Sunday, February 19, 2012

Jan.-Feb. edition of the "related articles in the media"

Here's the batch of articles to show up in the media from January, regarding anime, manga and related stuff.

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Japan Times

Akihabara opens subculture center

Figurines become art at event

Updated 'Ninja Hattori-kun' to be made in India

'TeZukA' animates the stage

Okinawa summit gets animated

Daily Yomiuri

Global crossroad for Japanese anime

Learning about cosplay by getting into character

Akihabara: A symbol of hope for the future of the nation

Cyberworld collides with reality in '.hack' film


Asahi

Manga prominent in literary magazine's top 10

50 shops join hands to show what otaku culture Akiba can offer

'Thermae Romae' wins spot in popular anime TV program

Digital manga contest plays on high school theme

Pony Canyon to hold auditions for voice actors

Classic manga taking off in digital market

'Madoka Magica' to be made into online game

'Tatsumi' wins big at Dubai Int'l filmfest

Paris to host manga exhibition in February

'Uchu Kyodai' animated TV series to air in April

JAL to offer world's first in-flight manga service

'Medaka Box' anime to air next spring

Experience the world of 'ONE PIECE' at Tokyo exhibit in March

Okinawa to host anime summit

Ueda's 'Ocean Chronicles' wins Nihon SF Taisho Award

Kyoto museum is a paradise for manga mavens

Japan Media Arts Festival exhibition hits Sendai

'K-On!' nominated for top animation prize

Livedoor opens multilingual WorldCosplay site

'Silver Spoon' among 15 in running for manga prize

Brazilian cartoonist to publish manga with Osamu Tezuka

Tottori to host manga summit in November

Kodansha makes manga available online in Taiwan

Three Japanese shorts nominated for Berlin awards

Akihabara's iconic Radio Kaikan goes online

Mosaic of virtual star raises funds for Tohoku

Kinema Junpo releases customizable personal film database Kinenote

Ghibli's 'The Secret World of Arrietty' to hit U.S. cinemas Feb. 17

'Drifting Life' and 'Bride's Story' honored at Angouleme

VIZ Media releases disaster-relief 'Art for Hope'

'Inazuma Eleven' takes Shogakukan manga prize

Fujiko Museum offers manga-themed sweets

Multi-label anime song album to hit stores in February

Kazu character to appear in 'Conan' film

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Dates for 2/20 to 2/27:

Birthdays (19):
Joel Hodgson, 2/20/1960
Larry Hovis, 2/20/1936
Richard ("What Drams May Come") Matheson, 2/20/1926
Dwight Frye, 2/22/1899
Edward Gorey, 2/22/1925
Joanna ("And Chaos Died") Russ, 2/22/1937
Majel (Nurse Chapel) Barrett, 2/23/1932
George Freideric Handel, 2/23/1685
Miki (Anywhere but here) Tori, 2/23/1958
August Derleth, 2/24/1909
James Farentino, 2/24/1938
Steve Jobs, 2/24/1955
Anthony ("A Clockwork Orange") Burgess, 2/25/1917
Edgar ("West of the Sun") Pangorn, 2/25/1909
Tex Avery, 2/26/1098
Godfrey Cambridge, 2/26/1933
Johnny Cash, 2/26/1932
Jackie Gleason, 2/26/1916
Theodore Sturgeon, 2/26/1918

Died (10):
Walter Winchell, 2/20/1972
Chuck Jones, 2/22/2002
Andy Warhol, 2/22/1987
Carl Friedrich Gauss, 2/23/1855
Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, 2/23/1945
Octavia E. ("Lilith's Brood") Butler, 2/24/2006
Don Knotts, 2/24/2006
Henny Youngman, 2/24/1998
Philip Jose Farmer, 2/25/2009
Spike Milligan, 2/27/2002

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