Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest     Published: February 27th, 2018

Yu-Gi-Oh! VR

Developer Joseph Min is working on a fan-made virtual reality Yu-Gi-Oh! duel simulator:

Source: Joseph Min and Article Image: Taken from the video


Kizuna Ai Gets TV Series

Virtual Youtuber Kizuna Ai is getting her TV show in Japan in April.

Source: Animate Times


Kakegurui Day at LA Maid Cafe

Source: Arcane Cafe


Yuji Muto Coming to Boston

Anime Boston is going to host Crayon Shin-chan director Yuji Muto in his first convention appearance.

Source: Anime Boston


DVD/BD Sales in 2017 in Japan

The market suffered a 10% decrease compared with the previous year. BD sales themselves fell 2% but with a silver lining: They increased 3% (To 54%) in their share of the home video market. Anime sales accounted for 27% of the market, which constitutes an increase of 3%. Anime BD sales amounted to 36% of blu-ray sales in the Japanese market (A 2% increase). Long story short, the home video market isn’t doing that good in Japan but the anime market is at least stable.

Source: Anime! Anime! Biz


Nobuhiro Watsuki Fined for Possession of Child Pornography

The Rurouni Kenshin creator  was fined the equivalent of US$1900 for simple possession of child pornography. He apparently possessed multiple videos and DVDs of nude girls in their early teens although the exact nature of the content sill has not been made clear (Did he buy CP on the internet or were these the sketchy idol material previously legally sold up until 2014  when they were outlawed?).

Source: Otakomu