Information GOODSMILE Logistics & Solutions Announces the Official Launch of ”Character JAPAN!”


Made in Japan! Anime, manga, figures, and more – official news all in one place for English speaking fans! The best source for Japanese pop-culture news!

On July 2, 2014, GOODSMILE Logistics & Solutions (GSLS) is launching “CharacterJAPAN,” a free online news service that gathers all the latest official information from Japanese animation studios, publishers, and other popular media industries all in one place for English speaking readers.

With more and more countries outside of Japan gaining access to Japanese animation, knowledge of Japanese popular media as well as the demand for more content are also on the rise. However, up until now there has been no way for fans overseas to quickly and effectively access official information directly from sources in Japan, as it is generally published in Japanese for domestic audiences, and spread across several platforms.

In order to fill this gap and allow fans all over the world quick and easy access to current, official information regarding anime, manga, figures, music, games, voice actors, events, and more, GSLS has created the special English online news service, “CharacterJAPAN.”

Visitors will have up to the minute access to all the latest news, including new titles, current releases, and upcoming projects and products, directly from content providers themselves - with over 70 different names in the industry participating, such as Bandai Visual, Gonzo, flying DOG, Nitroplus, Kaiyodo, Max Factory, Good Smile Company, COSPA, Newtype, KING RECORDS, and more. Articles will be released in English almost in tandem with their Japanese counterparts, leaving no information lagging or left out.

The top page of CharacterJAPAN lists the newest articles, but articles are also organized by specific content category. They can be filtered by content provider, and can also be organically searched to allow visitors to target the information that they’re looking for with ease. Not only will users have the opportunity to read up on all the latest news, they can also share articles with friends through a wide variety of social media platforms – such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

With the launch of CharacterJAPAN, GSLS hopes to help fans of Japanese media all over the world enjoy current and official information in English, as released directly from the source. For more information, please visit, or contact our liaison.

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