Ichigo, Tiger, Edward Elric and more will be on hand for NHK's big New Year's Eve bash! The network has been celebrating 100 years of Japanese animation in 2017, and their collection of anime voice acting talent will send the year out in style. See the full list after the jump!
Godzilla: Monster Planet, the 1st film in a trilogy of 3DCG animated pictures from Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures, is currently tearing up the box office in Japan, and a new NHK documentary will be released in early December to give fans a peek behind the curtain in how the animated Godzilla films were made. Hit the jump to learn more.
Piano no Mori ("Forest of the Piano"), a seinen manga by Makoto Isshiki about a young man who teaches himself music on an abandoned piano that he found in the woods, is being adapted into a TV anime that will broadcast on the NHK network in April of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tsukumogami Kashimasu ("I'll Lend You a Tsukumogami"), a series of books by Megumi Hatakenaka about a tool and furniture rental shop in Edo era Japan that also lends out yokai, is being adapted into a TV anime that will air on the NHK network in 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japan's national public station NHK announced today on October 23 that a TV anime adaptation of Kotoko Ayano's light novel TSURU-NE: Kazemai High School Japanese Archery Club will be aired on its main television channel NHK General TV sometime in 2018. Kyoto Animation (Free!, Sound! Euphonium) works on anime production. Hit the jump for more details.
Aware! Meisaku-kun is a five-minute short school comedy anime series inspired by various masterpiece stories that has been aired on NHK Educational TV since April 2016. In its upcoming 63rd episode to be aired on October 20, virtual singer Hatsune Miku will make a guest appearance and introduce her own story as a masterpiece. Hit the jump for more details.
Singer / voice actress / TV talent / illustrator Shoko Nakagawa (known to her fans as Shokotan) has illustrated the album cover art for "Anisong Academy School Song", a single that celebrates NHK-FM's anime music show with a duet between "Great King of the Anisong Kingdom" Isao Sasaki and "Emperor of the Anisong Kingdom" Ichirou Mizuki. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some historical hijinks will soon be in-store for NHK viewers, because a live action TV drama based on Fuunjitachi ("Soldiers of Fortune"), a historical gag manga by Taro Minamoto that pokes fun at the events of the Edo period, is coming to the NHK in January of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
NHK, Japan's only public broadcaster announced today that the 13-episode first season of the Love Live! Sunshine!! TV anime will be aired on its ETV (NHK Educational TV) channel in three weeks of August 2017. The first season of the second Love Live! TV anime series was originally aired on several commercial stations from July to September 2016. Hit the jump for more details.
NHK World featured KING OF PRISM -PRIDE the HERO-, the second film from the KING OF PRISM anime franchise, in its "imagine-nation" program aired on June 13, and it will be streamed worldwide on the service's official website till June 20. Hit the jump for more details.
Ashi-Girl, a time-slip love comedy manga by Kozueko Morimoto about a lazy 16 year old high school girl who ends up transported back in time to the Sengoku Period, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast as part of NHK's "Saturday Period Drama" programming block beginning in September of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
On May 28, 2017, Nippon Television will air a 49 minute TV special entitled "Eiko-naki Tensai-tachi kara no Monogatari" ("Stories from 'Geniuses without Glory'") that celebrates the life and career of Olympic sprinter Takayoshi Yoshioka, an athlete who once held the 10.3 second record for the 100 meter dash. Hit the jump to learn more.
The results have been released for the "Best Anime 100" online poll, part of NHK's "Nippon Anime 100" project, which celebrates a century of the art of Japanese animation. Hit the jump to learn more.