December 18, 2014
BEIJING--A record number of Chinese students participated in an annual Japanese essay contest, showing that ongoing strains between the two countries are no obstacle to...
December 18, 2014
A trailer, key visuals, anime cuts and voice cast members for the much-anticipated feature film adaptation of the "Psycho-Pass" animated TV series are now available, raising...
December 17, 2014
Two Japanese titles are among 20 films up for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
December 16, 2014
Comic Market (Comiket) is now accepting entries from overseas fan circles to join the Otaku Summit 2015 (Comiket Special 6), once reserved for Japanese speakers.
December 15, 2014
SHANGHAI--With Japanese-style comics expanding in popularity across the globe, China's manga industry is also slowly starting to evolve, thanks to a Japanese publisher through...
December 15, 2014
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal” will adapt the “Black Moon” story arc from the manga in a fresh run of episodes slated for the new year, it has been confirmed.
December 11, 2014
The official YouTube channel of “Expelled from Paradise” is streaming making-of videos of the animated feature film that show how the traditional cel look was incorporated...
December 10, 2014
X Japan drummer, pianist and songwriter Yoshiki debuted the official theme song for Sanrio Co.'s ubiquitous Hello Kitty on Oct. 29 in Los Angeles in front of more than 2,000...
December 09, 2014
The "father" of popular toy doll Licca-chan has been crowned as Ikumen of the Year, an award supported by the health ministry that recognizes men who actively participate in...
December 08, 2014
The Radio Eva fashion brand is introducing a new line for young girls this winter centered on "cuteness" and "girlishness."
December 06, 2014
Export values of Japanese dramas and anime increased 30 percent in fiscal 2013 from the previous year, according to data released by the communications ministry, reflecting...
December 04, 2014
To celebrate the Dec. 6 start of the Icsca commuter smart card system, Sendai’s transportation bureau tied up with the “Space Battleship Yamato 2199” franchise whose...
December 03, 2014
The Zepp Tokyo music hall in the capital's Odaiba waterfront district will take center stage on March 20 during the 2015 edition of AnimeJapan.
December 02, 2014
Acclaimed manga writer Kazuo Koike discussed future projects with American superhero creator Stan Lee during the Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
December 01, 2014
The official website of J-World Tokyo is now available in English and Chinese, in a bid to attract more visitors to the indoor theme park based on characters from the Shonen...
November 29, 2014
A mix of the new and the old played a supporting role in the 27th installment of the Tokyo International Film Festival, which wrapped up Oct. 31.
November 27, 2014
Principal members of the star-studded production team for the first season of the "Psycho-Pass" animated TV series will resume their roles for a feature film adaptation.
November 26, 2014
Feature film “Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Rebellion” and animated TV series “Love Live! School Idol Project” were recognized as the best animated works at the...
November 25, 2014
A ceramic wall relief measuring 8.7 meters by 2.8 meters and designed by manga artist and film director Katsuhiro Otomo will be put on display at Sendai Airport in March 2015.
November 24, 2014
A feature film sequel for the “Yokai Watch” video game and animated series has been approved, even though the first film has yet to be released.