November 13, 2012
Polygon Pictures Inc., Japan's leading CG production house, said it plans to establish a joint company with a Malaysian digital animation studio to produce the third season of the animated TV series "Transformers Prime."
November 12, 2012
The executive committee of the first International Comic Festa revealed details of the Nov. 18 event in Tokyo, including speeches by internationally acclaimed artists.
November 10, 2012
The live-action adaptation of the "Rurouni Kenshin" manga and anime series is set to make its U.S. premiere at the LA EigaFest 2012 film festival.
November 09, 2012
Anime sci-fi feature film "009 Re: Cyborg" grossed 70 million yen ($873,000) in its first two days in theaters, attracting 40,000 moviegoers.
November 08, 2012
"Izakaya" pub-goers who share the same name as an Evangelion robot pilot should head over to the nearest Uotami or Shirokiya izakaya before the end of November.
November 07, 2012
A train decorated with anime illustrations from "Space Battleship Yamato 2199" is now running on Kitakinki Tango Railway Co.'s Miyazu and Miyafuku lines in northern Kyoto Prefecture.
November 06, 2012
Leiji Matsumoto, creator of "Galaxy Express 999," "Space Pirate Captain Harlock" and many other classic manga series, can now be addressed as chevalier, or knight.
November 05, 2012
Gisaburo Sugii, a founding father of Japanese animation, is being rediscovered in Europe following his new animated feature and a documentary film.
November 03, 2012
Anime Expo said that it drew a record-breaking number of visitors for one of the largest fan conventions dedicated to Japanese pop culture held in North America. Next Anime Expo is already set to be held on July, 2013.
November 02, 2012
Spider-Man, Iron Man and Batman now have some online company--from Japan.
November 01, 2012
The 16th Japan Media Arts Festival received a record 3,503 entries, including more than 500 works of animation, officials announced Oct. 19.
October 31, 2012
Japanese works account for four of the five titles nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film award at the 6th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), the APSA Academy said.
October 30, 2012
With the Dec. 15 release of "One Piece Film Z" fast approaching, toymaker Bandai Co. is set to offer exclusive figurines based on characters from the feature film adaptation of the popular pirate manga series.
October 29, 2012
The Kita-Kyushu Manga Museum will host a special exhibition from Nov. 3 to Dec. 28 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the popular "Lupin the Third" master thief manga and anime series.
October 27, 2012
Acclaimed anime director Mamoru Hosoda's "Wolf Children" was named best animated feature film at Spain's Sitges Film Festival held Oct. 4-14.
October 26, 2012
Celebrations have taken place in four cities across Japan commemorating the world's first public screening of animation, by Emile Reynaud at the Grevin Museum in Paris in 1892. The day, Oct. 28, is now known as International Animation Day.
October 25, 2012
A full 3-D CG feature film adaptation of the classic "Cyborg 009" manga and anime series had its world premiere Oct. 13 in the town of Ishinomaki as a tribute to the series' creator and a show of support for the quake-hit area.
October 24, 2012
"Space Sheriff Gavan," a popular live-action superhero TV series from the early 1980s, has been adapted into a novel 30 years after the show ended.
October 23, 2012
Leading toymaker Tomy Co. has obtained a multi-year global license for toys based on characters from the world-popular "Pocket Monster" franchise as the company looks to expand its operations worldwide.
October 22, 2012
A live-action feature film adaptation of the "Rurouni Kenshin" manga and anime series made its world premiere at South Korea's 17th Busan International Film Festival.