February 08, 2016
Film director Hiroshi Kashiwabara and actor Takamasa Suga will serve as judges at the 26th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival that will be held from Feb. 25 to 29 in Hokkaido.
February 07, 2016
HIMI, Toyama Prefecture--Manga fans would definitely approve of the snazzy “meishi” (business cards) being brandished by city officials and politicians here.
January 28, 2016
Mamoru Hosoda’s runaway anime feature "The Boy and the Beast” will premiere in the United States on March 4 after grossing 5.85 billion yen ($49.8 million) in Japan last year.
January 27, 2016
An animated TV series adaptation of Chika Umino’s “shogi” (Japanese chess)-themed manga “March Comes in Like a Lion” will premiere on Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) in autumn.
January 26, 2016
Ryukishi07’s popular novel-style “Higurashi When They Cry” horror game series will be adapted into a live-action TV drama series premiering in May, with members of idol group NGT48 playing the main characters.
January 25, 2016
Manga legend Katsuhiro Otomo will attend the 43rd Angouleme International Comics Festival, which starts Jan. 28 in the French city, as a guest of honor.
January 21, 2016
An animated feature film adaptation of Yoshitoki Oima’s manga “A Silent Voice” will be released in fall this year.
January 20, 2016
Studio Ghibli Inc.’s “When Marnie Was There” has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Animated Feature Film category.
January 19, 2016
Contestants from Thailand and Indonesia won the top prizes at an annual competition to create plastic models of robots from the “Mobile Suit Gundam” anime franchise.
January 18, 2016
A new anime adaptation of the globally popular “Berserk” manga series is on its way this year.
January 14, 2016
The 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will run for 10 days from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3 at the Roppongi Hills complex and other venues in the capital.
January 13, 2016
“Naruto” fans hungry for new morsels of the ninja manga franchise don’t have long to wait. A new series titled “Boruto” will start this spring in Shueisha Inc.’s Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology.
January 12, 2016
The anime series based on Akira Toriyama's popular “Dragon Ball” manga will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a new TV series that will begin broadcasting on Jan. 24.
January 11, 2016
A record 166 companies and organizations will set up exhibition booths at AnimeJapan 2016, the nation’s largest anime expo, at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in the capital’s Koto Ward.
January 07, 2016
The wildly popular “Yo-Kai Watch” franchise will premiere its third full-length anime feature in December.
January 06, 2016
A star-studded cast will be front and center when a sequel to live-action feature “Assassination Classroom” hits cinemas on March 25.
January 05, 2016
Anime house Studio Ghibli Inc. will release the first feature film by acclaimed Dutch-British director Michael Dudok de Wit this year.
January 04, 2016
Internationally acclaimed animation director Makoto Shinkai is returning after a three-year hiatus with “Kimi no Na wa.” (your name.) slated for an August release.
December 28, 2015
A retrospective exhibition will be held in Tokyo in June next year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Masami Kurumada’s “Saint Seiya” manga series.
December 24, 2015
Kitan Club Co. is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special exhibition at the Shibuya Parco department store in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, showcasing its iconic Fuchico on the Cup capsule toys and other figurines.