Sakamoto Maaya's New Song To Be Used As Opening Theme For Anime 'arte'

Sakamoto Maaya's new song to be used as opening theme for anime 'Arte'

Sakamoto Maaya's new song "Clover" has been picked up as the opening theme for anime 'Arte' to premiere in April.

'Arte' is based on a manga by Ookubo Kei that was serialized in 'Gekkan Comic Zenon.' Set in Florence during the 16th century, it tells the story about a young girl named Arte who dreams of becoming an artist. 

'one Piece' Manga Series Tops 460 Million Copies In Print

ANIME NEWS: 'One Piece' manga series tops 460 million copies in print

The "One Piece" manga series has more than 460 million copies in print worldwide after its 95th volume was released on Dec. 28 in Japan.

Written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, the story centers around Luffy, who seeks to find a secret treasure called One Piece and become the pirate king.

Sid's New Song To Be Used In Anime 'the Seven Deadly Sins'

SID's new song to be used in anime 'The Seven Deadly Sins'

SID's new song "delete" has been picked up as the opening theme for TV anime 'Nanatsu no Taizai' ('The Seven Deadly Sins') beginning in January. 

The band performed "delete" for the first time during the finale of their nationwide tour 'SID TOUR 2019 -Shounin Yokkyu-' last month at Tokyo International Forum. On the song, the members commented, "'delete' is a message to people who want to delete their 'past' or 'present' as well as a representation of those living strongly."

Japan's Anime Market Hits Record High

Japan's anime market hits record high

Japan's anime market hit a record high in 2018 for the 6th consecutive year. Overseas markets accounted for nearly half of the total.

The Association of Japanese Animations determines the annual market size by surveying sales figures for about 150 animation-related companies in Japan.

Hospital Transfer For Anime Studio Arson Suspect

Hospital transfer for anime studio arson suspect

The suspect in a deadly arson on an animation studio in Kyoto in July has been transferred to another hospital after months of treatment for injuries.

41-year-old suspect Shinji Aoba suffered severe burns all over his body when he set ablaze with gasoline First Studio of the Kyoto Animation company on July 18.

Anime Creator Leiji Matsumoto In Italy Hospital

Anime creator Leiji Matsumoto in Italy hospital

Japanese manga and anime creator Leiji Matsumoto is recovering in an Italian hospital. He is receiving intensive care in Turin, but the cause of his illness is unknown.

The 81-year old Matsumoto was visiting the northern Italian city on Friday for an event marking 40 years of the broadcast of his anime series, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, in Italy.

Anime Creator Leiji Matsumoto Falls Ill In Italy

Anime creator Leiji Matsumoto falls ill in Italy

Japanese manga and anime creator Leiji Matsumoto has reportedly been taken to a hospital in Turin, Italy. He apparently has suffered a stroke and is said to be in serious condition.

The 81-year old Matsumoto was visiting the northern Italian city on Friday for an event marking 40 years of the broadcast of his anime series, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, in Italy.

'captain Tsubasa' Features At Saudi Anime Expo

'Captain Tsubasa' features at Saudi Anime Expo

Saudi Arabian fans of Japanese popular culture are flocking to a festival of animation and comics in the capital of Riyadh.

The Anime Expo that opened on Thursday is the first of its kind. The kingdom has long restricted people's access to entertainment through its strict interpretation of Islam.

Anime Fans Gather At Kyoto Animation Memorial

Anime fans gather at Kyoto Animation memorial

Anime fans from Japan and abroad have gathered in Kyoto to say farewell to 36 employees of Kyoto Animation who died in an arson attack in July. The blaze left 33 other people injured.

The event was held on Sunday with the aim of mourning the anime creators and keeping their hopes alive.

'nausicaa' Anime To Be Made Into Kabuki Play

'Nausicaa' anime to be made into kabuki play

A famous kabuki performer who will appear in a kabuki play based on an acclaimed anime film by director Hayao Miyazaki said he wants to make the show something that can be appreciated by both kabuki fans and Miyazaki's anime followers.

Miyazaki's work, "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" will be made into a kabuki play.

Attacker May Have Visited Anime-related Sites

Attacker may have visited anime-related sites

The suspect of the deadly arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto may have visited various places related to its popular works before the crime.

The arson attack at Kyoto Animation's studio on July 18 killed 35 people and wounded 33 others.

Prayers Continue For Kyoto Anime Studio Victims

Prayers continue for Kyoto anime studio victims

Many people have gathered to offer prayers to the victims of the Kyoto Animation studio fire and to leave flowers on an altar set up near the building that was set ablaze on July 18.

It's the second weekend since the fatal arson attack, which killed 34 people and injured 34 others in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto.

Police Search Home Of Kyoto Anime Arson Suspect

Police search home of Kyoto anime arson suspect

Police have searched the home of the suspect of a fatal arson attack at a Kyoto Animation studio in Kyoto City last week.

Ten investigators entered the apartment of 41-year-old Shinji Aoba in Saitama City just outside Tokyo on Friday morning.