TSUTAYA, the largest DVD, Blu-ray, and CD rental shop chain in Japan, announced the annual rental rankings for each category between January 1 and December 7, 2013. The most rented title in the anime section was Mamoru Hosoda's second original film Oukami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki/Wolf Children. Check the top 20 list after the jump.
FUNimation's North American release of Summer Wars director Mamoru Hosoda's Wolf Children is still hitting film festivals rather than a wider theatrical or home video release, but it's getting to many corners of the country this month. See where and when after the jump.
A diverse range of manga readers are going to be pleased to see Yen Press' latest North American manga publishing plans. New licenses announced at this weekend's Sakuracon include Cocoa Fujiwara's original Inu × Boku SS, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, the adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda's Wolf Children, and 4chan favorite It’s Not My Fault That I’m Not Popular! More after the jump.
This weekend, the Tokyo International Animation Fair trade show announced its annual award winners. Without much controversy, Mamoru Hosoda's (Summer Wars) new The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki took the best movie crown. More divisive among anime watchers was Sword Art Online's claim on top tv series honors. See what else won after the jump.
The Kadokawa Anime Channel on YouTube began streaming a 137-second promotional video for the manga adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda's newest anime film Wolf Children/Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki on July 23. The manga is illustrated by Yu with Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's character designs. Check the heart-warming video after the jump.