Hyoujin -BLADES OF THE GUARDIANS, a popular historical martial arts manhua by Xianzhe Xu about a group of mercenaries embroiled in the machinations of a young empire, is getting an animated adaptation in China with animation production from Colored Pencil Animation Group, a studio that seeks to publish its works in Japan and other international markets. Hit the jump to learn more.
Nearly every kid would love to have a dinosaur named after them, and thanks to the efforts of Lida Xing, an associate professor at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing, that dream is now a reality for Nobita Nobi, one of the leading characters of Fujiko F. Fujio's Doraemon manga and anime series. Hit the jump to learn more.
You might have seen Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! but have you seen Cuushe and Yoko Kuno's "Magic?" That and more videos to blow your mind, after the jump.
Some quick news for all of you Osamu Tezuka fans out there: Black Jack, Tezuka's classic manga about a mysterious mercenary doctor who solves all manner of strange medical cases if the price is right, is being adapted into a live-action drama in China. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo News Tsushinsha, known for its voice actress magazine B.L.T. VOICE GIRLS, will release 30-year-old popular anime voice actress Kana Hanazawa (Kuroneko in Oreimo, Ichika Nakano in The Quintessential Quintuplets)'s new photo book "How to go?" on March 16, 2020. All of the photos were taken in Chongqing, China, the city deeply related to her activities. See five sample photos from the book after the jump!
M-ON! Entertainment's quarterly anime song magazine Lis Ani! has been hosting live-concert events featuring popular anison singers across Japan. Under the event title "Lis Ani! LIVE BEIJING," six Japanese anison singers/units joined the stage of BICAF International Comic and Animation Festival 2019 in China on November 9. Hit the jump for the photos of the artists: Luna Haruna, 22/7, Liyuu, Machico, Emi Nitta, and sphere.
Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond, the all-new film based on Yuki Midorikawa's fantasy shoujo manga series, was released in China on March 7, 2019, and made 64.78 million Chinese yuan (about 1.07 billion Japanese yen/9.6 million US dollars) in its first three days, which surpassed the film's total box office gross in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
A dramatic new trailer is now available online for Journal of the Mysterious Creatures, an upcoming upcoming TV anime that is based on the popular web novel by Yuan Tong about an easy-going young man who becomes the landlord at a boarding house full of supernatural beings. Hit the jump to learn more.
Being a landlord is hard work, but it's even harder when your tenants are supernatural creatures such as vampires and werewolves, and that's the premise for Journal of the Mysterious Creatures (known is Ijou Seibutsu Kenbunroku in Japanese and Yìcháng shēngwù jiànwén lù in Chinese), an upcoming TV anime co-production based on a popular Chinese web novel. Hit the jump to learn more.
As its first collaboration project with China Post, Tokyo-based art company ARTVIVANT started accepting advance pre-orders for a stamp set featuring a girl illustration by Japanese illustrator Kantoku in China at 00:00 on February 5, then the 128 Chinese yen (about 19 US dollars) set were immediately sold out in less than one hour. See the cute illsutration after the jump.
Tokyo-based video game developer Konami is teaming up with Beijing-based film company Starlight Film to develop a live-action film and TV drama series based on the classic side-scrolling action shooter video game series, Contra. Hit the jump to learn more.