August 22, 2014
Sweet bean paste-filled superhero Anpanman was named the most popular fictional character among children in Japan, holding the top spot for 13 consecutive years, according to a ...
August 21, 2014
Actor Mocomichi Hayami has been cast as the chauffeur Yoshio Hanamori for the live-action feature film adaptation of the popular manga series "Princess Jellyfish."
August 20, 2014
A new key visual and special trailer for an animated "Garo" TV series were shown during the "Garo Creator's kNight" event held June 20 in Tokyo, raising expectations for its...
August 19, 2014
A new “Dragon Ball Z” animated feature film based on a screenplay by original manga series creator Akira Toriyama will hit Japanese cinemas during the Golden Week holiday...
August 18, 2014
Hajime Isayama's "Attack on Titan" manga series continues to stomp on its competition in the U.S. market.
August 13, 2014
A manga and anime goods store said it will adhere to a request from police and refrain from posting a photo online of a shoplifter who stole a rare and expensive toy robot.
August 13, 2014
The latest installment of Yoshiyuki Tomino's long-running acclaimed space anime "Gundam" will hit movie houses in Japan on Aug. 23.
August 08, 2014
A Studio Ghibli Inc. producer said the anime studio will temporarily suspend the production of full-length anime films, and that producer-director Hayao Miyazaki is currently...
August 07, 2014
The second chapter of Osamu Tezuka’s experimental animated short “The Legend of the Forest” will make its world premiere at the 15th Hiroshima International Animation...
August 04, 2014
The world of Evangelion returns Aug. 22 with the publication of the second volume of a two-part book featuring original drawings used in producing the animated film...
July 31, 2014
Following last year’s success, AnimeJapan, one of the nation's largest anime events, will return on March 20-22 next year at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center with new...
July 30, 2014
The new "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal" series began its much-anticipated worldwide simulcast July 5, with the first episode gaining one million views in two days.
July 30, 2014
The economy ministry said that it will begin on Aug. 1 to monitor and remove uploaded pirated copies of 580 works of anime and manga.
July 29, 2014
"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders" animated TV series made its English-dubbed debut on July 5 at the Anime Expo held in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
July 28, 2014
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Shirow Masamune's comic "Ghost in the Shell," an art exhibition devoted to the manga and anime franchise is set to start in Tokyo and Osaka...
July 25, 2014
Roughly 1,000 people filled the cultural center in Iga, Mie Prefecture, to hear an artist who has struggled in relative obscurity in Japan but is perhaps the most famous...
July 24, 2014
Jump SQ is publishing a two-part manga spin-off of "Rurouni Kenshin" to celebrate the summer release of a two-part sequel to the live-action feature film adaptation of the...
July 23, 2014
"Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods," the latest feature film adaptation of Akira Toriyama's popular manga series, will hit about 800 cinemas in the United States and Canada in...
July 22, 2014
The number of companies and organizations that will set up booths at Tokyo Game Show 2014 is on pace to shatter the figure from last year, organizers said.
July 14, 2014
Soccer star Atsuto Uchida will provide the voice of a character in “Pokemon the Movie XY: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction,” the latest installment of the series that...