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The anime industry in Japan: A look at what is going on right nowIn November, the first part of a series about the rise and fall of anime in Japan was published in the English-language version of Japan’s largest magazine, Shueisha, with a foreword by the director and manga creator Tetsuya Nomura.
Nomura has been one of the most influential figures in the industry since his time in the director-producer chair of the anime-only television series One Piece, which aired from 1993 to 2004.
He then went on to helm the critically acclaimed live-action adaptation of One Piece: The World of Manga, which ran for nine seasons on Cartoon Network.
The series was nominated for three Golden Animation Awards, and Nomura won two.
Since then, he’s been at the center of a lot of controversy, including an accusation that he paid a woman to act as his assistant in a romantic comedy called Tokyo Disney World (TWD).
This controversy led to a lawsuit against Nomura that ultimately led to the cancellation of TWD.
Now, with the release of his manga The World Within, Nomura is preparing to direct a new anime adaptation of Tokyo Disney Story, which has already been adapted into two films.
The new series, titled Tokyo Disney Town, is being written by former TWD producer, Hiroshi Watanabe.
The first film, Tokyo Disney Resort, debuted in 2015.
A sequel, Tokyo Skyline, premiered in 2018.
Nomada has previously collaborated with both Watanabes on the films, including the anime film Tokyo Disney Adventures: Tokyo Disney Village, which was released in 2014.
The Tokyo Disney Park attraction is slated to open in 2019, and Tokyo Disney Princess, a themed restaurant, is slated for opening later this year.
As for Nomura, the Tokyo Disney Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland Resort are also set to open their own Tokyo Disney City attractions later this decade.
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