'Evangelion' producer hopes anime museum will put world spotlight...
Visitors check out a reproduced anime studio at “Kuso to Art no Museum--Fukushima Sakura Yugakusha” in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 28. (Yasuhiro Sugimoto)
MIHARU, Fukushima Prefecture--In a twist for anime fans, the production company of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" is coming to the assistance of a rural area recovering from the...
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo International Film Festival expands to 10 days...
Arielle Holmes, left, the female lead in "Heaven Knows What," receives the Tokyo Grand Prix prize in 2014. The film was directed by Joshua Safdie, center, and his brother Benny. (Noriki Ishitobi)
The 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival will run for 10 days instead of the usual nine, according to organizers.
ANIME NEWS: Full-CG 'Stand By Me Doraemon' wins Japan Academy Prize
(c) 2014 "Stand By Me Doraemon" Production Committee
“Stand By Me Doraemon” became the first full-CG animated film to win the coveted Japan Academy Prize for best animation of the year, the Japan Academy Prize Association has ...
ANIME NEWS: Authors Fujii, Hase win sci-fi award
Taiyo Fujii (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Authors Taiyo Fujii and Satoshi Hase have been awarded the 35th Nihon SF Taisho Award by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan (SFWJ) for their works "Orbital Cloud" ...
ANIME NEWS: Mega-hit manga 'Ushio and Tora' set to return, make TV ...
(c) Fujita Kazuhiro/ Shogakukan・Weekly Shonen Sunday
Kazuhiro Fujita's popular 1990s manga "Ushio and Tora" will hit the small screen this summer.
ANIME NEWS: AnimeJapan names cosplay star Alodia official envoy
Life-size panels of popular anime characters welcome fans at the entrance of a booth at AnimeJapan 2014. (Atsushi Ohara)
AnimeJapan 2015 has appointed renowned cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao as its official ambassador.
ANIME NEWS: 'Naruto' musical set to be a hit across Asia
Naruto ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha)
A musical based on the popular "Naruto" ninja manga and anime series will hit stages across Asia in May.
ANIME NEWS: 'Ghost in the Shell: Arise' series to start in April...
(c) Shirow Masamune ・ Production I.G./ Kodansha ・ Ghost in The Shell Arise Committee
With two new episodes, the "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" will hit the airwaves on April 5 as "Ghost in the Shell: Arise: Alternative Architecture."
ANIME NEWS: New 'Saint Seiya' anime series to premiere online in...
"Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary" (c) 2014 Masami Kurumada/ Saint Seiya LEGEND of SANCTUARY Production Committee
"Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold," the newest addition to the popular "Saint Seiya" animated series, is scheduled for release online this spring.
ANIME NEWS: Fans to get new 'Sailor Moon Crystal' series in April
"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal" ((c) Naoko Takeuchi/ PNP/ KODANSHA/ TOEI ANIMATION)
A new "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal" series, known as the Dark Kingdom arc, is set to air in April.
ANIME NEWS: 'Frozen,' 'Yokai Watch' nominated in Anime of the Year ...
A scene from the "Yokai Watch" animated TV series ((c) LYW)
Four feature films and four TV series were nominated for Grand Prizes in the Anime of the Year category at the 2015 Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF).
ANIME NEWS: 1st official 'One Piece' app makes waves in China
(c) Eiichiro Oda/ Shueisha
The first official "One Piece" game app was released in China in January for iPhones and Android-based smartphones.
ANIME NEWS: 'Astro Boy' live-action film in pipeline
Osamu Tezuka (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Osamu Tezuka's legendary "Astro Boy" will be adapted into a live-action feature film, Australian digital production house Animal Logic Entertainment has announced.
ANIME NEWS: Exhibition on director Shinkai to embark on 3-year...
Director Makoto Shinkai (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
An exhibition dedicated to critically acclaimed anime director Makoto Shinkai will head off on a three-year tour across China.
Nieces' cute graffiti answer to Shinto priest's prayers at 'snake...
Yasuyuki Saito, the head priest at the Kamishinmei Tenso Jinja shrine in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward, displays an anime-inspired advertisement poster for his shrine drawn by his two nieces. (Louis Templado)
Yasuyuki Saito has dreamed up all sorts of ways to attract visitors to his quiet Shinto shrine in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward. All of them were outdone by the cute, anime-inspired ...
ANIME NEWS: Anime films topping 1 billion yen shrink to 8 in 2014
(c) 2014 "Stand By Me Doraemon" Production Committee
The Japanese animation industry saw a huge drop in the number of feature films earning more than 1 billion yen ($8.53 million) at the box office in 2014, with only eight films...
ANIME NEWS: 'Gundam: The Origin' set for worldwide simultaneous...
“Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin,” a new animated series from the space opera franchise, is set for global release after the first episode titled "Blue-Eyed Casval" hits...
ANIME NEWS: 'Robot Girls Z' second season to start in spring
(c) DYNAMIC PLANNING・Toei Animation (c)Robot Girls Laboratory
Anime girls designed after super robots from the 1970s created by Go Nagai will be reunited when a sequel to the “Robot Girls Z” animated short series premieres in spring.
ANIME NEWS: Japanese pop culture from past 25 years to showcase at ...
The National Art Center, Tokyo, stands in the capital's Roppongi district. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Manga, anime and video games will take center stage in a special exhibition at The National Art Center, Tokyo, this summer in the capital's Roppongi district.
ANIME NEWS: 'Naruto' says sayonara with 72nd and final manga volume
(c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha
The globally popular "Naruto" ninja manga series lowered the curtain on its 15-year run on Feb. 4 with the release of its 72nd and final volume.