Originally serialized from 1978 - 1987, the famous and sometimes controversial anime magazine Animec is returning to publication for the first time in more than 30 years with a special, one-shot issue scheduled to hit Japanese book stores in the Summer season of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, the largest manga / anime convention in West Japan, is returning for another round of festivities on September 21 - 22, 2019, and now the convention has released a short preview video highlighting what's in store for this year. Hit the jump to learn more.
From March 21 - 23, 2019, the Anime Japan 2019 industry event reigned supreme at the Tokyo Big Sight venue in Koto Ward, Tokyo, Japan, and during those three crazy days the convention was the staging ground for a huge out-pouring of anime news. Hit the jump to see all of the top stories, collected and arranged in one place for your convenience!
"Animeism", a late-nate anime programming block on Mainichi Broadcasting System and Tokyo Broadcasting System, is getting an upgrade in July of 2019, and the new "Super Animeism" programming block will expand it's coverage of cutting edge anime to a total of 28 stations within the MBS / TBS Network. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good news for fans of voice actress Yuko Ono: after being sidelined by an unspecified medical condition in November of 2018, Ono has successfully completed her treatment and has been cleared by her doctor to return to work according to an official statement published by Mausu Promotion, the voice talent agency to which Ono belongs. Hit the jump to learn more.
Mirai, the latest animated theatrical film from director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, has been nominated in the category of "Best Animated Film" for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, a prestigious industry event that recognizes excellence in film and television art. Hit the jump to learn more.
Animation studio TMS Entertainment and video distribution company Future Today are teaming up to produce a pair of new streaming channels, TMS ANIME and TMS KIDS!, that will distribute key TMS titles on a number of online platforms including Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV. Hit the jump to learn more.
According to a report on an economics website, as of August 24, 2018, Nerima-based animation studio drop has ceased operations and is preparing to file for bankruptcy. Hit the jump to learn more.
Big news, Crunchyroll fans! With the creation of Ellation Studios (with offices in Burbank, California and Tokyo, Japan) and the introduction of Crunchyroll Originals, a series of all new anime-inspired original programming that will debut in 2019 with High Guardian Spice, Crunchyroll and VRV are moving even further into the creation of new media for fans to enjoy! Hit the jump to learn all the juicy details.
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.
Fans of anime and manga have something new to celebrate, because TV anime Kemono Friends and everyday comedy manga Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru ("And Yet the Town Moves") both took home prizes at the 2018 Seiun Awards, a prestigious industry award for works of speculative fiction that is similar to the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Hit the jump to learn more.
Big news for fans of Gengoroh Tagame's critically acclaimed family drama manga, My Brother's Husband: the manga has won the award for the "Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia" category at the 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, which are presented every year at San Diego Comic-Con. Hit the jump to learn more.
In a statement through his agency, Mausu Promotion, voice actor Tōru Ōkawa announced his return to work after an extended absence to seek medical treatment. Hit the jump to learn more.