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.
June 24, 2015
Twenty-nine companies have banded together to form the Japan Contents Group, an organization that will introduce a new video streaming service later this year.
June 23, 2015
An animated TV series adaptation of Hirohiko Araki’s long-running manga, “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,” will be released on DVD in North America on July 28.
June 22, 2015
“Lupin the Third” will make a long-awaited return to television screens when a new anime adaptation of the manga series will be broadcast this fall. It will be the first Lupin anime series in 30 years.
June 18, 2015
A live-action suspense thriller helmed by renowned anime director Mamoru Oshii will hit Japanese theaters on July 25.
June 17, 2015
Naoki Urasawa’s "Master Keaton" was among the six Japanese titles that dominated the nominations for Best U.S. Edition of International Material--Asia category at the 2015 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
June 16, 2015
Showcasing 2,000 or so items featuring popular characters from the Weekly Shonen Jump comic anthology, a temporary Jump Shop will open in Tokyo's popular Odaiba waterfront district this summer.
June 15, 2015
Are you a novice who doesn't know your "Dragon Ball" from your "Golgo 13"? Or a diehard manga fan who has run out of ideas of what to read next? Either way, a new manga cafe with a concierge service could be just the thing to draw you in to a new comic book world.
June 11, 2015
The more than 20 million people in Japan who play the "Monster Strike" mobile game will be in for a real thrill later this year when an animated TV series adaptation hits the airwaves.
June 10, 2015
Two films in the "Rurouni Kenshin" historical adventure trilogy were among seven Japanese offerings that recently wowed moviegoers in China.
June 09, 2015
The Gunpla Builders World Cup 2015 will take place in about 20 cities across the world to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the “Mobile Suit Gundam” robot anime franchise.
June 08, 2015
Hiromasa Yonebayashi was named best director for his film “When Marnie was There” while “Expelled From Paradise” took home the best picture award in the animation division of the 24th Japan Movie Critics Awards.
June 04, 2015
Two films produced for Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition have proven to be such runaway hits that the streaming video website has now released two alternative versions of the popular anime shorts.
June 03, 2015
Tokyo takes toys seriously.