Kyoto Looks into Politics for the Promotion of Anime, Manga and Movies

Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry are looking forward to realising the city of Kyoto as a “Special Content Zone”. Such a status would help the local production of anime, manga and movies. This will, hopefully, be made through a petition, which will be presented to the Cabinet of Japan in March. A press conference about it will be held at some point in February, 2012.

The status will help the town in organizing better atmosphere for the aspiring and professional authors, producers, actors and everyone else involved in the process of creating a fully fledged anime, manga or movie. While Kyoto is a home to a special manga museum (Kyoto International Manga Museum) and the Nintendo headquarters as well as having an increase in the young creators, the officials are requesting changes to the specifications of the city. These will let the municipality build a special law system around this kind of business and create different regulations for the people participating in the processes. Also, there is a huge possibility of an increase in the international assistance in funding and other parts of the production.

Source: Kyoto Shimbun

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5 thoughts on “Kyoto Looks into Politics for the Promotion of Anime, Manga and Movies

      1. I suppose they’ll suggest some sort of tax reductions and privileges, just like when you sponsor culture and art.

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