Anime News Network

Ace Attorney Game Franchise Gets New Stage Play in January

New play features Godot’s stage debut, with new character designed by Tatsurō Iwamoto

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Industry, Artists Reach Out to Support Japan Flooding Victims

Large evacuations have made their way along the western coast of Japan as heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides throughout the area.

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Anime Romance Video Promotes Super Glue on ‘Kiss Day’

Toagosei’s Aron Alpha brand of instant adhesives, sold as Krazy Glue in the U.S., is trying a new approach to get consumers stuck on its products.

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Learn to Make the Cutest Sailor Moon Bento with How-To Video

Why settle for a basic lunch when it could be magical?

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Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai of the Future anime film shows new characters in video

Film from Summer Wars, Boy and the Beast director opens in July

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Takuya Eguchi’s Pokemon Doodle Confuses Official Eevee Account

Does this voice actor have a future in Pokémon Mega Evolution design? …probably not.

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Five Chinese nationals arrested in Japan for translating manga, games for distribution

Allegedly translated Kimi ni Todoke & Maid Sama! crossover manga, Yu-Gi-Oh! game, more.

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Idols stand by cryptocurrency after major theft leaves them without paychecks

The Virtual Currency Girls hit their first major snag in their dream of a cryptocurrency utopia.

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Yu Yu Hakusho Gets New Smartphone Action RPG

“Character raising action RPG” has co-op, competitive multiplayer.

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Junji Ito’s Tomie Haunts an Elementary School in Odaiba

The immortal beauty will appear in haunted attraction next month.

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Frieza Gives Up Conquering Worlds to Take Your Sushi Order

Has the great DBZ villain reached a new low, or is he merely in a long game to claim supremacy over fast food?

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Pokémon Crystal gets digital release for 3DS in January

Game offers trading/battle over local wireless, Pokémon Bank compatibility.

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Pixiv will hold character design contest for Ikebukuro promotional anime

Animate and the Toshima ward of Tokyo held a joint press conference on Friday to announce that an “Ikebukuro PR Anime” is in the works.

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Butt Detective shakes his booty in new dance video

The official website for the Oshiri Tantei (Butt Detective) web anime project began streaming a “Puputto Fumutto Kaiketsu Dance” (“A Wind-Breaking Victory Dance“) video on Friday.

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Pikachu, Hello Kitty Elected 2025 Expo Ambassadors to Osaka

Hopefully the newly-elected officials will be announcing their political stances soon.

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Naruto Manga Gets Kabuki Play in August 2018

Minosuke Bandō, Hayato Nakamura star in play that will run in Tokyo.

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Live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film’s IMAX trailer highlights action scenes

Film opens in Japan on December 1, will also open in over 190 countries.

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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You Latest Video Features New Take on Classic English Theme Song

English-dubbed film screens in U.S. on November 5, 6, 11, 14

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TV Tokyo Plans Huge Celebration for Pokemon’s 1,000th Episode

Ash Ketchum hasn’t won a league, but he has managed to survive in the Pokémon wilderness for 1,000 episodes. 

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Team Rocket outlines recruitment project in Saga Prefecture

Team Rocket is getting ready to blast off into the skies above Saga Prefecture.

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