The Unusual Release Schedule for Sailor Moon Crystal Will Set a Precedent

Thursday, July 3, 2014

This week sees the highly anticipated Sailor Moon Crystal series begin broadcast. Besides being an entirely new version of the original manga (and not a remake of the original anime), it’s also notable for eschewing traditional licensing-based release models, but interestingly, is not embracing the ‘all you can eat’ type that has defined web-based media. Why might that actually be a good thing, and could it be a model for others to follow?

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Taking Gender Out of the Animation Equation By Simply Ignoring It

Friday, February 28, 2014

Gender is a topic in animation circles that is gaining more traction lately mainly thanks to a growing realisation that for all the talk of an industry that has less sever gender segregation and under representation than live-action, it’s still a heavily male-dominated industry. That translates into the programming and associated merchandise so easily that it’s long been simply taken for granted. In recent years, the problem has attracted more attention as viewers, consumer groups and activists look to balance the equation for women and females in animation. For an example of a possible fix, we turn to the east, and the hit anime show Attack on Titan.

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What if Feature Films Mimicked Manga And Released a Part Every Week?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What if an animated feature film was released in parts on a weekly basis? What are the benefits to this strategy?

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Robot 6 on Why Anime Companies Have Been Dropping Like Flies

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Yoinked from: Robot 6 Admittedly I’m not really an “otaku” or into much Japanese media besides anime but thankfully a few people I know or follow on twitter…

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