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.
The main cast and broadcast schedule have been announced for Nyanbo!, a short form TV anime based on a spin-off of the "Danbo" cardboard robot character from Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! manga. Hit the jump to learn more, nyan.
Naoki Urasawa's Manben, an educational program hosted by manga author Naoki Urasawa that examines the lives and work of other manga artists, is returning to NHK E TV for a 3rd season in September of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actors Miyu Arino and Asami Seto have joined the cast of the TV anime adaptation of Honobono Log ("Heartwarming Log"), a short form anime based on the series of illustrations published on Twitter by artist Naka Fukamachi. Hit the jump to learn more.
Honobono Log, a series of heart-warming illustrations by artist Naka Fukamachi that began life as a series of posts on Twitter before being collected into artbooks published by Ichijinsha - is being adapted into a short-form anime that will run on NHK. Hit the jump to learn more.
Captain Future, a science fiction TV anime that originally ran for 53 episodes on NHK from 1978 - 1979 and that was adapted and dubbed in English in the 1980's by ZIV International and Harmony Gold, is getting a 2-part Bluray boxed set release in Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The main staff for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of March Comes in Like a Lion, which is based on the manga of the same name by Chica Umino, has been announced. Hit the jump to learn more.
The main cast for Shonen Ashibe Go! Go! Goma-chan, a short-form TV anime about a young boy and hit pet sea lion based on a 4-panel comic by Hiromi Morishita, has been announced. Hit the jump to learn more.
Naoki Urasawa's Manben, a documentary style program exploring the lives and works of famous Japanese manga creators that is hosted by 20th Century Boys author Naoki Urasawa, is returning for a 2nd season in March of 2016 on NHK E TV. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for J-MELO, NHK's weekly Japanese music television program broadcasted internationally via its NHK World service, has announced that anison singer LiSA will perform the program's theme song for the coming April. The site has been accepting ideas for the lyrics in foreign languages. Hit the jump for more details.
It is confirmed that a new anime footage is made for the performance of μ’s, the nine-member voice actress unit from the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise, in this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen, the New Year's Eve singing program on NHK. Hit the jump for more details.
NHK today announced the song list for this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen, the New Year's Eve singing program. In their first appearance (and probably the last), μ’s, the nine-member voice actress unit from the Love Live! franchise, will perform "Sore wa Bokutachi no Kiseki," the OP song for the TV anime 2nd season. Hit the jump for more details.
NHK's Anime World + Blog announced today on December 11 that the 25-episode first season of the Attack on Titan TV anime will be aired on BS Premium from January 9, 2016. NHK will also start airing the Love Live! School Idol Project TV anime on its educational channel ETV next month. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially confirmed that two-member musical unit fripSide, consisting of voice actress Yoshino Nanjo and producer Satoshi Yaginuma, will hold its annual countdown event titled "fripSide COUNT DOWN LIVE 2015→2016" at Kanagawa Prefectural Civic Hall on December 31, 2015. Hit the jump for more details.