In celebration of the theatrical release of the latest OVA episode Memory Snow in Japan, Kyoto Tango Railway (WILLER TRAINS) will start running a special wrapping train decorated with deformed character visuals of the Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World anime series through the northern part of Kyoto from tomorrow, November 10. Hit the jump for more details.
Holmes of Kyoto isn’t only about appraising antique vases and invaluable paintings; it’s just as much an anime about the historic city itself. From dozens of iconic temples to beautiful restaurants atop waterfalls, take a look at all the best real-life locations that Kyoto has to offer. And does Holmes’ antique shop exist in real life? Find out after the jump!
As reported, the crowdfunding for a new short anime featuring the Kyoto-city Subway7s mascot girls was held in March 2016 and collected an amazing 10,422,000 yen, which was ten times more than its initial goal of one million yen. The anime was completed in May 2017 and after several screening events, it has been streamed on Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau's official YouTube channel for free.
Originally broadcast beginning in April of 1998, modern classic TV anime Cowboy Bebop is coming up on its 20th anniversary, and to celebrate two decades of space bounty-hunters, martial arts action, and awesome music, the entire 26 episode TV series is going to be screened at a special, all-night marathon event that will be held beginning on February 03, 2018, at the Kyoto Minami-Kaikan movie theater in Minami Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Hit the jump to carry that weight, cowboy.
Kyoto Animation has published a new preview video as well as the main cast and staff for Baja no Studio ("Baja's Studio"), an upcoming work of original animation featuring Kyoani's original mascot character, Baja, going on a magical adventure. Hit the jump to learn more.
The cast of The Eccentric Family 2 have been acting as special goodwill ambassadors for the city of Kyoto as part of an ongoing promotional campaign, and the latest addition to the campaign includes new artwork that promotes the Kyoto Gozan no Okurubi, a gigantic ceremonial bonfire that celebrates the conclusion of the Obon Festival when the spirits of the departed return to the afterlife after visiting their families on Earth. Hit the jump to learn more.
In anticipation of the upcoming "3rd Annual Kyo Ani & Do Fan Thanksgiving Event", Kyoto Animation has released a preview video of Baja no Studio ("Baja's Studio"), a work of animation that will be available as part of the event and that stars Kyoani's own adorable mascot character, Baja. Hit the jump to check it out.
Actor Satoshi Matsuda (Kamen Rider Ryuki, The Last Restaurant) proved that he's not just an ally of justice on screen, but also in real life when he apprehended a man suspected of trying to take unlawful upskirt photographs with a smartphone. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Grand Front Osaka mall, located on the north side of Osaka Station, has posted a 15-minute promotional video "Real Grand WA OsampO" with Chinese subtitles, guided by 27-year-old popular voice actor Kensho Ono. In the video, he introduces the stores in the mall and visits famous sightseeing places in Kyoto. Take the tour with him after the jump.
November 3rd marks the anniversary of the original 1954 Godzilla film (known as Gojira in Japan), and two venues in Tokyo and Kyoto are gearing up to celebrate with an all-night film festival that includes screenings of key Godzilla movies and guest talks with some of the cast and crew members that bring the films to life. Hit the jump to learn more.
Visitors to Toei Kyoto Studio Park - a theme park in Kyoto associated with Toei Studios which features sets that are often used in the creation of Edo era samurai films - recently got a sneak peek at one of the sets for the live-action Gintama film that is currently in development: the store-front of "Odd Jobs Gin-chan". Hit the jump to learn more.
The crowdfunding for a new short anime featuring the mascot girls of the Kyoto-city Subway started on March 18, and instantly reached its initial target of one million yen only in two hours. By the end of its campaign, it collected an amazing 10,422,000 yen, enough to produce a five-minute short. Hit the jump for more details.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the original Sazae-san newspaper comic strip, which began publication in 1946, an original art exhibition entitled "The Very Best of Machiko Hasegawa" is being staged in Kyoto. Hit the jump to learn more.