April 23, 2015
Akiko Higashimura's autobiographical manga "Kakukaku Shikajika (Blah-blah-blah) won the 2015 Cartoon Grand Prize.
April 22, 2015
After shrinking since 2008, the North American market for Japanese comic books saw a turnaround for the second consecutive year in 2014, according to pop culture news website ICv2.
April 21, 2015
To provide a fairer chance for fans, the Ghibli Museum will start a lottery system in May for reserved tickets for July and August dates during the summer vacation season, museum officials said.
April 20, 2015
"Cheburashka Goes to the Zoo," a new puppet animation short featuring one of Russia's most beloved characters, will tour 500 venues across Japan from this autumn until spring next year.
April 16, 2015
Virtual idol Hatsune Miku will hold her Magical Mirai 2015 concert at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on Sept. 4-5, coinciding with a science exhibition nearby in an effort to feature everything about the digital diva.
April 14, 2015
Kiminori Wakasugi's popular supernatural manga "All Esper Dayo!" is in the pipeline to be made into a live-action feature film scheduled to hit movie houses this fall.
April 09, 2015
Masaaki Yuasa's table tennis-themed "Ping Pong the Animation" walked away with the Grand Prize in the Anime of the Year's TV Series category at the 2015 Tokyo Anime Award Festival on March 22.
April 08, 2015
"Naruto" will show it still has plenty of fight left in it when the much-beloved ninja manga series makes an eagerly awaited comeback April 27.
April 07, 2015
"Miss Hokusai," the new animated feature film by acclaimed director Keiichi Hara, will hit theaters nationwide on May 9.
April 06, 2015
“Yokai Watch” took the top Grand Prize while “Aikatsu!” and “Stand By Me Doraemon” were also among the nine winners of the 20th AMD Awards, the Association of Media in Digital announced.
April 02, 2015
Warner Bros. Pictures Japan has announced plans for a live-action film adaptation of the popular sci-fi manga series "Terra Formars" under the direction of internationally renowned filmmaker Takashi Miike.
March 31, 2015
After sending Japanese fans into a frenzy in 2014, "Yokai Watch" is set to make a full-scale foray into North America and other markets in hopes of spreading its success overseas.
March 26, 2015
The 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival will run for 10 days instead of the usual nine, according to organizers.
March 25, 2015
“Stand By Me Doraemon” became the first full-CG animated film to win the coveted Japan Academy Prize for best animation of the year, the Japan Academy Prize Association has announced.
March 24, 2015
Authors Taiyo Fujii and Satoshi Hase have been awarded the 35th Nihon SF Taisho Award by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan (SFWJ) for their works "Orbital Cloud" and "My Humanity," respectively.
March 23, 2015
Kazuhiro Fujita's popular 1990s manga "Ushio and Tora" will hit the small screen this summer.
March 19, 2015
AnimeJapan 2015 has appointed renowned cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao as its official ambassador.
March 17, 2015
A musical based on the popular "Naruto" ninja manga and anime series will hit stages across Asia in May.
March 16, 2015
With two new episodes, the "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" will hit the airwaves on April 5 as "Ghost in the Shell: Arise: Alternative Architecture."
March 12, 2015
"Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold," the newest addition to the popular "Saint Seiya" animated series, is scheduled for release online this spring.