While wildly popular with a very specific crowd of people with expendable incomes, anime (Japanese-style animation) isn’t a subject you’d immediately think of as a growing business opportunity in the U.S. — at least until the last few years.
Anime is big business here in the U.S., and media firm Chernin Group wants in on it.
Streaming video service Crunchyroll has just rolleed out a new platform that allows its viewers to purchase merchandise related to the shows they’re watching, the company told VentureBeat today.
This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) had plenty of people in costumes.
A playable demo of Studio Ghibli’s PlayStation 3 game Ni No Kuni, which is bound for the U.S. early next year, made it to the Tokyo Game Show this week — and it looks absolutely gorgeous.
Gaia Online, which has created a virtual world for millions of teens and young adults, has laid off 15 to 20 of its employees in the past few days, VentureBeat has learned.