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Anime & Manga Japan / Hero's mag launches English site, seeks contest entries


Comic magazine Hero's launched its official English website with the announcement that it is now accepting submissions for the second Hero's Comic Award competition.
The website is accepting manuscripts for the summer round of the four-round Comic Award until Sept. 5. With fans all over the world creating Japanese-style manga, the Hero's Comic Award competition could open doors for aspiring overseas artists to make a professional debut in Japan.

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Anime & Manga Japan / GKids to Release Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill Film in N. America

REEL ANIME 2012: FROM UP ON POPPY HILL TRAILER (English Subtitles)

The entertainment trade magazine Variety reported on Tuesday that GKids has acquired the North American rights to Goro Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill film. GKids confirmed the news at France's Annecy film festival.

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Anime & Manga Japan / Otakon 2012 brings anime fans, business to Baltimore

Otakon 2012 brings anime fans, business to Baltimore
Washington Times - Aug 14, 2012

BALTIMORE, August 13, 2012 – Otakon, the convention concentrating on Anime and comics, took place at the convention center on July 27 – 29 to celebrate all things anime and manga.
Over 30,000 fans descended on Baltimore City for three days to pay tribute to all things Japanese, cosplay (costume play), and buy from the vendors. This annual festival is the biggest among manga fans, and regularly attracts big names in anime voice actors, manga publishers, and anime artists. ...
Read more Link: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/60-second-attention-span/2012/aug/14/otakon-2012-brings-anime-fans-business-baltimore/

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Anime & Manga Japan / Blackjack Manga/Anime Gets Live Action TV Series From Studio eOne

Blackjack Manga/Anime Gets Live Action TV Series From Studio eOne
examiner.com - Aug 2, 2012
Black Jack

Announced earlier today, Studio eOne, the independent studio that distributes The Walking Dead tv series as well as produces Rookie Blue, will be tackling the much beloved manga/anime character, Black Jack. Studio eOne has charged Doug Davison and Taka Ichise with developing the show as executive producers; to those unfamiliar, Davison and Ichise had collaborated on both The Grudge and The Ring American adaptions. ...
Full Story to be checked via Link: http://www.examiner.com/article/blackjack-manga-anime-gets-live-action-tv-series-from-studio-eone

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Anime & Manga Japan / Digital Frontier teams up with France's Forge Animation to co-produce 'Windwalkers'


Digital Frontier Inc., Japan's leading CG production studio, has joined hands with the French cross-media animation company Forge Animation to co-produce a full-length stereoscopic CG animated film titled "Windwalkers: Chronicles of the 34th Horde."
Shibuya International Co., a media consulting company, serves as a bridge between the two.

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Anime & Manga Japan / Hatsune Miku concerts planned for Hong Kong, Taiwan


Concerts to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the debut of the virtual "idol" Hatsune Miku will be held in Hong Kong and Taiwan in October.
Hatsune Miku is the computer-generated singing character for Crypton Future Media Inc.'s Vocaloid song synthesizer software, a program that allows users create vocals on a personal computer.

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Anime & Manga Japan / 'Magi' manga series gets TV anime adaptation in October


"Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic," an Arabian-themed manga series currently running in Shogakukan Inc.'s weekly Shonen Sunday comic magazine, will be adapted into an animated TV series starting in October.
The official website launched in June is currently streaming a promotional video clip.

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Anime & Manga Japan / 'The Wolf Children, Ame and Yuki' makes grand premiere in City of Light


The anime "The Wolf Children, Ame and Yuki" made its world premiere late last month at a packed Paris theater to a standing ovation.
The new film, by critically acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, was screened at the UGC Cine Cite Les Halles, the largest cinema complex in the French capital. Hosoda and Aoi Miyazaki, an actress who provided the voice of one of the film's characters, made a stage appearance at the premiere.

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Anime & Manga Japan / SJ ALPHA Now on Android Phones!


SJ Alpha announced as follows:
FINALLY! As promised, we are fulfilling our goal of getting SJ Alpha on as many platforms as possible! Now you'll be able to read your favorite manga on Android phones.

