Anime News Network

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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Detective Conan manga creator works 20 hours per day, 5 days per week

Gosho Aoyama revealed details about his creation process for Detective Conan and other works in Aoyama Gosho 30-Shūnen Hon (Gosho Aoyama 30th Anniversary Book), which Shogakukan released on October 18.

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Anime industry takes in record 2.0 trillion yen in 2016

Rise to 2.0009 trillion yen credited to Chinese streaming, live events, Your Name.

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Pokémon GO game adds Sableye, Banette, more Hoenn Pokémon

First third-generation Pokémon launch on Friday..

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Princess Peach approves new Super Mario beauty products

Japanese make-up cosmetic line Shu Uemura is introducing a holiday collection to look your Princess Peach best.

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30-ton One Piece Stone Art Shown in Captivating Drone Footage

Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew are taking over Kyoto this week, including an exhibition inside and outside the prominent Daikaku-ji Temple.

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Take a ride on Japan’s luckiest tram in Setagaya

Setagaya city in Tokyo is distinguished for a number of reasons.

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Manga book aims to explain Vladimir Putin

Although reportedly popular in his own country, President of Russia Vladimir Putin faces criticism from people in many countries, including Japan.

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Anthology released for gender identity disorder, FtM gender transition web comic

Titled My Husband is Too Attractive! I Entered the Family Register of a Hot Guy that Used to be a Woman.

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Review: Death Note (2017)

After years of anticipation, this American adaptation of the hit manga thriller is available on Netflix! Jacob Chapman breaks down whether this movie is noteworthy or should just be erased.

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