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If you didn’t already know that the anime industry was in the middle of a boom, a quick look around the trade fair AnimeJapan would give you a pretty good indication.

The annual event, held for its fifth time last week, was full of new players — from streaming giant Netflix, who recently jumped head-first into anime production, to new studios funded by sources as diverse as Japanese electronic commerce giant DMM (DMM Pictures) and a foundation created by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Manga Productions).

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