"When Marnie Was There" ((c) 2014 GNDHDDTK)
ANIME NEWS: ‘When Marnie Was There’ among 3 Japanese films up for Oscar consideration
Studio Ghibli’s tender melodrama "When Marnie Was There" is one of 16 titles up for Oscar consideration in the Animated Feature Film category, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.
((c)Haruichi Furudate/ Shueisha・Haikyu!! Second Season Committee・MBS)((c)Kitan Club)
ANIME NEWS: Volleyball manga 'Haikyu!!' characters to 'serve' up a drink
Characters from volleyball manga series "Haikyu!!" are set to join you for a drink.
Haruka Ayase (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Haruka Ayase to star in film adaptation of 'Kodai-ke no Hitobito'
Romantic comedy manga series “Kodai-ke no Hitobito” (Members of the Kodai family) will be adapted into a live-action feature film with a star-studded cast, including Haruka Ayase.
Osamu Tezuka (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: 17 artists to pay tribute to 'God of Manga' Tezuka
Seventeen leading cartoonists and illustrators are hooking up to pay homage to "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka at an art event in December.
((c) Eiichiro Oda/ Shueisha, Fuji Television Network, Toei Animation)
ANIME NEWS: 'One Piece'-themed footrace coming to Okinawa in March
After attracting 11,500 participants in Taiwan, the “One Piece Run” footrace will be held in Okinawa Prefecture on March 20.
((c) Sotsu・Sunrise)
ANIME NEWS: ‘Gundam’ marks 36th anniversary with age-old Kutani-yaki ceramics
Space opera robot anime "Mobile Suit Gundam" is celebrating its 36th anniversary with a pottery technique that is more than three centuries old.
(c) Yu Sasuga・Kenichi Tachibana/ Shueisha・Project TERRAFORMARS
ANIME NEWS: 'Terra Formars' terrifying cockroaches scurrying to big screen
A live-action feature film adaptation of creepy sci-fi manga series "Terra Formars" is set to hit cinemas nationwide on April 29.
The key visual for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2016 illustrated by Thomas Romain ((c) TAAFEC. All Rights Reserved.)
ANIME NEWS: Only days left for submitting entries in Tokyo Anime Award Festival
The Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) 2016 is accepting entries for its International Competition Program through Nov. 15.
The interior of the Yorozumart ((c) L5/YWP・TX)
ANIME NEWS: Fans' paradise promised at first 'Yo-kai Watch' official store
Parents can expect to be begged for a trip to the Urban Dock Lalaport Toyosu shopping mall in Tokyo's Koto Ward, where the first "Yo-kai Watch" official shop is now open.
A poster for the "Legend 3" film ((c) Shuichi Shigeno/ Kodansha・2016 New Initial D The Movie: L3 Production Committee)
ANIME NEWS: Final chapter of 'Initial D' trilogy races to screens on Feb. 6
The third and final chapter of the “Initial D” film reboot series, “New Initial D The Movie: Legend 3: Mugen,” will hit cinemas nationwide on Feb. 6.
Comic book artists from home and abroad mingle with fans in the Artist Alley section of the International Manga Festival in 2014. (Shin Yamamoto)
ANIME NEWS: 80 comic book artists from around the globe to appear at Tokyo International Comic Festival
Manga devotees will have the chance to meet 80 cartoonists from 16 countries at the Tokyo International Comic Festival 2015 on Nov. 15.
Keiichi Hara (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Keiichi Hara wins Asiagraph Tsumugi Prize for 'Miss Hokusai'
Lauded animation director Keiichi Hara has added another jewel to his crown by winning the Asiagraph 2015 Tsumugi Prize for his latest feature film, "Miss Hokusai."
An illustration from the new "Lupin the Third" anime series ((c) TMS)
ANIME NEWS: 'Lupin III'-themed real-life escape game to tour 28 cities from November
Anime fans from across Japan will participate in a new real-life escape game based on the new “Lupin the Third” TV series in 28 cities from this November.
"Ronia, the Robber's Daughter" ((c)NHK・NEP・Dwango, licensed by Saltkråkan AB, The Astrid Lindgren Co.)
ANIME NEWS: Goro Miyazaki's 'Ronia' nominated at International Emmy Kids Awards
"Ronia, the Robber's Daughter" and "Shimajiro's WOW!" animated shows are in the mix for the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS)' 4th International Emmy Kids Awards.
ANIME NEWS: Hollywood plans live-action adaptation of 'Tiger & Bunny' superhero anime
The superhero anime series "Tiger & Bunny" may get a live-action, English-language Hollywood remake, it was revealed at New York Comic Con 2015 at the Javits Center in New York.
The logo of the Japan Media Arts Festival
ANIME NEWS: Japan Media Arts Festival racks up record 4,417 global entries
Underscoring its increased attention on a global scale, the Japan Media Arts Festival posted a record 4,417 entries from around the world between July and September, a 15 percent increase from last year, festival organizers announced.
"Kuroko's Basketball" comic books (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Hoops manga 'Kuroko's Basketball' ready to score on big screen
Slam dunks and three-point shots will light up the silver screen when popular sports manga "Kuroko's Basketball" gets a full-length feature film adaptation.
Director Hayao Miyazaki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Miyazaki comes out of retirement for short film with CG animator Yuhei Sakuragi
Great news for film buffs: Anime maestro Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement to make a short film.
Life-size panels of anime characters welcome fans at the entrance of a booth at AnimeJapan 2014. (Atsushi Ohara)
ANIME NEWS: Dates set for AnimeJapan, Family Anime Festa
Organizers are accepting applications to set up booths for AnimeJapan 2016, one of the nation’s largest anime events, and the accompanying Family Anime Festa for children and their guardians.
"Sinbad--Maho no Ranpu to Ugoku Shima" ((c) Project Sinbad)
ANIME NEWS: Second in new 'Sinbad' film trilogy to open Jan. 16
The second in the "Sinbad" animated film trilogy, "Sinbad--Maho no Ranpu to Ugoku Shima" (Sinbad: The magic lamp and the moving island) is set for release on Jan. 16, 2016.

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