The SOS Brigade is coming back to Japanese screens in April. Sadly, it's not for a new series -- but NHK Premium will be re-running the entire 28-episode anime with one episode each Friday night! Hit the jump to find out more.
Five more voice actors have joined the cast of Atom the Beginning, an upcoming science fiction TV anime based on the manga by Tetsuro Kasahara (with story assistance by Makoto Tezuka and Masami Yuki) which focuses on the events leading up to the creation of the title character of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy. Hit the jump to learn more.
The principal cast members have been announced for Atom the Beginning, an upcoming TV anime based on the prequel series to Osamu Tezuka's classic Astro Boy manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
To celebrate Japanese anime's 100th anniversary, Japan's national public broadcasting organization NHK has been holding the "Nippon Anime 100" campaign since last December and also has accepted online votes to determine the best anime 100 and best anime song 100. The campaign's official website today reported interim results for the best anime.
New details are now available concerning the "Countdown LIVE Anisong Best 100!" TV special, part of NHK's on celebration of some 100 years of Japanese animation: the event will be hosted by TV talent Shoko Nakagawa, comedian Kendo Kobayashi, and NHK announcer Hideka Miwa. Hit the jump to learn more.
NHK made waves back in November of 2016 with a TV special focusing on Studio Ghibli co-founder / anime director Hayao Miyazaki coming out of retirement to work on his first 3DCG film, Boro the Caterpillar. Now a special, extended version of the TV special will be broadcast on NHK in January. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice unit After the Rain will perform the opening theme for Atom: The Beginning, an upcoming science fiction TV anime based on the prequel manga by Tetsuro Kasahara that envisions the early years of the characters of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy. Hit the jump to learn more.
Get the story behind the final work of electronic music legend Isao Tomita, Dr. Coppelius, this weekend on NHK. A new documentary will go behind the scenes of his collaboration with virtual idol Hatsune Miku and show how he worked to bring a holographic ballerina to life. Hit the jump for more information.
The NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting network, is celebrating some 100 years of Japanese animation with a trio of television programs that look at anime production, anime consumption, and anime music. Hit the jump to learn more.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Zawazawa no Mori no Ganko-chan ("Ganko of the Chattering Forest"), a popular educational children's puppet show that runs on NHK, a new short-form TV anime entitled Gan Gan Ganko-chan is being created based on the characters from the show. Hit the jump to learn more.
Yoshiyuki Tomino, the man most famous for creating Mobile Suit Gundam, will be taking to the Japanese airwaves on NHK Radio 2 to talk about his life and work as an anime director on a program entitled Bunka Kouenkai ("Culture Lecture"). Hit the jump to learn more.
NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting service, is hosting a TV special that looks back at 3 decades of video game history for the long-running and perennially popular JRPG series, Dragon Quest. Hit the jump to learn more.
For the first time since it began in 2003, the NHK Music Festival featured a concert comprised solely of video game music. The concert is set to broadcast soon, featuring dozens of video game songs from over the years and guest appearances from all of the industry. Find out more after the jump!
Retirement hasn't really slowed influential animator / director Hayao Miyazaki down, or at least that seems to be the thesis for an upcoming TV special that will air on NHK in November. Hit the jump to learn more.