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How to Destroy your Anime Backlog

by Zac Bertschy, Jun 5th 2015

Studio ARMS Also Looking for Production Assistant, Lists 145,000 Yen Monthly Salary

posted on 2015-06-06 14:15 EDT by Lynzee Lamb


I do agree that progressing to keep that backlog small helps. Don’t buy so much if you can’t keep up. I recommend breaking it down by Publisher. That’s what I do. Sentai Filmworks, Section23 Films/ADV Films, Funimation, etc. There’s still some ADV and Funimation titles I haven’t watched yet myself and I’m currently in the process of watching my latest Sentai Filmwork purchases. When that number hits zero then I’ll move on to the next company. Sometimes though, since I don’t own that much, I might mix it up once in a while.

Another thing worth noting is if you bought titles you streamed or saw before, ignore them for now. They don’t count.


The old days? Does that mean the pre-moeblob days? If so, they’re going to have to up their bid as the old guard, like the old man in Shirobako, probably can’t work for $1150/month :wink:

Maybe it’s just my monitor, but the optical illusion of the black sleeve (bridal gauntlet?) on the black BG gets me every time.


Hey, you “liked the anime from the old days”, get paid like it was the old days…



Anime Mirai Returns as Anime Tamago, Announces 2016 Projects

posted on 2015-06-09 02:55 EDT
IG Port’s Signal MD, 4°C, Tezuka, Buemon make shorts in program that spawned Little Witch Academia, Death Parade

China Blacklists Almost 40 Anime/Manga

posted on 2015-06-09 07:45 EDT


The Set List: Top 10 OPs of 2009

by Hope Chapman, Jun 9th 2015

Hooray, the ANN time machine has taken us back to 2009! America is in a recession! The swine flu is causing everyone to freak out! Is it too late to go back to 2015?

Japan NEET Population Sees a Decrease for 2nd Year

posted on 2015-06-09 14:15 EDT by Carlos Cadorniga


I wonder how reliable the Japanese unemployment numbers are, but any decrease in the NEET population is a good thing IMO as I hope that with fewer NEETs, anime will swing back around to targeting the “mainstream”.

Though I won’t be surprised if anime, in desperation, pulls out all the stops and panders to the dwindling NEET population, to the point that the mainstream is completely alienated, before the industry “sees the light” and goes more mainstream again.

On The Set List I really wish that ANN would just provide a text list for this as ain't nobody got time to slog through a 15:43 podcast. Also, Hope Chapman sounds too much like the Asian mechanic in CBS' Scorpion for me.


I agree wholeheartedly with this.

After a couple of songs, I long for her to lose her voice.


Sanrio Stores Heading to U.S. Universal Studios Theme Parks

posted on 2015-06-09 16:15 EDT


I highly doubt it’ll change anime all that much if any, as the NEET status in itself grants an easy viable story/plot device for those that choose to use it.


That’s true. I’m hoping that it’ll change if the NEET population gets too low as I’m thinking that shows that glorify NEETs really appeal primarily to NEETs. I want to believe that lol.


yeah, right. and the U.S. unemployment rate IS 5.4%.
You believe that, then I got some of Saddam’s WMDs for ya.


Are those the ones that were left piled on that bridge in Brooklyn? :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

I don’t usually read government reports for anything other than entertainment anymore. The NEET poplulation in Japan may actually have declined or someone in Japan’s version of a Labor Bureau may have cooked the numbers. I doubt it will have any immediate impact on Anime production.

On a more positive note, I expect the new Sanrio Store at Universal will be on the Citywalk.

Mark Gosdin


Kadokawa Dwango President, Chairperson Swap Positions

posted on 2015-06-10 02:00 EDT


VIDEO: Official “Kurayami Santa” Trailer Reveals KBC Mystery Anime

June 11, 2015 8:15am CDT
Series of horror shorts reproduces look of 1960s animation

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“Devilman” 1972-73 TV Anime Gets Blu-ray Box Release

June 16, 2015 3:30am CDT
Containing a pilot film produced over 40 years ago


Ghibli Producer Yoshiaki Nishimura Works at New Studio

posted on 2015-06-16 01:30 EDT
Studio Ponoc produces summer TV ad campaign for West Japan Railway Company


Tales Of The Industry: Wanna Go To Tokyo In 3 Days?

by Justin Sevakis, Jun 16th 2015


The Set List: Top 10 EDs of 2009

by Hope Chapman, Jun 23rd 2015


How to Create a New Anime Fan

by Paul Jensen, Jun 26th 2015