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Tales Of The Industry - Big Apple Anime Fest

Tales of the Industry is switching to a feature article format, but not before Justin shares the thrilling behind-the-scenes tale of the first Big Apple Anime Fest. ― This will be the last regularly published Tales of the Industry, as we are switching to an occasional schedule. We will still continue to bring you new stories as we get them, but padding it out with my own stories is proving to be a l...
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Tales Of The Industry - How To Torpedo Your Own License

A cautionary tale of a would-be licensee who spoke too soon, learning the hard way how business is done in Japan. ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. This week, we have a story contributed by a long time industry member who acts as a consultant for companies looking to get into the anime business. We've rem...
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Tales Of The Industry - Wanna Go To Tokyo In 3 Days?

One might think that being suddenly asked last-minute to go to Japan with a video game news crew for 10 days would be a fun thing. It is not. ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. This week, we have a story contributed by a long time marketing consultant and freelancer who no longer works on anime full-time, ...
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Tales Of The Industry - Anime Colony

A young Justin Sevakis goes to work for an ill-fated anime website that explodes in slow-motion in the hallowed halls of the Sci-Fi Channel. ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. This week, we return to an autobiographical story by the author. Are you a current or former member of the anime business or conven...
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Tales Of The Industry - Getting a Foot in the Door

Justin makes the transition from fan to professional in the only way he could: subtitling Japanese softcore on VHS. ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. This week, we return to an autobiographical story by the author. Are you a current or former member of the anime business or convention staff? Do you have a...
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Tales Of The Industry - Oyaji-san Leaves A Gift

Bringing guests from Japan to conventions is an exciting and satisfying experience most of the time. Sometimes, though, you handle your convention guests, and sometimes they handle you. ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. This week, we have another anonymous tale contributed by a current or former members o...
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Tales Of The Industry - The Mecha Saw Combat

A harrowing story of survival, police, danger, high speeds and car wrecks involving a giant mecha, playing out in real life the streets of Los Angeles! ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. This week, we have another anonymous tale contributed by a current or former members of the industry, with details chang...
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Tales Of The Industry - Trapped at a Convention

Justin finds himself at a failed convention with no work to do, back in his Central Park Media days. What else to do but make some new friends? ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. Some weeks will have anonymous tales contributed by current and former members of the industry, with details changed/removed to ...
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Tales Of The Industry - Less Fanboying Is More

Justin's own story of being too much of a fanboy at his first industry job, and the conspiracy to get him fired. ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. Some weeks will have anonymous tales contributed by current and former members of the industry, with details changed/removed to protect their jobs. Other weeks...
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Tales Of The Industry - The Disastrous Premiere of Tokyo Godfathers

Justin recounts what should have been the highlight of his career -- hosting a world premiere with Satoshi Kon that went ridiculously sour. ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a new column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. These stories will be anonymous, and told in the first person. Names will be changed to protect people's jobs. They might've tak...
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Tales Of The Industry - Job Interview

Justin Sevakis' new column highlights stories from the front lines of working in all aspects of the anime industry. Today: Justin's job interview at Central Park Media! ― Welcome to “Tales of the Industry,” a new column where we will share stories from real working professionals in the anime business. These stories will be anonymous, and told in the first person. Names will be changed to protect peo...

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