Ahoy Captain Cats here and its a mini round of anime news round up!

The Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs made an announcement this past Friday that Yoshiyuki Tomino, Rumiko Takahashi, and Hidenori Murata will receive the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs awards on December 6. Yoshiyuki Tomino is the creator of the Mobile Suit Gundam series and directed not only the first series back in 1979, but also Zeta Gundam, Gundam ZZ and Char’s Counterattack. Rumiko Takahashi is a manga creator who created famous mangas such as Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½, Inuyasha and Maison Ikkoku to name a few. Hidenori Murata is the founder of Eiken, an anime studio that created series such as Sazae-San, Tetsujin 28 aka Gigantor, Bonobono(2016 series) and Cooking Papa.

Anime News Network reported that the Japan Fair Trade Commission or JFTC for short has announced that talent agency who won’t let former clients perform after a set time after the end of their contract is now considered to be a violation of Japan’s Antitrust Act. The JFTC stated that this type of action is an “abuse of a superior position” and preventing competition among agencies and performers.

There you go that is your anime news round-up!