(c) PSYCHO-PASS Committee
ANIME NEWS: 'Psycho-Pass' movie takes place on global scale
A trailer, key visuals, anime cuts and voice cast members for the much-anticipated feature film adaptation of the "Psycho-Pass" animated TV series are now available, raising expectations among fans.
From "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" ((c) 2013 Hatake Jimusho・GNDHDDTK)
ANIME NEWS: 'Princess Kaguya,' 'Giovanni's Island' submitted for Oscar consideration
Two Japanese titles are among 20 films up for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said.
The Comic Market (Comiket) held in Tokyo's Koto Ward on Dec. 30, 2013 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Comiket accepting overseas fan entries for Otaku Summit 2015
Comic Market (Comiket) is now accepting entries from overseas fan circles to join the Otaku Summit 2015 (Comiket Special 6), once reserved for Japanese speakers.
"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal" ((c) Naoko Takeuchi/ PNP/ KODANSHA/ TOEI ANIMATION)
ANIME NEWS: 2nd half of 'Sailor Moon Crystal' series to feature 'Black Moon' saga
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal” will adapt the “Black Moon” story arc from the manga in a fresh run of episodes slated for the new year, it has been confirmed.
A scene from "Expelled from Paradise" ((c) Toei Animation, Nitroplus / EFP Society)
ANIME NEWS: 'Expelled from Paradise' making-of videos streamed on YouTube
The official YouTube channel of “Expelled from Paradise” is streaming making-of videos of the animated feature film that show how the traditional cel look was incorporated into the 3-D CG movie.
X Japan leader Yoshiki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: X Japan's Yoshiki unveils official Hello Kitty theme song
X Japan drummer, pianist and songwriter Yoshiki debuted the official theme song for Sanrio Co.'s ubiquitous Hello Kitty on Oct. 29 in Los Angeles in front of more than 2,000 excited Kitty fans.
Licca-chan, center, Pierre, left, and their family (Provided by Tomy Co.)
ANIME NEWS: Licca-chan doll's 'father' wins government parenting award
The "father" of popular toy doll Licca-chan has been crowned as Ikumen of the Year, an award supported by the health ministry that recognizes men who actively participate in child-rearing.
(c) Khara
ANIME NEWS: New Radio Eva Duo fashion line for girls inspired by 'Evangelion'
The Radio Eva fashion brand is introducing a new line for young girls this winter centered on "cuteness" and "girlishness."
Juzo Okita, captain of Space Battleship Yamato (Provided by the Sendai City Transportation Bureau)
ANIME NEWS: Captain of Space Battleship Yamato promotes Sendai icommuter card
To celebrate the Dec. 6 start of the Icsca commuter smart card system, Sendai’s transportation bureau tied up with the “Space Battleship Yamato 2199” franchise whose latest film will hit cinemas the same day.
Life-size panels of popular anime characters welcome fans at the entrance of a booth at AnimeJapan 2014. (Atsushi Ohara)
ANIME NEWS: Big, better AnimeJapan slated for March
The Zepp Tokyo music hall in the capital's Odaiba waterfront district will take center stage on March 20 during the 2015 edition of AnimeJapan.
Kazuo Koike (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Legendary writers Kazuo Koike, Stan Lee meet at L.A. comics expo
Acclaimed manga writer Kazuo Koike discussed future projects with American superhero creator Stan Lee during the Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
"Dragon Ball" ((c) Bird Studio/ Shueisha)
ANIME NEWS: J-World Tokyo's website in English, Chinese in bid to draw more tourists
The official website of J-World Tokyo is now available in English and Chinese, in a bid to attract more visitors to the indoor theme park based on characters from the Shonen Jump manga anthology.
(c) PSYCHO-PASS Committee
ANIME NEWS: Original 'Psycho-Pass' production team members return for feature film
Principal members of the star-studded production team for the first season of the "Psycho-Pass" animated TV series will resume their roles for a feature film adaptation.
(c) Magica Quartet/ Aniplex・Madoka Movie Project Rebellion
ANIME NEWS: 'Madoka Magica' movie, 'Love Live!' series win big at Animation Kobe Awards
Feature film “Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Rebellion” and animated TV series “Love Live! School Idol Project” were recognized as the best animated works at the 19th Animation Kobe Awards.
Katsuhiro Otomo (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Sendai Airport to display wall relief designed by ‘Akira’ creator Otomo
A ceramic wall relief measuring 8.7 meters by 2.8 meters and designed by manga artist and film director Katsuhiro Otomo will be put on display at Sendai Airport in March 2015.
A scene from the "Yokai Watch" animated TV series that was broadcast on July 4 ((c) LYW)
ANIME NEWS: 'Yokai Watch' film sequel slated for winter 2015
A feature film sequel for the “Yokai Watch” video game and animated series has been approved, even though the first film has yet to be released.
Shunji Iwai (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Shunji Iwai's animated prequel to 'Hana & Alice' to hit cinemas
Shunji Iwai, an internationally acclaimed film director known for "Love Letter" and "Swallowtail Butterfly," is bringing an animated prequel to his "Hana & Alice."
Lynn Minmay, the iconic character of "The Super Dimension Fortress Macross" series ((c) 1984 BIG WEST)
ANIME NEWS: New 'Macross Delta' series, singer auditions announced
A much-anticipated space opera project was announced, and singing auditions will be held to scout a songstress for the animated series tentatively titled “Macross Delta.”
Toshima Ward Mayor Yukio Takano, second from left, dressed as Joe Shimamura from the "Cyborg 009" sci-fi manga series, joins cosplayers near the east exit of JR Ikebukuro Station on Oct. 25. (Kuniaki Nishio)
ANIME NEWS: Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival draws 10,000 cosplayers
About 10,000 cosplayers from Japan and abroad made their way to Tokyo's Ikebukuro district for the Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival 2014 held Oct. 25 and 26.
Milla Jovovich plays the main character, Alice, in the “Resident Evil” film series. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Constantin Film plans ‘Resident Evil’ TV series
A leading German production company plans to create a TV drama series based on Capcom Co.’s globally popular “Resident Evil” survival horror video game series.

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