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Amid strained ties, record number of Chinese students compete in...
Yao Lijin, third from left, receives the Ambassador of Japan Prize at the 10th Japanese Essay Contest at the Embassy of Japan in Beijing on Dec. 12. To her left is Japan's ambassador to China Masato Kitera. (Nozomu Hayashi)
BEIJING--A record number of Chinese students participated in an annual Japanese essay contest, showing that ongoing strains between the two countries are no obstacle to...
ANIME NEWS: 'Psycho-Pass' movie takes place on global scale
(c) PSYCHO-PASS Committee
A trailer, key visuals, anime cuts and voice cast members for the much-anticipated feature film adaptation of the "Psycho-Pass" animated TV series are now available, raising...
ANIME NEWS: 'Princess Kaguya,' 'Giovanni's Island' submitted for...
From "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" ((c) 2013 Hatake Jimusho・GNDHDDTK)
Two Japanese titles are among 20 films up for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
ANIME NEWS: Comiket accepting overseas fan entries for Otaku...
The Comic Market (Comiket) held in Tokyo's Koto Ward on Dec. 30, 2013 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Comic Market (Comiket) is now accepting entries from overseas fan circles to join the Otaku Summit 2015 (Comiket Special 6), once reserved for Japanese speakers.
Local artists, Japanese publisher work hand in hand to expand...
The manga artist duo Navar show off their comic book "Carrier: Xiedaizhe" at a book-signing event in Shanghai in November. (Keiko Yoshioka)
SHANGHAI--With Japanese-style comics expanding in popularity across the globe, China's manga industry is also slowly starting to evolve, thanks to a Japanese publisher through...
ANIME NEWS: 2nd half of 'Sailor Moon Crystal' series to feature...
"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal" ((c) Naoko Takeuchi/ PNP/ KODANSHA/ TOEI ANIMATION)
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal” will adapt the “Black Moon” story arc from the manga in a fresh run of episodes slated for the new year, it has been confirmed.
ANIME NEWS: 'Expelled from Paradise' making-of videos streamed on...
A scene from "Expelled from Paradise" ((c) Toei Animation, Nitroplus / EFP Society)
The official YouTube channel of “Expelled from Paradise” is streaming making-of videos of the animated feature film that show how the traditional cel look was incorporated...
ANIME NEWS: X Japan's Yoshiki unveils official Hello Kitty theme...
X Japan leader Yoshiki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
X Japan drummer, pianist and songwriter Yoshiki debuted the official theme song for Sanrio Co.'s ubiquitous Hello Kitty on Oct. 29 in Los Angeles in front of more than 2,000...
ANIME NEWS: Licca-chan doll's 'father' wins government parenting...
Licca-chan, center, Pierre, left, and their family (Provided by Tomy Co.)
The "father" of popular toy doll Licca-chan has been crowned as Ikumen of the Year, an award supported by the health ministry that recognizes men who actively participate in...
ANIME NEWS: New Radio Eva Duo fashion line for girls inspired by...
(c) Khara
The Radio Eva fashion brand is introducing a new line for young girls this winter centered on "cuteness" and "girlishness."
Exports of 'Cool Japan' anime, dramas jump 30%
From left: Voice actress Nami Okamoto, manga editor Yohei Sadoshima and "Space Brothers" anime producer Koji Nagai take part in an exchange program in Indonesia in 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Export values of Japanese dramas and anime increased 30 percent in fiscal 2013 from the previous year, according to data released by the communications ministry, reflecting...
ANIME NEWS: Captain of Space Battleship Yamato promotes Sendai...
Juzo Okita, captain of Space Battleship Yamato (Provided by the Sendai City Transportation Bureau)
To celebrate the Dec. 6 start of the Icsca commuter smart card system, Sendai’s transportation bureau tied up with the “Space Battleship Yamato 2199” franchise whose...
ANIME NEWS: Big, better AnimeJapan slated for March
Life-size panels of popular anime characters welcome fans at the entrance of a booth at AnimeJapan 2014. (Atsushi Ohara)
The Zepp Tokyo music hall in the capital's Odaiba waterfront district will take center stage on March 20 during the 2015 edition of AnimeJapan.
ANIME NEWS: Legendary writers Kazuo Koike, Stan Lee meet at L.A....
Kazuo Koike (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Acclaimed manga writer Kazuo Koike discussed future projects with American superhero creator Stan Lee during the Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
ANIME NEWS: J-World Tokyo's website in English, Chinese in bid to...
"Dragon Ball" ((c) Bird Studio/ Shueisha)
The official website of J-World Tokyo is now available in English and Chinese, in a bid to attract more visitors to the indoor theme park based on characters from the Shonen...
Screening of Anno's works, kabuki performance among highlights of...
Hideaki Anno (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A mix of the new and the old played a supporting role in the 27th installment of the Tokyo International Film Festival, which wrapped up Oct. 31.
ANIME NEWS: Original 'Psycho-Pass' production team members return...
(c) PSYCHO-PASS Committee
Principal members of the star-studded production team for the first season of the "Psycho-Pass" animated TV series will resume their roles for a feature film adaptation.
ANIME NEWS: 'Madoka Magica' movie, 'Love Live!' series win big at...
(c) Magica Quartet/ Aniplex・Madoka Movie Project Rebellion
Feature film “Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Rebellion” and animated TV series “Love Live! School Idol Project” were recognized as the best animated works at the...
ANIME NEWS: Sendai Airport to display wall relief designed by...
Katsuhiro Otomo (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A ceramic wall relief measuring 8.7 meters by 2.8 meters and designed by manga artist and film director Katsuhiro Otomo will be put on display at Sendai Airport in March 2015.
ANIME NEWS: 'Yokai Watch' film sequel slated for winter 2015
A scene from the "Yokai Watch" animated TV series that was broadcast on July 4 ((c) LYW)
A feature film sequel for the “Yokai Watch” video game and animated series has been approved, even though the first film has yet to be released.