Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: January 6th, 2018
Overlord II Episode Count Revealed
Based on the home video release schedule for the series, it appears that season 2 of Overlord will be 13 episodes, much like the first season.
Magical Girl Site Episode Count Revealed
It was revealed, by Kentaro Sato himself, that the anime of Magical Girl Site will have a total of 12 episodes.
Source: Animate Times
China is Moving in on Japan’s Business
It appears that Chinese studios have been scouting Japanese staff for some time now. Tomohiko Ito said he was approached to work with a Chinese company and that Chinese studios in general seem eager to recruit talented Japanese staff members.
This may not seem significant to some but with China seeking to expand its global influence (In all things including entertainment) and Japan having rather questionable working conditions for its staff and a reputation for putting its own animation industry under attack whenever a lawmaker feels like it, China might actually get the opportunity it seeks sooner rather than later. This news is also accompanying several co-productions for anime series between China and Japan over the last few years.
Source: Buzzfeed Japan
Initiative to Protect Original Editions
There is a bill floating around that aims to build an art center whose purpose would be collecting original editions of manga and anime cels to make sure foreign collectors do not buy them.
Source: Japan Times
Mashima is at it Again
Hiro Mashima has another Fairy Tail sketch for his fans to enjoy over on Twitter:
Source: Hiro Mashima’s Twitter Account