Anime production is an arduous business, and now according to documents filed in the Tokyo District Court, another production studio has fallen on hard economic times, because the Musashino-based production company amo has filed for bankruptcy. Hit the jump to learn more.
The latest unlikely I.P. to be transformed into a Japanese stage play is none other than Golden Axe, Sega's classic fantasy-themed side-scrolling brawler video game from the 16-bit era. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Toei Animation Museum, a gallery dedicated to the works of Toei Animation, is opening to the public in Tokyo on July 28, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
The stage play adaptation of Mob Psycho 100, a manga by One about a tremendously powerful psychic teenage boy, continues in September of 2018 with a sequel story-line, and now members of the main cast have been revealed in full costume and make-up. Hit the jump to learn more.
The films of Mamoru Hosoda have always had a forward-looking quality, and in anticipation of the director's latest film, Mirai, the Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku venue in Tokyo, Japan, is celebrating Hosoda's career with an art exhibition as well as screenings of his previous works. Hit the jump to learn more.
Akemi Takada - a professional illustrator perhaps best well known for her character designs for such series as Urusei Yatsura, Magical Angel Creamy Mami, Kimagure Orange Road, and Mobile Police Patlabor - is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her career with an art exhibition that will run from June 28 - July 04, 2018, at the special event venue on the 2nd floor of the Tokyu Department Store Kichijōji in Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
It appears that even a currently running anime adaptation is not enough to contain the science fiction hilarity of Space Battleship Tiramisu, because now the manga written by Satoshi Miyakawa and illustrated by Kei Itō is being adapted into a live-action stage play that will be staged in Tokyo in July and in Osaka in August of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
The year 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of gag manga pioneer Fujio Akatsuka (Osomatsu-kun, Tensai Bakabon), and to celebrate the author's life, an event entitled the "Fujio Rock Festival 2018" which features live music, rakugo storytelling, and bon dancing will be held on August 01 - 02, 2018, at the Yebisu Garden Place venue in Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
On May 27, 2018, Tokyo book store Books Hōrindō Takadanobaba is going old-school with an event entitled "Armored Battle Group War Training Camp" that is one part historical reenactment and one part combat sports. Hit the jump to learn more.
"MAGICAL MIRAI 2018", a concert and expo series featuring Hatsune Miku and her fellow Vocaloid virtual idols developed by Crypton Future Media, is heading to Osaka and Tokyo in August and September of 2018, and now new details have been revealed for the official album soundtrack for the event, including the release date and track list. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans who'd like to sample the wares of Rabbit House will soon get a chance to do so, because a pair of Is The Order a Rabbit? collaboration cafes are popping up in Tokyo and Osaka beginning at the end of May. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 30th anniversary celebrations of Capcom's Mega Man (known as Rockman in Japan) action-platformer video games are well under way, and now a special live-concert event featuring music from the series has been announced. Hit the jump to learn more.