January 04, 2013
The selection process for the fifth Cartoon Grand Prize started on Jan. 1 to decide the best manga published in 2012.
January 03, 2013
The 23rd Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival will be held Feb. 21-25 in Yubari, Hokkaido.
January 02, 2013
The world's first indoor theme park dedicated to the Weekly Shonen Jump comic magazine will debut in the summer of 2013 in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district, Bandai Namco Group said.
December 31, 2012
An online collaboration by fans of "Social Kingdom," an epic set in feudal China's warring states period, was honored Dec. 12 by Guinness World Records as "the comic book...
December 29, 2012
Social networking functions were added to a revamped Japacon, a Japanese-English content portal website that promotes the latest TV programs, films and anime from Japan.
December 28, 2012
An animated TV adaptation of Hajime Isayama's "Attack On Titan,” a wildly popular manga series set in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating monsters, will air in ...
December 27, 2012
The captain with the trademark straw hat has returned to theaters once again. In the latest pirate animation film, “One Piece Film Z,” protagonist Monkey D. Luffy faces...
December 27, 2012
"Thermae Romae," "SOIL" and "I Am a HERO" have been nominated for best comic at the 2013 Angouleme International Comics Festival.
December 26, 2012
"Obscure Cities" from Europe became the first overseas comic book to win the Grand Prize award in the Manga Division at the Agency for Cultural Affairs' Japan Media Arts...
December 25, 2012
U.S. comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment, LLC and Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. are to release a new direct-to-video "Iron Man" animated feature.
December 24, 2012
The first International Comic and Animation Convention in Beijing attracted more than 80,000 people, despite the political tension between Japan and China over the Senkaku...
December 22, 2012
Three translators from North America scooped the top prizes in the Manga Translation Battle 2012, a contest aimed at encouraging international exchanges through the medium of...
December 21, 2012
Twenty-five years after it released two of its most beloved and critically acclaimed films in the same year, Japan's legendary anime production Studio Ghibli Inc. is set to...
December 20, 2012
Katsuhiro Otomo's short "Combustible" has received the Grand Prize award in the Animation Division at the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival.
December 19, 2012
"Virus: The Day of Resurrection," the classic novel by science fiction giant Sakyo Komatsu, has been published in English--48 years after it debuted in 1964.
December 18, 2012
Fans of virtual singer Hatsune Miku can now dress up as the pig-tailed digital diva with the release of the first official Hatsune Miku costume.
December 17, 2012
Studio Ghibli Inc.'s "From Up On Poppy Hill" has been nominated in the Writing in an Animated Feature Production category for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, often referred to as ...
December 15, 2012
A pop culture event and a film festival from Australia will join the Comic Market (Comiket) 83 scheduled for Dec. 29-31 at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center to raise their...
December 14, 2012
"One Piece" was the most-searched game and anime keyword online in 2012, according to a survey released by Yahoo Japan Corp.
December 13, 2012
A nationwide promotional campaign is under way to stoke further buzz over the smash-hit anime feature film "Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo."