September 17, 2014
Mizuho Nishikubo's film "Giovanni's Island" won the Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation, becoming the Best Animated Feature in the Animation Competition category at the 18th Fantasia International Film Festival.
September 16, 2014
GKIDS Inc., a U.S. independent distributor for animation and family-oriented entertainment, announced it has acquired North American rights to "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" for theatrical release in October.
September 15, 2014
Two manga-inspired films will have their world premieres at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) this fall.
September 12, 2014
A new "Naruto" film adaptation will hit theaters Dec. 6, followed by a special exhibition scheduled for 2015.
September 11, 2014
Daisy Jacobs' "The Bigger Picture" won the Grand Prize in the 15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival on Aug. 25, the final day of the event.
September 10, 2014
"Space Invaders," the classic arcade video game developed by Taito Corp. in the late 1970s, looks set to be adapted into a Hollywood movie.
September 09, 2014
Anime maestro Hayao Miyazaki has been inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame.
September 08, 2014
The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) is accepting entries for the Competition Program of the Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) that will be held in March 2015.
September 04, 2014
Fans of the wildly popular pirate manga and anime "One Piece" will be counting down the days to spring 2015, when the first official "One Piece" theme park opens in Tokyo Tower.
September 03, 2014
Isao Takahata's "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
September 02, 2014
Zhu Yantong's award-winning "My Milk Cup Cow" is one of seven animated films from Japan that were selected for competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival to be held Sept. 17-21.
September 01, 2014
The "Gundam Build Fighters" animated series will return to small screens in October.
August 28, 2014
Rather than resting on its laurels, Godzilla will return in a sequel to the newest Hollywood hit adaptation of the fabled monster series.
August 27, 2014
The critically acclaimed "Tatsumi," which is about the life of legendary manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, will make its much-anticipated debut in Japanese cinemas in November.
August 26, 2014
Japan's leading CG production house, Polygon Pictures Inc., captured four awards at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards for its "Transformers Prime Beast Hunters" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
August 25, 2014
U.S. channel Cartoon Network Inc. said it will bring “The Powerpuff Girls” back to the small screen in 2016.
August 22, 2014
Sweet bean paste-filled superhero Anpanman was named the most popular fictional character among children in Japan, holding the top spot for 13 consecutive years, according to a recent poll conducted by leading toymaker Bandai Co.
August 21, 2014
Actor Mocomichi Hayami has been cast as the chauffeur Yoshio Hanamori for the live-action feature film adaptation of the popular manga series "Princess Jellyfish."
August 20, 2014
A new key visual and special trailer for an animated "Garo" TV series were shown during the "Garo Creator's kNight" event held June 20 in Tokyo, raising expectations for its much-anticipated fall premiere.
August 19, 2014
A new “Dragon Ball Z” animated feature film based on a screenplay by original manga series creator Akira Toriyama will hit Japanese cinemas during the Golden Week holiday period next year.