Home News

News

Irodori Comics will be reporting on topics we believe to be interesting for our audience. We will be reporting on a lot of “manga/ anime industry” news and updates, as well as some interesting topics that aren’t covered by other news sites.

A cover of a blog article with the text, "Anime Studios: Almost 40% Of Them Are in the Red in Japan"

Anime Studios: Almost 40% Of Them Are in the Red in Japan

On August 12, 2022, one of Japan’s national newspapers, The Nikkei, which focuses on economic news, reported some concerning data about anime studios in Japan.  The Nikkei reported that in the fiscal year 2021, 39.8%...
A cover for a blog article with the text, "Anti-piracy Tactics: Japanese Artists Adding Tiananmen Square Into Their Images and Profiles to Fight Chinese Pirates"

Pixiv Anti-Piracy Tactics: Japanese Artists Adding Tiananmen Square Into Their Images and Profiles to...

When Japanese artists who use Pixiv found out that their art galleries were extracted and stolen on a website called vpixiv, certain anti-piracy tactics went viral on the Japanese side of Twitter. What is vpixiv? On...
A cover for a blog article with the text "An LDP Politicitian Fires a Secretary for Being an Ex-Sex Worker".

Jiro Kimura, LDP Politicitian, Fires a Secretary for Being an Ex-Sex Worker

Jiro Kimura was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for Defense Affairs in the cabinet reshuffle which happened in August 2022.  However, things have not been so rosy for him. Jiro Kimura has been rocked by...

Makino Keiichi, Manga Legend, Passes Away

The sad news of passing broke on August 14th, 2022 when it was reported that manga artist Makino Keiichi passed away at the age of 84 years old from stomach cancer, according to Yomiuri...
Cover of a blog with the text, ""MANGA PRODUCTIONS" The Saudi Arabian Manga & Anime Production Company"

MANGA PRODUCTIONS: The Saudi Arabian Manga and Anime Production Company

Anime has no doubt become a huge industry spear-headed by Japan. However, in recent years, anime has spread to other nations as a form of artistic expression of their history and culture. Today, we’ll...
A cover image for a blog article with the text, "The Impact of 10-Yen Sales for Japanese Artists"

The Impact of 10-Yen Sales for Japanese Artists

Popular hentai manga artist, Hyji, shared an interesting piece of information about a 10-yen sales of his works in a tweet on September 3, 2022. https://twitter.com/hyjihyji/status/1565893172743442433 In this tweet, Hyji shared a screenshot of their electronic...
The cover image for the blog article with the text, "Twitter Hand Plans to Launch Their Own OnlyFans-Like Service"

Twitter Had Plans to Launch Its Own OnlyFans-Like Service

The Verge reported that Twitter had plans to roll out an OnlyFan-like service on its platform earlier this year. However, the plan was trashed by May 2022. As we all know, OnlyFans has blown up...
Cover of a blog article with the text, "Japanese Artists Getting Their Works Stolen and Sold"

Miyamoto Issa and Other Hentai Artists Get Their Works Stolen

Miyamoto Issa is a popular Japanese hentai artist who we work with us at Irodori Comics.  In October, Miyamoto Issa had a work of his (which could be read entirely for free on his PIXIV...
Cover for the blog article with the text "Manga-Panel Cafe!?"

Manga-Panel Cafe!?

Immerse yourself in the manga world in Kanazawa Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in a world of black-and-white manga? Your wish can come true if you visit MONOCHRO CHAYA in the city of Kanazawa...
Cover for the blog article titled, "The French woman who started a BL Con when she was just 21!"

The French woman who started a BL Con when she was just 21!

  Y/CON, which started in 2016 is a comic convention in France that features a diverse range of LGBTQ+ works and international guests.  The Y in Y/CON comes from the Japanese words “yaoi” (male-on-male homoerotic fiction,...

Recent posts

Tomokichi Interview

Nemu Interview