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    Monday August 12, 2019
  • Voice Actors Tell Scary Stories for Seiyuu x Kaidan NHK TV Program

    Hiroshi Kamiya, Megumi Ogata, Kotono Mitsuishi and more lend their talents to two-night special on August 14 & 15

    Telling spine-tingling tales of horror and the macabre is a summertime tradition in Japan, and now the NHK network is enlisting a group of veteran voice actors to perform spooky stories for a special, two-night TV program entitled "Seiyuu x Kaidan" ("Voice Actors x Ghost Stories") that will broadcast on August 14 & 15, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday August 21, 2017
  • TV Special Seeks "Top 20 Timeless Heroes & Heroines"

    Fuji TV program polled 12,000 people of all ages about their favorite characters in anime, manga, and tokusatsu

    A special program that will air on Fuji TV in August pits fans of all ages against one another in an attempt to determine the "Top 20 Timeless Heroes & Heroines" in the media of anime, manga, and tokusatsu. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday June 2, 2017
  • Actors Share Their Love For "Astro Boy" in "100 Years of Nippon Anime"

    2 hour TV special on BS11 traces the history of anime from 1917 to the modern day

    Voice actress Masako Nozawa (Goku in Dragon Ball Z), actor Shinya Ohwada, and anisong singer Hiroko Moriguchi are teaming up to host a special 2 hour TV program entitled Nippon Anime 100-nen: Atom, Joe kara Dragon Ball made!! Natsukashi no Meisaku o Ikkyo Hōsō ("100 Years of Nippon Anime: From Atom and Joe to Dragon Ball!! An All-At-Once Nostalgic Broadcast") that traces the history of the anime medium from its earliest origins in 1917 up through the present day. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday January 11, 2017
  • Hayao Miyazaki NHK TV Special Gets Extended Director's Cut

    Repeat broadcast scheduled for January 29, 2017, will include 20 minutes of previously unpublished scenes

    NHK made waves back in November of 2016 with a TV special focusing on Studio Ghibli co-founder / anime director Hayao Miyazaki coming out of retirement to work on his first 3DCG film, Boro the Caterpillar. Now a special, extended version of the TV special will be broadcast on NHK in January. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday November 1, 2016
  • NHK Airs TV Special Celebrating 30th Anniversary of "Dragon Quest"

    Actor Takayuki Yamada will narrate program that looks at the evolution and popularity of classic JRPG series

    NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting service, is hosting a TV special that looks back at 3 decades of video game history for the long-running and perennially popular JRPG series, Dragon Quest. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday October 10, 2016
  • NHK Airs TV Special on Hayao Miyazaki & "Boro the Caterpillar"

    November 13th broadcast will tackle retired animator's struggle to work with CG for the first time

    Retirement hasn't really slowed influential animator / director Hayao Miyazaki down, or at least that seems to be the thesis for an upcoming TV special that will air on NHK in November. Hit the jump to learn more.

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