December 07, 2012
Production of "Santa Company," a Finland-endorsed Japanese animated feature, has gone into full swing for the winter 2013 release.
December 06, 2012
"Obscure Cities," written by Benoit Peeters and illustrated by Francois Schuiten, was voted the No. 1 translated foreign comic book published in Japan in 2012 in a poll by Gaiman Award.
December 05, 2012
U.S. anime distributor Crunchyroll Inc. has begun offering Japanese anime with subtitles in Portuguese, the language of Brazil.
December 04, 2012
The awards continue to pile up for "A Letter to Momo."
December 03, 2012
The Kamen Rider masked superhero's "transformation belt" is always on the top of Christmas wish lists for boys, and the toys quickly disappear from store shelves in the year-end shopping season.
December 01, 2012
Mamoru Oshii, globally acclaimed for his "Ghost in the Shell" and other anime titles, will direct his first English-language live-action feature film, Production I.G Inc. said.
November 30, 2012
"Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie," the latest feature film adaptation of the popular ninja manga and anime series, has became the highest grossing film in the franchise.
November 29, 2012
Mercedes-Benz Japan Co. has teamed up with anime studio Production I.G Inc. to create an anime video short to promote the German automaker's new generation of compact cars.
November 28, 2012
Shoppers snatched up more than1 million packages of robot-shaped tofu in the month after they went on sale.
November 27, 2012
The Agency for Cultural Affairs will host a special showcase of Japanese films and animation from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3 in Busan, South Korea, under the title "Eiga to Animation no Mangekyo" (The kaleidoscope of films and animation).
November 26, 2012
Osaka Prefecture's Sakai "signed" a sister city agreement earlier this month with The Shire, a fictional village inhabited by hobbits in the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and its prequel, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
November 24, 2012
Anime feature film "Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo" raked in 1.131 billion yen ($13.76 million) at the box office in its opening weekend after hitting cinemas nationwide Nov. 17.
November 23, 2012
"Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D," a full-CG animated feature, along with live-action horror film "Sadako 3D" and 10 other works were honored at the recent International 3D Awards Lumiere Japan.
November 22, 2012
The Republic of San Marino, a small country in central Italy with a population of about 30,000, will host its first large-scale festival dedicated to Japanese anime on Dec. 7-9.
November 21, 2012
A double offering of two feature-film adaptations of the "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" animated TV series was America's second-highest grossing program on a per-screen average Oct. 19-21, according to the Box Office Mojo website.
November 20, 2012
The team behind the Oscars has said it will examine the latest feature film by Studio Ghibli Inc. as a possible nomination for Best Animated Feature in next year's awards.
November 19, 2012
The International Comic and Animation Convention (ICAC) 2012 has been rescheduled for Dec. 1-9 at Xiedao International Exhibition Center in Beijing.
November 17, 2012
An "Evangelion"-themed train and roller coaster are unveiled on Nov. 17 to celebrate the release of "Evangelion: 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo" animated film, which opens in theaters the same day.
November 16, 2012
May'n, Kotoko and other popular anime song artists took the stage on Nov. 4 for the Animax Musix 2012 Taiwan concert held at the ATT Show Box in Taipei, where they wowed about 2,000 ecstatic fans.
November 15, 2012
Anime director Hayao Miyazaki was among the 15 recipients of this year's Person of Cultural Merit honor for his longtime contributions to Japan's arts and culture, the Agency for Cultural Affairs has announced.