Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:34:19 GMT

The Japan Times

Anime tourism invites overseas fans to join festivities
The Japan Times
The festival was introduced in the anime series. “Hanasaku Iroha,” created by P.A. Works, a studio in the nearby city of Nanto. The series' fans who flood the village each year are participating in a time-honored Japanese tradition called seichi junrei ...

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:36:13 GMT

The Japan Times

Japan zoo mourns death of anime-loving celebrity penguin
The Japan Times
An elderly penguin at a Saitama zoo — who shot to fame after falling in love with a cardboard cutout of a cartoon character — has died at the ripe old age of 21. Officials at Tobu Zoo said Grape passed away Thursday after a brief illness with the ...
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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:04:23 GMT

Asahi Shimbun

ANIME NEWS: Japan-produced new 'Pingu' CG series airing on NHK channel
Asahi Shimbun
Swiss character Pingu has come waddling back on screen for the first time in 13 years in the full-CG “Pingu in the City” series that premiered on Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK)'s Educational TV on Oct. 7. Produced by Japan's leading CG studio Polygon ...