Mirai

Hosoda to Premiere ‘Mirai’ in Cannes

The latest movie from Japanese helmer Mamoru Hosoda, Mirai of the Future will screen as part of Cannes Directors’ Fortnight section in May and will later be released by global outfit ... Continue Reading →
Skechers X ‘One Piece’

Skechers X ‘One Piece’ Line Makes Tracks to NorAm

Following an in-demand launch in Asia, footwear brand Skechers USA is extending its anime inspired collaboration to the US and Canada with the launch of Skechers X One Piece. The collection ... Continue Reading →
The Woodcutter's Treasure

Toei, Saudi Arabia’s Manga Prod. Team for ‘Woodcutter’s Treasure’

An intriguing international toon partnership has formed, with Japan’s Toei Animation collaborating with Saudi Arabian media company Manga Productions on a trio of new TV and film ... Continue Reading →
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New Kidz Global Study: SpongeBob, Peppa Pig, Doraemon Among Top Toons

LIMA has released its bi-annual Kidz Global Study, providing a snapshot of children’s favorite brands and characters across more than 40 countries. Calculated from consumer surveys ... Continue Reading →
Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Announces Programming Highlights for Inaugural Expo

The first-ever Crunchyroll Expo (CRX) is kicking off soon, and the anime experts organizing the event have announced an initial raft of talent appearances, programs and exclusive merchandise. ... Continue Reading →
The Art of Pokemon Adventures

VIZ Announcements: Otakon Plans, ‘JoJo’ Home Release, ‘Pokemon’ Art Book

VIZ Media is keeping busy as ever this week. On top of finalizing its event plans and retail exclusives for Otakon 2017 this weekend (Aug. 11-13 in Washington DC), the leading North ... Continue Reading →
One Piece

Sony TV to Acquire Majority Stake in Funimation

Sony Pictures Television Networks has reached an agreement to acquire a substantial majority in leading anime distributor Funimation Productions, subject to regulatory approval and ... Continue Reading →
Chopper

BANPRESTO to Host Loot Crate Anime Figure Sculpt Contest

Artists and anime fans heading to New York Comic Con (Oct. 5-8, www.newyorkcomiccon.com) will get to witness the first-ever BANPRESTO World Figure Colosseum, a sculpting competition ... Continue Reading →
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30 Years, 30 Great Anime Titles

Akira Cowboy Bebop Boy and the Beast Ghost in the Shell Dragon ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Announces Comic-Con Guests & Events

VIZ Media has detailed a range of events and fun activities — including some on-point Guests of Honor and an array of exclusive products — set for the Comic-Con International ... Continue Reading →