"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal" ((c) Naoko Takeuchi/ PNP/ KODANSHA/ TOEI ANIMATION)
ANIME NEWS: New 'Sailor Moon' audience hits 1 million in just 2 days
The new "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal" series began its much-anticipated worldwide simulcast July 5, with the first episode gaining one million views in two days.
(c) Hirohiko Araki & Lucky Land Communications/ Shueisha/ JoJo's Bizarre Adventure SC Production Committee
ANIME NEWS: English-dubbed 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure' makes U.S. premiere
"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders" animated TV series made its English-dubbed debut on July 5 at the Anime Expo held in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
(c) Shirow Masamune ・ Production I.G/ Kodansha ・ Ghost in The Shell Arise Production Committee
ANIME NEWS: Ghost in the Shell Art Exhibition set to hit Tokyo, Osaka in August
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Shirow Masamune's comic "Ghost in the Shell," an art exhibition devoted to the manga and anime franchise is set to start in Tokyo and Osaka in August.
Takeru Sato, who plays protagonist Kenshin Himura, and actress Emi Takei pose with mascot Kumamon during shooting for "Rurouni Kenshin" in Yamaga, Kumamoto Prefecture, in August 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Jump SQ is putting out 2-part 'Rurouni Kenshin' spin-off
Jump SQ is publishing a two-part manga spin-off of "Rurouni Kenshin" to celebrate the summer release of a two-part sequel to the live-action feature film adaptation of the romantic Meiji Era (1868-1912) swordsman fantasy.
A scene from "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" ((c) Bird Studio, Shueisha Inc.)
ANIME NEWS: Latest 'Dragon Ball Z' film set for limited N. American release in August
"Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods," the latest feature film adaptation of Akira Toriyama's popular manga series, will hit about 800 cinemas in the United States and Canada in August for a limited release.
More than 270,000 people visited the 2013 Tokyo Game Show at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: More exhibitors sign up for Tokyo Game Show 2014
The number of companies and organizations that will set up booths at Tokyo Game Show 2014 is on pace to shatter the figure from last year, organizers said.
Atsuto Uchida (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Soccer star Atsuto Uchida to lend voice to 'Pokemon' film
Soccer star Atsuto Uchida will provide the voice of a character in “Pokemon the Movie XY: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction,” the latest installment of the series that will hit cinemas nationwide on July 19.
(c)Aito Aoyagi, Narumi Hasegaki/kodansha
ANIME NEWS: 17-year-old manga artist starts series in Nakayoshi monthly
Kodansha Ltd.’s monthly Nakayoshi comic anthology for girls has turned to a teenage artist to illustrate a new manga series.
Gaming enthusiasts crowd a booth for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. at the 2012 Tokyo Game Show. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Sony to cover exhibition fees for Indie Game Area at Tokyo Game Show
Independent game developers planning to set up booths to show off their latest creations at the 2014 Tokyo Game Show are in luck, as industry giant Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has stepped up and said it will foot the bill.
An illustration from "Pokemon XY the Movie: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie" ((c) Nintendo・Creatures・GAME FREAK・TV Tokyo・ShoPro・JR Kikaku (c) Pokemon (c) 2014 Pikachu Project)
ANIME NEWS: Roppongi Hills to host 'Pokemon' film festival
Fans of Pikachu and its pocket monster pals are in for a real treat.
John Lasseter (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: 'Toy Story' director helps promote DVD release of Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises'
Hayao Miyazaki’s final feature film, “The Wind Rises,” was released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on June 18, and the renowned anime director had an old friend and fellow industry titan helping him promote it.
(c) 2014 GNDHDDTK
ANIME NEWS: Art exhibition devoted to Ghibli director Yonebayashi to open July 18
A special art exhibition devoted to director Hiromasa Yonebayashi will be held July 18-28 to celebrate the release of “When Marnie Was There,” the latest feature film from anime house Studio Ghibli Inc.
Ultraman Ginga (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: New 'Ultraman Ginga S' series premieres on July 15
The first half of the 16-episode “Ultraman Ginga S” series is set to hit small screens soon.
From Yoriko Mizushiri's "Futon" ((c) Yoriko Mizushiri)
ANIME NEWS: Mizushiri's 'Futon' heralded at Animafest Zagreb
Yoriko Mizushiri's "Futon" was among four animated shorts from Japan that were honored at the 2014 World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb, Croatia, held June 3-8.
(c) Psycho-Pass Production Committee
ANIME NEWS: Newly edited edition of 'Psycho-Pass' series to premiere July 10
The first episode of a newly edited edition of the “Psycho-Pass” animated series will premiere on July 10, followed by the sequel, “Psycho-Pass 2,” in October.
"Approved For Adoption" won the Grand Prize award in the Animation Division at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival. ((c) Mosaique Films - Artemis Productions - Panda Media - Nadasdy Film - France 3 Cinema--2012)
ANIME NEWS: Japan Media Arts Festival to accept entries from July 7
Entries for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival will be accepted from July 7 through Sept. 2.
(c) 2014 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners
ANIME NEWS: Production I.G announces Keiichi Hara's new feature 'Miss Hokusai' at Annecy
Leading anime house Production I.G Inc. announced that it is now working on "Miss Hokusai," a new feature film by critically acclaimed director Keiichi Hara.
A scene from "Giovanni's Island"  ((c) JAME)
ANIME NEWS: 'Giovanni's Island' takes Jury Distinction award at Annecy
Mizuho Nishikubo's full-length feature "Giovanni's Island" was one of three Japanese films to be honored at the 2014 Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France.
A scene from "The Garden of Words" ((c) Makoto Shinkai/ CoMix Wave Films)
ANIME NEWS: Shizuoka exhibition devoted to four films of Makoto Shinkai
Four works by critically acclaimed anime artist Makoto Shinkai will be the focus of an exhibit at the Ooka Makoto Kotoba Museum in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, offering fans a rare chance to learn about his creative process.
Hirokazu Koreeda (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Hirokazu Koreeda to direct live-action film adaptation of 'Umimachi Diary'
Akimi Yoshida’s critically acclaimed manga series “Umimachi Diary” will be adapted into a live-action feature film by Cannes-winning director Hirokazu Koreeda.

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