Sat, 20 May 2017 22:03:24 GMT

Asahi Shimbun

ANIME NEWS: Record-breaking attendance for AnimeJapan 2017 convention
Asahi Shimbun
One of the world's largest fan conventions dedicated to Japanese anime, AnimeJapan attracted a record number of attendees for the third year in a row. According to the host, AnimeJapan Organization, the 2017 edition drew 145,453 fans in the four days ...

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:43:06 GMT

Daily Mail

Penguin in love with a cardboard anime character in Japan
Daily Mail
Grape, a male Humboldt penguin, currently resides at the Tobu Zoo in Miyashiro, Japan. In recent weeks, zoo staffers have observed Grape becoming amorous towards a cardboard cut-out of an anime character that was installed in the penguin enclosure.

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:04:10 GMT

Anime-style novel contest in Japan bans alternate reality stories and teen protagonists
Hey, you know the anime series about the teenage boy? The one who gets transported to an alternate world? Sure you do. Okay, you may not know the anime like that so much as an anime like that. For that matter, if you've been watching Japanese animation ...