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Anime & Manga Japan / One Piece Grand Arena Tour to kick off in August

(c) Eiichiro Oda/ Shueisha Inc./ Fuji Television Network Inc./ Toei Animation Co.
((c) Eiichiro Oda/ Shueisha Inc./ Fuji Television Network Inc./ Toei Animation Co.)

The One Piece Grand Arena Tour, dedicated to the popular pirate manga and anime series by Eiichiro Oda, will travel to Saitama, Ehime, Fukui and Miyagi prefectures from Aug. 9.
The tour, featuring life-sized models of Luffy and his fellow Straw Hat Pirates and memorable scenes from the stories, is an example of a recent trend in the anime industry of producing large-scale live events based on famous franchises.

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Anime & Manga Japan / 'Happiness' Station gets 2 mascot goddesses

旧幸福駅

Even though no train has stopped at the old Kofuku (happiness) Station on the now-defunct Hiroo Line in 25 years, two new mascot "station goddessess" characters have been designated to welcome fans.
The station, in Obihiro, Hokkaido, has continued to attract visitors who hope for some luck from the happy name, even after the railway line ended operations in 1987.
To further promote the ever-popular station, the mascots Miyuki and Megumi were introduced on June 22 at its official website.

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Anime & Manga Japan / New anime theater opens in Tokyo's Asagaya district


A new theater dedicated to anime opened June 29 in Tokyo's Asagaya district, home to an art cinema, animation studios and art schools.
The Chiisana Gakko Gekijo is operated by Laputa Art Animation School, which turned its 45-seat screening room into a mini theater open to the public.
Chiisana Gakko Gekijo will screen 52 works of animation created by Laputa Art Animation School students under the title of "Daisuki Art Animation." The theater will show the works in four programs until July 8.

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Anime & Manga Japan / Kobe to host Kobe Pop Culture Festival in July

A giant statue of Tetsujin 28-go (aka "Gigantor") robot in Shin-Nagata district, Kobe city (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
(A giant statue of Tetsujin 28-go (aka "Gigantor") robot in Shin-Nagata district, Kobe city)

The Kobe city government will host the Kobe Pop Culture Festival on July 14-16 at various venues in the city's Shin-Nagata district, known as one of the most severely devastated areas in the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.
Today, the district has recovered and has increasingly become more anime and manga-oriented in recent years. It is serving as home to a giant statue of the comic book hero Tetsujin 28-go (aka "Gigantor") robot, anime studio Anitus-Kobe and the Kobe Three Kingdoms Garden museum devoted to the great Chinese historical epic "Romance of the Three Kingdoms."

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Anime & Manga Japan / Bandai's new Mazinger Z robot to hit Paris, then world

mazinger 1 Review: Super Robo Chogokin Mazinger Z & Mazinger Weapon Set

Toymaker Bandai Co. said it will present its new Mazinger Z die-cast metal figure at various events across the globe, starting at the Japan Expo to be held in Paris on July 5-8.
The "DX Soul of Chogokin Mazinger Z" set, which includes a 30-centimeter-tall figure of the Mazinger Z robot, will then be showcased at the San Diego Comic-Con International convention on July 12-15, before moving to a Hong Kong event in August.

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Anime & Manga Japan / Gifu hosts All-Japan 'yuruchara' assembly


To celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the naming of Yanagase district in Gifu, the Yanagase shopping district hosted the All-Japan "yuruchara" assembly on June 30-July 1.
Yuruchara are mascots created by local governments based on animals or local specialty products to promote tourism. Their continued popularity has resulted in a yuruchara boom

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Anime & Manga Japan / Konami's armed princesses to feature in new TV anime


Konami Digital Entertainment Co.’s Buso Shinki (armed divine princess) action figures will star in a new television animation series.
Yasuhito Kikuchi, who has worked on hit anime series such as "Macross Frontier" and "Infinite Stratos," will direct the series, which is being produced by animation studio Eight Bit.

