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"Toki wo Kakeru Shojo" Takes Home Japanese Media Awards

The grand prize at the Japanese 12th AMD Awards will go to last year’s anime feature Toki wo Kakeru Shojo. Hosoda Mamoru also won the Best Director award for the film. The AMD Awards honor the “digital contents of the year.” Film, music, Internet services and other digital media are all eligible. [Source: animeanime]

JTB Provides Travel to Tokyo Anime Fair

Anime News Service points out that JTB is offering a travel package from the U.S. to Tokyo for the Tokyo Anime Fair, Japan’s most important animation trade show, which takes place this year from March 22-25.

First New "Yamato" Models in 23 Years

Bandai Japan released the first models based on the seminal anime Space Battleship Yamato in 23 years in Japanese stores yesterday. The first is a 1/350 scale model of the Yamato itself (picture), 766 millimeters long, with light, sound and remote-controlled, moving turrets, among other features. It retails for 42,250 yen ($348). The other figure […]

PR: Mamoru Osii's Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters USA premiere

January 25, 2007 Mamoru Oshii’s “Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters” (original title: Tachiguishi Retsuden) will receive its USA premiere at Film Comment Selects 2007, the film series organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center from February 14 to 27, 2007 in New York City. Screening schedule: Date: February 23, 2007 […]

Hometown Museum for "Conan" Creator

A museum dedicated to Gosho Aoyama, the creator of Meitantei Conan (Case Closed), will open March 18 in Hokuei, Tottori Prefecture, the municipality that currently governs the manga artist’s defunct hometown of Daiei. The museum, called the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, will feature exhibits on Aoyama’s life and his manga, particularly Conan and Yaiba, as […]

"Tachigui" U.S. Premiere in New York Feb. 23

Film Comment Selects 2007 (note: site down at publication time) will host the U.S. premiere of Oshii Mamoru’s Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters Feb. 23 at 8:30 p.m. at the Walter Reade Theater, at 165 West 65th Street. The film also screens Feb. 25 at the same location. Click here for […]

Tickets to "Haruhi Suzumiya" Event Sell for Mark-Up of 1100%

Tickets to a promotional event for “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” featuring the original TV anime and drama CD casts in Saitama, Japan on March 18 are selling for as much as 11 times their original price on auction sites in Japan. Anime News Service links a Yahoo! auction that shows a ticket that originally […]

To Export Anime, Japan Needs Better Copyright Lawyers - Government Panel

In a report issued Monday local time, a Japanese government panel said the country needs better copyright lawyers to maximize exports of cultural content including animation. The panel, part of the Intellectual Property Planning Division of the Prime Minister’s Office, said Japanese exports of TV shows, movies, games, music and anime were being hindered by […]

"YeuWooBi," Possible Ghibli Competitor, Out in Korea Thursday

YeuWooBi, a new animated feature from director Lee Seong-gang, arrives in South Korean theaters Thursday. The JoongAng Daily article reflects just how much the Korean animation industry has riding on the success of this film. The film follows a shapeshifting, mythical fox who takes on the form of a young girl. The Miyazaki comparisons are […]

Miyazaki's Next Film in Production for March Announcement

In a press conference in Tokyo, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki let slip a few details about the company’s next film. Hayao Miyazaki’s new film has been titled, is now in production, and will be announced in March, Suzuki said. [via Nausicaa.net]

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