Tag - anime



Japan Times
Apr 27, 2022
'My Neighbor Totoro' to be adapted into stage play in Britain
The stage adaptation will be the first of its kind for the film, and will premiere on Oct. 8 at London's Barbican Centre and run until Jan. 21.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2022
Inside the curious creations of Fujiko A. Fujio
Motoo Abiko, aka Fujiko A. Fujio, made his mark by testing the boundaries of the manga genre with quirky concepts and dark humor.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 7, 2022
Popular Japanese manga artist Fujiko A. Fujio dies at 88
The cartoonist was best known for 'Ninja Hattori-kun' and 'The Laughing Salesman.'
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2022
Groundbreaking 'Ramayana' anime remastered for new audience 30 years on
The Japanese-Indian project came together during a time when international productions were uncommon in the Japanese animation industry.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 13, 2022
Ghibli's Suzuki honored for work in animation at Annie Awards
The international animated film society ASIFA-Hollywood presented Toshio Suzuki with this year's Winsor McCay Award.
Japan Times
Feb 3, 2022
‘The Deer King’: No crown for Masashi Ando’s directorial debut
Despite an impressive roster of talent working on the film, “The Deer King” shares too many similarities with Masashi Ando's previous work and comes up short in comparison.
Japan Times
Jan 30, 2022
Kochi seeks to become anime and manga hub
The Kochi Prefectural Government is working to encourage firms in the animation industry to set up satellite offices in the prefecture.
Japan Times
PODCAST / deep dive
Jan 26, 2022
From 'Spirited Away' to 'Demon Slayer': The meteoric rise of anime
Since 2002, Japan’s anime industry has doubled in size to become worth over ¥2.4 trillion annually.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2022
The push to go digital opens new doors for anime
Digitization and remote work will be a mixed blessing for studios and animators in 2022.
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JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 19, 2021
YouTuber gets hit with copyright claims, but is it Toei who’s out of line?
While companies have a right to protect their intellectual property, they should still realize the media landscape is changing.
Japan Times
Dec 17, 2021
Streaming heavyweights made big moves into the world of anime in 2021
Anime became even more accessible worldwide as streaming platforms such as Netflix, Crunchyroll and Disney+ made aggressive moves in 2021.
Japan Times
Dec 4, 2021
Omicron scare haunts 53,000 New York anime convention attendees
The city is faced with asking attendees to immediately get tested for COVID-19 after a person contracted one of the first confirmed infections of the omicron variant in the U.S.
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CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Nov 25, 2021
‘Cowboy Bebop’: Live-action riff on beloved anime hits flat notes
John Cho turns out to be one of the best things in Netflix's good-looking but painfully square adaptation of the 1990s anime series about intergalactic bounty hunters.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2021
ANA to fly 'Demon Slayer' anime-themed aircraft from next year
A plane adorned with characters from the hit anime series will start flying on domestic routes from late January and feature in-flight announcements with the characters' voices.
Japan Times
Nov 13, 2021
Tencent buys game studio behind hit Nintendo Switch titles
The Shenzhen-based entertainment giant has taken about a 90% stake in Wake Up Interactive Ltd. for more than u00a55 billion ($44 million), sources said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Oct 23, 2021
Tokyo International Film Festival’s animation section aims beyond hardcore fans
The 34th iteration of TIFF will feature a retrospective, recent and upcoming films, and a look at a live-action tokusatsu special effects franchise.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2021
Maxwell Powers: 'You have to be competent, yet invisible'
According to his bio, Maxwell Powers is the 'voice guy in Tokyo.' He explains a few of his roles and the perks of being widely heard.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Oct 10, 2021
Anime aesthetics blur the line between real and virtual fashion
As some brands dip their toes into NFTs, others turn to nostalgia-with-shock-value to sell both real and virtual clothing.
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CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Oct 3, 2021
In ‘Star Wars: Visions,’ Lucasfilm and anime join forces, and go rogue
The Disney+ collaboration between Lucasfilm and seven anime studios pays tribute to the Japanese influence on “Star Wars” — and throws out the canon.
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2021
‘Evangelion’ director explains how he finally found his ending
Hideaki Anno has concluded the story of Shinji Ikari and company in a film streaming on Amazon this month but says, “There might come a time when I meet them again.”


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