Anime screenwriter Mari Okada will receive the individual award at the 16th Animation Kobe Awards on Oct. 16.
A railway company is offering commemorative tickets featuring illustrations of traditional Japanese “yokai” hobgoblins
Voice actors from famous anime series will perform at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on Nov. 20 to raise money for visually impaired people
An abandoned elementary school in Tokyo’s Nakano Ward is now being used to foster aspiring manga and anime artists, as well as performers in theater, music, stand-up comedy
The new animated TV series “Fate/Zero” will be simultaneously streamed worldwide in October with subtitles in eight different languages, the anime’s website said.
A special 30th-anniversary edition of the strategy board game “Mobile Suit Gundam Jabro” has been released
Dwango Co., the operator of the Nico Nico Douga video-sharing website, will present a live musical performance of “The Tale of Genji”
A full English version of the ComiPo! 3D comic drawing application is now available, its developer ComiPo LLP said.
After wowing the audience at its world premiere on Sept. 10 at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival, director Hiroyuki Okiura’s aimne feature “A Letter to Momo”
Sketches and original illustrations from the Oscar-winning “La Maison en Petits Cubes” (The House of Small Cubes) and other works by famed animator Kunio Kato are on display
hree main voice cast members of a three-part animated feature film based on the dark fantasy epic manga “Berserk,”
Two events at the Kyoto International Manga Museum are putting the spotlight on Germany’s flourishing comic culture as part of celebrations
“Future Boy Conan,” an animated TV series aired in 1978 with which anime maestro Hayao Miyazaki made his directorial debut, will be released on Blu-ray
Eizan Electric Railway Co. (Eiden), a local railway company that operates two lines cutting through Kyoto, started operating special trains featuring the main characters of “K-On!”
All episodes of “Puella Magi Madoka Magica,” an animated TV series that has gained heated attention in 2011, are now available on conventional phones
A live-action adaptation of the offbeat manga series “Ouran High School Host Club” will hit cinemas nationwide in March 2012, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc. (TBS) announced.
DeAgostini Japan, the publisher of pictorial magazines with special freebie inserts, is set to offer what it says is the complete guide
The third installment of the four-part rebooted “Evangelion” film series, “Evangelion: Shin Gekijo-ban: Q Quickening” (
The second of a two-volume collection of original illustrations from animated feature “Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance” will be out in October.
Anime Bunko, an ambitious video label jointly established by anime studio ufotable Inc. and anime company Aniplex Inc. in March, will release its first three titles