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ANIME NEWS: 7 films from Japan to compete at Ottawa anime festival
"Wonder" by Mirai Mizue ((c) Makotoya)
Zhu Yantong's award-winning "My Milk Cup Cow" is one of seven animated films from Japan that were selected for competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival to be...
ANIME NEWS: 'Gundam Build Fighters Try' to hit small screens in...
A scene from "Gundam Build Fighters" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE・TV Tokyo)
The "Gundam Build Fighters" animated series will return to small screens in October.
Retired anime giant Miyazaki to receive honorary Oscar
Hayao Miyazaki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
NEW YORK--Despite saying a retiree like himself doesn’t need an award, Studio Ghibli's renowned anime director Hayao Miyazaki appeared pleased to learn that he will receive...
ANIME NEWS: 'Godzilla' to face old foes in Hollywood sequel
A scene from "Godzilla"
Rather than resting on its laurels, Godzilla will return in a sequel to the newest Hollywood hit adaptation of the fabled monster series.
ANIME NEWS: Much-ballyhooed film on founder of 'gekiga' to hit...
Yoshihiro Tatsumi, left, and Eric Khoo (Sophie Knight)
The critically acclaimed "Tatsumi," which is about the life of legendary manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, will make its much-anticipated debut in Japanese cinemas in November.
ANIME NEWS: Polygon Pictures nabs 4 Daytime Emmy Awards
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Japan's leading CG production house, Polygon Pictures Inc., captured four awards at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards for its "Transformers Prime Beast Hunters" and "Star...
Westernized 'Doraemon' successful in North American run
The North American version of “Doraemon” has been Westernized. For example, chopsticks have been switched to forks. ((c) Fujiko Pro.・Shogakukan・TV Asahi・Shin-ei・ADK)
LOS ANGELES--Chopsticks have been changed to forks, yen converted into dollars, and the Americanization of perhaps Japan’s most beloved anime character has proved a success...
ANIME NEWS: 'Powerpuff Girls' returning to Cartoon Network in 2016
TM & (c) Cartoon Network. (s12)
U.S. channel Cartoon Network Inc. said it will bring “The Powerpuff Girls” back to the small screen in 2016.
ANIME NEWS: Anpanman tops Bandai poll as kids' favorite character...
A family marking the 1 millionth visitor to the Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall in Kobe takes a commemorative photo with Anpanman and other characters. (Yoshinori Mizuno)
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 ...
ANIME NEWS: Hayami, Katase to star in film adaptation of 'Princess ...
Rena Nonen starred in NHK's "Ama-chan" morning drama series and became a household name. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
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."
ANIME NEWS: Special trailer for animated 'Garo' series revealed
(c) 2014 “GARO THE ANIMATION” Keita Amemiya / Tohokushinsha
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...
ANIME NEWS: New 'Dragon Ball Z' film announced for spring 2015
A scene from “Dragon Ball” ((c) Bird Studio, Shueisha Inc.)
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...
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan' dominates U.S. graphic novel...
A scene from "Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
Hajime Isayama's "Attack on Titan" manga series continues to stomp on its competition in the U.S. market.
Manga store backs down from posting photo of toy robot-stealing...
A message on Mandarake Inc.'s website warns the shoplifter who stole a $2,400 robot figurine to return it or suffer the consequences. (Captured from Mandarake Inc. website)
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.
ANIME NEWS: New 'Gundam' feature film to hit theaters
The main robot from "Gundam Reconguista in G" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE)
The latest installment of Yoshiyuki Tomino's long-running acclaimed space anime "Gundam" will hit movie houses in Japan on Aug. 23.
Miyazaki eyes producing anime shorts as Studio Ghibli suspends...
Studio Ghibli Inc. producer Toshio Suzuki, left, and director Hayao Miyazaki attend a September 2013 new conference in Tokyo where Miyazaki announced his retirement. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
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...
ANIME NEWS: Second chapter of Tezuka's 'Legend of Forest' to...
Makoto Tezuka, the eldest son of manga giant Osamu Tezuka (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
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...
ANIME NEWS: Volume 2 of 'Evangelion: 3.0' art book on store...
(c) Khara
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...
ANIME NEWS: Improved AnimeJapan 2015 scheduled for March 20-22
Life-size panels of popular anime characters welcome fans at the entrance of a booth at AnimeJapan 2014. (Atsushi Ohara)
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...
ANIME NEWS: New 'Sailor Moon' audience hits 1 million in just 2...
 "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal" ((c) Naoko Takeuchi/ PNP/ KODANSHA/ TOEI ANIMATION)
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.