anime

ANIME NEWS: ‘The Boy and the Beast’ set for U.S. premiere
An illustration from "The Boy and the Beast" ((c) 2015 The Boy and the Beast Film Partners)
Mamoru Hosoda’s runaway anime feature "The Boy and the Beast” will premiere in the United States on March 4 after grossing 5.85 billion yen ($49.8 million) in Japan last...
ANIME NEWS: ’March Comes in Like a Lion' anime coming to NHK in...
A scene from Chika Umino's "March Comes in Like a Lion" (Provided by Hakusensha Inc.)
An animated TV series adaptation of Chika Umino’s “shogi” (Japanese chess)-themed manga “March Comes in Like a Lion” will premiere on Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK)...
ANIME NEWS: NGT48 to play main roles in ‘Higurashi When They...
NGT48 captain Rie Kitahara, center, and other members of the idol group sing during a dress rehearsal prior to the opening of their own theater in Niigata in January. (Atsushi Nagata)
Ryukishi07’s popular novel-style “Higurashi When They Cry” horror game series will be adapted into a live-action TV drama series premiering in May, with members of idol...
ANIME NEWS: Katsuhiro Otomo to attend Angouleme festival as guest...
Katsuhiro Otomo (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Manga legend Katsuhiro Otomo will attend the 43rd Angouleme International Comics Festival, which starts Jan. 28 in the French city, as a guest of honor.
ANIME NEWS: Animated feature film adaptation of ‘A Silent...
A scene from Yoshitoki Oima's "A Silent Voice" (Provided by Kodansha Ltd.)
An animated feature film adaptation of Yoshitoki Oima’s manga “A Silent Voice” will be released in fall this year.
ANIME NEWS: Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’...
"When Marnie Was There" ((c) 2014 GNDHDDTK)
Studio Ghibli Inc.’s “When Marnie Was There” has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Animated Feature Film category.
ANIME NEWS: Thailand, Indonesia top dogs at Gunpla Builders World...
A "life-sized" Gundam robot statue stands in Tokyo's Odaiba district in 2010. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Contestants from Thailand and Indonesia won the top prizes at an annual competition to create plastic models of robots from the “Mobile Suit Gundam” anime franchise.
ANIME NEWS: ‘Berserk’ manga gets third anime adaptation
"Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey" ((c) Kentaro Miura=Studio Gaga=, Hakusensha/ Berserk Film Partners)
A new anime adaptation of the globally popular “Berserk” manga series is on its way this year.
Collection of anime shorts to mark 5th anniversary of Fukushima...
A still from an episode set in the Fukushima Prefecture village of Kawauchi (Provided by Fukushima Gainax Co.)
MIHARU, Fukushima Prefecture--The studio that produced the famed Evangelion TV anime series is working on an omnibus of shorts that depicts the recovery and struggles that...
ANIME NEWS: TIFF to run from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3
Film celebrities hit the red carpet to mark the opening of the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2015. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will run for 10 days from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3 at the Roppongi Hills complex and other venues in the capital.
ANIME NEWS: ‘Naruto’ creator Kishimoto to return with...
An illustration by Masashi Kishimoto created for the first exhibition themed on his “Naruto” manga series ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha)
“Naruto” fans hungry for new morsels of the ninja manga franchise don’t have long to wait. A new series titled “Boruto” will start this spring in Shueisha Inc.’s...
ANIME NEWS: 'Dragon Ball’ anime franchise to mark 30 years with...
A scene from "Dragon Ball" ((c) Bird Studio, Shueisha Inc.)
The anime series based on Akira Toriyama's popular “Dragon Ball” manga will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a new TV series that will begin broadcasting on Jan. 24.
ANIME NEWS: Record 166 companies, organizations to join AnimeJapan ...
Life-size panels of anime characters welcome fans at the entrance of a booth at AnimeJapan 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A record 166 companies and organizations will set up exhibition booths at AnimeJapan 2016, the nation’s largest anime expo, at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in the...
ANIME NEWS: 3rd ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ film to hit theaters in December
Characters from the "Yo-Kai Watch" anime (Provided by Level-5 Inc.)
The wildly popular “Yo-Kai Watch” franchise will premiere its third full-length anime feature in December.
ANIME NEWS: ‘Assassination Classroom’ sequel coming to the...
"Assassination Classroom" ((c) 2015 Fuji Television, SHUEISHA, J Storm, Toho, ROBOT (c) Yusei Matsui/ SHUEISHA)
A star-studded cast will be front and center when a sequel to live-action feature “Assassination Classroom” hits cinemas on March 25.
ANIME NEWS: Studio Ghibli’s co-produced ‘The Red Turtle’ to...
Isao Takahata (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Anime house Studio Ghibli Inc. will release the first feature film by acclaimed Dutch-British director Michael Dudok de Wit this year.
ANIME NEWS: Makoto Shinkai’s new film ‘Kimi no Na wa’ set...
Director Makoto Shinkai (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Internationally acclaimed animation director Makoto Shinkai is returning after a three-year hiatus with “Kimi no Na wa.” (your name.) slated for an August release.
ANIME NEWS: Akihabara exhibition to celebrate 30th anniversary of...
"Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary" (c) 2014 Masami Kurumada/ Saint Seiya LEGEND of SANCTUARY Production Committee
A retrospective exhibition will be held in Tokyo in June next year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Masami Kurumada’s “Saint Seiya” manga series.
ANIME NEWS: Fuchico on the Cup craze honored with Kitan Club...
Fuchico on the Cup figurines strike various poses on the rim of a glass at a special exhibition in Shizuoka in May. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Kitan Club Co. is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special exhibition at the Shibuya Parco department store in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, showcasing its iconic Fuchico on...
ANIME NEWS: ’Attack on Titan’ exhibition draws crowds in Taiwan
Model and actress Risa Yoshiki, right, and comedian Seiji Chihara strike a pose in front of a life-size model of the head of a titan at the opening ceremony of the “Attack on Titan” exhibition in Tokyo in 2014. (Atsushi Ohara)
After drawing hundreds of thousands of pop culture fans in Japan with original illustrations and other rare materials from the “Attack on Titan” manga and anime franchise,...