Hey guys! Any lawyers here?

I'm working on a project that involves a lot of works with (my favourite) anime. It's something that I want to make available to the public. While I greatly enjoy working on it, I do expect to make money from it as it takes a lot of my time.

I have to admit, I'm a little lost. To be straight to the point: I want to distribute my works legally. I've been to a few lawyers for consultation, but, other than telling me to approach the companies for a legal license, I haven't gotten anything concrete.

The more I looked into it, the more confusing it got. There are so many companies involved in anime production that it's extremely unclear who it is that I would have to approach for a license. Anyone have any advice or experience to share?