According to industry sources, Class-Time, a new original anime from Silver Link, has been green-lit. The anime will focus on the daily lives of four girls who attend high school. Instead of…

Barnes and Noble Apparently Sells Idolmaster Figures Now

CEDAR PARK, TX — Reports have come in from anime fan Pedro Serrano that bookseller Barnes and Noble now apparently sells iDOLM@STER figures. “I came into Barnes and Noble to…

Lerche Sues ‘Girls’ Last Tour’ Staff for Making Better ‘Kino’s Journey’ Adaptation Than Them

Anime studio Lerche filed a lawsuit earlier today against White Fox and the staff of Girls’ Last Tour, claiming that White Fox’s adaptation steals ideas from Kino’s Journey and is a substantially better anime…

‘Chihayafuru’ Staff Admits Nobody Actually Knew Anything About Karuta

The staff at studio Madhouse involved with creating the TV anime Chihayafuru, which ran 50 episodes in 2012 and 2013, admitted earlier this week that nobody involved with the show knew…

‘Kemono Friends’ Director Tatsuki Joins With Hideo Kojima to Form New Studio

When Kemono Friends director Tatsuki was removed from his position under unclear circumstances, despite the overwhelming success of the anime, speculation quickly turned toward corporate greed. Now, Tatsuki has now found a new ally:…

KissAnime DNS Hijack Redirects Users to Legitimate Streaming Sites

KissAnime, a video streaming site for people who still haven’t figured out how to use Nyaa, experienced issues Saturday when users suddenly found themselves unable to access the website. Instead,…

‘Minions’ Tops Weekly Blu-ray Anime Sales in Japan

To the surprise of many fans, the latest report of weekly anime Blu-ray sales showed the Minions movie outranking all other titles in sales numbers for Japan. It is uncertain…

Anime Strike Deal Forces ‘Umaru-chan’ Fans to Make Better Life Decisions

The announcement that Himouto! Umaru–chan R would be streaming exclusively on Amazon’s Anime Strike this season has not sat well with anime fans. While Anime Strike’s fifteen subscribers were overjoyed, fans hoping…

Hollywood Directors Will Not Rest Until Every Anime Receives Live Action Adaptation

Hollywood directors presented a united front earlier today and released a statement promising to produce live action adaptations of every anime in existence. The announcement came a day after The…