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ANIME NEWS: J-Pop Summit Festival 2015 draws 32,000 fans in San...
Tadanobu Asano, left, and Atsuko Maeda (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The annual J-Pop Summit festival is making a big impact with the locals in San Francisco.
ANIME NEWS: New 'Dragon Ball Z' film among top 10 highest-grossing ...
A scene from "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' " ((c) Bird Studio, Shueisha Inc. Provided by Toei)
"Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F,' " the latest animated feature-film adaptation of the long-running manga and anime series, is already among the top 10 highest-grossing...
ANIME NEWS: Japanese battleships morphed into cute schoolgirls to...
A girl represents aircraft carrier Akagi in "KanColle." ((C) 2014 DMM.com/ KADOKAWA GAMES All Rights Reserved.)
Wild stuff works in Japanese anime: World War II Japanese warships portrayed as "kawaii" (cute) schoolgirls is but an example.
ANIME NEWS: Shaft to hold exhibition to celebrate 40 years of...
An image of "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" ((c)Magica Quartet/Aniplex・Madoka Partners・MBS)
Anime studio Shaft Inc. said it will kick off an art exhibition tour in November to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
ANIME NEWS: Kodansha to expand U.S. English manga titles to 2,000...
Hajime Isayama's "Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama/ Kodansha)
Kodansha Ltd. is taking aim at U.S. manga fans with an upsurge in its English-language digital manga offerings.
ANIME NEWS: Dress up and get down to the Ikebukuro Halloween...
Toshima Ward Mayor Yukio Takano, second from left, joins cosplayers at the first Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival held last October. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Ghosties, ghoulies, heroes, villains and cuties will make the Tokyo district of Ikebukuro the capital of cosplay this fall with a huge Halloween street party.
ANIME NEWS: 'Miss Hokusai' scoops up 3 awards at Montreal film...
A scene from "Miss Hokusai" ((c) 2014 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners)
Keiichi Hara's animated feature film "Miss Hokusai" wowed the jury at the 19th Fantasia International Film Festival, taking home three awards.
Mie diver cartoon mascot in hot water for being sexist
A poster featuring the mascot Megu Aoshima that was distributed from February, left, and an altered version published from August (Provided by Mouthbeach)
SHIMA, Mie Prefecture--A cartoon mascot that critics regard as "overly sexual and insulting" in its portrayal of traditional "ama" female divers has been amended after a...
ANIME NEWS: 'Mobile Suit Gundam' to be showcased at Tokyo...
"Mobile Suit Gundam" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE)
Futuristic robot anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam" will be featured in a special program to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).
ANIME NEWS: Lionsgate secures rights to make live-action 'Naruto'...
An illustration created by Masashi Kishimoto specifically for the first exhibition themed on his “Naruto” manga series ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha)
Masashi Kishimoto's globally popular ninja manga series "Naruto" will be adapted into a live-action Hollywood film.
ANIME NEWS: ‘Evangelion’ train to run on Sanyo Shinkansen Line ...
((c) Khara Inc.)
A special Evangelion-themed train will be riding the Sanyo Shinkansen Line beginning this autumn to celebrate 40 years of the bullet train service and the 20th anniversary of...
'Doraemon' heads to 'prime time' morning slot for kids on British...
(c) Fujiko Pro.・Shogakukan・TV Asahi・Shin-ei・ADK
A Japanese robot cat from the 22nd century is flying over to Britain.
ANIME NEWS: Cartoon train cars promote Kyoto anime fair
The interior of the "Ace of Diamond"-themed train car (Provided by the Kyoto city government) ((c) Yuji Terajima・Kodansha/ "Ace of Diamond-SS-" Production Committee・TV Tokyo)
A subway train decorated from top to bottom with anime characters is running through the ancient capital of Japan to promote the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF)...
ANIME NEWS: 36th Doraemon movie set for release in spring 2016
(c) Fujiko Pro.・Shogakukan・TV Asahi・Shin-ei・ADK
The 36th animated feature film of the long-running Doraemon series will hit Japanese theaters next spring.
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo International Film Festival to offer special...
"Mobile Suit Gundam" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE)
The 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will offer a special program dedicated to "Mobile Suit Gundam," organizers announced.
ANIME NEWS: 'Fruits Basket' sequel to hit HanaLala website from...
The cover illustration of a collector's edition (Provided by Hakusensha Inc.)
Internationally popular manga series “Fruits Basket” will make a comeback after a nine-year hiatus.
ANIME NEWS: Kawasaki museum screening war films, propaganda anime...
A scene from "Momotaro, Sacred Sailors" ((c) 1945 Shochiku Co.)
The Kawasaki City Museum is hosting a series of screenings of war films, including propaganda pieces, foreign movies and documentaries, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of...
ANIME NEWS: All 'Doraemon' comics go digital to celebrate 45th...
(c) Fujiko Pro.・Shogakukan・TV Asahi・Shin-ei・ADK
All 45 “Doraemon” comic books were released in digital format for the first time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Fujiko F. Fujio’s manga about the robotic cat from...
'Ita-beya' anime, manga rooms a hit with overseas tourists
A room with space-themed decorations in a guesthouse in Tokyo's Sumida Ward (Takeshi Tokitsu)
Tourists from abroad can now spend the night surrounded by their favorite anime and manga characters for that real “otaku” (geek) culture experience.
PHOTO: Monstrous manga titan looks down on commuters and visitors...
The head of the iconic titan from "Attack on Titan" watches over the entrance of Oita Station on July 29. (Chihaya Inagaki)
OITA--The huge head of the iconic titan from the popular manga series "Attack on Titan" is glaring down at pedestrians from above Oita Station.