A scene from "Gundam Build Fighters" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE・TV Tokyo)
ANIME NEWS: 'Gundam Build Fighters Try' to hit small screens in October
The "Gundam Build Fighters" animated series will return to small screens in October.
A scene from "Godzilla"
ANIME NEWS: 'Godzilla' to face old foes in Hollywood sequel
Rather than resting on its laurels, Godzilla will return in a sequel to the newest Hollywood hit adaptation of the fabled monster series.
Yoshihiro Tatsumi, left, and Eric Khoo (Sophie Knight)
ANIME NEWS: Much-ballyhooed film on founder of 'gekiga' to hit theaters in November
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.
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ANIME NEWS: Polygon Pictures nabs 4 Daytime Emmy Awards
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."
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ANIME NEWS: 'Powerpuff Girls' returning to Cartoon Network in 2016
U.S. channel Cartoon Network Inc. said it will bring “The Powerpuff Girls” back to the small screen in 2016.
A family marking the 1 millionth visitor to the Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall in Kobe takes a commemorative photo with Anpanman and other characters. (Yoshinori Mizuno)
ANIME NEWS: Anpanman tops Bandai poll as kids' favorite character for 13th straight year
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.
Rena Nonen starred in NHK's "Ama-chan" morning drama series and became a household name. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Hayami, Katase to star in film adaptation of 'Princess Jellyfish'
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."
(c) 2014 “GARO THE ANIMATION” Keita Amemiya / Tohokushinsha
ANIME NEWS: Special trailer for animated 'Garo' series revealed
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.
A scene from “Dragon Ball” ((c) Bird Studio, Shueisha Inc.)
ANIME NEWS: New 'Dragon Ball Z' film announced for spring 2015
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.
A scene from "Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan' dominates U.S. graphic novel bestsellers list
Hajime Isayama's "Attack on Titan" manga series continues to stomp on its competition in the U.S. market.
The main robot from "Gundam Reconguista in G" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE)
ANIME NEWS: New 'Gundam' feature film to hit theaters
The latest installment of Yoshiyuki Tomino's long-running acclaimed space anime "Gundam" will hit movie houses in Japan on Aug. 23.
Makoto Tezuka, the eldest son of manga giant Osamu Tezuka (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Second chapter of Tezuka's 'Legend of Forest' to premiere at Hiroshima filmfest
The second chapter of Osamu Tezuka’s experimental animated short “The Legend of the Forest” will make its world premiere at the 15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival.
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ANIME NEWS: Volume 2 of 'Evangelion: 3.0' art book on store shelves Aug. 22
The world of Evangelion returns Aug. 22 with the publication of the second volume of a two-part book featuring original drawings used in producing the animated film “Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo.”
Life-size panels of popular anime characters welcome fans at the entrance of a booth at AnimeJapan 2014. (Atsushi Ohara)
ANIME NEWS: Improved AnimeJapan 2015 scheduled for March 20-22
Following last year’s success, AnimeJapan, one of the nation's largest anime events, will return on March 20-22 next year at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center with new measures to address its weak points.
 "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.

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