If life got in the way and forced you to miss horror manga legend Junji Ito at this year's Toronto Comics and Arts Festival, you could be forgiven for thinking that the only way to experience the event was by scrolling through the Twitter feeds of the lucky souls who managed to make it and enjoy the experience of seeing him detail his work and his art for a captive and appreciative audience. You're in luck, as Viz Media has you covered with video of the creator panel and live drawing session now available. Hit the jump for both videos.
Ahead of this year's Annecy International festival, the Olympic Committee for Culture and Heritage has announced that it has commissioned Japanese animation studio Studio Ponoc to produce an animated short to be released ahead of the Summer Olympics being held in Tokyo next year. Hit the jump for the details.
With Trigun author Yasuhiro Nightow celebrating his 25th year as a successful mangaka and character designer this year, the time is right for a retrospective exhibit for his work. Hit the jump for the details on a week-long exhibit that starts next week.
Anime fans have taken it upon themselves to apply the Penguin Books Classics paperback front cover treatment to fan favorite anime series, with some astoundingly accurate results. Hit the jump for the best examples.
Amazon and manga publisher Kodansha Comics have announced a new digital publishing deal whereby both companies will work together to launch previously unavailable Kodansha Comics titles digitally in English via the online retailer's Comixology digital comics and Kindle digital books platforms. The first title being published under the new agreement is Shuichi Shigeno's Initial D manga. Hit the jump for the details.
Crunchyroll is excited to announce even more titles to its ever growing Spring simulcast lineup, with YU-NO, Million Arthur Season 2 And MIX being the latest additions. Hit the jump for the details.
The Toronto Comics Arts Festival has announced that the author of the Kase-san and...manga Hiromi Takashima will attend the festival as a guest of honor.
Crunchyroll is excited to announce that it has once again partnered with the Honey and Butter bakery to debut another exclusive set of macaron designs, this one inspired by the smashing success of the second season of the Mob Psycho 100 anime! Hit the jump for all the details!
Following the reveal of the first cast and staff details in January, the official site for the Kimi to, nami ni noretara feature film has been updated with the first longform trailer ahead of the film's June 21st release in Japan. Hit the jump for details.
The crossover between people who workout and watch anime is pretty high these days, so much so that it isn't uncommon to see gym selfies with anime shirts across social media. Now another work by the author of Kengan Ashura aims to get people interested in weightlifting using what else, but cute high school girls.
During this past weekend's Anime Los Angeles convention in Ontario, California police arrested Matthew Masumi Toyotome of Riverside California on suspicion of arson. Hit the jump for the full story
After first being outed by errant retailer solicitations in November, Shout Factory has officially announced the imminent and long-awaited home video re-release of one of the most striking and intense Japanese animated films in Perfect Blue. Hit the jump for the details.
After nearly a decade out of print and out of sight from current anime fandom, Netflix has achieved what was once thought impossible: Make the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series available again. Hit the jump on the first details of the acquisition.
Warner Bros. and Kodansha have signed a deal that will see the famed movie studio handle a Hollywood adaptation of Attack on Titan, with the director of the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's It being picked to direct. Hit the jump for the initial details, including a connection with a Heroes cast member.
During this year's edition of annual Touhou convention Hakurei Jinja Reitaisai, the major announcement was the reveal of a brand new smartphone game featuring the most popular Touhou characters in Hakurei Reimu and Marisa Kirisame. Hit the jump for the first details on Touhou Cannonball.