May 20, 2013
Hideaki Anno, who is best known as the director of the "Evangelion" anime series, will make his feature film voice acting debut in Hayao Miyazaki's new film "Kaze Tachinu" (The ...
May 18, 2013
Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series on the history and future prospects of the Japanese TV animation industry based on accounts of former Tezuka Productions Co. staff...
May 18, 2013
An expanded Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF) 2013 will take place on Sept. 6-8 at the Miyakomesse complex in Japan's ancient capital, following a successful first...
May 17, 2013
Toshiyuki Kubooka's "Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey" will compete with eight other feature films at the 2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
May 16, 2013
To celebrate the releases of two new Studio Ghibli Inc. films in 2013, the Laguna Gamagori seaside resort in Gamagori, Aichi Prefecture, is hosting a special Ghibli diorama...
May 15, 2013
The city government of Beppu in Oita Prefecture has teamed up with Tokyo-based anime studio Tatsunoko Production Co. to promote tourism in one of Japan's major hot spring...
May 14, 2013
"La Maison en Petits Cubes," a picture book based on Kunio Kato's animated short of the same name, won the prestigious Prix Sorcieres literary prize in France.
May 13, 2013
Nine animated feature films, including "Wolf Children" and "Tatsumi," have been selected to compete at Animafest Zagreb 2013 to be held June 4-9 in the Croatian capital.
May 11, 2013
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series on the history and future prospects of the Japanese TV animation industry based on accounts of former Tezuka Productions Co. staff ...
May 11, 2013
Zunko Tohoku, a copyright-free character created in October 2011 to support the Tohoku region after the Great East Japan Earthquake that year, will get a novel this summer.
May 10, 2013
Known for his fascination with Japanese anime, manga and live-action "tokusatsu" special effects works, director Guillermo del Toro is planning to adapt Naoki Urasawa's popular ...
May 09, 2013
U.S. anime distributor FUNimation Productions Ltd. said it will bring animated series "One Piece" back on the air on U.S. cable channel Adult Swim's Toonami late-night Saturday ...
May 08, 2013
One of Japan's most popular anime characters will soon be traveling via snail mail rather than time machine. Japan Post Co. is set to issue a postal stamp set featuring...
May 07, 2013
In the latest sign that business models to digitally deliver Japanese manga overseas are struggling, leading game and manga publisher Square Enix Co. said it will shut down its ...
May 06, 2013
The latest Ultraman character better get his uniform ready for action, or rather his school uniform. Tsuburaya Productions Co. unveiled a new Ultra Series superhero Ultraman...
May 04, 2013
A stamp print collecting event featuring characters from the popular "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" animated series is currently held in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture,...
May 03, 2013
An animated TV adaptation of the "Kimi no Iru Machi" (A town where you live) manga series by Koji Seo is being produced by anime studio Gonzo K.K.
May 02, 2013
Celebrating the release of "Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo" on Blu-ray and DVD, a T-shirt-selling event is now making the rounds on a national tour.
May 01, 2013
The Cool Japan phenomenon that has taken the world by storm ought to be big business. But for some reason, its potential has been largely overlooked.
May 01, 2013
An event in Paris on Sept. 20-22 will recreate five major tourist spots in Tokyo to give visitors a glimpse of life in the Japanese capital, particularly its “cute” culture.