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'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.
ANIME NEWS: 'One Piece' theme park to open in Tokyo Tower in...
(c) Eiichiro Oda/ Shueisha
Fans of the wildly popular pirate manga and anime "One Piece" will be counting down the days to spring 2015, when the first official "One Piece" theme park opens in Tokyo Tower.
ANIME NEWS: Isao Takahata's 'Princess Kaguya' to make North...
"The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" ((c)2013 Hatake Jimusho GNDHDDTK)
Isao Takahata's "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
ANIME NEWS: 7 films from Japan to compete at Ottawa anime festival
"Wonder" by Mirai Mizue ((c) Makotoya)
Zhu Yantong's award-winning "My Milk Cup Cow" is one of seven animated films from Japan that were selected for competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival to be...
ANIME NEWS: 'Gundam Build Fighters Try' to hit small screens in...
A scene from "Gundam Build Fighters" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE・TV Tokyo)
The "Gundam Build Fighters" animated series will return to small screens in October.
Retired anime giant Miyazaki to receive honorary Oscar
Hayao Miyazaki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
NEW YORK--Despite saying a retiree like himself doesn’t need an award, Studio Ghibli's renowned anime director Hayao Miyazaki appeared pleased to learn that he will receive...
ANIME NEWS: 'Godzilla' to face old foes in Hollywood sequel
A scene from "Godzilla"
Rather than resting on its laurels, Godzilla will return in a sequel to the newest Hollywood hit adaptation of the fabled monster series.
ANIME NEWS: Much-ballyhooed film on founder of 'gekiga' to hit...
Yoshihiro Tatsumi, left, and Eric Khoo (Sophie Knight)
The critically acclaimed "Tatsumi," which is about the life of legendary manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, will make its much-anticipated debut in Japanese cinemas in November.
ANIME NEWS: Polygon Pictures nabs 4 Daytime Emmy Awards
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Japan's leading CG production house, Polygon Pictures Inc., captured four awards at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards for its "Transformers Prime Beast Hunters" and "Star...
Westernized 'Doraemon' successful in North American run
The North American version of “Doraemon” has been Westernized. For example, chopsticks have been switched to forks. ((c) Fujiko Pro.・Shogakukan・TV Asahi・Shin-ei・ADK)
LOS ANGELES--Chopsticks have been changed to forks, yen converted into dollars, and the Americanization of perhaps Japan’s most beloved anime character has proved a success...
ANIME NEWS: 'Powerpuff Girls' returning to Cartoon Network in 2016
TM & (c) Cartoon Network. (s12)
U.S. channel Cartoon Network Inc. said it will bring “The Powerpuff Girls” back to the small screen in 2016.
ANIME NEWS: Anpanman tops Bandai poll as kids' favorite character...
A family marking the 1 millionth visitor to the Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall in Kobe takes a commemorative photo with Anpanman and other characters. (Yoshinori Mizuno)
Sweet bean paste-filled superhero Anpanman was named the most popular fictional character among children in Japan, holding the top spot for 13 consecutive years, according to a ...
ANIME NEWS: Hayami, Katase to star in film adaptation of 'Princess ...
Rena Nonen starred in NHK's "Ama-chan" morning drama series and became a household name. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Actor Mocomichi Hayami has been cast as the chauffeur Yoshio Hanamori for the live-action feature film adaptation of the popular manga series "Princess Jellyfish."