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ANIME NEWS: All 'Doraemon' comics go digital to celebrate 45th anniversary
All 45 “Doraemon” comic books were released in digital format for the first time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Fujiko F. Fujio’s manga about the robotic cat from the 22nd century.
An illustration from "The Boy and the Beast," with Kumatetsu, front left, and Kyuta, front right. ((c) 2015 The Boy and the Beast Film Partners)
ANIME NEWS: Hosoda's 'The Boy and the Beast' eyes 7 billion yen at box office
“The Boy and the Beast” raked in 667 million yen ($5.4 million) and attracted 494,170 moviegoers in the first two days of its release, according to the distributor.
A scene from "Chibi Maruko-chan" ((c) Sakura Production/ Nippon Animation)
ANIME NEWS: First 'Chibi Maruko-chan' movie in 23 years to open Dec. 23
"Eiga Chibi Maruko-chan," the first animated feature film adaptation in 23 years from the manga and anime franchise of the same name, is scheduled to hit Japanese cinemas on Dec. 23.
A scene from an animated adaptation of "Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
ANIME NEWS: English version of 'Attack on Titan' tops 2.5 million copies in print
More than 2.5 million copies of the English-language edition of Hajime Isayama's "Attack on Titan" comic book series are now in print, according to Kodansha USA Publishing LLC.
FUNimation Entertainment, which handles the "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'" film, sets up a booth at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. ((c) Bird Studio, Shueisha Inc. Provided by Toei)
ANIME NEWS: Record crowd attends Anime Expo in Los Angeles
A record-breaking 90,500 people attended Anime Expo, the largest fan convention dedicated to Japanese anime in the United States, with turnstile attendance reaching 260,700, the organizer said.
"Me! Me! Me!" by Hibiki Yoshizaki (Provided by Dwango Co.)
ANIME NEWS: Anima(tor) Exhibition gains worldwide attention with screenings, streaming music
Japan Anima(tor) Exhibition is reaching out to the rest of the world with a recent mural at an event in France, a special screening in Britain and a booth at an exhibition in Italy.
The "Galaxy Express 999"-themed 3000 series trains were removed from operation in December last year. (ⓒLeiji Matsumoto, SEIBU Railway Co.,LTD.)
ANIME NEWS: Seibu Railway begins campaign to reintroduce 'Galaxy Express 999' train
Seibu Railway Co. kicked off an online crowdfunding campaign on July 7 for a project to revive a train decked out with a theme based on the popular space adventure franchise "Galaxy Express 999."
A horde of fans show up for the "Naruto" exhibition, which celebrates the end of the manga's serialization, on June 25 in Tokyo's Minato Ward. (Yasuhiro Sugimoto) ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha)
ANIME NEWS: 'Naruto' exhibition headed for Osaka this weekend
After a successful run in Tokyo, an exhibition dedicated to “Naruto,” the globally popular ninja manga series, will open July 18 in Osaka featuring key visuals from the latest feature film adaptation.
"Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin" Episode 1 (c) SOTSU・SUNRISE
ANIME NEWS: 'Gundam: The Origin' Episode 2 to start two-week theatrical run on Oct. 31
The second episode of the four-part “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” animated series will premiere on Oct. 31 for a limited run at 15 cinemas across Japan until Nov. 13.
Ultraman holds a Guinness World Records certificate awarded to the TV series of the same name for having the most spinoffs at a Tokyo ceremony held in September 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Asia tour of live 'Ultra Heroes' stage show kicks off in Hong Kong
"Ultra Heroes Acrobattle Live in Hong Kong 2015," a stage production featuring Ultra superheroes, was held in Hong Kong from July 9-12.
"Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan' mini-series to stream on dTV from August
A live-action mini-series adaptation of “Attack on Titan” will start streaming Aug. 15 on NTT Docomo Inc.’s dTV online-video service.
Kunio Okawara (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Exhibition honoring 'Gundam' designer Okawara to be held from August
A retrospective honoring the 40-year career of Kunio Okawara, the designer of some of anime’s most popular robots, such as those featured in "Mobile Suit Gundam," "Yatterman” and "Armored Trooper Votoms," is scheduled to be held in Tokyo this summer.
A scene from "Miss Hokusai" ((c) 2014 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners)
ANIME NEWS: 'Miss Hokusai' takes Jury Award at Annecy
Keiichi Hara's historical drama "Miss Hokusai" captured the Jury Award at the 2015 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the world’s largest film festival dedicated to animation.
The logo of the Japan Media Arts Festival
ANIME NEWS: Japan Media Arts Festival now accepting entries
Entries from Japan and abroad will be accepted through Sept. 9 for the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, an annual event that recognizes excellence in the divisions of art, entertainment, animation and manga.
Entrants to the World Cosplay Summit strike a pose in August 2013 in Nagoya. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: World Cosplay Summit 2015 headed for Nagoya in late July, early August
Details of the widely anticipated World Cosplay Summit (WCS) 2015 have been released, with the annual event to be held on July 25 and 28, and Aug. 1 and 2, in and around Nagoya.
A scene from "Chibi Maruko-chan" ((c) Sakura Production/ Nippon Animation)
ANIME NEWS: Taiwan celebrates 25 years of ‘Chibi Maruko-chan’
The 25th anniversary of the popular TV anime series “Chibi Maruko-chan” is being celebrated in Taiwan with a huge event in Taipei that has been attracting thousands of fans of the fictional Japanese girl and her family.
An illustration from the first "Yo-kai Watch The Movie" ((c) LMYWP2014)
ANIME NEWS: Red-hot 'Yo-kai Watch' film sequel timed to hit cinemas on Dec. 19
The widely anticipated second feature film adaptation of the red-hot "Yo-kai Watch" anime and video-game franchise will hit Japanese cinemas on Dec. 19, it has been confirmed.
The cast of a musical production of "Sailor Moon" attend a news conference in Tokyo in August 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: New musical production of 'Sailor Moon' to premiere in September
Sailor Moon fans will be in for a treat when a new musical production of "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" premieres Sept. 18 in Tokyo.
Director Sunao Katabuchi talks about his film at an event held in Tokyo's Odaiba district on May 5. (Atsushi Ohara)
ANIME NEWS: 'To All the Corners of the World' coming to big screen after setting crowdfunding mark
The animated feature film adaptation of Fumiyo Kono’s "To All the Corners of the World" will hit cinemas in 2016, after the project had the largest number of supporters in an Internet crowdfunding campaign in Japan.
Kadokawa Corp. President Masaki Matsubara (Provided by Kadokawa Corp.)
ANIME NEWS: Kadokawa Corp. to build 'Cool Japan' cultural hub in Tokorozawa
The creation of a museum dedicated to “Cool Japan” pop culture trends has been debated on a governmental level for years, but the project has yet to move forward significantly.

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