In other news: “Sing 2” is holding up well and “Encanto” has bombed in China.
Hollywood studios are joining the group, which also targets manga piracy.
The anime feature also had the second-biggest opening weekend in Japanese history, behind only “Demon Slayer.”
A veteran anime producer and character designer discuss what effects unionization might have and why it is slow in coming in Japan.
We’ll take our good box office news where we can get it.
Eric Wong, a production designer on Mamoru Hosoda’s new fantasy epic, speaks about designing the film’s vast virtual world.
The latest from the “Your Name” director will come out in Japanese theaters in fall 2022.
She also wrote “Tokyo Godfathers” with Satoshi Kon and created “Wolf’s Rain.”
Ghibli veteran Yoshiyuki Momose is a very accomplished artist. “The Imaginary” will give us a good sense of whether he has the directorial vision to match.
The Academy hasn’t shown much interest in anime that isn’t from Studio Ghibli. Could that change this year?
Director Patrick Imbert talks us through the staging of a single scene in his mountaineering epic.
Netflix’s commitment to anime continues to grow.
Overall, the global anime market shrank for the first time in 11 years as Covid wreaked havoc.
The partnership between the two media giants reflects the shifting balance of power between the Chinese and Japanese industries.
Disney has licensed major anime series. They will come out on Disney+ in Japan, with details of the global release to follow.
“Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People” is the first Latin American feature to win the top feature prize at the Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival.
The film will premiere at Japan’s New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival.
Yamamoto worked on “Astro Boy” and directed cult classics like “Belladonna of Sadness,” a one-of-a-kind burst of dark psychedelia.
The streaming giant takes a baby step away from binge-dropping.
The workspace will be available to designers, writers, and Netflix team members who are working on anime series for the streamer.