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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan is issuing a call for entries from overseas cartoonists to the 8th International Manga Awards. Gold and Silver Prize winners will receive all-expenses-paid trips to Japan to attend the awarding ceremony.
To join, simply print and fill out this entry form and submit two copies of your original manga. The manga should be at least twenty four (24) pages long when printed and bound. Both published and unpublished works are accepted as long as they have been produced in the past three years, and have not won any of the previous International Manga Awards.
A 1:1 scale model of the AV-98 Ingram from the animation franchise Patlabor was set up in the Tokyo suburb of Kichijouji, as part of a publicity stunt for the release of the The Next Generation -Patlabor- series of films. The new film series is a spin off of the original anime, and is part of the main Patlabor universe.
The Next Generation -Patlabor- is slated for release as seven separate film in 2014 and 2015. The series was written and directed by Mamoru Oshii, and stars Erina Mano, Seiji Fukushi, Rina Ōta, Shigeru Chiba, and Toshio Kakei.
The theatrical realease of “K MISSING KINGS” will premiere overseas — ahead of Japan, at two of the world’s biggest anime cons: Anime Expo (Los Angeles, US) and Japan Expo (Paris, France).
To whet fans appetites for the release, a countdown site has been put up at k-project-twwp.com.
Based on the hit anime series “K”, the theatrical feature picks up where the television run ended, where the four Kings were involved, and Kuroh Yatogami and Neko embark on a search for their master Shiro.
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Via The Philippine Star: the Japanese government is considering the waiving of visas for travellers from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam in a bid to boost its tourism industry prior to hosting the 2020 Olympics.
Singaporean, Malaysian, and Thai passport holders already enjoy visa-free entry to Japan. Currently, Philippine passport holders traveling to Japan on short-term visits of up to fifteen days are qualified to apply for multiple entry visas with three years validity.
Cast photos of the previously announced 2014 live-action film adaptation of “Lupin III” have surfaced on the internet, and they are pure, pure perfection.
The new adaptation stars Oguri Shun as the eponymous Aresene Lupin III, with Tamayama Tetsuji playing Jigen Daisuke, Ayano Go playing Ishikawa Goemon, Asano Tadanobu playing Detective Zenigata Koichi, and Kuroki Meisa as the sexy, sultry Mine Fujiko.