Anime

Casting roles and images have been unveiled for the live-action Attack on Titan movie coming out in summer 2015.

No More Naruto.
Today, internationally popular Japanese manga NARUTO, which has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine for 15 years, has ended with its 700th episode.

Sharp even added a "MOE" feature to this vacuum cleaner.  

From Sharp's home cleaning robot series, COCOROBO, a premium model called COCOROBO Imouto Ver. RX-CLV1-P will be out for sale for a limited time. Imouto means younger sister in Japanese.

Did Hatsune Miku Just go from Saccharine Cute to Borderline Hot?

There Might Never be a Hatsune Miku Live-Action Portrayal Because the Digital Render is Already too Good
And given the character’s wholly manufactured existence and disparately crowdsourced evolution, that seems appropriate. To get hip to what we’re saying here, go ahead and hit the full-screen, crank up the resolution to 1080p60, and you’ll see: meatspace humans need not apply.

Today We Want: ATTACK ON TITAN JENGA (...uhhhh BALANCE WALL?)

World’s Most Popular Manga/Anime Clones Jenga! 
We said it before: the popularity ranking might be debatable, but there’s no doubt that Hajime Isayama’s now 5-year-old serial - his first at that - certainly has been the most visible franchise of the past year.

An exhibition of Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) will begin on November 28th through January 25th at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo. Ahead of the opening day, digital signage advertisement is being displayed for a week only at the Roppongi Station metro platform of the Toei Oedo Line.

The ads might give you a giggle.

Today We Want: ATTACK ON TITAN 2015 CALENDAR - AkihabaraNews.com

World’s Most Popular Manga/Anime Gets a Calendar!
We said it before: the popularity ranking might be debatable, but there’s no doubt that Hajime Isayama’s now 5-year-old serial - his first at that - certainly has been the most visible franchise of the past year.

Reno J. Tibke - August 16, 2014

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

This week the earth shook, babies cried, and the very logic of existence was thrown into doubt: an American anime is being exported to Japan, and since the Obon holiday equals a very slow tech week, the ultimately circular cultural force of animated images is all we’re talking about!

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Toshio Suzuki, film producer of Studio Ghibli as well as a great friend of master Hayao Miyazaki appeared on Jyonetsu Tairiku (a weekly Japanese TV program that covers public figures) on August 3, and talked about the future of Studio Ghibli.

In a scene from their shareholder meeting, Producer Suzuki said "We will make a big change on the full spectrum of Studio Ghibli and we are planning to break down our production department."

Japan Expo Paris - Part 2: Manga & Anime (VIDEO) - AkihabaraNews.com

The following is the latest entry in our French correspondent Jeremy Touitou's Japan Expo Paris 15 video series.

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