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Updated: 2018-04-21T11:05:05-04:00


The Problem with "Manga Fairs" in Spain


Spain has cultivated its own economy of "manga fairs" that provides more cheap conventions a year than anime fans can possibly attend. Manu G. explains why this system hurts the industry more than helps.

The SPJA Needs to Change Its Youth Protection Policy


The new SPJA Youth Protection Policy might seem like a good idea, but it could well destroy Anime Expo.

There's a Pervert Impersonating ANN Staff


Sadly this isn't a joke. Someone out there is impersonating an ANN staff photographer to put female cosplayers in compromising positions.

Shirobako and the Struggle


Nick Creamer ruminates on Shirobako's portrayal of the hardships that come with working a creative job.

Why ANN Is Against SOPA/PIPA


What's with the black bars ?

Funico - What Does it Mean?


ANN's Christopher Macdonald was the first member of the press to learn about the Funimation - NicoNico deal, and here he spells out what it means for everyone. Who this deal is good for, and who it's bad for.

Welcome to Anime News Network UK


ANN UK editor Andrew Osmond welcomes you to the new site

Editorial: How Bill 156 Got Passed


Dan Kanemitsu's take on the politics and procedure behind the passing of Bill 156, the Tokyo Youth Ordinance, and what its impact on the anime and manga industries will be.

Letter from the Editor: A look at the (near) Future - Interim 1.0


Introducing the ANN of tomorrow (literally).

Letter from the Editor


Anime News Network's Editor-in-Chief Christopher Macdonald talks about some changes coming soon to ANN.

Bandai Entertainment Responds to ANNCast Comments


In response to Mr. Sherman's comments and how they were interpreted, Bandai Entertainment has no plans to close down. We actually had a very good year...

Funimation Comments on Streaming Metrics in Crunchyroll Press Release


We appreciate Crunchyroll's mention of FUNimation Entertainment in its press release and welcome the comparisons they make between our sites. Both of our...

Commentaries on Handley's Sentencing for Obscene Manga


CBLDF's Charles Brownstein, Carl Horn, and Jason Thompson react to the end of the Iowa case and its implications for the manga community in the United States.

What's Happening with ADV Films


Stop all the speculation about ADV's fate. This is the final word in Internet speculation on this topic... till the next press release at least.

2008 Australian Anime Roundup


2008 was a odd year, so we look over some of the titles released both here and in Japan

20 Years in Prison for Buying a Manga


Carl Horn and Jason Thompson weigh in on the plight of manga collector Christopher Handley

New media, new horizons, and a new video player


To celebrate ANN's tenth anniversary, we proudly unveil one of our biggest new features to date: a dedicated video platform.

Congratulations, Claude Pelletier


On May 25, Claude Pelletier, editor-in-chief of Protoculture Addicts, was honored with a Momiji award at the Anime North convention in recognition of his...

From the TOKYOPOP Pilot Program Team, Paul Morrissey & Hope Donovan


Tokoypop responds to comments on Manga Pilot Program

Open Letter from GDH International's Arthur Smith


In response to online discussion, Arthur Smith of GDH International issues an open letter talking about fansubbing, Internet file sharing, and the current status of the anime industry.

Editorial: An Open Letter to the Industry


An open letter to the global anime industry from Justin Sevakis. His message: save yourselves.

Seven Seas' Nymphet Letter 2


Jason DeAngelis explains the decision to cancel Seven Seas release of Nymphet

What? Pikachu Sounds Like a Prostitute, Lynch Pokemon USA!


Before lynching anyone, read this. Then get your lynch on.

Dear Edmonton Journal


Anime is Not Illegal in Canada

Reading Between the Lines


Understanding Comments Made About A Certain Kind of Anime "Fan"

Anime Localization


A few comments on the localization of anime from ANN Editor-in-chief Christopher Macdonald.

Thank You, ADV


ADV releases Grrl Power simultaneously.

Conventions: The Older Otaku's Lament


As I sit here typing this, my fiancée, the lovely and talented Anne Packrat, is on her way to Ohayocon by herself. I'm staying home. This was not...

ANN's 5th Birthday


Time flies by so fast. Yep, ANN is already 5 years old!

Unethical Fansubbing - Followup


When I first wrote the article about Anime Junkies, I truly had no idea how much of a response it would elicit. I have to admit that I don't closely follow...

Unethical Fansubbers


I just got off the phone with one of the nicest people in the Anime industry, and she was pissed off. As you all probably know, Urban Vision holds the...

BitTorrent - The future of fansubs?


Note: for the purposes of this editorial I will make a distinction between "fansubbing" and "piracy", although many people feel there's not much of a difference....

Journalistic Integrity


Fallout from a shaken institution

Happy Birthday Astro


ANN Wishes Astro Boy A Wonderful Birthday.

That was fun


April Fool's Day, what else?

Cleavage is bad?


A few people surprised us with their reaction to the chosen logo, and a few comments from us about the contest.

Health Check


Not so much an Editorial as an ANN Health Check.

Manga versus Newtype


Manga, why do you even bother?

/. Effect


It seems that not everyone fully understood my comments about Slashdot and the effect of being Slashdotted. Slashdot is an extremely popular message /...

Happy Anniversary, Encyclopedia!


Today marks the 1 month anniversary of the Encyclopedia. How successful has it been so far? Let's find out...