The Executive Committee of Anime Film Festival Tokyo announced that this year's event is scheduled to be held in Shinjuku, Tokyo, from October 6 to 22, with a list of its first screening lineup. The organization was established last year as part of the Anime Next 100 project to celebrate the 100-year history of Japanese animation since 1917. Check the lineup after the jump!
Kizuna Ai is preparing to welcome her fans to a huge birthday party this month! Taking place in an AR-equipped nightclub, the event will allow attendees to celebrate the character's big day. Read up on the occasion after the jump.
This week in his manga-style photo journal, CR News editor in chief Patrick Macias finds himself surrounded by superheroes, boy wizards, tigers, bunnies, and more at the Tamashii Comic-Con, a new event in Tokyo showcasing some of the upcoming releases from Bandai’s deluxe Tamashii Nations line. Enjoy after the jump!
Bandai Namco Amusement will open two time-limited event stores "Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Chara Pop Store" at Namoco Osaka Nippombashi store and Atre Akihabara in Tokyo from April 20. See the newly-drawn SD version illustrations of the anime's three heroines, Emilia, Rem and Ram, and original limited goods featuring them after the jump.
The Crunchyroll team will be in Seattle, Washington this weekend for Sakura-Con, so be sure to come visit us at booth #635! Read on for more on what's going down!
Want to save Popuko from YouTube Prison? She probably deserves it, but you still have a chance! Tokyo Mystery Circus is sekling puzzle clear files. Meanwhile, Asobi Factory has a bigger mystery for you to sink your teeth into. Find out more after the jump!
The Shibuya Marui department store in Tokyo announced today that it will hold a special time-limited event for the birthday of Ram and Rem, the twin sister maid girls in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, titled "Re:Life of Ram & Rem's Birthday from Zero 2018" from January 20 to February 5, 2018. Hit the jump for more details.
In a commemoration of its third anniversary, Tokyo One Piece Tower will distribute a "Volume 333" book to all visitors with the LIVE & PARK pass from March 9, 2018 till the stock lasts. The special comic book is not for sale and is available only at the park for a limited time. Hit the jump for more details.
After the great success of this year's first attempt, Tokyo One Piece Tower, the first permanent indoor theme park dedicated to Eiichiro Oda's internatinally poplar One Piece mange series, will be again offering free admission for all visitors of all ages on the upcoming New Year's Day of 2018. The park opened in March 2015 and has attracted visitors from all over the world. Hit the jump for more details.
Executive committee of Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (Kyo-Maf), the largest manga and anime comprehensive trade fair in the West Japan started in 2012, announced today that its sixth event attracted a total of 34,895 visitors in two days of September 16 and 17. See the official photos from the venues in Kyoto-city after the jump!
Following the very successful first one last year, OLINAS, a shopping mall located in Kinshi-cho, Tokyo, plans to hold the second collaboration event with the SCHOOL-LIVE! anime franchise in this year's Halloween season. Among the fans, OLINAS is believed to be the model for the TRON mall appeared in the TV anime. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the very successful one for Rem in February, the Shibuya Marui department store in Tokyo will hold another special time-limited event for the birthday of Emilia, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- from September 15 to October 2. Hit the jump for more details.
The Anime Next 100 project announced today on August 7 that a three-day event "Anime Film Festival Tokyo 2017" is set to be held in Tokyo on October 13, 14 and 15. The project was launched in November 2016 to celebrate the 100-year history of Japanese animation since 1917. Hit the jump for more details.
Pony Canyon's official anime YouTube channel has posted a 10-minute preview for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray "Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! ALL STAR!" that includes the special live event held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena in Tokyo on March 18, featuring the anime series' nine main voice cast members. Check out how the voice the fans after the jump!
At last year's Nico Nico Chokaigi held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture for two days on April 29 and 30, 2016, virtual singer Hatsune Miku performed her first live kabuki show "Cho Kabuki Hanakurabe Senbon Zakura" with acclaimed kabuki actor Shidou Nakamura on the stage. Kadokawa has posted a short preview for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray of the well-received performance.