"lupin The Third" Anime Creator Dies

The creator of the popular Japanese anime series "Lupin the Third" has died. The company that produces the series announced that Monkey Punch, whose real name was Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia last Thursday. He was 81.

He was born in northern Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture. After taking evening courses to obtain his high school diploma, he moved to Tokyo.

Hosoda's Anime Film "mirai" Wins Annie Award

Hosoda's anime film

Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda's film, "Mirai," won the Annie Award for Best Animated Independent Feature in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The award is often called the Oscar of animated films.
The category is for films shown at fewer than 1,000 theaters in the United States.

Anime News: Japan's Anime Market In 2017 Worth More Than 2 Trillion Yen

ANIME NEWS: Japan's anime market in 2017 worth more than 2 trillion yen

Japan's anime industry was worth 2.1527 trillion yen ($20 billion) in 2017, topping 2 trillion yen for the first time and marking the fifth straight record high, the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) said.

The AJA, comprising production studios and anime-related companies, released the 2018 edition of the annual Report on Japanese Animation Industry in December.

Anime News: Kadokawa Opens Ej Anime Theater In Tokyo's Shinjuku

ANIME NEWS: Kadokawa opens EJ Anime Theater in Tokyo's Shinjuku

Kadokawa Corp. has opened a cinema specializing in anime in Tokyo's Shinjuku district that is described as Japan's only movie-showing facility equipped with a cafe and gallery space.

The EJ Anime Theater, which opened on Dec. 22, was remodeled from the Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku, which reopened on July 28 as an anime theater.

The Rampage Receive First Anime Tie-up

THE RAMPAGE receive first anime tie-up

THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE's new song "DOWN BY LAW" has been picked up as the opening theme for anime 'FAIRY TAIL.'

"DOWN BY LAW" is the coupling track to THE RAMPAGE's new single "THROW YA FIST" to be released on January 30. The song conveys a positive message with the theme "the bonds we have with friends who are moving forward the same future."

Uverworld To Sing The Opening Theme For Anime 'yakusoku No Neverland'

UVERworld to sing the opening theme for anime 'Yakusoku no Neverland'

It's been revealed that UVERworld will sing the opening song for the TV anime 'Yakusoku no Neverland' to premiere in January. 

'Yakusoku no Neverland' is based on a manga series written by Shirai Kaiu and illustrated by Demizu Posuka. It follows the story of a group of orphaned children who live in an orphanage called Grace Field House. 

Anime Festival In New York

Anime festival in New York

Fans of Japanese animated cartoons have flocked to an event in New York dressed up in costumes of their favorite characters.

The second edition of the event, which opened on Friday, was organized by anime fans residing in the US city.

V6 To Sing The New Opening Theme For Anime 'one Piece'

V6 to sing the new opening theme for anime 'ONE PIECE'

V6's new song "Super Powers" will be the new opening theme for anime 'ONE PIECE' beginning October 7.

"Super Powers" was written for the anime with the theme "to live diligently with friends." The lyrics includes words such as "friend," "courage," and "adventure," emitting the message "by combining friend's powers, it will become an even bigger power."

Film Festival Showing Japanese Anime Opens In La

Film festival showing Japanese anime opens in LA

A festival of animated films from Japan has opened in the US city of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Anime Film Festival is sponsored in part by the Japan External Trade Organization. The organizers say the annual event, launched last year, is North America's biggest film festival featuring Japanese animations.

Aoi Eir To Sing The New Ending Theme For Anime 'sword Art Online'

Aoi Eir to sing the new ending theme for anime 'Sword Art Online'

Aoi Eir's new song "Iris" has been chosen as the ending theme for anime 'Sword Art Online Alicization' starting in October. 

Based on a novel by Kawahara Reki, 'Sword Art Online' is a sci-fi fantasy that takes place in a virtual reality space. This is her second tie-up with the series as she sang the opening theme for 'Sword Art Online Alternative GunGale Online', which began in April.