December 05, 2013
French artist Bastien Vives' "Le Gout du Chlore" ("A Taste of Chlorine") was voted the No. 1 translated foreign comic book published in Japan in 2013 in the third annual Gaiman Award’s poll.
December 04, 2013
The 2014 Angouleme International Comics Festival has shortlisted Hajime Isayama's "Attack on Titan," Fuyumi Soryo's "Cesare," Tetsuya Toyoda's "Goggles" and Satoshi Kon's "Opus" for its nomination of Best Comic (Selection Officielle).
December 03, 2013
"The Wind Rises" was the most-searched keyword in the film category in 2013, according to Yahoo Japan Corp.
December 02, 2013
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Gundam Front Tokyo theme park in Tokyo's Odaiba district has begun marketing four exclusive "Gunpla" plastic model kits.
November 28, 2013
Get ready for an invasion of body snatchers, both in the theaters and at home. Hitoshi Iwaaki's legendary horror/sci-fi manga series "Parasyte" will be adapted into a two-part live-action film, with an animated TV series also in the pipeline.
November 27, 2013
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Nov. 5 that Shuhei Morita's "Possessions" and nine other animated shorts have advanced in voting for the Animated Short Film category of the 86th Academy Awards.
November 26, 2013
Classic anime robots from the 1970s have been transformed into cute girls for an animated TV series that premieres in January.
November 25, 2013
Hayao Miyazaki's final feature film "The Wind Rises" and Yasuhiro Yoshiura's "Patema Inverted" were nominated for Best Animated Feature Film award at the 7th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
November 21, 2013
An art book featuring original drawings used in the production of the animated film "Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo" has been scheduled for release in two parts.
November 20, 2013
Gakken Publishing Co. has expanded the lineup on its streaming website that offers samurai-themed manga titles in Japanese and English simultaneously for free.
November 19, 2013
Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" was among three Japanese films considered for nomination on Nov. 5 in the Animated Feature Film category for the 2014 Academy Awards.
November 18, 2013
Fresh off wining two awards in Britain, Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s animated feature film “Patema Inverted” was screened in the Middle East and Italy and released in Japan.
November 14, 2013
Japan is set to host a week-long film festival in Ho Chi Minh City to encourage cultural understanding and foster better relations.
November 13, 2013
Manga artist and anime director Katsuhiro Otomo was the recipient of the Japanese government's Medal with Purple Ribbon in November. It was a rare honor for someone in the animation industry.
November 12, 2013
Eiichiro Oda's manga series "One Piece" now has 300 million copies in print with the 72nd volume released Nov. 1, according to publisher Shueisha Inc.
November 11, 2013
One of Japan's most iconic characters, Sonic the Hedgehog, will return in a new animated TV series that will premiere next year in the United States and France.
November 07, 2013
If Japan's traditional Christmas cake doesn't suit your anime friends' tastes, maybe you should look into getting a Gundam suit cake.
November 06, 2013
In an effort to gain a foothold in promising markets in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, the month-long J-Music Lab event will be held in Jakarta from Nov. 15.
November 05, 2013
The Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) and the Anime Contents Expo (ACE) will merge into AnimeJapan next spring.
November 04, 2013
Hajime Isayama's "Attack on Titan" has been stomping all over the U.S. manga market, with volume No. 1 taking over the top spot on The New York Times' manga bestseller list for the week ending Oct. 12.