To liven up the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, a life-size model of the Patlabor robot used for a live-action project based on the “Mobile Police Patlabor” animated series was set up in front of the Heian Jingu shrine in Kyoto’s Sakyo Ward on Sept. 20. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Kyoto manga-anime fair sees record turnout
A record number of anime fans descended upon the third installment of the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF) on Sept. 20-21.
(c) PSYCHO-PASS Committee
ANIME NEWS: 'Psycho-Pass' feature film adaptation to hit screens in January
A feature film adaptation of the "Psycho-Pass" animated TV series will hit theaters in Japan in January.
The former top page of the official website of "Evangelion: 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo" ((c) Khara Inc.)
ANIME NEWS: ‘Evangelion 3.0+1.0’ next in line for animated film franchise
“Evangelion: 3.0+1.0,” the title of the next “Evangelion” animated film, will likely spark all sorts of speculation among fans of the series.
Space Battleship Yamato (Toho Co.)
ANIME NEWS: McQuarrie to direct Hollywood film based on ‘Space Battleship Yamato'
Space Battleship Yamato is set to sail from Hollywood.
GARM WARS The Last Druid ((c) I.G Films)
ANIME NEWS: Mamoru Oshii's epic 'Garm Wars' to debut at Tokyo film fest
Acclaimed filmmaker Mamoru Oshii's latest feature film will make its world premiere at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).
Visitors wait in line to take a picture with Doraemon at the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. (Keiji Murayama)
ANIME NEWS: Fujiko F. Fujio Museum attracts 1.5 millionth visitor
A woman from Tokyo became the 1.5 millionth visitor to the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum dedicated to Hiroshi Fujimoto, the manga artist best known for the internationally popular “Doraemon” series.
Independent game developers show off their new titles in the Indie Game Area of the Tokyo Game Show at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. (Tetsuya Kasai)
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo Game Show draws 250,000 visitors
The 2014 Tokyo Game Show attracted 251,832 visitors during its Sept. 18-21 run, a decrease of about 6.7 percent from last year’s 270,197 but still the second-largest number in its history, organizers said.
(c) Khara
ANIME NEWS: Evangelion Store relocates to Ikebukuro
A shop for fans of the "Evangelion" animated series will move to Tokyo's Ikebukuro district from Harajuku on Oct. 3.
A scene from the "Attack on Titan" animated series ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan' special to kick off in late November in Tokyo
A special exhibition devoted to Hajime Isayama's popular manga series "Attack on Titan" will kick off Nov. 28 at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo.
(c) Shirow Masamune ・ Production I.G/ Kodansha ・ Ghost in The Shell Arise Committee
ANIME NEWS: Margot Robbie tapped for lead role in Hollywood’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’
Australian actress Margot Robbie will play the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi in Hollywood’s live-action adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell,” according to U.S. entertainment news website The Wrap.
Hideaki Anno (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: TIFF to host special exhibition devoted to 'Evangelion' creator Hideaki Anno
The Tokyo International Film Festival will host a special exhibition Oct. 23-31 dedicated to "Evangelion" creator Hideaki Anno.
From "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" ((c) Anohana Project)
ANIME NEWS: 'Anohana' team making new film set for 2015 release
The production team behind the anime TV series "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" has begun work on an original animated feature film set in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, to be released in 2015.
Hatsune Miku performs in Moscow in March 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Hatsune Miku to give 'live' shows in Los Angeles, New York
Virtual singing sensation Hatsune Miku is set to mesmerize fans in the United States with a "live" performance in Los Angeles and New York in October.
A scene from "Wormy," which won the Grand Prix award in 2014 ((c) Mizui Kakeru)
ANIME NEWS: Miyagi Sendai Animation Grand Prix 2015 competition under way
Aiming to help unrecognized artists carve out a career in the anime industry, the Miyagi Sendai Animation Grand Prix 2015 competition is now open, with entries being accepted through Jan. 13.
An illustration from "Fate/Zero," the  prequel to "Fate/Stay Night." ((c) Nitroplus/Type-Moon/ufotable/FZPC)
ANIME NEWS: 'Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works' preview set for Sept. 28
The long-awaited sequel to sci-fi anime TV series "Fate/Zero" will make its simultaneous worldwide premiere on Sept. 28.
(c) 2014 "Stand By Me Doraemon" Production Committee
ANIME NEWS: 'Stand By Me Doraemon' set for international release
The popular 3-D computer animated "Stand By Me Doraemon" will be shown in theaters in 21 countries and regions after drawing enormous crowds at home since its Aug. 8 release.
Animation director Mamoru Oshii (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: 'Giovanni's Island,' director Mamoru Oshii win big at Fantasia fest in Canada
Mizuho Nishikubo's film "Giovanni's Island" won the Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation, becoming the Best Animated Feature in the Animation Competition category at the 18th Fantasia International Film Festival.
From "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" ((c) 2013 Hatake Jimusho・GNDHDDTK)
ANIME NEWS: GKIDS to distribute Studio Ghibli's 'Tale of Princess Kaguya'
GKIDS Inc., a U.S. independent distributor for animation and family-oriented entertainment, announced it has acquired North American rights to "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" for theatrical release in October.
Takashi Yamazaki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo filmfest to open with 'Big Hero 6,' close with 'Parasyte'
Two manga-inspired films will have their world premieres at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) this fall.
An illustration from the previous film adaptation, "Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie" ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Pierrot)
ANIME NEWS: New 'Naruto' movie to hit screens Dec. 6; exhibition planned for 2015
A new "Naruto" film adaptation will hit theaters Dec. 6, followed by a special exhibition scheduled for 2015.

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