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Younger animators still struggling amid anime boom

Culture May 8, 2019

Younger animators still struggling amid anime boom

by Matt Schley

By all outward appearances, Japan's animation industry is thriving. A recent report by The Association for Japanese Animations indicates the industry's worth as a whole topped over ¥2 trillion in 2017 — a new record. International streaming services like Netflix and Crunchyroll have begun ...

The story behind anime localization

Culture | CULTURE SMASH Feb 3, 2019

The story behind anime localization

by Roland Kelts

"The structure of Japanese storytelling does not adhere to a strict three acts. At times, the story meanders and takes the viewer on a seemingly unrelated path. ... Characterizations are richer, deeper, darker. Plots are often complex and convoluted, serving primarily as vessels to ...