Go Nagai (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
New 'Devilman' anime project announced for fall
"Devilman," a classic action/horror manga series by Go Nagai, will be adapted into anime format for event screening this fall.
To liven up the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, a life-size model of the Patlabor robot from "Mobile Police Patlabor" was set up in front of the Heian Jingu shrine in Kyoto’s Sakyo Ward on Sept. 20, 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Growing popularity leads to fourth Kyoto manga-anime fair
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.
"Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan' escape game to hit Tokyo, Osaka this summer
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."
Director Mamoru Hosoda (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Actor Yakusho to voice monster in 'The Boy and The Beast'
Veteran actor Koji Yakusho will provide the voice of the monster Kumatetsu in Mamoru Hosoda's animated feature "The Boy and The Beast."
Shotaro Ishinomori (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: 'Cyborg 009' adaptation in works to mark 50th anniversary
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.
An exclusive transparent plastic model of Gundam is part of an advance ticket package. ((c) Sotsu・Sunrise)
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo's Roppongi to host 'Art of Gundam' exhibition
A special exhibition focusing on the long-running robot anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam" will be held this summer in Tokyo's Roppongi district.
"Naruto" author Masashi Kishimoto (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: 1st talk between 'Naruto' and 'One Piece' creators published
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.
(c) Shirow Masamune ・ Production I.G/ Kodansha ・ Ghost in The Shell Arise Production Committee
ANIME NEWS: New 'Ghost in the Shell' film set for release in June
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.
Isao Tomita (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: 'Symphony Ihatov' featuring Hatsune Miku headed for Beijing debut
World-renowned electronic music composer Isao Tomita will bring his "Symphony Ihatov," featuring virtual singing sensation Hatsune Miku, to Beijing on May 20.
(c) Khara
ANIME NEWS: Latest 'Evangelion' T-shirt event taking place in Tokyo, Kyoto
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.
Mahiro Takasugi (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: 'Shisho' online occult horror novel series to be turned into anime, live-action adaptions
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.
The cover of "Genocidal Organ" (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: 2 full-length Project Itoh sci-fi films slated for theaters this fall
Two animated feature film adaptations of late writer Project Itoh's sci-fi novels will hit theaters across Japan this fall.
The cover illustration of the fourth volume of "Kakukaku Shikajika," left, and the fifth (Provided by Shueisha Inc.)
ANIME NEWS: Girls' manga 'Kakukaku Shikajika' takes top award
Akiko Higashimura's autobiographical manga "Kakukaku Shikajika (Blah-blah-blah) won the 2015 Cartoon Grand Prize.
A scene from "Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama/ Kodansha)
ANIME NEWS: Japanese manga sales in North America continue impressive turnaround
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.
Ghibli Museum (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Ghibli Museum to offer tickets through lottery for summer vacation season
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.
(c) 2010 Cheburashka Movie Partners/ Cheburashka Project
ANIME NEWS: New Cheburashka short to hit theaters
"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.
Hatsune Miku ((c) Crypton Future Media Inc.)
ANIME NEWS: Hatsune Miku to take stage at Nippon Budokan in September
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.
Sion Sono (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Sion Sono to bring 'All Esper Dayo!' to big screen
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.
Masaaki Yuasa (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Masaaki Yuasa's 'Ping Pong' wins big at Tokyo award festival
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.
"Naruto" author Masashi Kishimoto (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: 'Naruto' return shows ninja don't die easy
"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.

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