Manga http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29450/all en Japanese manga legend celebrates 60 years in the business http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/japanese-manga-legend-celebrates-60-years-the-business <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese Manga legend Leiji Matsumoto celebrated 60 years in the business at France's international cartoon festival, and confessed that the experience left him feeling like a time traveller "with the strange sensation of finding myself in one of my stories".</p> <p>The author of numerous cult works such as "Captain Albator" and "Galaxy Express 999", the slender, white haired 75-year-old, sporting a goatee, cap and huge glasses, was on Friday feted at the festival in southwestern Angouleme.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/japanese-manga-legend-celebrates-60-years-the-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anime Disaster Manga Osamu Tezuka Seinen manga War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 04:00:18 +0000 5743805 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh bans Japanese cartoon to halt Hindi invasion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/bangladesh-bans-japanese-cartoon-halt-hindi-invasion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bangladesh has banned the Japanese manga cartoon Doraemon from its TV screens over fears that youngsters who are hooked on the Hindi-dubbed version are struggling to learn their native Bengali.</p> <p>Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu told parliament Thursday that television channels which have been screening Doraemon had been sent official notifications ordering them to take the series off air.</p> <p>"The government doesn't want children's educational atmosphere to be hampered by Doraemon," the minister said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/bangladesh-bans-japanese-cartoon-halt-hindi-invasion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anime Children's manga Manga Technology AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:49:45 +0000 5756450 at http://www.globalpost.com Poles chase away winter by burning and drowning dolls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/poles-chase-away-winter-burning-and-drowning-dolls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Clutching a gaudy homemade doll in flames, students gathered Thursday on a frosty footbridge in central Poland to toss it into the river -- an ancient rite repeated across the country every March 21.</p> <p>Chanting "Evil winter begone!", the students joined winter-weary Poles nationwide in the centuries-old tradition of burning "Marzanna" dolls to cast away the cold, illness and all other misery.</p> <p>"The initial plan was to drown one of the girls from class, but our teacher said no," joked Piotr Soldanski, 14, drawing laughs from his classmates in the town of Sierpc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/poles-chase-away-winter-burning-and-drowning-dolls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Folklore Labor Law Manga Marzanna AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:31:44 +0000 5790304 at http://www.globalpost.com Poles chase away winter by burning and drowning dolls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/poles-chase-away-winter-burning-and-drowning-dolls-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Clutching a gaudy homemade doll in flames, students gathered Thursday on a frosty footbridge in central Poland to toss it into the river -- an ancient rite repeated across the country every March 21.</p> <p>Chanting "Evil winter begone!", the students joined winter-weary Poles nationwide in the centuries-old tradition of burning "Marzanna" dolls to cast away the cold, illness and all other misery.</p> <p>"The initial plan was to drown one of the girls from class, but our teacher said no," joked Piotr Soldanski, 14, drawing laughs from his classmates in the town of Sierpc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/poles-chase-away-winter-burning-and-drowning-dolls-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Folklore Labor Law Manga Marzanna AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:45:40 +0000 5790316 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan picks Mirai Moriyama, 7 others as cultural envoys http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130522/japan-picks-mirai-moriyama-7-others-cultural-envoys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan has selected 28-year-old actor Mirai Moriyama and seven other arts professionals as cultural ambassadors to help promote Japanese arts and culture overseas, the cultural agency said Wednesday.</p> <p> For one year starting in October, Moriyama, who starred in the Japanese movie "Moteki," plans to coproduce dramas with theatrical groups based in Belgium and Israel, and engage in other activities, according to the Agency for Cultural Affairs.</p> <p> A ceremony to appoint the cultural ambassadors was held the same day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130522/japan-picks-mirai-moriyama-7-others-cultural-envoys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Manga Mirai Moriyama Moteki Kyodo News International Wed, 22 May 2013 15:18:48 +0000 5843855 at http://www.globalpost.com Comic weekly Shonen Jump goes digital for 45th anniversary edition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130715/comic-weekly-shonen-jump-goes-digital-45th-anniversary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Publisher Shueisha Inc. is offering a digital edition of its comic magazine weekly Shonen Jump with some special features not found in the paper edition to mark its 45th anniversary.