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ANIME NEWS: Sion Sono to bring 'All Esper Dayo!' to big screen
Sion Sono (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Kiminori Wakasugi's popular supernatural manga "All Esper Dayo!" is in the pipeline to be made into a live-action feature film scheduled to hit movie houses this fall.
Crayon Shin-chan bids farewell to hometown Kasukabe to move to...
Crayon Shin-chan says goodbye to his hometown of Kasukabe in Saitama Prefecture at the farewell ceremony held at the city hall, joined by Mayor Ryozo Ishikawa and residents. (Provided by Toho Co.)
KASUKABE, Saitama Prefecture--Mischievous kindergarten urchin Crayon Shin-chan from the long-running manga and animated TV series is bidding farewell to his hometown where he...
Tokyo One Piece Tower indoor amusement park opens in capital
A statue of protagonist Straw Hat Luffy welcomes visitors at the entrance of the Tokyo One Piece Tower indoor amusement park at Tokyo Tower in the capital's Minato Ward. (Tsubasa Setoguchi)
An amusement park dedicated to the “One Piece” pirate manga and anime series has opened at Tokyo Tower to serve as a “pilgrimage destination” for fans of the franchise.
ANIME NEWS: Masaaki Yuasa's 'Ping Pong' wins big at Tokyo award...
Masaaki Yuasa (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Masaaki Yuasa's table tennis-themed "Ping Pong the Animation" walked away with the Grand Prize in the Anime of the Year's TV Series category at the 2015 Tokyo Anime Award...
ANIME NEWS: 'Naruto' return shows ninja don't die easy
"Naruto" author Masashi Kishimoto (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
"Naruto" will show it still has plenty of fight left in it when the much-beloved ninja manga series makes an eagerly awaited comeback April 27.
ANIME NEWS: Keiichi Hara's 'Miss Hokusai' set for May release
(c) 2014 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners
"Miss Hokusai," the new animated feature film by acclaimed director Keiichi Hara, will hit theaters nationwide on May 9.
Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition website offers new avenue for...
"Me! Me! Me!" by Hibiki Yoshizaki (Provided by Dwango Co.)
Providing a forum for creators to showcase their new animated shorts, the Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition (JAE) website is generating excitement among fans.
ANIME NEWS: 'Yokai Watch,' 'Aikatsu' among winners at AMD Awards
Yokai Watch The Movie ((c) LMYWP2014)
“Yokai Watch” took the top Grand Prize while “Aikatsu!” and “Stand By Me Doraemon” were also among the nine winners of the 20th AMD Awards, the Association of Media ...
Following path of famed Tokiwa-so flat, Tokyo NPO takes in young...
Jun Sugawara, president of the Animator Supporting Organization, center, chats with young animators Masaaki Tanaka, left, and Tetsuya Akutsu at a dorm room run by the group in Tokyo's Suginami Ward. (Hiroyuki Takei)
Modeled after the famed Tokiwa-so apartment building that once churned out a generation of acclaimed manga artists, a similar incubator dormitory for young anime creators has...
ANIME NEWS: Live-action 'Terra Formars' film scheduled for 2016...
(c) Yu Sasuga・Kenichi Tachibana/ Shueisha・Project TERRAFORMARS
Warner Bros. Pictures Japan has announced plans for a live-action film adaptation of the popular sci-fi manga series "Terra Formars" under the direction of internationally...
ANIME NEWS: 'Yokai Watch' merchandise set for global marketing...
A scene from the "Yokai Watch" animated TV series ((c)LYW)
After sending Japanese fans into a frenzy in 2014, "Yokai Watch" is set to make a full-scale foray into North America and other markets in hopes of spreading its success...
All-Saitama production team aims to promote Urawa Ward to anime...
Harappa LLC producer Tomotaka Misawa, left, holds up a flier for "Urawa no Usagi-chan," an animated TV series set to premiere in April, at the Saitama prefectural office. (Takuya Ikeda)
SAITAMA--To transform the city's Urawa Ward into a pilgrimage destination for anime fans, a Saitama-based studio has created an upcoming animated TV series set in the local...
'Evangelion' producer hopes anime museum will put world spotlight...
Visitors check out a reproduced anime studio at “Kuso to Art no Museum--Fukushima Sakura Yugakusha” in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 28. (Yasuhiro Sugimoto)
MIHARU, Fukushima Prefecture--In a twist for anime fans, the production company of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" is coming to the assistance of a rural area recovering from the...
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo International Film Festival expands to 10 days...
Arielle Holmes, left, the female lead in "Heaven Knows What," receives the Tokyo Grand Prix prize in 2014. The film was directed by Joshua Safdie, center, and his brother Benny. (Noriki Ishitobi)
The 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival will run for 10 days instead of the usual nine, according to organizers.
ANIME NEWS: Full-CG 'Stand By Me Doraemon' wins Japan Academy Prize
(c) 2014 "Stand By Me Doraemon" Production Committee
“Stand By Me Doraemon” became the first full-CG animated film to win the coveted Japan Academy Prize for best animation of the year, the Japan Academy Prize Association has ...
ANIME NEWS: Authors Fujii, Hase win sci-fi award
Taiyo Fujii (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Authors Taiyo Fujii and Satoshi Hase have been awarded the 35th Nihon SF Taisho Award by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan (SFWJ) for their works "Orbital Cloud" ...
ANIME NEWS: Mega-hit manga 'Ushio and Tora' set to return, make TV ...
(c) Fujita Kazuhiro/ Shogakukan・Weekly Shonen Sunday
Kazuhiro Fujita's popular 1990s manga "Ushio and Tora" will hit the small screen this summer.
ANIME NEWS: AnimeJapan names cosplay star Alodia official envoy
Life-size panels of popular anime characters welcome fans at the entrance of a booth at AnimeJapan 2014. (Atsushi Ohara)
AnimeJapan 2015 has appointed renowned cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao as its official ambassador.
ANIME NEWS: 'Naruto' musical set to be a hit across Asia
Naruto ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha)
A musical based on the popular "Naruto" ninja manga and anime series will hit stages across Asia in May.
ANIME NEWS: 'Ghost in the Shell: Arise' series to start in April...
(c) Shirow Masamune ・ Production I.G./ Kodansha ・ Ghost in The Shell Arise Committee
With two new episodes, the "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" will hit the airwaves on April 5 as "Ghost in the Shell: Arise: Alternative Architecture."