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ANIME NEWS: NTT Docomo project seeks to create 'Ghost in the...
Motoko Kusanagi uses an "optical camouflage" device to blend in with the environment and disappear. ((c) Shirow Masamune ・ Production I.G/ Kodansha ・ Ghost in The Shell Arise Production Committee)
NTT Docomo Ventures Inc. announced an ambitious project in which it will team with experts to bring to life the fictional technologies found in the cyberpunk world of the...
Tezuka museum to screen new chapter of manga giant's 'The Legend...
A scene from the second movement of Osamu Tezuka's "The Legend of the Forest," which was newly created by his son Makoto Tezuka ((c)Tezuka Productions)
TAKARAZUKA, Hyogo Prefecture--Fans of manga great Osamu Tezuka can see the new chapter of his unfinished anime epic when it is screened for the first time in his hometown here...
ANIME NEWS: New 'Naruto' movie to make leap onto U.S. screens in...
Naruto ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha)
"The Last: Naruto the Movie," the latest animated feature film adaptation of the popular ninja manga series by Masashi Kishimoto, will be released in 20 major U.S. cities...
ANIME NEWS: Second half of 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust...
 (c) Hirohiko Araki & Lucky Land Communications/ Shueisha/ JoJo's Bizarre Adventure SC Production Committee
The second half of the hit animated TV series "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders" returned to the airwaves in January, pursuing the Egypt arc.
'Evangelion' producer to open anime studio, museum in rural...
Gainax Co. President Hiroyuki Yamaga, far right, Gainax Fukushima President Yoshinori Asao, center right, and Miharu Mayor Yoshinori Suzuki, center left, in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on Jan. 19 at the signing ceremony to establish a new anime studio in the area (Naoyuki Takahashi)
KORIYAMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Gainax Co., the anime company best known for the hit series "Evangelion," is setting up a studio in Miharu to help draw people back to this...
ANIME NEWS: 'Gundam: The Origin' series to premiere on Feb. 28
(c) SOTSU・SUNRISE
“Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin,” a new animated series adapted from a manga of the same name by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, will start its run this winter.
Local communities erect manga/anime statues with tourists in mind
A bronze statue of a character of the “Captain Tsubasa” soccer manga and anime in Katsushika Ward in Tokyo (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
In the fictional world of comics, Katsushika Ward in eastern Tokyo is home to the long-running comedy manga “Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutsujo,” which...
ANIME NEWS: 'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya' wins Best Animated...
From "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" ((c) 2013 Hatake Jimusho・GNDHDDTK)
Studio Ghibli Inc. co-founder Isao Takahata's "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" walked away with Best Animated Feature Film award at the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).
ANIME NEWS: Ex-Kara member Jiyong to make film debut in...
Jiyong (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Jiyong, a former member of the South Korean pop girl group Kara, will make her film debut in the much-anticipated live-action feature film adaptation of "Assassination...
'Itasha' cars decorated with images of anime girls drive up...
"Itasha" cars adorned with stickers of cute anime girls gather at the Daikoku Futo parking area in Yokohama on Oct. 18. (Kaoriko Okuda)
YOKOHAMA--Like any typical car buff, "itasha" enthusiasts love showing off their decked-out rides.
ANIME NEWS: 'Garo' live-action franchise will mark 10th...
(c) 2014 “Garo The Animation” Keita Amemiya / Tohokushinsha
Live-action "tokusatsu" (special effects) TV series "Garo" is set to make a huge return in 2015 with a second season of its TV anime series, feature film adaptations and...
ANIME NEWS: 'Appleseed Alpha' to hit Japanese cinemas on Jan. 17
"Appleseed Alpha" ((c) 2014 Lucent Pictures Entertainment Inc./ Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc., All Rights Reserved.)
Cyberpunk sci-fi film "Appleseed Alpha" made its long-awaited return home with its Japan premiere at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival on Oct. 28.
ANIME NEWS: Final chapter of 'Patlabor' to be sequel to 1993 anime ...
The AV-98 Ingram robot from the "Patlabor" franchise (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The 7th chapter of live-action adaptation "The Next Generation: Patlabor" will serve as a sequel to "Patlabor 2: The Movie," an animated feature film released in 1993.
ANIME NEWS: Tomy set to release talking robot Robi jr.
 (c) TOMY (c) DeAGOSTINI All Rights Reserved.
Tomy Co. will release a talking humanoid robot that has 1,000 or so phrases at its command and can sing about 50 songs.
ANIME NEWS: 'Doraemon' film tops 8 billion yen at Japanese box...
(c) 2014 "Stand By Me Doraemon" Production Committee
“Stand By Me Doraemon,” the first 3-D-CG feature film starring the robotic cat from the 22nd century, has become one of the top-grossing Japanese films in 2014.
ANIME NEWS: Top talents lure throngs of comic enthusiasts to 3rd...
Comic book artists from home and abroad mingle with fans in the Artist Alley section of the International Manga Festival. (Photo by Shin Yamamoto)
The third International Manga Festival was held last month at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center, drawing a large number of comic book fans to a venue that included more...
Amid strained ties, record number of Chinese students compete in...
Yao Lijin, third from left, receives the Ambassador of Japan Prize at the 10th Japanese Essay Contest at the Embassy of Japan in Beijing on Dec. 12. To her left is Japan's ambassador to China Masato Kitera. (Nozomu Hayashi)
BEIJING--A record number of Chinese students participated in an annual Japanese essay contest, showing that ongoing strains between the two countries are no obstacle to...
ANIME NEWS: 'Psycho-Pass' movie takes place on global scale
(c) PSYCHO-PASS Committee
A trailer, key visuals, anime cuts and voice cast members for the much-anticipated feature film adaptation of the "Psycho-Pass" animated TV series are now available, raising...
ANIME NEWS: 'Princess Kaguya,' 'Giovanni's Island' submitted for...
From "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" ((c) 2013 Hatake Jimusho・GNDHDDTK)
Two Japanese titles are among 20 films up for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
ANIME NEWS: Comiket accepting overseas fan entries for Otaku...
The Comic Market (Comiket) held in Tokyo's Koto Ward on Dec. 30, 2013 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Comic Market (Comiket) is now accepting entries from overseas fan circles to join the Otaku Summit 2015 (Comiket Special 6), once reserved for Japanese speakers.