April 06, 2013
A model Thunderbird 2 aircraft from the ever-popular "Thunderbirds" science fiction TV series will be released on June 1.
April 05, 2013
Controversial film director Sion Sono is holding open auditions on YouTube for his upcoming live-action adaptation of Santa Inoue's gang violence manga "Tokyo Tribe 2."
April 04, 2013
A manga adaptation of the new "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" anime series started in Kodansha Ltd.'s monthly Young Magazine comic anthology released on March 13.
April 03, 2013
The Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) drew 105,855 visitors, during its four-day run, March 21-24, at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Koto Ward, exceeding the target of 100,000, according to the TAF executive committee.
April 02, 2013
The second season of "Hikonin Sentai Akibarangers," a parody of Toei Co.'s Super Sentai hero squad series, will start airing on BS-Asahi, Sun-TV and Tokyo MX channels in April.
April 01, 2013
"Glass Mask" ("Garasu no Kamen"), a long-running romance manga series by Suzue Miuch, will be adapted into a parody anime that will premiere on April 7.
March 30, 2013
"Evangelion: 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo" will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 24.
March 29, 2013
Akimi Yoshida's manga "Umimachi Diary" clinched the 6th Cartoon Grand Prize, organizers announced March 21.
March 28, 2013
Acclaimed French film director Patrice Leconte made a guest appearance at the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2013 on March 21 to talk about his first animated film, "The Suicide Shop."
March 27, 2013
JManga Inc. said it will shut down its JManga website, which distributes digital Japanese comics in English, by the end of May, after only two years in operation.
March 26, 2013
A comic take on Japan's po-faced warrior genre will premiere on TV Tokyo Corp. affiliates from April 2.
March 25, 2013
Mamoru Hosoda's animated feature film "Wolf Children" hit the big time in France in 2012, where it ended up playing in 110 cinemas and reaching at least 100,000 moviegoers, official figures show.
March 23, 2013
The "Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings" anime series will be featured on a special box of chocolates to be released for sale on March 23, with proceeds earmarked for earthquake and tsunami disaster recovery efforts.
March 22, 2013
Doraemon, the time-traveling robotic cat, was named the most popular character among children in Japan in December 2012.
March 21, 2013
Maryland's annual Otakon, the second largest anime convention in the United States, will have a sister event in Las Vegas early next year.
March 20, 2013
Animation director Hiroyuki Okiura won the government-sponsored 63rd Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists in the anime category for his 2012 feature film "A Letter to Momo," the Agency for Cultural Affairs has announced.
March 19, 2013
"Psychedelic Afternoon," a new anime short jointly created by composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and artist duo UrumaDelvi, was released online for streaming on March 11, the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
March 18, 2013
An art exhibition featuring the works of legendary manga artist Leiji Matsumoto will be held at the four-day Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) 2013.
March 16, 2013
The movie "Evangelion: 1.11," a digitally remastered edition of "Evangelion: 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone," will air on U.S. cable channel Adult Swim on March 17.
March 15, 2013
The Evangelion Store Tokyo-01 celebrated White Day on March 14 with special postcard giveaways and limited-edition items for sale at its location in Harajuku.