The first things given to the visitors at the entrance were this year's guide map and a round fan featuring three mascot girls of the Kyoto-city subway: Moe Uzumasa, Saki Matsuga, Misa Ono, with the new PR character for Kyoto International Manga Museum, Yumi Karasuma. Check how they are working for the city after the jump.
One of the most popular programs on the open stage in Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014 was, of course, the HappinessCharge PreCure! character show. The kids in the front seats were cheering their favorite heroines with the shout of "Ganbare!" (Hang in there!) as loud as possible. Check the photo report after the jump!
Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair also had a huge company booth section on the third floor of Miyako Messe (Kyoto International Exhibition Hall). The crowded fans enjoyed checking various panels, displays, posters, and PVs for the latest/upcoming titles. Check the company booth photo report after the jump!
Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, "Kyomafu" for short, came back to Miyako Messe (Kyoto International Exhibition Hall) in Kyoto-city again on September 20 and 21. One of the most popular exhibits this year was 1/1 scale AV-98 Ingram from the recent Patlabor live-action film series. Check the photo report after the jump!
On the second day of the "15th anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014" performed by 18 artists of the label yesterday, the schedule for the upcoming "ANISONG World Tour Lantis Festival 2015" was also announced by Hironobu Kageyama, the leader of JAM Project. Hit the jump for more information with a video message from JAM Project!
Tokyo National Museum, the oldest Japanese national museum and the largest art museum in Japan, will host its first outdoor film screening event on October 10 and 11. Mamoru Hosoda's 2006 anime film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time will be shown on a giant screen in the front of the main building. Hit the jump for more details.
The Japan Times has posted a 90-second video report of a 6.6 meter tall replica Godzilla at Tokyo Midtown Garden on its official YouTube channel. The statue was build to celebrate the franchise's 60th anniversary and to promote the upcoming Gareth Edwards-directed American film. Check the report after the jump.
It is officially announced that Tokyo International Airport (also known as Haneda Airport) will host a two-day event named "Haneda International Anime Music Festival" in its International Terminal on March 28 and 29, 2015. Check the organizers' message videos with English subtitles after the jump!
Following the April TV anime collection, this feature introduces the flyers for the summer 2014 TV anime and upcoming anime and live-action adaptation films which I found at AnimeJapan 2014. It covers from the cross-dressing TV anime Himegoto in July to the first part of the latest Initial D film trilogy in late August. Check everything after the jump.
At the successful AnimeJapan 2014 event which drew about 111,000 attendees in two days, the exhibitors tried their best to hand out many kind of free promotional materials such as flyers, posters, stickers, clear files, calenders, and even music song CDs, to the rushing fans. Check the items for the upcoming April TV anime after the jump.
One of the most crowded places at AnimeJapan 2014 was obviously the booth of the character figure company Good Smile Company in the East 5 hall. Thousand fans kept lining up to take a closer look at the latest products from the company's popular line Nendoroid and Max Factory's figma. Check their newest lineup after the jump.
The two-day event AnimeJapan 2014 is now being held at Tokyo Big Sight on March 22 and 23. Along with big posters and illustrated panels, many company feature promotion girls who cosplay as the characters from their latest titles. Check the photo report after the jump!
After the three-year separation, Tokyo Anime Fair and Anime Contents Expo have finally merged as AnimeJapan this year. Luckily for the fans, most of the key players in the industry are back in one place. Check how the major anime production and distribution companies display their booths at the first event after the jump.
The first AnimeJapan event kicks off today at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, aka Tokyo Big Sight. The biggest display object at the two-day event is no doubt the life-sized models of AV-98 Ingram and its transporter for the upcoming live-action The Next Generation - Patlabor films. Check the detailed photos after the jump.