Some quick news for all of you fans of Hayao Miyazaki's classic manga, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: the primary key visual for the new kabuki stage play production based on all seven volumes of the series has been revealed. Hit the jump to check it out.
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!
If you're in Tokyo in March and you get the urge to indulge your inner "Predator", then why not head to the Nicocafe venue to check out the special collaboration cafe themed around the characters of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, the TV anime based on the popular series of isekai fantasy light novels written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah. Hit the jump to learn more.
Meguro Cinema in Tokyo is gearing up for a deep dive into the cinematic landscapes crafted by manga author Katsuhiro Otomo with a two-week film festival that pairs 35mm screenings of 1988's seminal work of cyberpunk fiction, Akira, with 5 other films written, directed, or supervised by Otomo. Hit the jump to make Neo Tokyo explode.
The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2019 (TAAF 2019 for short) - an industry award show and film festival that recognizes excellence in Japanese TV and film animation - will be held in Tokyo from March 08 - 11, 2019, and now the winners for the Grand Prix and Individual awards have been revealed. Hit the jump to learn more.
You may have previously seen the actors in full costume and makeup for the upcoming Cells at Work! stage play (known as Hataraku Saibou in Japan), but thanks to a newly published poster key visual for the Tokyo-based production, you can get a glimpse inside the human body where so many cells are laboring diligently. Hit the jump to check it out.
Science fiction / police procedural / office comedy franchise Mobile Police Patlabor is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, and to pave the way for the festivities a special art exhibition will be held from December 13 - 24, 2018, at the Ikebukuro Marui venue in Nishiikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Capcom's action-adventure video game series, Devil May Cry, is being adapted into a live-action stage play that will run for 13 performances from March 01 - March 10, 2019, at the Zepp DiverCity venue in Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese fans of the Gojira / Godzilla franchise will soon have a chance to prove their bona fides, because Toho Studios is sponsoring the "1st Annual Godzilla Certification Exams" in anticipation of the 65th anniversary of the venerable monster movie film series. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual featuring the main cast in full costume and makeup has been revealed for Katana Maidens ~ Toji no Miko, an upcoming stage play adaptation based on the 2018 original TV anime from Studio Gokumi about sword-wielding young ladies who protect the world from malignant spirits. Hit the jump to check it out.
Collectible trading card game Magic: The Gathering is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and an art exhibition in Tokyo that features original animated collaborations from directors Koji Morimoto ("Franken's Gears" in Robot Carnival, "Beyond" in The Animatrix) and Osamu Kobayashi (Mongolian Chop Squad, Paradise Kiss) is part of the festivities. Hit the jump to learn more.
After providing narration and voicing numerous goons in Fist of the North Star, actor Shigeru Chiba is no stranger to the fatal influence of the stars, and on September 25, 2018, Chiba will be performing at an entertaining and educational event entitled "Shigeru Chiba's Sleepless Hokuto Planetarium" at the KONICA MINOLTA Planetarium "Manten" in Sunshine City venue in Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.