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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 ...
Indonesian TV watchdog: 'Crayon Shin-chan' is essentially...
Children pose with characters from “Crayon Shin-chan” at a game center in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture, in April 2013. The anime is based in Kasukabe. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
JAKARTA--A regulatory body here labeled a popular Japanese anime show as borderline “pornography” for its showing of bare buttocks, scantily clad women and other bawdy...
ANIME NEWS: Hatsune Miku to give 'live' shows in Los Angeles, New...
Hatsune Miku performs in Moscow in March 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Virtual singing sensation Hatsune Miku is set to mesmerize fans in the United States with a "live" performance in Los Angeles and New York in October.
ANIME NEWS: Miyagi Sendai Animation Grand Prix 2015 competition...
A scene from "Wormy," which won the Grand Prix award in 2014 ((c) Mizui Kakeru)
Aiming to help unrecognized artists carve out a career in the anime industry, the Miyagi Sendai Animation Grand Prix 2015 competition is now open, with entries being accepted...
ANIME NEWS: 'Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works' preview set...
An illustration from "Fate/Zero," the  prequel to "Fate/Stay Night." ((c) Nitroplus/Type-Moon/ufotable/FZPC)
The long-awaited sequel to sci-fi anime TV series "Fate/Zero" will make its simultaneous worldwide premiere on Sept. 28.
Microbial manga by former researcher generates big buzz
A scene from "Midorimushi wa midori desu ka? Mushi desu ka?" (Are euglenas green plants? Are they bugs?) (Provided by Kadokawa Corp.)
An unusual new manga series by a former researcher of microbial behavior at the Tokyo University of Agriculture's Department of Fermentation Science magnifies the lives and...
ANIME NEWS: 'Stand By Me Doraemon' set for international release
(c) 2014 "Stand By Me Doraemon" Production Committee
The popular 3-D computer animated "Stand By Me Doraemon" will be shown in theaters in 21 countries and regions after drawing enormous crowds at home since its Aug. 8 release.
ANIME NEWS: 'Giovanni's Island,' director Mamoru Oshii win big at...
Animation director Mamoru Oshii (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Mizuho Nishikubo's film "Giovanni's Island" won the Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation, becoming the Best Animated Feature in the Animation Competition category at...
'Gundam' director sows seeds for future generations with new series
Bellri Zenam, the protagonist in "Gundam Reconguista in G" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE)
A special edition of "Gundam Reconguista in G" began a limited online streaming on Sept. 8 ahead of the new series' small screen premiere.
ANIME NEWS: GKIDS to distribute Studio Ghibli's 'Tale of Princess...
From "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" ((c) 2013 Hatake Jimusho・GNDHDDTK)
GKIDS Inc., a U.S. independent distributor for animation and family-oriented entertainment, announced it has acquired North American rights to "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" for ...
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo filmfest to open with 'Big Hero 6,' close with...
Takashi Yamazaki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Two manga-inspired films will have their world premieres at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) this fall.
ANIME NEWS: New 'Naruto' movie to hit screens Dec. 6; exhibition...
An illustration from the previous film adaptation, "Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie" ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Pierrot)
A new "Naruto" film adaptation will hit theaters Dec. 6, followed by a special exhibition scheduled for 2015.
ANIME NEWS: British artist takes top prize at Hiroshima anime...
A scene from "The Bigger Picture" by Daisy Jacobs ((c)National Film and Television School)
Daisy Jacobs' "The Bigger Picture" won the Grand Prize in the 15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival on Aug. 25, the final day of the event.
ANIME NEWS: 'Space Invaders' set to get Hollywood treatment
"Space Invaders" (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
"Space Invaders," the classic arcade video game developed by Taito Corp. in the late 1970s, looks set to be adapted into a Hollywood movie.
ANIME NEWS: Hayao Miyazaki inducted into Will Eisner Hall of Fame
Director Hayao Miyazaki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Anime maestro Hayao Miyazaki has been inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame.
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo Anime Award Festival accepting entries for...
From “Ernest & Celestine,” which was named the Notable Entry (the second best award) in the feature film category in 2014 ((c) StudioCanal)
The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) is accepting entries for the Competition Program of the Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) that will be held in March 2015.