Kuri was an accomplished manga artist, producer, character designer, animator, and director several iconic anime series.
This year’s box office has proved unpredictable, but animation is flourishing in the world’s biggest markets.
The company plans to build a public memorial at its Kyoto headquarters and a private one in the suburb where the attack took place.
Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’ and Takehiko Inoue’s ‘The First Slam Dunk’ both passed major milestones over the weekend as well.
The companies will work together to bring IPs like ‘Bakugan,’ ‘Beyblade,’ and ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ to a wider global audience.
According to Sega, acquiring Rovio will accelerate the development of mobile-compatible and multi-platform versions of its IPs.
The executive change comes amid a recent swirl of Japanese media allegations regarding Suzuki.
Yamamura’s films are a bit like chameleons. Each looks different from the previous one, yet there can be no doubt that the films are his.
Other honors went to ‘Khamsa – The Well of Oblivion,’ ‘Thee Wreckers Tetralogy,’ and ‘Vampire in the Garden: The Movie.’
The increased investment comes just weeks after Toei published an ambitious 10-year financial plan.
Matsumoto created numerous iconic anime titles including ‘Space Battleship Yamato,’ ‘Galaxy Express 999,’ and ‘Space Pirate Captain Harlock.’
Toei managing director and chairman Noriyuki Tada is taking over as president following Tezuka’s passing.
Youtuber Wookong has put together a detailed account of the evolution of animation production in Japan in the mid-20th century.
Artists quickly dismissed the company’s claim of animation labor shortages and questioned the ethics of image-generating software.
Niigata’s competition lineup features 10 titles with producers from 12 countries. Japanese animation legend Mamoru Oshii is the jury president of the first edition.
The Japanese company will co-produce new content and consumer products based on three Frederator properties.
Mizue’s visually scrumptious, kaleidoscopic wonders dazzle the eyes and ears.
Starting his career as an artist, Nunokawa went on to launch one of Japan’s best known animation studios.
Despite the largest theatrical release in Japanese history, ‘Avatar’ sold fewer tickets than either film.
A November release could hurt ‘Suzume’ long-term. Shinkai’s previous films opened in summer, historically a more favorable window.