</p> <p> Priced at 300 yen, the digital Weekly Shone Jump No. 33 released Saturday will be available online for six months. Eiichiro Oda's "One Piece" and Masashi Kishimoto's "Naruto," which appear in black and white in the paper edition, are carried in color in the digital version, the publisher said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130715/comic-weekly-shonen-jump-goes-digital-45th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anime Manga Shōnen manga Kyodo News International Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:31:29 +0000 5884780 at http://www.globalpost.com World's longest-running cartoon to go digital in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/worlds-longest-running-cartoon-go-digital-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The world's longest-running cartoon is to go fully digital, its Japanese broadcaster said Friday, abandoning hand-drawn celluloid-based animation after a run of 44 years. </p> <p>Fuji Television Network said episodes of "Sazae-san" aired from October would be produced entirely digitally. The move will mean there are no hand-drawn cartoons left on Japanese television, according to the Association of Japanese Animations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/worlds-longest-running-cartoon-go-digital-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Josei manga Manga Sazae-san AFP Fri, 27 Sep 2013 06:17:02 +0000 5946218 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan agency offers travel for your teddy bear http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/japan-agency-offers-travel-your-teddy-bear <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Unable to get to that must-see tourist site but can't bear for your teddy to miss out? Then Japan has just the thing for you -- a travel agency that takes stuffed toys on package tours and even provides the holiday snaps to prove it.</p> <p>Tokyo-based Unagi (Eel) Travel has a range of offers to suit every cuddly companion's purse. </p> <p>For instance, a day trip around sightseeing spots in the Japanese capital is $45, plus travel -- by parcel post -- from and to the toy's home address.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131212/japan-agency-offers-travel-your-teddy-bear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anime Manga Sonoe Azuma Teddy bear AFP Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:48:18 +0000 6017880 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan to export robot cat Doraemon to US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140509/japan-export-robot-cat-doraemon-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One of Japan's most popular cartoon creations, Doraemon, a robot cat from the future with a magic pocket and a portal to anywhere, is to make his debut on US TV this year, officials said Friday.</p> <p>TV Asahi, which partially owns the rights to the character, has reached an agreement with Disney to air a version dubbed into English, said a spokeswoman with the Japanese broadcaster.</p> <p>The cartoon has been broadcast in Japan for decades and has captivated children across Asia, but it will be his first foray in English into the American market, she said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140509/japan-export-robot-cat-doraemon-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anime Japan Manga Shōnen manga AFP Fri, 09 May 2014 13:22:30 +0000 6142676 at http://www.globalpost.com Comic publisher accepts criticism over Fukushima controversy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140519/comic-publisher-accepts-criticism-over-fukushima-contr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The publisher of a weekly comic magazine said Monday it accepts a wave of criticism over depictions of the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in a long-running comic called "Oishinbo."</p> <p> "We take criticism to heart and will once again re-examine the whole concept of expression," Shogakukan Inc. said in the latest issue of the Big Comic Spirits, responding to criticism from not only people in disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture but also the central government.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140519/comic-publisher-accepts-criticism-over-fukushima-contr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anime Manga Oishinbo Kyodo News International Mon, 19 May 2014 10:51:41 +0000 6150562 at http://www.globalpost.com China Exclusive: Shanghai film festival embraces Japanese line-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140617/china-exclusive-shanghai-film-festival-embraces-japanese-lin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SHANGHAI, June 17 (Xinhua) -- "Hi everyone, I am Doraemon. Shanghai is beautiful, I am glad to be here, please have fun watching the movies," Wasabi Mizuta told an audience at the ongoing Shanghai International Film Festival.</p> <p>"It is the voice of Doraemon," a child screamed.</p> <p>Mizuta is a Japanese voice actress and the voice of Doraemon, a Japanese robot cat from the 22nd century who has a magic pocket filled with gadgets.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140617/china-exclusive-shanghai-film-festival-embraces-japanese-lin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anime Children's manga Manga Xinhua News Agency Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:13:07 +0000 6178848 at http://www.globalpost.com