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Shueisha has announced that several of its works that are being serialized via the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine may not be published or temporarily suspended as it takes precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.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

Terrestrial Broadcast of Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Memory Snow, Confirmed

The OVA, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Memory Snow which was released back in 2018 has confirmed a terrestrial broadcast happening on February the 12th. The OVA takes place in between the TV Anime of episode 11 and 12 after the defeat of the demon beast, Wolgarm. Currently a re-edited version of the original Continue reading Terrestrial Broadcast of Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Memory Snow, Confirmed

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Delayed to April 10, 2020

Square Enix has announced today that FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will have its global release delayed to April 10, 2020. The message is available through their site here. It reads: The initial release date was set to March the 3rd 2020. The remake of the 1997 JRPG is currently in development by Square Enix. Follow Continue reading FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Delayed to April 10, 2020