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FUNimation Launches Ad-Free Streaming Service

Announced at the CES show in Las Vegas, Funimation Entertainment is kicking off the New Year with the launch of a new ad-free HD anime streaming service, developed with Sony DADC New ... Continue Reading →
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‘Attack on Titan’ Tops Japanese Media Franchise Sales

The end of year sales figures for popular media have been totted up, and the gruesome action-adventure franchise Attack on Titan tops the list for Japanese consumers. The anime series, ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Piece’ and Hello Kitty Join Forces

Toei Animation Europe and Sanrio GmbH have reached an exclusive agreement that will unite their iconic properties One Piece and Hello Kitty in a dynamic duo licensing program in Europe. ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Upfronts Mostly Live Action

Adult Swim announced its upfront lineup to advertisers, with announced new series veering more toward live-action than animation. Animated offerings include the previously announced ... Continue Reading →
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LGBT Characters Likely in ‘Sailor Moon’ Reboot

Sailor Moon is coming back to anime in a reboot said to be a more faithful adaptation of Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga that likely will retain several LGBT characters. Producer ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Kicks off Manga Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes

VIZ Media is offering up a super prize pack for manga fans as the special holiday Manga Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes kicks off today. Through Thursday, December 19, every digital graphic ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Unveils New Offerings at MIPCOM

Judging from Toei Animation’s eclectic mix of projects at the MIPCOM market this week, the Japanese studio continues to deliver new seasons of favorites as well as original projects ... Continue Reading →
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Germany’s YEP!TV to Air Boy-Targeted Toons

From September 4, the new German media company YEP!TV will begin broadcasting children’s and family programing on free-TV channel ProSieben MAXX. The outlet will primarily target ... Continue Reading →
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Toei and Manga Ent. Take ‘One Piece’ to U.K.

Toei Animation and Manga Entertainment will bring popular anime series One Piece to fans in the U.K. as a packaged DVD box-set for the first time, it was announced by Ryuji Kochi, managing ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Piece Film Z’ Rises to the Top in Japan

Toei Animation’s 11th One Piece animated feature tilted subtitled Film Z, landed at the No. 1 spot at the Japanese box office with a 1.3 billion yen (approximately $16.2 million) ... Continue Reading →
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