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KyoAni Fire Aftermath: Animation industry, Personalities share tributes to Kyoto Animation after Arson attack

As news broke of the deadly arson attack on Thursday, messages of sorrow and support to the beloved anime studio has flooded on social media, particularly from Japanese anime companies, personalities and even fans around the world.

‘Love Live!’ voice actress Suzuko Mimori, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Okada announces marriage

Japanese voice actress and media personality Suzuko Mimori has announced on her blog on Friday that she had married the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada.

Japanese pop culture scene Celebrates April Fool’s Day 2019!

The Japanese have some of the best imports, including the anime and the pop-culture scene, but when the clock strikes midnight on the 1st of April, all hell will surely break loose!

Crunchyroll to increase premium membership rates for the first time

Japanese entertainment content provider Crunchyroll has announced in an email to its subscribers on Saturday that they will be increasing its premium membership rates.

Japan Cartoonists Association issues statement on expansion of Japan’s copyright law

The Japan Cartoonists Association has issued a formal response last Wednesday to the proposal by the country's Agency for Cultural Affairs to expand the scope of its copyright law to include manga, video games and literary writings.

Japan’s crackdown on online piracy to include all forms of copyrighted media

Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs has called for expanding the scope of illegal online piracy in the country to include all forms of copyrighted media with a policy recommendation it adopted last Wednesday.

Sony’s Aniplex unit acquires Madman Entertainment’s Anime division

The anime division of Madman Entertainment, one of Australia's leading distribution and licensing companies, has been acquired by Sony's anime and music production subsidiary Aniplex.

SPE Asia’s GEM TV revamps as an All-Japanese Entertainment Channel

GEM TV, the All-Asian entertainment channel of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Asia, has been revamped as an All-Japanese entertainment channel last Sunday, Anime Pilipinas has learned.

Voice Actors, Personalities reacts to HEROtv’s closure

The dreaded day has arrived. Filipino language anime channel HEROtv has officially signed-off for the final time on Thursday, February 1, at just four minutes after midnight.

ANIMAX Asia set to start High-definition broadcast on December 17

Pan-regional anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced on their website that the channel is set to broadcast in High-definition (HD) starting Thursday, December 17.