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ANIME NEWS: 'Gundam: The Origin' set for worldwide simultaneous...
(c) SOTSU・SUNRISE
“Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin,” a new animated series from the space opera franchise, is set for global release after the first episode titled "Blue-Eyed Casval" hits...
ANIME NEWS: 'Robot Girls Z' second season to start in spring
(c) DYNAMIC PLANNING・Toei Animation (c)Robot Girls Laboratory
Anime girls designed after super robots from the 1970s created by Go Nagai will be reunited when a sequel to the “Robot Girls Z” animated short series premieres in spring.
ANIME NEWS: Japanese pop culture from past 25 years to showcase at ...
The National Art Center, Tokyo, stands in the capital's Roppongi district. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Manga, anime and video games will take center stage in a special exhibition at The National Art Center, Tokyo, this summer in the capital's Roppongi district.
ANIME NEWS: 'Naruto' says sayonara with 72nd and final manga volume
(c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha
The globally popular "Naruto" ninja manga series lowered the curtain on its 15-year run on Feb. 4 with the release of its 72nd and final volume.
ANIME NEWS: Second MSDF-themed bath salt video released online
An illustration for a character representing a Murasame-class destroyer (Provided by MULE Co.)
A second in a series of video clips promoting a Maritime Self-Defense Force-themed bath salt is now available online, featuring characters in a motif of MSDF naval vessels.
ANIME NEWS: AnimeJapan 2015 to add events for younger fans
Life-size panels of popular anime characters welcome fans at the entrance of a booth at AnimeJapan 2014. (Atsushi Ohara)
AnimeJapan 2015 will open on March 21 with organizers aiming to attract 120,000 visitors for the second edition and adding events to appeal to children of elementary school age ...
ANIME NEWS: Spanish university sets up statue of Pac-Man on campus
A screenshot of the "Pac-Man" video game (Provided by Namco Bandai Games Inc.)
To honor an iconic gaming mascot's longtime contribution to the video game industry, Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid installed a statue of Pac-Man on its campus in...
ANIME NEWS: 'Kofuku Graffiti'-themed tram runs through Kyoto
(c) Makoto Kawai・Houbunsha/ Kofuku Graffiti Production Committee (Provided by Eizan Electric Railway)
Kyoto-based Eizan Electric Railway Co. (Eiden) is operating a special "Kofuku Graffiti"-themed tram and offering special tickets featuring anime characters.
ANIME NEWS: Yubari film festival to mark 25th year with director...
Kazuki Omori (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Marking its landmark 25th anniversary, the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, which showcases many films in a wide range of genres, including science fiction,...
ANIME NEWS: Season 2 of 'Attack on Titan' due in 2016
A scene from the "Attack on Titan" animated series ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
The second compilation film of the popular “Attack on Titan” animated TV series will hit cinemas on June 27, followed by the airing of the second season on the small screen ...
'Ema' tablets featuring 'Beyond the Boundary' heroine sell out at...
"Beyond the Boundary" anime tablet (Shotaro Hamada)
KASHIHARA, Nara Prefecture--Five hundred small tablets featuring images of the protagonist of the popular anime series “Beyond the Boundary” (Kyokai no Kanata) sold out in...
Classic cameras, manga babes a picture-perfect match at Tokyo...
An illustration at the current "Classic Camera Girl" exhibition at the JCII Camera Museum in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward depicts a girl press photographer with a 1940s Graflex Speed Graphic, alongside an example of the actual camera. (Louis Templado)
Sixty-six-year-old collector Kazuhira Hirahara was thrilled to see some of his favorite vintage cameras in the hands of big-eyed young girls in skimpy skirts.
ANIME NEWS: 'Library Wars' live-action film sequel to hit theaters ...
Junichi Okada (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A sequel to a live-action feature film adaptation of "Library Wars" is set for an October release under the title of "Library Wars: The Last Mission."
ANIME NEWS: 'Chibi Maruko-chan' episodes now simulcast on Chinese...
A Chinese family poses with a Chibi Maruko-chan mascot at Chibi Maruko-chan Land in Shizuoka's Shimizu Ward. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The latest episodes of “Chibi Maruko-chan,” a popular Japanese anime show about the daily life of a third-grader and her family, are now offered online almost...
ANIME NEWS: Shinobu Otake, Shinichi Tsutsumi to star in 'Umimachi...
Shinobu Otake, left, and Shinichi Tsutsumi (Asahi Shimbun file photos)
Veteran actors Shinobu Otake and Shinichi Tsutsumi will lead a star-studded cast in a live-action feature film adaptation of "Umimachi Diary" (Seaside town diary) slated to be...
ANIME NEWS: Details on 3 Project Itoh films bound to please...
Takashi Nakamura (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Details are now available on the directors and anime studios handling three much-anticipated animated feature film adaptations of Project Itoh's sci-fi novels.
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan'-themed escape game planned for U.S.
"Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
Mass-participation escape games based on the "Attack on Titan" manga and anime series have been scheduled for three U.S. cities from February to April.
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...