The Washington Post article nbcdc,nbcu pay,online charity source The Associated Press title NBCU’s ‘NCU’ pays for $25K donation to online charity to help NCU students find jobs article NBCU paid $25 million last year to buy the rights to an anime about a Japanese high school student who finds a way to make his classmates better by helping them through their trials.
The $25-million donation was the largest such donation to a Japanese anime project, a spokeswoman for the corporation said Tuesday, and is part of the network’s push to help students who might not otherwise have access to anime in their homes.
The anime, which is based on a Japanese manga by Kenji Mizoguchi, has been nominated for multiple awards and is among the most popular anime of all time.”NEXT LEVEL OF COSTS”The donations represent a shift from a decade ago when the network was more focused on developing the shows of Japanese animation companies like Disney and Pixar, the spokeswoman said.
The network had a strong reputation for giving to Japanese animation, which it saw as a way for the network to connect with viewers and advertisers, she said.
Numerous anime projects are on the way, including “Boku no Hero Academia,” which will be produced by Sunrise, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Animation.
But the NBCU donation will be the largest, a network spokeswoman said, and represents a larger effort to reach out to people who might have never considered buying anime, especially those who might be struggling with financial difficulties.
The network is investing $10 million to fund projects that focus on social and cultural issues, such as the Asian American Community Media Fund, and the Asian-Pacific Pacific American Leadership Council, which supports programs in that area, spokeswoman Liz D’Alessandro said.
In addition, the network has made $10.5 million to support programs aimed at women and children, she added.
The donation comes as NBCU is trying to build a global network of anime programming.
NBCU has also begun airing anime programming in English.
The Japanese government has been watching.
Last year, NBCU bought the rights for two episodes of “Bokura wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai” from studio Bones.
The new anime, based on the popular manga by Hiro Mashima, stars Kana Hanazawa as a high schooler who embarks on a secret quest to solve the mysteries of a mysterious girl named Toko, who mysteriously disappears in the middle of the night.
Namco Bandai, which produces “Bakumatsu,” the second season of “Tsubasa,” has also made a major effort to produce anime for the United States.
In January, the company announced that it had signed a deal with Hulu to stream the first season of the show, which will air in the United State starting in 2019.
The Japanese network is also partnering with the nonprofit network Next Level of Cost to help finance an online fundraising campaign to help support NCU, which employs about 4,000 people.