It has been announced that Akio Ōtsuka, the son of Chiako Ōtsuka, will replace his late father as the voice of Denzou Yamada in the long-running NHK children's anime, Nintama Rantarō. Hit the jump to learn more.
The next episode of NHK World TV's English-language program imagine-nation will feature interviews with the five main staff of Hello!! Kin-iro Mosaic, the upcoming second season of the TV anime adaptation of Yui Hara's four-panel comedy manga Kiniro Mosaic/KINMOZA!. Hit the jump for more information.
Whisky is seeing a surge in popularity in Japan, thanks in part to Massan, a popular NHK morning drama about a Japanese brewer and his Scottish wife. Hit the jump to learn more.
NHK (Nippon Housou Kyoukai/Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's national public broadcasting organization funded by viewers' payments. For the first time in its 90 years history, it decides to participate in the upcoming 87th Comic Market, the largest doujinshi event in the world. Hit the jump for more details.
Control of legislative branch of American government was at stake in yesterday's US midterm elections and to capture the moment, Japan's semi-public broadcast network NHK presented an epic interpretation of the contest between Democrats and Republicans. Get a look after the jump.
Seirei No Moribito, the fantasy novel series by Nahoko Uehashi, will become a live-action TV drama on the NHK network in 2016 in Japan. The drama is planned to run for 3 years to cover the entire 10 volume run of the novel series and, as previously reported, Haruka Ayase was chosen to play the main character Balsa. More after the jump!
NHK's hit series, Phi Brain's official Twitter account has posted an image of the new character that looks like Kaito's main antagonist in their third season. Click for the image!
NHK aired the first anime of its newest anime project titled "Otona Joshi No Anime Time" (literal translation: Anime Time For Adult Females) for females who are older than normal anime target audiences. Click to see some images from the short anime series and voice cast!
As reported, Shibuya Anime Land, a popular radio show on NHK Radio 1, has been holding a popularity vote "My Favorite Anime Heroines" in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Japanese TV anime broadcasting. They have announced 10 finalists for the special program which will be live-broadcasted on January 2nd, 2013. Check the finalists after the jump!
NHK Radio 1, a Japanese radio station operated by the public broadcaster NHK, has opened a web-page for its upcoming voting project "My Favorite Heroines" on their official site. The primary election to pick 10 finalists has already begun. Most importantly, they welcome the foreign anime fan's votes. Check the details after the jump!
After a half-year of reruns, NHK will bring Bakuman back for its third anime season starting on October 6th in a prime anime time slot! Details after the jump!
Noda to Moushimasu ("My Name Is Noda") has been such a success for NHK, that they're bringing back the live-action comic shorts to broadcast TV and One-Seg TV for mobile devices. Details after the jump.
On February 4th, Shuukan News Fukayomi (roughly "Weekly News In Depth") on the Japanese TV station NHK General did a special report on Hatsune Miku called, "Why now? In the world's spotlight! Japan's 'songstress.'" Hear the song and check out the Miku fan response in the follow-up report past the break!