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Mischievous manga kid Crayon Shin-chan is back home where he...
Crayon Shin-chan submits a moving-in notification to the Kasukabe city government, together with a souvenir from Mexico. (Provided by Toho Co.)
KASUKABE, Saitama Prefecture--Kindergarten urchin Crayon Shin-chan has returned to his hometown in Saitama Prefecture after six weeks of being an amigo in Mexico.
ANIME NEWS: Exhibition to explore relationship between pop culture ...
The National Art Center, Tokyo, in the capital's Roppongi district (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
More than 40 manga, anime and video game titles from the past 25 years will be featured at the Manga Anime Games from Japan exhibition in Tokyo.
ANIME NEWS: 'Assassination Classroom' gets second TV season,...
An illustration for an animated TV series adaptation of "Assassination Classroom" ((c) Yusei Matsui/ SHUEISHA, ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM Committee)
A second season of the “Assassination Classroom” TV series has been approved, as well as a sequel to the feature film based on the manga about students trying to kill their ...
ANIME NEWS: Nahoko Uehashi, Taiyo Fujii nominated at 46th Seiun...
Nahoko Uehashi (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Japan SF Fan Group Association Committee announced nominees for the 46th Seiun (Nebula) Awards, with Nahoko Uehashi's "Shika no Oh" (The king of deer), Taiyo Fujii's...
ANIME NEWS: 'Case of Hana & Alice,' 'Miss Hokusai' up for top...
(c) 2014 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners
Shunji Iwai's coming-of-age story "The Case of Hana & Alice" will be competing in the feature film category at the 2015 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
'Miss Hokusai' shines with its superb attention to detail
A scene from "Miss Hokusai." Oei, far left, and Hokusai, center, single-mindedly create ukiyo-e woodblock images in a "nagaya" row house scattered with spoiled illustrations. ((c) 2014 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners)
Animation director Keiichi Hara paid scrupulous attention to the seasonal backdrop and townscape of pre-modern Tokyo with his latest feature film "Miss Hokusai," now playing in ...
ANIME NEWS: New 'Devilman' anime project announced for fall
Go Nagai (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
"Devilman," a classic action/horror manga series by Go Nagai, will be adapted into anime format for event screening this fall.
ANIME NEWS: Growing popularity leads to fourth Kyoto manga-anime...
To liven up the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, a life-size model of the Patlabor robot from "Mobile Police Patlabor" was set up in front of the Heian Jingu shrine in Kyoto’s Sakyo Ward on Sept. 20, 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Thanks to an ever-increasing turnout of fans, the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF) will take place for a fourth time on Sept. 19-20.
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan' escape game to hit Tokyo, Osaka this ...
"Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
An interactive game based on the "Attack on Titan" manga and anime franchise will be held in Tokyo and Osaka this summer, the second mass-participation "real escape game" based ...
Exhibition shows influence of Nippon Animation studio on Tama city
Celluloid drawings for "Heidi: A Girl of the Alps" (Taichi Kobayashi)
Photographs along with celluloid and original drawings from famed studio Nippon Animation Co. are on display at an exhibition being hosted by the city of Tama, western Tokyo.
ANIME NEWS: Actor Yakusho to voice monster in 'The Boy and The...
Director Mamoru Hosoda (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Veteran actor Koji Yakusho will provide the voice of the monster Kumatetsu in Mamoru Hosoda's animated feature "The Boy and The Beast."
Tokyo smartphone app to attract pop culture buffs, tourists
The top page of the Tokyo Location Guide (Provided by the Tokyo metropolitan government)
Cinema and anime fans now have a free smartphone app available to them with information and directions to visit sites in Tokyo that have been used as locations for popular...
ANIME NEWS: 'Cyborg 009' adaptation in works to mark 50th...
Shotaro Ishinomori (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
An animated adaptation of the classic "Cyborg 009" series is in the pipeline to celebrate 50 years since the science fiction manga was first published.
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo's Roppongi to host 'Art of Gundam' exhibition
An exclusive transparent plastic model of Gundam is part of an advance ticket package. ((c) Sotsu・Sunrise)
A special exhibition focusing on the long-running robot anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam" will be held this summer in Tokyo's Roppongi district.
ANIME NEWS: 1st talk between 'Naruto' and 'One Piece' creators...
"Naruto" author Masashi Kishimoto (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The first talk between "Naruto" creator Masashi Kishimoto and "One Piece" author Eiichiro Oda was released in an official guidebook for a "Naruto-ten" exhibition.
ANIME NEWS: New 'Ghost in the Shell' film set for release in June
(c) Shirow Masamune ・ Production I.G/ Kodansha ・ Ghost in The Shell Arise Production Committee
A new "Ghost in the Shell" feature film adaptation will hit theaters on June 20 to mark the 25th anniversary of the original manga series, it has been announced.
ANIME NEWS: 'Symphony Ihatov' featuring Hatsune Miku headed for...
Isao Tomita (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
World-renowned electronic music composer Isao Tomita will bring his "Symphony Ihatov," featuring virtual singing sensation Hatsune Miku, to Beijing on May 20.
Vile villain Freeza warmed up for latest 'Dragon Ball Z' film
A scene from "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'" ((c) Bird Studio, Shueisha Inc. Provided by Toei)
"Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F,'" the latest animated feature-film adaptation of the long-running manga and anime series, opened in theaters April 18 amid much fanfare.
ANIME NEWS: Latest 'Evangelion' T-shirt event taking place in...
(c) Khara
Special "Neon Genesis Evangelion" T-shirts marking the 20th anniversary of the ever-popular anime TV series have gone on sale at an annual event held simultaneously in Tokyo...
ANIME NEWS: 'Shisho' online occult horror novel series to be...
Mahiro Takasugi (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
After making its debut on the popular online 2channel bulletin board in 2003, the "Shisho" (master teacher) supernatural short novel series will be adapted into an animated TV...