Japanese Animation Market Hit an All-Time High in 2018, But Sales in the Overseas Market have Decelerated

The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) released the Anime Industry Report 2019 back in December last year, but the English and Japanese summary of the report for the public to consume were not made available till later this year. The report summarizes the industry’s performance on a year-to-year basis taking into account several aspects such Continue reading Japanese Animation Market Hit an All-Time High in 2018, But Sales in the Overseas Market have Decelerated

Square Enix’s Profit Grew as of Fiscal Year Ended March 31 2020, But Impact of the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak May Dampen Financial Earnings in 2021

Square Enix Holdings has registered a positive growth as profit went up 9% from ¥19 billion (~$177 million) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 to ¥21 billion (~$196 million) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 according to its latest Financial Report available here (page 13). Final Fantasy XIV Shadow Bringer, released Continue reading Square Enix’s Profit Grew as of Fiscal Year Ended March 31 2020, But Impact of the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak May Dampen Financial Earnings in 2021

SONY Has Denied October as Release Date of Playstation 5

A release date of Playstation 5 supposedly appeared on one of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) recruitment ad via the Japanese site “Rikunabi NEXT“. Apparently, the release date was an error on the site’s end as SIE, through its Public Relation Affairs has mentioned that it did not make any announcement on a fixed month for Continue reading SONY Has Denied October as Release Date of Playstation 5

Square Enix Revises Year-end Dividend as it Expects Higher Operating Income, Ordinary Income and Profit

Despite an expected lower net sales due to the delay of “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE”, Square Enix in its latest circular release, announced that it will be revising its year-end dividend from the previous forecast of ¥33.00 to ¥44.00 as it expects higher operating income, ordinary income and profit from sales of expansion packs and Continue reading Square Enix Revises Year-end Dividend as it Expects Higher Operating Income, Ordinary Income and Profit

Shounen Jump Titles May Be Delayed or Temporarily Suspended Due to COVID-19

Shueisha has announced that several of its works that are being serialized via the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine may not be published or temporarily suspended as it takes precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. It has advised authors to work in a way that could minimize risk of infection. As a result, more Continue reading Shounen Jump Titles May Be Delayed or Temporarily Suspended Due to COVID-19

“Sakura Wars the Animation” Blu-ray and DVD Goes on Sale May 20, 2020

“Sakura Wars the Animation” Blu-ray and DVD goes on sale 20th of May, the Special Edition includes a booklet along with a recording of the cast’s commentary. Sega has finalized the dates for all 4 volumes of the currently airing Sakura Wars the Animation series which is also a video game adaptation of the same Continue reading “Sakura Wars the Animation” Blu-ray and DVD Goes on Sale May 20, 2020

AbemaTV Announced Ranking for Top Winter Anime of 2020

AbemaTV has recently disclosed the top 5 Winter Anime of 2020 ranking in two different categories. One is based on cumulative views while the other is based on the number of comments. AbemaTV is a Japanese video streaming website owned by the entertainment company, AbemaTV, Inc. (Source: Wiki; Website) For cumulative views, the edited version Continue reading AbemaTV Announced Ranking for Top Winter Anime of 2020