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Book publisher Pia released a 60th anniversary compendium of the works of manga artist Leiji Matsumoto on August 23. Titled Leiji Matsumoto Pia, the book features artwork from Matsumoto's manga and anime series, including Galaxy Express 999 and Captain Harlock, as well as an overview of the evolution of his characters and artwork over the past 60 years.
The 33rd Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) announced on Wednesday that it will screen Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises film with English subtitles for its opening night on October 10. The film will screen once at 6:00 p.m., and tickets will sell for US$20 for the general public and US$15 for members.
Toei began streaming 15-second and 30-second commercials for the Kyousogiga television anime series on Friday. In the ads, Rie Kugimiya (as the character Koto) introduces the story's mirror doppleganger version of Kyōto where yōkai (spirits), humans, and even robots coexist.
The official website for Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins (Destructive Dangerous Foolish Girls - Amazing Twins), the latest anime by director Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Kaleido Star, Princess Tutu, Pretear, Sgt. Frog, Aria, Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~, Tamayura), began streaming the first full promotional video with animation on Friday.
The video introduces Amane Todoroki, the heroine of the story. Her catchphrase is “Even if someone asks me, 'Can you really do that?,' I don't really know. But I want to believe! After all, nothing will start if I don't believe!”
The broadcast of the final episode of the Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya television anime series revealed on Saturday in Japan that a second season of the series has been green-lit. The teaser video announcing the new series stated: