February 18, 2013
"Train Heroes," a full-computer graphics anime series produced in China, will premiere in April on six networks affiliated with TV Tokyo Corp., with leading toymaker Tomy Co....
February 16, 2013
The 2013 Hyper Japan London festival will get under way July 26 and organizer Cross Media Ltd. said its expects 65,000 fans to attend.
February 15, 2013
Popular anime singers Eir Aoi and Luna Haruna will perform live on stage together for the first time when the pair appear as guests of honor at the March 29-30 Sakura-Con anime ...
February 14, 2013
Director Nic Mathieu is in negotiations to helm Hollywood's live-action adaptation of "Robotech," a U.S. animated series based on three classic Japanese robot anime series, The ...
February 13, 2013
Manga artist Akira Toriyama, best known as creator of the "Dragon Ball" and "Dr. Slump" manga series, was honored with the Prix Special 40e anniversaire (special 40th...
February 12, 2013
Publisher Shogakukan Inc. has announced the winners of the 58th Shogakukan Manga Awards, with "Fullmetal Alchemist" creator Hiromu Arakawa's "Silver Spoon" taking the prize for ...
February 11, 2013
A widely anticipated summer bonanza for anime fans when two films by top Studio Ghibli Inc. directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata were scheduled to be released the same...
February 09, 2013
HAMAMATSU--After volunteering to produce the Enshu-themed "Hatenu Mura no Mina," his first successful live-action film, Tsuneo Kamijima is now planning an animated feature to...
February 09, 2013
Anime studio Production I.G Inc. is set to release "Ghost in The Shell: Arise" this year.
February 08, 2013
The Manga Festival in Singapore will be held on Feb. 15-17 to present Japanese comics in a more comprehensive manner.
February 07, 2013
A manga by Thai artist Kosin Jeenseekong won the top prize at the 6th International Manga Awards, in results announced Feb. 1 by the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
February 06, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp. is teaming up with fictional company Zeonic from the "Mobile Suit Gundam" robot anime series to promote its Auris hatchback.
February 05, 2013
"Evangelion: 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo" crossed the 5 billion yen ($54 million) threshold at the box office by Jan. 12 after the third of a four-part film reboot series of the...
February 04, 2013
KAWASAKI--A museum dedicated to late manga artist Fujiko F. Fujio has undergone a facelift even though it only opened in September 2011.
February 04, 2013
Hiromu Arakawa's new manga series "Silver Spoon" will be adapted into an animated TV series.
February 02, 2013
The nomination committee of the sixth annual Cartoon Grand Prize has picked 11 titles from 268 works deemed to be "the most interesting to read now" from the standpoint of...
February 01, 2013
The Japan Academy Prize Association has picked five finalists for the best animation of the year award.
January 31, 2013
Judoka gold medalist Kaori Matsumoto and TV personality Shoko Nakagawa will guest star in the next "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" anime feature film, the first in 17 years.
January 30, 2013
Mamoru Hosoda's new anime feature "Wolf Children" won the animation film award at the 67th Mainichi Film Awards, with Katsuhiro Otomo's short film "Combustible" receiving the...
January 29, 2013
Fans of elaborately other-worldly costumes, often mimicking cute or warlike Japanese cartoon characters, are expected to converge on Nagoya this summer for an annual "cosplay"...