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AnimeLog, The Future of The Anime Industry Distribution Method?
Anime is a booming business. With a survey by the Association of Japanese Animations, revealed that it generated $20 billion in revenue in 2019, marking the sixth consecutive year of record growth. Anime streaming is also growing at a rate of 10% annually.
What is Animelog?
Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to watch your favourite anime episodes for free while being able to support the creators and not worrying about breaking any copyright laws? As the anime fanbase is continuously growing worldwide, 30 Japanese anime studios have decided to provide content on a shared Youtube channel—namely AnimeLog. The official Youtube channel shows that the channel joined Youtube on July 30, 2020.
Here’s the link to their official youtube channel: AnimeLog アニメログ
Current Status of AnimeLog:
As of now some of Japan’s top studios who have signed up for AnimeLog are
- Toei Animation (One piece and Digimon)
- Tezuka Productions (Kimba The White Lion, Black Jack)
- Kodansha (Noragami, Akira, Cardcaptor Sakura)
- Nippon Animation (Hunter X Hunter)
- Shogakukan-Shueisha Prod (Inuyasha, Ranma 1⁄2, Hamtaro)
- Shin-Ei Animation (Doraemon, Crayon Shin-Chan)
They have taken the initiative to upload some titles to AnimeLog. The channel has over 291,000 subscribers and about 8,223,853 views as of the time of writing of this article.
On Friday, 13th of November 2020, Animelog Youtube channel was made available to almost all the countries in the world. They added a total of six titles for the global audience on Friday.
The six titles that were added are:
- Ahare! Meisaku-kun
- Hello, Anne (Before Green Gables)
- Hungry Heart
- Fantastic Children
- The World of GOLDEN EGGS
- Jungle Emperor
In their announcement, they mentioned that they will consistently be adding new anime to the channel. The channel currently has a total of 21 playlists, one for each anime.
Availability of Animelog
Animelog is now available for almost all countries. Before the 13th of November 2020, AnimeLog was only available in Japan. Currently, their videos come with only English subtitles. In their recent community post on Youtube, they mentioned that Animelog would like to add more languages.
Here’s an image of Animelog’s official community post:
There are plans to add English and Chinese subtitles (via Animation Magazine). Right now, you can access the channel by using any trustworthy VPN service or wait till it’s available in your country. With that said the company managing the channel is AnalyzeLog digital agency. AnalyzeLog has experience of working with some of these studios and striking numerous business and investment deals.
If you were outside Japan or in a country where Animelog hasn’t been released yet, the official channel of AnimeLog アニメログ will look like the image below.
Animelog’s official Youtube channel description. [In English]
AnimeLog’s official Youtube channel has its description written in Japanese. We have translated their official description to English.
AnimeLog is an official anime channel operated by Analyze Log Co., Ltd. You can watch with peace of mind because the right source officially licenses the anime distributed in the anime log. We will carefully select and deliver family animations and nostalgic masterpieces!
Animelog’s description also states: “Some of the works may be expressively inappropriate” which hints at the removal of anime censorship.
By all means, please subscribe to the channel and set up to receive notifications.
About AnalyzeLog Digital:
Benjamin Grubbs is the founder of AnalyzeLog. In 2018, AnalyzeLog was founded with seed funding from U.S. venture capitalist Next10 Ventures. In December 2019 AnalyzeLog Digital struck a deal with Toei Animation. Shogakukan followed Toei animation deal in April 2020, and just last month it signed a collaboration with animation studio Shin Ei Animation, creators of “Doraemon” and “Crayon Shin-Chan”.
AnalyzeLog aims to have a monthly viewership of 300 million views and 100 million subscribers. AnimeLog claims to be adding 3000 anime titles to the channel by 2020.
AnimeLog will initially have titles like The “Black Jack“, an adaptation of famous Osama Tezuka manga. “Black Jack” was first aired in the 2000s by Yomiuri TV; and “Future Boy Conan,” which was first aired in the year 1978 an anime co-directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and produced by Nippon Animation.
KissAnime’s Permanent Shutdown Raises The Need For YouTube’s Free Anime Channel AnimeLog.
Legal order to ban popular pirate anime streaming site KissAnime in India and other counties has raised the need for a platform like Animelog even more. Fans worried about accessing their favourite series, now that copyright laws are becoming strict.
On July 27 Delhi High Court(India) issued a dynamic John Doe blocking order for websites that Disney says are distributing their content including anime illegally. Network provider Reliance Jio was the first one to implement the ban in their network.
There is a need to take down sites like Kisscartoon, 9anime or Gogoanime, which hosts pirated content. They not only have low-quality content but also discourage the creators of anime as they don’t get paid. Animelog can revive the anime industry by paying the creators a fair share and providing us with quality content.