August 03, 2015
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.
July 30, 2015
“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.
July 28, 2015
"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.
July 27, 2015
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.
July 23, 2015
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.
July 22, 2015
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.
July 21, 2015
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."
July 16, 2015
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.
July 15, 2015
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.
July 14, 2015
"Ultra Heroes Acrobattle Live in Hong Kong 2015," a stage production featuring Ultra superheroes, was held in Hong Kong from July 9-12.
July 13, 2015
A live-action mini-series adaptation of “Attack on Titan” will start streaming Aug. 15 on NTT Docomo Inc.’s dTV online-video service.
July 09, 2015
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.
July 08, 2015
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.
July 07, 2015
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.
July 06, 2015
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.
July 02, 2015
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.
July 01, 2015
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.
June 30, 2015
Sailor Moon fans will be in for a treat when a new musical production of "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" premieres Sept. 18 in Tokyo.
June 29, 2015
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.
June 25, 2015
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.