Anime! Anime! Top 10 of 2005

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Leading Japanese Anime Site Lists Top 10 News Stories of 2005

Anime! Anime! , the leading Japanese anime industry news site has listed here and here, its top 10 news stories of 2005.

The articles (in Japanese) go into details regarding each item.

The list is:

1) Namco Bandai Merger.
2) Studio Ghibli's Independance from Tokuma Shoten.
3) Production I.G's IPO.
4) Live Action Manga Adaptations (ie: NANA).
5) The merger of Viz and ShoPro USA into VIZ Media.
6) Success of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation and Gundam Seed Destiny, the old and new Gundams.
7) Establishment of content fund groups for the funding of new productions.
8) GyaO's Free Broadband Content
9) Growing manga market
10) Takara's purchase of Tatsunoko Production.

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