anime

ANIME NEWS: All 'Doraemon' comics go digital to celebrate 45th...
(c) Fujiko Pro.・Shogakukan・TV Asahi・Shin-ei・ADK
All 45 “Doraemon” comic books were released in digital format for the first time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Fujiko F. Fujio’s manga about the robotic cat from...
'Ita-beya' anime, manga rooms a hit with overseas tourists
A room with space-themed decorations in a guesthouse in Tokyo's Sumida Ward (Takeshi Tokitsu)
Tourists from abroad can now spend the night surrounded by their favorite anime and manga characters for that real “otaku” (geek) culture experience.
PHOTO: Monstrous manga titan looks down on commuters and visitors...
The head of the iconic titan from "Attack on Titan" watches over the entrance of Oita Station on July 29. (Chihaya Inagaki)
OITA--The huge head of the iconic titan from the popular manga series "Attack on Titan" is glaring down at pedestrians from above Oita Station.
'Art of Gundam' exhibition now running in Tokyo's Roppongi
A special theater set up at the venue in Tokyo's Roppongi offers visitors an immersive experience of being a crew member of the space warship White Base. (Makiko Ikenaga)
A special exhibition devoted to the “Mobile Suit Gundam” robot anime series is being held at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in the Roppongi Hills complex of Tokyo until Sept. ...
ANIME NEWS: Hosoda's 'The Boy and the Beast' eyes 7 billion yen at ...
An illustration from "The Boy and the Beast," with Kumatetsu, front left, and Kyuta, front right. ((c) 2015 The Boy and the Beast Film Partners)
“The Boy and the Beast” raked in 667 million yen ($5.4 million) and attracted 494,170 moviegoers in the first two days of its release, according to the distributor.
ANIME NEWS: First 'Chibi Maruko-chan' movie in 23 years to open...
A scene from "Chibi Maruko-chan" ((c) Sakura Production/ Nippon Animation)
"Eiga Chibi Maruko-chan," the first animated feature film adaptation in 23 years from the manga and anime franchise of the same name, is scheduled to hit Japanese cinemas on...
Nippon Animation celebrates 40 years with Sinbad film
"Sinbad--A Flying Princess and A Secret Island" ((c) Project Sinbad)
Nippon Animation Co. celebrated its 40th anniversary with the release of “Sinbad--A Flying Princess and A Secret Island,” an original work of the studio directed by Shinpei ...
ANIME NEWS: English version of 'Attack on Titan' tops 2.5 million...
A scene from an animated adaptation of "Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
More than 2.5 million copies of the English-language edition of Hajime Isayama's "Attack on Titan" comic book series are now in print, according to Kodansha USA Publishing LLC.
ANIME NEWS: Record crowd attends Anime Expo in Los Angeles
FUNimation Entertainment, which handles the "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'" film, sets up a booth at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. ((c) Bird Studio, Shueisha Inc. Provided by Toei)
A record-breaking 90,500 people attended Anime Expo, the largest fan convention dedicated to Japanese anime in the United States, with turnstile attendance reaching 260,700,...
ANIME NEWS: Anima(tor) Exhibition gains worldwide attention with...
"Me! Me! Me!" by Hibiki Yoshizaki (Provided by Dwango Co.)
Japan Anima(tor) Exhibition is reaching out to the rest of the world with a recent mural at an event in France, a special screening in Britain and a booth at an exhibition in...
ANIME NEWS: Seibu Railway begins campaign to reintroduce 'Galaxy...
The "Galaxy Express 999"-themed 3000 series trains were removed from operation in December last year. (ⓒLeiji Matsumoto, SEIBU Railway Co.,LTD.)
Seibu Railway Co. kicked off an online crowdfunding campaign on July 7 for a project to revive a train decked out with a theme based on the popular space adventure franchise...
ANIME NEWS: 'Naruto' exhibition headed for Osaka this weekend
A horde of fans show up for the "Naruto" exhibition, which celebrates the end of the manga's serialization, on June 25 in Tokyo's Minato Ward. (Yasuhiro Sugimoto) ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha)
After a successful run in Tokyo, an exhibition dedicated to “Naruto,” the globally popular ninja manga series, will open July 18 in Osaka featuring key visuals from the...
ANIME NEWS: 'Gundam: The Origin' Episode 2 to start two-week...
"Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin" Episode 1 (c) SOTSU・SUNRISE
The second episode of the four-part “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” animated series will premiere on Oct. 31 for a limited run at 15 cinemas across Japan until Nov. 13.
ANIME NEWS: Asia tour of live 'Ultra Heroes' stage show kicks off...
Ultraman holds a Guinness World Records certificate awarded to the TV series of the same name for having the most spinoffs at a Tokyo ceremony held in September 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
"Ultra Heroes Acrobattle Live in Hong Kong 2015," a stage production featuring Ultra superheroes, was held in Hong Kong from July 9-12.
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan' mini-series to stream on dTV from...
"Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
A live-action mini-series adaptation of “Attack on Titan” will start streaming Aug. 15 on NTT Docomo Inc.’s dTV online-video service.
ANIME NEWS: Exhibition honoring 'Gundam' designer Okawara to be...
Kunio Okawara (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A retrospective honoring the 40-year career of Kunio Okawara, the designer of some of anime’s most popular robots, such as those featured in "Mobile Suit Gundam,"...
ANIME NEWS: 'Miss Hokusai' takes Jury Award at Annecy
A scene from "Miss Hokusai" ((c) 2014 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners)
Keiichi Hara's historical drama "Miss Hokusai" captured the Jury Award at the 2015 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the world’s largest film festival dedicated...
ANIME NEWS: Japan Media Arts Festival now accepting entries
The logo of the Japan Media Arts Festival
Entries from Japan and abroad will be accepted through Sept. 9 for the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, an annual event that recognizes excellence in the divisions of art,...
ANIME NEWS: World Cosplay Summit 2015 headed for Nagoya in late...
Entrants to the World Cosplay Summit strike a pose in August 2013 in Nagoya. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Details of the widely anticipated World Cosplay Summit (WCS) 2015 have been released, with the annual event to be held on July 25 and 28, and Aug. 1 and 2, in and around Nagoya.
Students, instructors struggle to continue Japanese language...
Students enrolled in the Japanese language course at the University of Damascus pose for a photo in the Syrian capital on May 13. (Takaharu Yagi)
DAMASCUS--Syrian students were explaining their problems when the sound of an explosion echoed through the capital of the war-torn country.