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How the West was won: Japanese art and its impact on kids’ entertainment

Take a look at some of the highest performing animation or properties within the children’s space today and you’ll notice the creeping influence of Eastern culture infiltrating the style and look of so much we experience here in the West. Spin Master’s Bakugan – to name just one example – …

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Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! powers into collectables and gifting with Fanattik

Konami Cross Media has tapped the pop culture specialists Fanattik to develop a unique line of Yu-Gi-Oh! gifts and collectables for the European market. For almost 20 years, the popular Anime brand has been entertaining and engaging young audiences globally, outside of Asia, through its TV series with over 850 …

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Going underground: Horror, sci-fi and comic book IP “growing commercial potential for mainstream retail”

Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book IP are no longer the murmurings of underground followings, but the basis of vast commercial potential in the licensing space, if current trends are to be considered. These pockets of pop culture have been gaining momentum in licensing terms over the last number of …

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Crunchyroll and Bioworld alliance “highlights commitment to global anime community”

The global anime brand, Crunchyroll has struck up a new deal with Bioworld Merchandising to launch a new line of lifestyle fashion and accessories items based on a slew of popular anime titles from the company’s vault. The ranges will be launched to anime fans across North America and Europe …

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The British Museum to host major manga exhibition

Many of today’s biggest brands can trace their conception back to the manga genre, including numerous anime - the likes of Pokémon, Dragon Ball Z, Cowboy Bebop or Yo Kai Watch and more.

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