A rare concert featuring the music of game music composer Hideki Sakamoto that took place in St. Petersburg
“Golden Kids,” an anime series adapted from “Captain Tsubasa” creator Yoichi Takahashi’s first soccer novel of the same name, is now available for viewing worldwide through the iTunes App Store.
Together with Studio Ghibli Inc., the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) this summer again presents its annual exhibition dedicated to top-notch animation.
Leading manga artists are contributing designs to the new Battle Break trading figure game from toymaker Bandai Co.
On Free Comic Book Day, May 7 this year, participating bookstores around the world are giving away American comic books absolutely free.
To raise its profile as the city of anime, Tokyo’s Nerima Ward introduced its new official mascot, Nerimaru,
“Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror,” an award-winning 3-D anime feature film produced with computer graphics, will be showcased at the 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film,
The third annual Akihabara PC Game Festa, dedicated to personal computer videogames, runs April 29 to May 5 at the Bellesalle Akihabara event space in Tokyo’s fabled Akihabara “Electric Town.”
Keikaku Ito, the sci-fi writer better known as Project Itoh outside Japan, was awarded a posthumous Special Citation of Excellence
The “Evangelion” anime franchise has done extremely well at home and abroad, with feature films produced in the 2000s long after
Manga and anime fans love to explore the places that inspired stories in their favorite comic books and movies. Their interest has grown to such an extent
Eric Khoo’s “Tatsumi,” an animated feature about manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, the father of the comic genre called “gekiga” (dramatic pictures), will be screened at the 64th Cannes International Film Festival, festival officials said April 14.
The Animations Festival, a showcase of animated shorts with modern themes that were featured at animation filmfests around the world, returns with encore screenings in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya and Kobe.
Naoki Urasawa (“Monster”) is again in the running at the 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The well-known artist received three nominations, including a nod in the Best Continuing Series
Anime director Yoshiyuki Tomino takes a closer look at family relationships in his new book, “‘Gundam’ no Kazoku-ron” (On the family of “Gundam”), published by Wanibooks Plus Co. this month.
The “One Piece Dome Tour,” a five-day event celebrating the “One Piece” manga and anime series, happens April 27-May 1 at the Tokyo Dome stadium.
The “Akatsuka Fujio Anime Collection,” a two-disc compilation DVD set of anime shows based on manga titles by Fujio Akatsuka (1935-2008) is set for release May 21,
Comic Gene, a new monthly comic magazine, will be launched on June 15, publisher Media Factory Inc. said.
“Starlight,” the new song by Miho Fukuhara, was picked as the main theme for “Onigamiden,” an epic anime adventure that opens nationwide on April 29, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. said.
The first of a two-volume collection of illustrations from “Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance” is due in bookstores on May 28. The second volume will follow this summer.