Saitama, Japan is getting ready to kick off a string of anime events leading up to the Anime and Manga Festival in Saitama (Anitamasai) and ANISAMA WORLD 2014 concert October 11th and 12th. To encourage otaku tourists to start visiting, special collaborative goods featuring home town characters are being offered along with an anime pilgrimage smartphone stamp rally, launching August 29th. Get a look after the jump.
Aniplex of America has announced a slate of July releases that includes the Anohana movie, Silver Spoon and double feature packages of Gurren Lagann and Madoka Magica. Get the details after the jump.
Aniplex of America has announced plans to bring Anohana The Movie: The Flower We Saw That Day to U.S. theaters next January. The movie will be presented with English subtitles and distributed by ELEVEN ARTS in select theaters. More after the jump.
It is reported today that the total earnings of the anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day film has surpassed 1 billion yen (about US$10 million) at the Japanese box office as of October 25 in the 56 days since its release on August 31. Hit the jump for more story.
Following the successful Odaiba store in Tokyo, Fuji Television's midnight anime oriented programming block "noitaminA" opened a new official store on the first basement floor of the TSUTAYA Ebisubashi store in Osaka-city on October 12. Now it displays the famous 1/1 scale Menma statue for a limited time. Check the photo report after the jump.
NIS America is excited to announce that anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Complete Series Standard Edition, the heartwarming story of a group of teenagers and their ghostly friend, will be released on October 29 for $59.99. More after the jump.
Umeda Burg 7, one of the biggest cinema complexes in Osaka-city, has occasionally hold a special exhibition for anime films being released. Following the one for Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter in July, it now features the anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day film. Check the photo report after the jump.
For those who have watched Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, you might remember that game of hide-and-seek at the end. It was such an emotional scene, I would not blame if any fan would want to seek Menma out at any chance they get. A Twitter user spotted a Menma cosplayer at the last place you would want to find her, or him (ahem) at summer Comiket. Find out where after the jump!
The last three years have really cranked out some stellar series, which begs the question: which shows are the best? There’s a poll that attempts to answer that question, and you can check out the results after the jump.