Tokyo Anime Center, an exhibition facility located on the fourth floor of the Akihabara UDX building, has announced that it will be closed on July 18 due to expiration of contract with the building. The exhibition space has been operated by The Association of Japanese Animations since 2006. Hit the jump for more details.
To celebrate the 55th anniversary of Tatsunoko Productions, the studio has taken it upon itself to tie up with a local department store located close to its studio, which also happens to be celebrating its 55th anniversary. Rather than let an obvious cross-promotional oppportunity go to waste, the Tobu department store and Tatsunoko have an entire slate of events and promotional activities planned under the TOBU × Tatsunoko Pro GoGo Project.
Shueisha today launched an official website and Twitter for the upcoming three-part 50th anniversary exhibition for its signature manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump to reveal more details including the 63 titles for its first selection. The top-selling Japanese manga magazine was established in 1968 and its current circulation is about 2 million copies. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Hagane no Renkinjutsushi/Fullmetal Alchemist manga today announced the details of the upcoming exhibition featuring the manga arts to be held this fall and posted a key visual newly drawn by the manga author herself. Check more information after the jump.
A newly-drawn collaboration art by Mine Yoshizaki (Sgt. Frog, Kemono Friends) is confirmed to be revealed at the upcoming "Osamu Tezuka's Handsome Beauty - Elegant -" exhibition to be held at the Hankyu Umeda department store from March 29 to April 10. The 45-year-old artist will provide his version of "Hi no Tori/Phoenix" from one of Tezuka's masterpieces.
Bandai Namco Pictures today announced that a first art exhibition dedicated to Hideaki Sorachi's long-running manga series Gintama, titled "Dai Gintama-ten ~Tsuke ga Mawaru Maeni Ketsu wo Fuke (Big Gintama Exhibition ~Wipe Your Hip before the Bill Comes Due)" at Akiba Square from December 23, 2016 to January 9, 2017. Hit the jump for more details.
Studio khara, a Tokyo-based animation studio best known for its Rebuild of Evangelion film series, was founded by acclaimed anime/tokusatsu director Hideaki Anno in May 2006. To celebrates its 10th anniversary, it will hold its first exhibition at Laforet Museum Harajuku in Tokyo for eight days from November 23 to 30. Hit the jump for more details.
In commemoration of the release of the compilation film -Mirai-(Future), Parco Museum in the Parco Ikebukuro will hold an art exhibition dedicated to the Orange anime series from November 3 to 20. Its main visual newly drawn by the anime's character designer Nobuteru Yuuki is now online. Hit the jump for more details.
Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS)'s headquarter building in Osaka has set up a special exhibition area dedicated to the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans TV anime series on its first floor, including a 1/10 scale statue of the anime's main mobile suit Gundam Barbatos and key animation drawings. Check the photo report after the jump.
Good Smile Company is now hosting its 15th anniversary exhibition at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Akihabara, Tokyo, from August 20 to September 4. The company's official YouTube channel has streamed a three-minute 360-degree video to show the inside of the event displaying over 1,000 items. Check the video after the jump!
The current featured anime series at Tokyo Anime Center is P.A.Works' first original robot TV anime Kuromukuro that premiered in Japan this April. The main attractions at the event are the actual key animation arts used for the anime, which the visitors can compare with the finished anime visuals. Check the photo report after the jump!
Hiro Mashima's action fantasy manga series Fairy Tail celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. To commemorate it, a time-limited special exhibition dedicated to Mashima's original manga drawings will be held on the fifth floor of Tokyo Solamachi in Tokyo Skytree Town for nine days from September 17 to 25. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced today that "Osomatsu Expo," the first exhibition event for the Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu anime franchise, is scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Oskaka, Aichi, and Fukuoka in the coming August and September. Hit the jump for more details.
Special exhibitions titled "Road of Duelist" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, that started with Kazuki Takahashi's manga series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1996, are planned to be held in Tokyo and Osaka this August. Check the details after the jump!
The official website for "The Exhibition of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon," the first art exhibition dedicated to Naoko Takeuchi's Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga series and its adaptations, announced on May 11 that it had attracted 100,000 visitors in 26 days since its opening on April 16. Hit the jump for more details and videos.