Dressed as their favorite anime and video game characters, participants in the World Cosplay Summit 2015 parade through the Osu shopping district in Nagoya on Aug. 2. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Team Mexico captures championship at World Cosplay Summit
Team Mexico walked away with the big prize at the World Cosplay Summit 2015 on Aug. 1 in Nagoya.
A scene from "Attack on Titan" ((c) 2015 Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ Attack on Titan the Movie Production Committee)
ANIME NEWS: Two-part 'Attack on Titan' film to hit North America in autumn
The two-part, live-action feature film adaptation of the “Attack on Titan” manga series will hit U.S. and Canadian theaters in September and October.
Children are joined by Anpanman and other characters at the Anpanman Children's Museum in Mall in Fukuoka's Hakata Ward. (The Asahi Shimbun)
ANIME NEWS: First overseas Anpanman shop to open in Taiwan in September
The first overseas shop specializing in the long-running Anpanman anime series for children will open in Taiwan in September.
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: Mamoru Hosoda art exhibition moves to Osaka after it wraps up in Tokyo
An art exhibition devoted to Mamoru Hosoda's four animated feature films will be held in Osaka, following the runaway success of its Tokyo edition.
Tadanobu Asano, left, and Atsuko Maeda (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: J-Pop Summit Festival 2015 draws 32,000 fans in San Francisco
The annual J-Pop Summit festival is making a big impact with the locals in San Francisco.
A scene from "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' " ((c) Bird Studio, Shueisha Inc. Provided by Toei)
ANIME NEWS: New 'Dragon Ball Z' film among top 10 highest-grossing anime films in U.S.
"Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F,' " the latest animated feature-film adaptation of the long-running manga and anime series, is already among the top 10 highest-grossing Japanese anime films released in the United States.
A girl represents aircraft carrier Akagi in "KanColle." ((C) 2014 DMM.com/ KADOKAWA GAMES All Rights Reserved.)
ANIME NEWS: Japanese battleships morphed into cute schoolgirls to hit the big screen
Wild stuff works in Japanese anime: World War II Japanese warships portrayed as "kawaii" (cute) schoolgirls is but an example.
An image of "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" ((c)Magica Quartet/Aniplex・Madoka Partners・MBS)
ANIME NEWS: Shaft to hold exhibition to celebrate 40 years of imaginative storytelling
Anime studio Shaft Inc. said it will kick off an art exhibition tour in November to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Hajime Isayama's "Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama/ Kodansha)
ANIME NEWS: Kodansha to expand U.S. English manga titles to 2,000 in 2 years
Kodansha Ltd. is taking aim at U.S. manga fans with an upsurge in its English-language digital manga offerings.
Toshima Ward Mayor Yukio Takano, second from left, joins cosplayers at the first Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival held last October. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Dress up and get down to the Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival
Ghosties, ghoulies, heroes, villains and cuties will make the Tokyo district of Ikebukuro the capital of cosplay this fall with a huge Halloween street party.
A scene from "Miss Hokusai" ((c) 2014 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners)
ANIME NEWS: 'Miss Hokusai' scoops up 3 awards at Montreal film festival
Keiichi Hara's animated feature film "Miss Hokusai" wowed the jury at the 19th Fantasia International Film Festival, taking home three awards.
"Mobile Suit Gundam" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE)
ANIME NEWS: 'Mobile Suit Gundam' to be showcased at Tokyo International Film Festival
Futuristic robot anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam" will be featured in a special program to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).
An illustration created by Masashi Kishimoto specifically for the first exhibition themed on his “Naruto” manga series ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha)
ANIME NEWS: Lionsgate secures rights to make live-action 'Naruto' film
Masashi Kishimoto's globally popular ninja manga series "Naruto" will be adapted into a live-action Hollywood film.
((c) Khara Inc.)
ANIME NEWS: ‘Evangelion’ train to run on Sanyo Shinkansen Line this fall
A special Evangelion-themed train will be riding the Sanyo Shinkansen Line beginning this autumn to celebrate 40 years of the bullet train service and the 20th anniversary of the first broadcast of the "Neon Genesis Evangelion" TV series.
The interior of the "Ace of Diamond"-themed train car (Provided by the Kyoto city government) ((c) Yuji Terajima・Kodansha/ "Ace of Diamond-SS-" Production Committee・TV Tokyo)
ANIME NEWS: Cartoon train cars promote Kyoto anime fair
A subway train decorated from top to bottom with anime characters is running through the ancient capital of Japan to promote the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF) 2015.
(c) Fujiko Pro.・Shogakukan・TV Asahi・Shin-ei・ADK
ANIME NEWS: 36th Doraemon movie set for release in spring 2016
The 36th animated feature film of the long-running Doraemon series will hit Japanese theaters next spring.
"Mobile Suit Gundam" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE)
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo International Film Festival to offer special 'Gundam' screening
The 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will offer a special program dedicated to "Mobile Suit Gundam," organizers announced.
The cover illustration of a collector's edition (Provided by Hakusensha Inc.)
ANIME NEWS: 'Fruits Basket' sequel to hit HanaLala website from Sept. 4
Internationally popular manga series “Fruits Basket” will make a comeback after a nine-year hiatus.
A scene from "Momotaro, Sacred Sailors" ((c) 1945 Shochiku Co.)
ANIME NEWS: Kawasaki museum screening war films, propaganda anime movie
The Kawasaki City Museum is hosting a series of screenings of war films, including propaganda pieces, foreign movies and documentaries, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
(c) Fujiko Pro.・Shogakukan・TV Asahi・Shin-ei・ADK
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.

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