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ANIME

Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 27, 2023
Japanese anime 'Oni: Thunder God's Tale' wins two prizes at Annies
The stop-motion animation, directed by Daisuke Tsutsumi, won the TV/Media category's Limited Series and Production Design awards.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 25, 2023
Japanese anime sees challenge from China at Berlin film festival
'Suzume' director Makoto Shinkai was asked to comment on Chinese animation at the Berlinale festival, where Liu Jian's 'Art College 1994' is also in competition.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 23, 2023
'Slam Dunk' anime makes a successful leap onto South Korean big screens
Latest theatrical hit shows how Japan can to some degree overcome wartime grievances with manga, anime and other forms of soft power.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2023
Leiji Matsumoto, famed for 'Space Battleship Yamato' anime, dies at 85
The manga artist, also known for the series “Galaxy Express 999,” died of acute heart failure at a Tokyo hospital on Feb. 13, his company announced.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 16, 2023
‘Blue Giant’ soundtrack steals the spotlight
The manga adaptation’s score, composed by jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara, hits all the right notes even if the animation fails to strike a chord.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Feb 11, 2023
'The Tatami Galaxy' is an imaginative romp through parallel worlds
Tomihiko Morimi’s rollicking novel about a disillusioned college student searching for his ideal life infuses looping narratives with lightly philosophical insights into choice and destiny.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Feb 7, 2023
'Captain Tsubasa' creator aiming for real-life soccer success
Takahashi has played a big part in helping soccer culture take root in Japan, and believes there is room for it to grow further.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jan 27, 2023
Japanese films set to dominate cinemas in 2023
Toei looks to challenge Toho's box-office supremacy with blockbuster hopefuls, while anime maestro Hayao Miyazaki and film auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda are set to unveil new features this year.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 26, 2023
What does 2023 look like for J-pop?
As virtual YouTubers give music a go, Japanese artists will seek out fresh inspiration from burgeoning music scenes in Asia as well as popular beats from farther afield.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jan 24, 2023
Makoto Shinkai's anime film 'Suzume' entered in Berlin competition
'Suzume,' which is about a high school girl who embarks on a journey to 'lock out' natural disasters, has been showing in Japanese theaters since last November.
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2023
Trial over fatal 2019 Kyoto Animation arson may begin in later part of year
The biggest contention at the trial would be whether the defendant is mentally competent to be held criminally responsible for the attack.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Jan 16, 2023
Tomakomai aims to give tourism a boost through sharing creative works
Local communities are being encouraged to enjoy making use of creative works, and to share that joy with tourists.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Jan 16, 2023
Manga and anime helping Tomakomai to boost tourism sector
In an effort to attract visitors, people in charge of community development in Tomakomai have begun to pay attention to the city's manga and anime resources.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Jan 16, 2023
Tomakomai bets on pop culture for tourism boost by embracing cosplay events
The number of visitors to the Tomakomai Cosplay Festa has increased over the years, with about 16,000 people attending in 2019, making it one of the city's most popular events.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jan 12, 2023
As anime continues its rise, animators eye opportunities afield in 2023
How big will Japanese animation be in 2023?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 10, 2023
Evacuee student interns create Ukrainian subtitles for Japanese anime
Having studied Japanese in Ukraine, 22 students were taken in as interns in August by the Tokyo-based Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Jan 7, 2023
Will Japan's pop culture and fashion spheres ever find common ground?
Japanese fashion and pop culture and both international forces, so why can't they seem to walk in step together?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2023
Series of burglaries target pricey Pokemon cards in Tokyo
According to sources at Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department, Pokemon and other collectible cards were stolen from several stores in the Akihabara district.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 30, 2022
‘Avatar’ performance shows how Japan is ditching Hollywood
The world's third-largest box office, Japan, is dumping Western movies for local animated hits. Hollywood needs to pay attention.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / 2022 in Review
Dec 24, 2022
Everything old became new again on streaming platforms in 2022
This year, programming typically associated with traditional broadcasting — variety shows, dramas and anime — flourished on streaming platforms.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on