ANIME NEWS: New 'Macross' TV series announced
Lynn Minmay, the iconic character of "The Super Dimension Fortress Macross" series ((c) 1984 BIG WEST)
The space opera "Macross" anime franchise will be returning to TV with a new series.
ANIME NEWS: Shop opens to promote Kyoto International Manga Anime...
The Kyoto Anime Manga Network Shop in the city's Nakagyo Ward (Provided by The Kyoto Cross Media Creative Center)
A store intended to promote the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF) and the charms of Japan’s ancient capital has opened near Kyoto's Kawaramachi Station.
ANIME NEWS: Kaoru Mori's 'A Bride's Story' takes 7th Cartoon Grand ...
The cover of the 6th volume of "A Bride's Story"((c) Kaoru Mori/ Enterbrain)
Kaoru Mori's manga series "A Bride's Story" won the 7th Cartoon Grand Prize, the event's executive committee announced.
ANIME NEWS: 'One Piece' exhibit to kick off in Taiwan in July
Visitors pack the Osaka Tenpozan special gallery in Osaka's Minato Ward for the "One Piece" exhibition in November 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
After drawing more than 800,000 fans in Japan, the "One Piece Exhibition: Original Art x Movies x Experience," dedicated to the pirate manga series, is ready to set sail in...
ANIME NEWS: Fuji TV to make film adaptations of Project Itoh...
The cover of "Genocidal Organ" (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Science-fiction novelist Project Itoh's "Genocidal Organ" and "Harmony" will be adapted into anime feature films for 2015, Fuji Television Network Inc. said
Tezuka collection added to Google historical archives
The Google Cultural Institute's historical archives exhibit images and videos concerning Osamu Tezuka. (Provided by Google)
Images, videos and other materials related to “Astro Boy” creator Osamu Tezuka are now part of the Google Cultural Institute’s historical archives, making him the first...
ANIME NEWS: Trio of Japanese shorts to be showcased at Annecy...
"Wonder" by Mirai Mizue ((c) Makotoya)
Atsushi Wada's "Anomalies," Sumito Sakakibara's "E in Motion No. 2" and Mirai Mizue's "Wonder" will compete for the best short film award at the 2014 Annecy International...
AnimeJapan 2014 leaves its mark with 111,000 visitors
Life-size panels of popular anime characters welcome fans at the entrance of a booth at the AnimeJapan 2014. (Atsushi Ohara)
AnimeJapan 2014 ended its two-day run at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in the capital's Ariake district with a sell-out crowd. The event wound up March 23.
ANIME NEWS: Anime-themed subway train promotes Kyoto fair
The interior of the KYOMAF-go train that operated in 2013 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A subway train decorated with characters from anime shows associated with Kyoto is running on the city’s Karasuma Line as part of a campaign promoting the Kyoto International ...
ANIME NEWS: 'Sailor Moon Crystal' to stream online in July; Brazil ...
The cast of a Japanese musical production of "Sailor Moon" at a news conference in Tokyo's Roppongi district last August (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The new “Sailor Moon” series will be simulcast worldwide in July under the title “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.”
ANIME NEWS: Director Goda, British band Sade collaborate in short...
“By Your Side” ((c) Team By Your Side/ dwarf)
“By Your Side,” a stop-motion animation short film directed by Tsuneo Goda and featuring music by British band Sade, has been available for streaming since March 11, the...
ANIME NEWS: 17th Pokemon movie to hit cinemas on July 19
(c) Nintendo・Creatures・GAME FREAK・TV Tokyo・ShoPro・JR Kikaku (c) Pokémon (c) 2014 Pikachu Project
The 17th installment of the Pokemon movie series, “Pokemon XY the Movie: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie,” will hit cinemas nationwide on July 19.
ANIME NEWS: 'Insufficient Direction' to premiere April 3 on TV...
Hideaki Anno (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Moyoco Anno’s autobiographical manga “Insufficient Direction” will come to life April 3 when it makes its debut as a short anime series broadcast on TV Tokyo Corp.’s...
ANIME NEWS: Ghibli producer Suzuki, singer Mizuki, artist...
Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Studio Ghibli Inc. producer Toshio Suzuki, anime songstress and voice-recording artist Nana Mizuki and manga creator Daijiro Morohoshi were honored at the government-sponsored...
TPP copyright talks could shut the book on otaku fan fiction
A large number of manga and anime fans flood the Comic Market, an event held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Tokyo’s Koto Ward, on Dec. 30. (Satsuki Fujita)
Tokyo company employee Tatsuya Usami is worried about developments in talks over copyright protection in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative.
ANIME NEWS: 2nd Japan Expo USA slated for August in San Mateo
Young fans in cosplay of their favorite anime characters pose for photos at Japan Expo USA held in Santa Clara, California, last August. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan Expo USA, the U.S. edition of France's annual summer convention dedicated to Japanese culture, will be held Aug. 22-24, according to the official website.
ANIME NEWS: 14th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection to open...
Ko Nakahira (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The largest film festival for Japanese cinema held outside Japan is scheduled for May 27-June 1 in Frankfurt.
ANIME NEWS: Website marks 25th anniversary of 'Ghost in the Shell'
(c) Shirow Masamune ・ Production I.G/ Kodansha ・ Ghost in The Shell Arise Committee
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Shirow Masamune’s manga “The Ghost in the Shell,” a special website was set up to provide information on related projects.
ANIME NEWS: 'Appleseed Alpha' CG anime scheduled for summer U.S....
"Appleseed Alpha" ((c) 2014 Lucent Pictures Entertainment Inc./ Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc., All Rights Reserved.)
"Appleseed Alpha," a new film adaptation based on the comic book series by Shirow Masamune, is scheduled for release in the summer of 2014, the U.S. entertainment website IGN...
ANIME NEWS: 6th Hyper Japan set to take London by storm in July
A Japanese fashion show held in Moscow in 2011. Japanese "kawaii" (cute) fashion is popular across Europe. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The sixth edition of Hyper Japan, Britain’s largest celebration devoted to Japanese culture, will be held July 25-27 in London.