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Seriously, stop pirating anime and manga

There's no denying that piracy is rampant amongst anime and manga, which is deplorable given how affordable and accessible things are now. I know this makes me sound old, but you kids have no idea how good you have it. When I really began ...

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There are Space Pirates in this rather Bodacious trailer

I have a confession to make. I haven't actually watched Bodacious Space Pirates before.  Yes, that's right, which is kinda odd even for me as it looks like just the right kind of dumb that I'd be into. It might just be me, but all I s...


Denno Coil app is both great and awful

With piracy so utterly rampant in the anime industry, companies are trying to find different ways to provide legal copies of their material to consumers. Sites like Crunchy Roll and publishers like FUNimation stream old and current shows on...


Does piracy help anime sales in Japan? Study says yes

You've probably heard the common assertion that dirty pirates and fansubs spell ruin for the anime industry. Every time a person downloads an episode of their favorite Japanese cartoon, not only does a baby kitten die, but a revered anime s...


Fractale starts streaming again tomorrow

Well that was fast.Last Thursday, the Fractale Production Committee told FUNimation that they were stopping their simulcast of Fractale. What they wanted FUNimation to do was "eliminate all unauthorized videos of the anime on...


Cunning pirate charged for making crappy audio recording

Okay Japan, we get it, you've got a tough stance on piracy and people stealing content. That's why you'll throw the book at the occasional small offense while many big offenses go unpunished in the West, especially in places like Sweden. Wh...


Rare manga being revived as PDF by Love Hina mangaka

I know what you're thinking. PDF scanned manga certainly is a new thing. Piracy, right? We told you earlier how Love Hina creator Ken Akamatsu plans to fight the good fight by distributing PDF versions of his work for free on a we...


Book by a burglar becomes best-selling...well, book

Say you've spent your life breaking into people's houses and stealing stuff. You haven't been caught so far, so it makes sense that you'd want to continue keeping a low profile, right? So you would avoid, say, publishing a book about your t...


Love Hina creator to launch free manga site in January

Now this is how publishers should go about the icky piracy issue. Ken Akamatsu, the master pervy mangaka behind Love Hina and Mahou Sensei Negima, will be opening a website called J-Comi that will distribute out-of-print manga for free. Wit...


ANN apologizes for OreImo-gate, suspends its streams

Ouch. If you didn't know it yet, the incident Lauren has dubbed "OreImo-gate" happened. While simulcast leaks aren't exactly new, The Anime News Network was a relatively new entry into the field. As such, some face-saving was in o...


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