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June 16, 2019, 3:00 PM

Japan's booming animation industry is in crisis -- with low pay, long hours and a huge shortage of artists -- just as its global popularity has never been higher. Three of the 10 feature films in the running for top prize at the world's most impor...

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Japan is known for having advanced robotics and Artificial Intelligence (A. I. ). In fact, many Japanese sites offer A. I. services for people. And now, one of these sites, CanvaSketch, has gone viral in Japan for one peculiar A.

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The manga industry lost an icon when legendary Lupin III mangaka Monkey Punch passed away. However, before his passing, he was actually working on a project with DC Comics. The mangaka is noted to be a huge fan of western comics, and even used the...

When the 14th One Piece anime film hits theaters in Japan this August, it'll do so to the tune of a theme song by Japanese rock band WANIMA. The three-member group is contributing "GONG" to ONE PIECE STAMPEDE, marking their very first anime tie-in...

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Bandai Namco released a new trailer for Tales of Crestoria, its upcoming Tales of RPG for smartphones, at Tales of Festival 2019 in Yokohama. If you missed it, read up on our previous coverage of the game here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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Following a reveal during Tales of Festival 2019, Bandai Namco has released more information on Tales of Arise's main hero and heroine, as well as a new extended first trailer for the game. [Thanks, 4Gamer!

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Based on the way a number of movies are being handled these days, we'll be expecting some domestic pickups for it soon for a limited but engaging theatrical run here. Kazuya Nomura is directing the work with Naoki Hayashi handling the scripts.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake had a big appearance at E3 2019 where it got a new trailer, gameplay footage, and a demo on the show floor. Producer Yoshinori Kitase shared talked about his vision, gameplay, and more on the Square Enix blog.

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

This month, Spirited Away will finally be officially released in Chinese movie theaters eighteen years after the movie first came out in Japan. To promote the release, artist Zao Dao created some truly wonderful posters.

Fukushima joins cast as student council president The official website for the new anime of Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket manga announced on Saturday that Jun Fukushima (Yowamushi Pedal's Shōkichi Naruko, KonoSuba - God's blessing on this wonderf...

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