According to Chinese entertainment blog Gamersky.com, Shueisha has announced an new IP licensing deal that will allow international companies to adapt some of Shueisha's publications, including an upcoming live-action TV drama version of Himouto! Umaru-chan that will be released in China in 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Having completed tours in Japan, North America, and Taiwan, the "Hatsune Miku Expo 2016" is adding two venues in China to its globe-trotting tour for dates in December of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Another live-action film adaptation of City Hunter, an action / comedy manga by Tsukasa Hojo about a skilled but lecherous private detective, is currently in development in China. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for Live Spectacle Naruto, the stage play adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto's internationally popular action manga series, has announced the schedule for its Chinese tour that will be held in six cities from October to December of this year. Hit the jump for more details.
The 3 minute live-action short film celebrating the 10th anniversary of Yasuhisa Hara's historical drama manga, Kingdom, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
Kingdom, a historical manga by Yasuhisa Hara that is set in the Warring States period in China, is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special video project that translates the setting and characters of the series into live-action film. Hit the jump to learn more.
A gigantic wooden replica of the titular mecha from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn has appeared behind a farm house in the Daiyue District of Tai'an City in Shandong Province in the People's Republic of China. Hit the jump to learn more.
A live-action adaptation of Fujiko Fujio's classic manga and anime, Doraemon, is in the works in the People's Republic of China, and the resulting product is a little different than one might expect. Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer and key visuals.
According to TV Asahi managing director Takashi Hirajou, Stand By Me Doraemon, the first 3DCG film based on the popular manga series created by Fujiko F. Fujio, ended its 30-day theatrical run in China on June 26, with a massive 10.5 billion yen (about 85.6 million US dollars). Hit the jump for more details.
To deter piracy and tap into the growing market of Chinese anime fans, Yomiuri TV will start simulcasting Case Closed (aka Detective Conan) in China 2 hours after the new episodes premiere in Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Chinese Ministry of Culture has pushed to “protect the healthy development of youth" by eliminating access to 38 anime series including Attack on Titan, Death Note, Blood C, and The Testament of Sister New Devil. Fallout from the blacklist was immediately felt online with 29 websites receiving warnings or fines for carrying shows and another eight being shuttered according to the Xinhua News Agency.