July 21, 2012
"Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo," the third in the four-part film reboot series of Hideaki Anno's "Neon Genesis Evangelion" series, will hit theaters on Nov. 17.
July 20, 2012
Entries for the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival are now being accepted through Sept. 20.
July 19, 2012
When the Necomimi headband made its U.S. debut last week at San Diego's Comic-Con International convention, anime and mange fans were all ears.
July 18, 2012
Digital Frontier Inc., Japan's leading CG production studio, has joined hands with the French cross-media animation company Forge Animation to co-produce a full-length stereoscopic CG animated film titled "Windwalkers: Chronicles of the 34th Horde."
July 17, 2012
Intermestic Inc., which operates the Zoff eyewear retail chain, said it is collaborating with the "K-On!" animated series to release a line of nonprescription glasses inspired by the anime characters.
July 16, 2012
A star-studded cast of guest artists is set to perform at the "Anison Live" concert dedicated to anime songs, which will form part of the 2012 World Cosplay Summit (WCS).
July 14, 2012
The One Piece Grand Arena Tour, dedicated to the popular pirate manga and anime series by Eiichiro Oda, will travel to Saitama, Ehime, Fukui and Miyagi prefectures from Aug. 9.
July 13, 2012
Special toy figurines sold to raise money for areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake helped raise more than 239 million yen ($3 million) in the past year.
July 12, 2012
The anime "The Wolf Children, Ame and Yuki" made its world premiere late last month at a packed Paris theater to a standing ovation.
July 11, 2012
The Kobe city government will host the Kobe Pop Culture Festival on July 14-16 at various venues in the city's Shin-Nagata district, known as one of the most severely devastated areas in the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.
July 10, 2012
"Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic," an Arabian-themed manga series currently running in Shogakukan Inc.'s weekly Shonen Sunday comic magazine, will be adapted into an animated TV series starting in October.
ANIME NEWS: Limited edition Licca-chan doll sporting Nadeshiko Japan uniform to be released on July 21
July 09, 2012
A limited-edition Licca-chan doll sporting the uniform of Japan's World Cup-winning women's soccer team, aka Nadeshiko Japan, is set to hit store shelves on July 21.
July 07, 2012
Even though no train has stopped at the old Kofuku (happiness) Station on the now-defunct Hiroo Line in 25 years, two new mascot "station goddessess" characters have been designated to welcome fans.
July 06, 2012
A new theater dedicated to anime opened June 29 in Tokyo's Asagaya district, home to an art cinema, animation studios and art schools.
July 05, 2012
Toymaker Bandai Co. said it will present its new Mazinger Z die-cast metal figure at various events across the globe, starting at the Japan Expo to be held in Paris on July 5-8.
July 04, 2012
To celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the naming of Yanagase district in Gifu, the Yanagase shopping district hosted the All-Japan "yuruchara" assembly on June 30-July 1.
July 03, 2012
Konami Digital Entertainment Co.’s Buso Shinki (armed divine princess) action figures will star in a new television animation series.
July 02, 2012
A second official "Neon Genesis Evangelion"-themed shop is set to open on July 14 in Hakone, a major hot spring resort in Kanagawa Prefecture.
June 30, 2012
"Harbor Tale," an animated short directed by Yuichi Ito and produced by Japanese animation studio I.Toon Ltd., won the Golden Slipper award for best animated film at the 52nd annual Zlin Film Festival held in the Czech Republic.
June 29, 2012
Toyota Motor Corp. said it will screen "PES: Peace Eco Smile," a promotional animated series created in collaboration with a leading anime studio, on June 29 at the Anime Expo 2012.