anime

Asagaya Anime Street on track to bringing fans closer to anime...
Asagaya Anime Street in Tokyo's Suginami Ward opened under the elevated tracks of JR Chuo Line. Fans line up in front of some of the shops on March 29 before they open for the first day of business. (Motooki Hayasaka)
A narrow passageway under the elevated tracks of the JR Chuo Line between Tokyo's Asagaya and Koenji stations has become a new mecca for anime fans.
ANIME NEWS: 10 animated Japanese shorts to compete at Animafest...
"Wonder" by Mirai Mizue ((c) Makotoya)
Ten animated shorts from Japan will be screened in competition at Animafest Zagreb 2014, to be held June 3-8 in the Croatian capital, according to the festival organizer.
Long-lost 1935 Kon Ichikawa cartoon short discovered in U.S.
A scene from Kon Ichikawa's newly discovered film, "Yowamushi Chinsengumi" (Cowardly samurai squad) (Erina Ito)
A rare 1935 cartoon short by renowned film director Kon Ichikawa (1915-2008), thought to have long been lost, has been discovered in the United States.
ANIME NEWS: Life-sized 'Zaku' repair bay debuts at Nasu Highland...
"Mobile Suit Gundam" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE)
To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the Nasu Highland Park amusement facility is offering a “Mobile Suit Gundam” special exhibition at its newly renovated Bandai Character...
ANIME NEWS: A-1 Pictures celebrates opening of Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station marks the centennial of its opening this year. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
To mark the centennial of the opening of iconic Tokyo Station, anime studio A-1 Pictures Inc. is making a special anime titled "Toki wa Meguru: Tokyo Station" (Time goes...
ANIME NEWS: Tezuka Osamu Books opens in bookstore near Tokyo...
An original hand-drawn cover illustration by Osamu Tezuka for “Tetsuwan Atomu" (Astro Boy) ((c) Tezuka Productions Co.)
A special section in a Tokyo bookstore dedicated to the works of manga maestro Osamu Tezuka opened on April 7, the birthday of Tezuka's most famous creation: "Astro Boy."
ANIME NEWS: New 'Macross' TV series announced
Lynn Minmay, the iconic character of "The Super Dimension Fortress Macross" series ((c) 1984 BIG WEST)
The space opera "Macross" anime franchise will be returning to TV with a new series.
ANIME NEWS: Shop opens to promote Kyoto International Manga Anime...
The Kyoto Anime Manga Network Shop in the city's Nakagyo Ward (Provided by The Kyoto Cross Media Creative Center)
A store intended to promote the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF) and the charms of Japan’s ancient capital has opened near Kyoto's Kawaramachi Station.
ANIME NEWS: Kaoru Mori's 'A Bride's Story' takes 7th Cartoon Grand ...
The cover of the 6th volume of "A Bride's Story"((c) Kaoru Mori/ Enterbrain)
Kaoru Mori's manga series "A Bride's Story" won the 7th Cartoon Grand Prize, the event's executive committee announced.
ANIME NEWS: 'One Piece' exhibit to kick off in Taiwan in July
Visitors pack the Osaka Tenpozan special gallery in Osaka's Minato Ward for the "One Piece" exhibition in November 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
After drawing more than 800,000 fans in Japan, the "One Piece Exhibition: Original Art x Movies x Experience," dedicated to the pirate manga series, is ready to set sail in...
ANIME NEWS: Fuji TV to make film adaptations of Project Itoh...
The cover of "Genocidal Organ" (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Science-fiction novelist Project Itoh's "Genocidal Organ" and "Harmony" will be adapted into anime feature films for 2015, Fuji Television Network Inc. said
Tezuka collection added to Google historical archives
The Google Cultural Institute's historical archives exhibit images and videos concerning Osamu Tezuka. (Provided by Google)
Images, videos and other materials related to “Astro Boy” creator Osamu Tezuka are now part of the Google Cultural Institute’s historical archives, making him the first...
ANIME NEWS: Trio of Japanese shorts to be showcased at Annecy...
"Wonder" by Mirai Mizue ((c) Makotoya)
Atsushi Wada's "Anomalies," Sumito Sakakibara's "E in Motion No. 2" and Mirai Mizue's "Wonder" will compete for the best short film award at the 2014 Annecy International...
AnimeJapan 2014 leaves its mark with 111,000 visitors
Life-size panels of popular anime characters welcome fans at the entrance of a booth at the AnimeJapan 2014. (Atsushi Ohara)
AnimeJapan 2014 ended its two-day run at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in the capital's Ariake district with a sell-out crowd. The event wound up March 23.
ANIME NEWS: Anime-themed subway train promotes Kyoto fair
The interior of the KYOMAF-go train that operated in 2013 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A subway train decorated with characters from anime shows associated with Kyoto is running on the city’s Karasuma Line as part of a campaign promoting the Kyoto International ...
ANIME NEWS: 'Sailor Moon Crystal' to stream online in July; Brazil ...
The cast of a Japanese musical production of "Sailor Moon" at a news conference in Tokyo's Roppongi district last August (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The new “Sailor Moon” series will be simulcast worldwide in July under the title “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.”
ANIME NEWS: Director Goda, British band Sade collaborate in short...
“By Your Side” ((c) Team By Your Side/ dwarf)
“By Your Side,” a stop-motion animation short film directed by Tsuneo Goda and featuring music by British band Sade, has been available for streaming since March 11, the...
ANIME NEWS: 17th Pokemon movie to hit cinemas on July 19
(c) Nintendo・Creatures・GAME FREAK・TV Tokyo・ShoPro・JR Kikaku (c) Pokémon (c) 2014 Pikachu Project
The 17th installment of the Pokemon movie series, “Pokemon XY the Movie: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie,” will hit cinemas nationwide on July 19.
ANIME NEWS: 'Insufficient Direction' to premiere April 3 on TV...
Hideaki Anno (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Moyoco Anno’s autobiographical manga “Insufficient Direction” will come to life April 3 when it makes its debut as a short anime series broadcast on TV Tokyo Corp.’s...
ANIME NEWS: Ghibli producer Suzuki, singer Mizuki, artist...
Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Studio Ghibli Inc. producer Toshio Suzuki, anime songstress and voice-recording artist Nana Mizuki and manga creator Daijiro Morohoshi were honored at the government-sponsored...