May 21, 2015
"Devilman," a classic action/horror manga series by Go Nagai, will be adapted into anime format for event screening this fall.
May 20, 2015
Thanks to an ever-increasing turnout of fans, the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF) will take place for a fourth time on Sept. 19-20.
May 19, 2015
An interactive game based on the "Attack on Titan" manga and anime franchise will be held in Tokyo and Osaka this summer, the second mass-participation "real escape game" based on "Titan."
May 18, 2015
Veteran actor Koji Yakusho will provide the voice of the monster Kumatetsu in Mamoru Hosoda's animated feature "The Boy and The Beast."
May 14, 2015
An animated adaptation of the classic "Cyborg 009" series is in the pipeline to celebrate 50 years since the science fiction manga was first published.
May 13, 2015
A special exhibition focusing on the long-running robot anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam" will be held this summer in Tokyo's Roppongi district.
May 12, 2015
The first talk between "Naruto" creator Masashi Kishimoto and "One Piece" author Eiichiro Oda was released in an official guidebook for a "Naruto-ten" exhibition.
May 11, 2015
A new "Ghost in the Shell" feature film adaptation will hit theaters on June 20 to mark the 25th anniversary of the original manga series, it has been announced.
May 07, 2015
World-renowned electronic music composer Isao Tomita will bring his "Symphony Ihatov," featuring virtual singing sensation Hatsune Miku, to Beijing on May 20.
April 30, 2015
Special "Neon Genesis Evangelion" T-shirts marking the 20th anniversary of the ever-popular anime TV series have gone on sale at an annual event held simultaneously in Tokyo and Kyoto.
ANIME NEWS: 'Shisho' online occult horror novel series to be turned into anime, live-action adaptions
April 28, 2015
After making its debut on the popular online 2channel bulletin board in 2003, the "Shisho" (master teacher) supernatural short novel series will be adapted into an animated TV series, a live-action feature film and a TV drama series starting in 2016.
April 27, 2015
Two animated feature film adaptations of late writer Project Itoh's sci-fi novels will hit theaters across Japan this fall.
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.