September 8, 2007 / by Anime News Services / News / No Comments

Animax Grand Prize Winner To Be Animated Professionally

All anime broadcaster Animax has announced the winner of its 6th Animax Grand Prize anime scenario competition. A two million Yen prize was awarded to Takamaga Hayato for his Takane No Jitensha which will be animated by A-1 Pictures in 2008. 3000 entries were received from across Asia, this was the first year the competition was open to the […]

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September 7, 2007 / by Anime News Services / News / No Comments

Hirohiko Araki Image Hype Crashes Cell Website

After being picked up as mainstream news in the Japanese press on Friday, a current issue cover image by Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure mangaka Hirohiko Araki has apparently sent a barrage of interest (most likely by those seeking a higher res image of the cover as opposed to the relatively smaller ones that have been circulating) […]

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September 7, 2007 / by Anime News Services / News / No Comments

Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji – Official Anime Title And VA Star Selected

Masato Hagiwara (Takuya Shirakawa – The place promised in our early days) will play the leading role in the TV anime adaptation of Nobuyuki Fukumoto’s Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji manga. The series which begins on NTV in October has been officially titled Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji. The official website launched just days ago has yet to reflect either of […]

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September 7, 2007 / by Anime News Services / News / No Comments

Police Shut Down Odex Protest / Fans Holding Anime Figurines

Reuters reports: A protest action by a group of Singaporeans with Japanese anime figurines such as the 5-inch tall Ultra men, robots, and monsters with placards met some real-life police in the city-state. A handful of fans of Japanese anime had turned up at a Singapore public park on August 25 with armfuls of the toys […]

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September 7, 2007 / by Anime News Services / News / No Comments

Kyoto Manga Museum Quick Facts

Kyoto International Manga Museum, housing the largest collection (200,000 items) of manga related materials in all Japan has greeted 182,920 people as of August 26th. The facility opened in November 2006. Around 15% of that number is of overseas visitors.

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September 7, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Blog / No Comments

Jojo’s Hirohiko Araki Illustrates Cell Cover

An illustration by Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure mangaka Hirohiko Araki dominates the cover of the current issue (Volume 130, Issue 3) of Cell Magazine. The American biweekly scientific journal publication focuses on exceptional research articles in areas including molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer research and cell biology. The issue is publicly available on September 7th. The cover image shows […]

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September 7, 2007 / by Anime News Services / News / No Comments

D.C.II (Da capo II) Details

New details are out on the forthcoming Da capo II animation in the October issue of Newtype: Director: Hideki Okamoto, Series Composition: Tomoharu Ameno, Character Design: Torisawa Noriko, Animation Production: feel. Broadcast debut: 10/07 Chiba Broadcasting at 23:30-. Opening theme: Sakura Kimi Ni Emu by Yozuca, Ending theme: Yasashi Sa Ha Ame No You Ni by CooRie. […]

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