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ANIME NEWS: Animated 'Garo' series aiming for global audience
(c) 2014 “GARO THE ANIMATION” Keita Amemiya / Tohokushinsha
"Garo: The Animation" series is now streaming as part of an effort to capture the imagination of fans around the world.
ANIME NEWS: 'Rurouni Kenshin' trilogy passes 12-billion-yen mark...
Takeru Satoh, who plays the protagonist, Kenshin, in the "Rurouni Kenshin" film trilogy ((c) Nobuhiro Watsuki/ Shueisha, (c) 2012 "Rurouni Kenshin" Production Committee)
“Rurouni Kenshin,” a live-action film trilogy based on the manga of the same name, has surpassed the 12-billion-yen ($112.4 million) threshold at the Japanese box office.
ANIME NEWS: Sailor Moon alights on home turf in Azabu-Juban for...
 "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal" ((c) Naoko Takeuchi/ PNP/ KODANSHA/ TOEI ANIMATION)
The Azabu-Juban shopping district in Tokyo’s Minato Ward is hosting a stamp-print collecting event to mark the release in October of a special Blu-ray edition of the first...
ANIME NEWS: Satoshi Kon retrospective to open Oct. 29 at Tokyo...
Satoshi Kon (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
An exhibition honoring legendary director, screenwriter and animation artist Satoshi Kon will run from Oct. 29 through Jan. 25 at the Suginami Animation Museum in Tokyo.
Traditional arts, local purveyors turn to anthropomorphic...
Kiyo Nishino represents traditional puppetry in Nose, Osaka Prefecture. (Provided by Joruri Theater)
As conventional businesses increasingly turn to anthropomorphic anime characters as a tool to develop new markets, the roles of these "moe" cute-looking creations have expanded ...
ANIME NEWS: Eric Khoo selected to join Tokyo International Film...
Yoshihiro Tatsumi, left, and Eric Khoo (Sophie Knight)
Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo, best known for "Tatsumi," the critically acclaimed animated film about Japanese manga legend Yoshihiro Tatsumi, has joined the 27th Tokyo...
ANIME NEWS: Kyoto manga-anime fair sees record turnout
To liven up the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, a life-size model of the Patlabor robot used for a live-action project based on the “Mobile Police Patlabor” animated series was set up in front of the Heian Jingu shrine in Kyoto’s Sakyo Ward on Sept. 20. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A record number of anime fans descended upon the third installment of the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF) on Sept. 20-21.
ANIME NEWS: 'Psycho-Pass' feature film adaptation to hit screens...
(c) PSYCHO-PASS Committee
A feature film adaptation of the "Psycho-Pass" animated TV series will hit theaters in Japan in January.
'Lupin the Third' returning to TV screens in new anime series
Master thief Lupin the Third, right, and his buddy Daisuke Jigen in a scene from the anime work’s latest TV adaptation that is scheduled to air next spring in Italy ((c) TMS)
The first “Lupin the Third” anime series in three decades is set to return to television screens next spring.
ANIME NEWS: ‘Evangelion 3.0+1.0’ next in line for animated...
The former top page of the official website of "Evangelion: 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo" ((c) Khara Inc.)
“Evangelion: 3.0+1.0,” the title of the next “Evangelion” animated film, will likely spark all sorts of speculation among fans of the series.
ANIME NEWS: McQuarrie to direct Hollywood film based on ‘Space...
Space Battleship Yamato (Toho Co.)
Space Battleship Yamato is set to sail from Hollywood.
ANIME NEWS: Mamoru Oshii's epic 'Garm Wars' to debut at Tokyo film ...
GARM WARS The Last Druid ((c) I.G Films)
Acclaimed filmmaker Mamoru Oshii's latest feature film will make its world premiere at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).
ANIME NEWS: Fujiko F. Fujio Museum attracts 1.5 millionth visitor
Visitors wait in line to take a picture with Doraemon at the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. (Keiji Murayama)
A woman from Tokyo became the 1.5 millionth visitor to the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum dedicated to Hiroshi Fujimoto, the manga artist best known for the internationally popular...
Best-selling ‘Naruto’ ninja saga to reach finale next month
The cover illustration of the first volume of “Naruto” ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha)
Ninja manga series “Naruto” is coming to an end after a phenomenal 15-year run that saw its popularity soar both at home and abroad.
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo Game Show draws 250,000 visitors
Independent game developers show off their new titles in the Indie Game Area of the Tokyo Game Show at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. (Tetsuya Kasai)
The 2014 Tokyo Game Show attracted 251,832 visitors during its Sept. 18-21 run, a decrease of about 6.7 percent from last year’s 270,197 but still the second-largest number...
ANIME NEWS: Evangelion Store relocates to Ikebukuro
(c) Khara
A shop for fans of the "Evangelion" animated series will move to Tokyo's Ikebukuro district from Harajuku on Oct. 3.
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan' special to kick off in late November ...
A scene from the "Attack on Titan" animated series ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
A special exhibition devoted to Hajime Isayama's popular manga series "Attack on Titan" will kick off Nov. 28 at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo.
ANIME NEWS: Margot Robbie tapped for lead role in Hollywood’s...
(c) Shirow Masamune ・ Production I.G/ Kodansha ・ Ghost in The Shell Arise Committee
Australian actress Margot Robbie will play the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi in Hollywood’s live-action adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell,” according to U.S. entertainment ...
ANIME NEWS: TIFF to host special exhibition devoted to...
Hideaki Anno (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Tokyo International Film Festival will host a special exhibition Oct. 23-31 dedicated to "Evangelion" creator Hideaki Anno.
ANIME NEWS: 'Anohana' team making new film set for 2015 release
From "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" ((c) Anohana Project)
The production team behind the anime TV series "Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day" has begun work on an original animated feature film set in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, to ...