Anime adaptation of popular novel canceled in Japan after offensive tweets

A plan to turn a popular graphic-style novel into an animated television series has hit a dead end after the author's past discriminatory tweets on China and South Korea sparked a controversy.

The ...

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Why Anime Fans In Japan Shouldn't Miss Ikebukuro

By now, geeks around the globe are cognizant of Akihabara.

Once Tokyo’s post-war electronics haven, the neighborhood has grown into a modern mecca for anime fans. As its popularity has swelled, so ...

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Nintendo is making a special edition Famicom Mini loaded with manga games

Nintendo is releasing a gold and red Famicom Mini in Japan that comes preloaded with 20 games that are based on manga. The Famicom is the original Japanese version of the NES, first released in 198...

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Ghibli Theme Park

Japanese animated film company Studio Ghibli has unveiled the basic design of its theme park set to open in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, in 2022.

Aichi Governor Hideaki Ohmura revealed on Wedne...

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Netflix’s Aggretsuko is a brutal take on modern life that also happens to be extremely cute

Japanese company Sanrio is best known for creating the iconically adorable Hello Kitty and her similarly adorable friends like Badtz-Maru and My Melody, all of which have been merchandised into obl...

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Gundam Base Tokyo: A Tour For Fans By A Fan

Gundam is a nearly 40-year-old franchise of animated TV shows, movies, comics, and video games from Japan. Each piece of media centers around a teen pilot who must pilot an enormous (and super cool...

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Japan's Manga Market Grows 0.4% in 2016, Digital Sees 27.5% Increase

The All Japan Magazine and Book Publisher's and Editor's Association (AJPEA) released a report on February 24 that estimated that the combined physical and digital sales of the manga industry in Ja...

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Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies at 82

Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, co-founder of the famed Studio Ghibli, has died at the age of 82.

Mr Takahata was nominated for an Oscar in 2014 for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya but is be...

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Isao Takahata (Studio Ghibli) Dies at 82

Isao Takahata, the Japanese animated film director who co-founded Studio Ghibli and is known for his award-winning "Grave of the Fireflies," died of lung cancer Thursday at a Tokyo hospital, Studio...

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Author of Kiki's Delivery Service wins int'l award

A Japanese author of children's books, Eiko Kadono, has won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, considered the Nobel Prize for children's literature.

The Swiss-based International Board on Books for...

posted by  Yubi | 2 months, 4 weeks ago | 0 comments


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