Uma Musume is back. Following a nearly three year delay after the anime, the Uma Musume game is out. With it, the fanart has returned, along with a contentious policy.
At the tail end of 2020, Sony set out to purchase Crunchyroll.
AT&T, Crunchyroll’s owners, wanted to shed debt, and Sony wants to dominate the anime space. It’s a match made in business heaven.
The US government, however, has some questions.
Lonelier (or just hornier) fans might be familiar with Tenga. The infamous sex toy company has become ubiquitous in the culture. No doubt their marketing is a big reason why.
Vtubers represent an interesting paradigm shift. To some extent, they can be seen as an extension of idol culture. But on another level, they’re something new entirely.
In part 1 (On Iyashikei), we discussed the social impact lockdown has had on conventions and convention culture.
In that article, I mentioned that some cons were criticized early on for cancelling “at the last minute.”
We’ve heard it before: Anime piracy hurts the creators!
But how true is that really?
Sony is about to own the US anime market.
What do you do when you hit it big in Anitube?
You get invited to live and make content in Japan on a work visa.