Anime/Documentary Profiles Japanese Content Business

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Aki Toyosaki to play reporter; Genius Party's Tatsuyuki Tanaka directs opening

The Japanese satellite channel BS Fuji will run a special about the Japanese media content business on March 26, and voice actress Aki Toyosaki, animator Tatsuyuki Tanaka, and artist Dai-Oki are involved in sequences of the special that are animated. The 90-minute Content Business Saizensen Japa-Con TV (Content Business Frontline: Japanese Content TV) special will cover anime, fashion, games, anime music, and other forms of Japanese popular culture and entertainment that are being exported overseas. The special will combine both live-action documentary sequences with animated sequences.

In particular, the special will profile the internationally popular toy and anime franchise Bakugan, girls' fashion trends that have led to a jump in the number of Chinese tourists visiting Tokyo's Shibuya 109 department store, the dating simulator Loveplus which aims "to invade the real world," the popular voice actress unit Lisp, the current and future trends of social network services, and the Animelo Summer Live concerts which are expanding overseas this year.

Toyosaki voices a reporter named Misaki Daiba in the special; Ayahi Takagaki, Takeshi Washizaki, and Yamadan also play roles during the anime sequences. The artist Dai-Oki designed the characters in the anime sequences, and Tanaka (Akira's key animation, Genius Party Beyond's "Tojin Kit") personally animated the entire opening animation sequence. Ambient techno musician Kenichiro Hoshi collaborated on the soundtrack.

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