Shonen-ai pioneer Moto Hagio awarded Asahi Prize

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Shojo manga creator Moto Hagio, celebrated for her early shonen-ai series The Heart of Thomas, has been awarded the 2016 Asahi Prize for her outstanding contributions to the art of manga. The Asahi Shimbun newspaper announced her win on Sunday, making her the third mangaka to receive the prize since its establishment in 1929. The only two that came before her were […]

Anime discovery platform Kitsu funded by VIZ Media

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Kitsu, a startup that plans to change the way we experience anime, announced that it has managed to raise $600,000 US in seed funding from VIZ Media, and Philippines-based entrepreneur Bernard Chong. Kitsu will use these funds to develop its content discovery platform at kitsu.io, led by founder and CEO Josh Fabian, who initially launched […]