For president and CEO Shūzō John Shiota, what a long, strange trip it’s been… as the famed, Emmy Award-winning Japanese animation studio celebrates four often tough decades building and sustaining a business that shifted from pioneering CGI development to production of a wealth of well-known, visually distinctive shows like the 3DCG ‘Godzilla’ trilogy, ‘Ajin,’ ‘Tron: Uprising,’ and ‘Blame!’
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Development deal will focus on content for young audiences drawing from both legacy content and new perspectives on lifestyle and design.
Based on the hit manga series by Yoshitoki Oima, the anime feature tells a poignant coming-of-age tale about bullying and redemption.
The Association of Japanese Animations’ ‘Anime Next 100’ project launches ‘Anime Taizen,’ an online archive referencing roughly 180,000 episodes from 15,000 titles.
Streamer plans to produce even more episodic and feature content, tapping Japanese talent and studios to expand its content library; announcements made at first ever Netflix Festival Japan 2021 include new anime titles ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN,’ ‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh,’ and ‘Kakegurui Twin.’
According to veteran producer John Evershed, streamers and broadcasters have ordered more than 100 new series across different genres, an incredible 100% increase from a year ago.
Horror action series the top vote getter at 5th annual celebration, as 15 million global votes are cast in 18 award categories; ‘Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!’ named best animation.
Celebrating the festival’s 10th anniversary, the event will include four short film programs featuring award-winning and emerging talent in Japanese animation; highlights include Koji Yamamura’s ‘Water Dreams/Dreams into Drawing.’
The director discusses bringing Daisuke Igarashi’s 2006 manga to life in a dazzling, iridescent, and beautifully animated film that captures the complex bonds between all living things.
Launch of themed ‘ANIMATIONISM - All Creativity Welcomed’ site coincides with this year’s Annecy 2020 Online animation festival.
Sales and marketing departments will merge under his management to help brand best serve France’s growing manga and anime communities.
Led by series creator Tot, the French studio behind the famed anime-inspired series looks to crowdsourcing for production support to give fans new, expanded adventures they’ve been waiting for.
Breathtakingly beautiful new experimental short from Production I.G., one of world’s first hand-drawn 4K HDR projects, is now available for viewing.
The obscure, delightful animated short film sequel to ‘My Neighbor Totoro,’ released in 2002, chronicles the adventures of a small girl and her mystical feline vehicle friend.
Anime feature directed by Yutaka Uemura continues the misadventures Tanya Degurechaff in a brand-new story arc in a special one-night movie event on May 16.
The follow-up to the acclaimed Japanese director’s 2016 anime feature ‘Your Name’ arrives in theaters in Japan on July 19.
From Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts Anime Studio, anime feature from the creators of the critically acclaimed ‘Liz and the Blue Bird’ now available on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, DVD & Digital Download.
Special animation section at the 2019 Beijing Int’l Film Festival is largest slate of international animated feature films to be shown in China.
Latest animated feature from Japan’s STUDIO4°C is directed by Ayumu Watanabe with a score by award-winning composer and longtime Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi.
Studio Ponoc’s animated short film anthology arrives on Blu-ray + DVD and Digital Download on June 18.
Partnerships with leading Japanese production studios Anima, Sublimation, and David Production join deals with Production I.G and bones.
Toei Animation’s Yôichi Kotabe to serve as Guest of Honor; Studio Ponoc’s short film anthology ‘Modest Heroes’ to receive French premiere.
New feature from Studio Ghibli veteran Kitarō Kōsaka and famed anime studio Madhouse to screen theatrically in both its original Japanese language and a new English-dubbed version on April 22 & 23.