Top 10 Anime Business News of 2009 by

posted on 2010-01-02 11:40 EST by Egan Loo
Global simulcasts, hit films, "Anime Hall of Fame," 1/1 Gundam, Gonzo, more

The industry news website lists the top 10 anime business news of 2009:

  1. The expansion of simultaneous overseas release of anime and manga
  2. Evangelion, Summer Wars, One Piece emerge as hit anime films
  3. The rise, fall, and revival of the National Media Arts Center ("Anime Hall of Fame")
  4. Gundam's 30th anniversary: Odaiba's 1/1-scale statue becomes a social phenomenon
  5. Gonzo's delisting and the effects of the recession on the anime industry
  6. Shogakukan, Shueisha buy French and German anime distributors
  7. The founding of West Ghibli and other regional anime studios
  8. Japanese animation featured at Locarno International Film Festival
  9. TV Tokyo establishes a new in-house anime department
  10. The rise of Japanese 3D CG feature films: Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror and Yona Yona Penguin

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