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Anime & Manga Japan / 'Harbor Tale' wins big at Czech film fest


"Harbor Tale," an animated short directed by Yuichi Ito and produced by Japanese animation studio I.Toon Ltd., won the Golden Slipper award for best animated film at the 52nd annual Zlin Film Festival held in the Czech Republic.
The short also received the Golden Apple audience award for best animated film from one of the world's oldest film festivals, which was held May 27-June 3.

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Anime & Manga Japan Net / Kyou no Asuka Show (今日のあすかショー / Today’s Asuka show)


According to Comic Natalie, an anime adaptation of Mori Taishi’s ecchi-comedy manga series, "Kyou no Asuka Show" (Today’s Asuka show) has been green-lit for production. Additional details regarding the format — TV or OVA — will be revealed in the September issue of Monthly Spirits magazine — on sale July 27th.

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Anime & Manga Japan Net / 'Cyborg 009' and other classic manga get reboot

Cyborg 009 -tagatameni- サイボーグ009 ~誰がために~

A nostalgic mood seems to have taken hold of the manga world recently, with a slew of revivals of long-dead series getting prominent billing in Japan’s top manga magazines.
Whether the trend is a sign of manga entering a more reflective middle-age or just a passing fad is unclear, but comic readers are getting the chance to revive old loves or pilfer older generations’ treasures.

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Anime & Manga Japan Net / Official 'JoJo' site launched


The official fan site for the long-running manga "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" was launched on the Google+ social networking service on June 7, the birthday of its creator, Hirohiko Araki.
The manga’s innovative character designs and stories brought instant popularity when it first appeared in Shueisha Inc.’s Shonen Jump weekly comic magazine in 1987. Its eighth series, "JoJolion," is currently running in the Ultra Jump monthly comic magazine.

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Anime & Manga Japan Net / Odaiba to host science manga exhibition


(Astro Boy)

An exhibition at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo's Odaiba district will explore whether the technologies presented in manga like “Astro Boy” and “Doraemon” are possible with current technologies.
The "Kagaku de Taiken suru Manga-ten" (Manga exhibition for scientific experience), which is being held to celebrate the 90th anniversary of publisher Shogakukan Inc., will split the venue into five areas, each devoted to a famous manga series.

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Anime & Manga Japan Net / Museum of Contemporary Art to hold 'Tokusatsu' exhibition with Ghibli


The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo said it will join hands with Studio Ghibli Inc. to hold the Tokusatsu--Special Effects Exhibition, highlighting live-action special effects involving scaled-down models and puppetry.
Hideaki Anno, creator of anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion," serves as director of the special exhibition, which will run from July 10 through Oct. 8, the museum said.

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Anime & Manga Japan Net / L.A. pop culture expo reveals star-studded guest list


(Ei Aoki)

Anime Expo, the largest fan convention dedicated to Japanese pop culture in North America, will feature "Fate/Zero" and "Wandering Son" anime series director Ei Aoki as a guest of honor.
The event, to be hosted by the Los Angeles Convention Center between June 29 and July 2, normally attracts around 100,000 visitors, offering fans a rare chance to interact with artists, creators, directors and voice actors.

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Anime & Manga Japan Net / Kyoto manga fair asks fans to name mascot

(c) Kosuke Fujishima/ Chronogear Creative Ltd.
((c) Kosuke Fujishima / Chronogear Creative Ltd.)

The official website of the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2012 is appealing to manga fans to come up with a name for its mascot.
Entrants can submit one suggestion each through an online form on the fair’s website until June 29. The winner, to be be announced in mid-July, will receive an autograph of the designer of the mascot, Kosuke Fujishima.

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Anime & Manga Japan Net / Evangelion Store in Tokyo featuring Shinji Ikari in June

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(The Evangelion Store Tokyo-01 in Tokyo's Harajuku district)

The Evangelion Store Tokyo-01 in Tokyo's Harajuku district, a must-visit shop for fans of the "Evangelion" animated series, is focusing on Evangelion Unit 01 robot pilot Shinji Ikari until June 30.
A 2-meter high statue of the Unit 01 is on display at the shop through June 24.
There is also a gallery of key frames and other materials used in the animation production featuring Shinji and the robot.

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