|Editor||Toshiya Matsushita (since 2005)|
|Former editors|| Hideo Ogata (founding)|
Shūichi Ōno (2002–2005)
|Categories||Anime, manga, voice acting|
|First issue||26 May 1978 (July issue)|
Animage (アニメージュ, Animēju) is a Japanese anime and entertainment magazine which Tokuma Shoten began publishing in July 1978. Hayao Miyazaki's internationally renowned manga, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind , was serialized in Animage from 1982 through 1994. Other titles serialized in Animage include Ocean Waves (1990–1992), a novel by Saeko Himuro, which was later made into a television movie by the same title.
Animage was established in 1978as the first magazine devoted to animation and comics aimed at a general public and not professionals. In 2007 the magazine started its online edition.
The Anime Grand Prix is the annual prize decided by the readers' votes to the anime of the year. The Anime Grand Prix started in 1979, and the first prize was announced at the issue 1980 January, generally announced at the next year's June issue every year. It's the Animage's Anime Grand Prix Magazine Reader's Choice too.
|Former editors||Hideaki Kobayashi|
Voice Animage (ボイスアニメージュ, Boisu Animēju) is a sister magazine launched in 1994 that covers the voice acting industry in Japan. It was published irregularly at first, then settled into a regular release every other month. The magazine was edited by Hideaki Kobayashi together with Takashi Watanabe before Kobayashi moved to work on various Kadokawa Shoten magazines, and the magazine suspended publication in February 2002 with its 42nd issue. At Kadokawa, Kobayashi and Watanabe helped launch Voice Newtype .
Beginning in February 2009, Voice Animage resumed publication as a quarterly magazine.The magazine has focused mainly on male voice actors since relaunching.
AniRadi also began publishing VoiceRadimage (ボイスラジメージュ, Boisu Radimēju) as a play on the name of Voice Animage.
Urusei Yatsura (うる星やつら) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi and serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from 1978 to 1987. Its 374 individual chapters were published in 34 tankōbon volumes. It tells the story of Ataru Moroboshi, and the alien Lum, who believes she is Ataru's wife after he accidentally proposes to her. The series makes heavy use of Japanese mythology, culture and puns. It was adapted into an anime television series produced by Kitty Films and broadcast on Fuji Television affiliates from 1981 to 1986 with 195 episodes. Twelve OVAs and six theatrical films followed, and the series was released on VHS, Laserdisc, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc in Japan.
D.N.Angel is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki. The manga premiered in Japan in the Kadokawa Shoten shōjo magazine Monthly Asuka in November 1997. The series went on an extended hiatus after the August 2005 issue, returning in the April 2008 issue. Kadokawa Shoten has collected the individual chapters and published them in 15 tankōbon and 2 e-books so far. The manga series is licensed for English language release in North America and the United Kingdom by Tokyopop, which has released 13 volumes of the series as of 2011.
Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. is a publisher in Japan, headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo. The company was established in 1954 by Yasuyoshi Tokuma in Minato, Tokyo. The company’s product portfolio includes music publishing, video game publishing, movies, anime, magazines, manga and books.
Toshio Suzuki is a film producer of anime and a long-time colleague of Hayao Miyazaki, as well as the former president of Studio Ghibli. Suzuki is renowned as one of Japan's most successful producers after the enormous box office success of many Ghibli films.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hayao Miyazaki. It tells the story of Nausicaä, a princess of a small kingdom on a post-apocalyptic Earth with a toxic ecosystem, who becomes involved in a war between kingdoms while an environmental disaster threatens humankind.
Hideo Ogata was a producer and planner in Japan. He was also the founding editor of Animage magazine, the second largest anime and manga magazine in Japan, and the editor of the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga series. Ogata assisted in the founding of Studio Ghibli. Ogata died of stomach cancer on 25 January 2007 at the age of 73. Hayao Miyazaki read the eulogy at his funeral.
Voice or Noise is a yaoi manga series by Yamimaru Enjin, author of the one-shot manga The Way To Heaven and illustrator of the novel Eat or Be Eaten. It is serialized in the magazine Chara by Tokuma Shoten. The story focuses on the relationship between a junior high school student, Shinichiro, and a college professor, Narusawa, both of whom have the ability to speak to animals. As of March 2012, four volumes have been published in Japan.
Omamori Himari, also known as OmaHima (おまひま) for short, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Milan Matra. The story revolves around Yuto Amakawa, an orphan who, on his sixteenth birthday, meets Himari, a cat spirit samurai girl who has sworn an oath to protect Yuto from the various monsters and demons that are out to kill him.
Azumi Inoue is a Japanese singer. She graduated from Yugakkan High School in Kanazawa. She is best known for singing the opening and ending theme songs for the Hayao Miyazaki film My Neighbor Totoro: "Sanpo" and "My Neighbor Totoro". She is known for having a clear, light voice.
Hideo Azuma was a Japanese manga artist. Azuma made his professional debut in 1969 in the Akita Shoten manga magazine Manga Ō. He was most well known for his science fiction lolicon-themed works appearing in magazines such as Weekly Shōnen Champion, as well as children's comedy series such as Nanako SOS and Little Pollon. He has been called the "father of lolicon".
Love Stage!! is a Japanese yaoi manga series written by Eiki Eiki and illustrated by Taishi Zaō. It began serialization in the July 2010 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Asuka Ciel magazine. The manga is licensed in North America by SuBLime. A spin-off light novel series titled Back Stage!! began publication in May 2011. A 10-episode anime television series adaptation produced by J.C.Staff aired between July and September 2014.
A Centaur's Life, known in Japan as Centaur's Worries, is a Japanese slice of life comedy manga series by Kei Murayama. The series began serialization in Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū magazine from February 2011, and is published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. An anime television series adaptation by Haoliners Animation League aired in Japan between July and September 2017. The anime is licensed by Crunchyroll.
Joker Game is a Japanese novel series written by Koji Yanagi. It has inspired a live-action film and an anime television series. This adaptation was produced by Production I.G aired from April 5, 2016 to June 21, 2016.
Chara is a Japanese bi-monthly Yaoi/Shōjo manga magazine published by Tokuma Shoten. First released in 1994, the magazine has since been adapted into two different spinoffs.
Gabriel DropOut is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ukami. The series began serialization in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Daioh G magazine in December 2013 and is licensed in English by Yen Press. An anime television adaptation by Doga Kobo aired in Japan between January and March 2017.
If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die is a Japanese manga series by Auri Hirao. It has been serialized in Tokuma Shoten's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Ryū since June 2015. An anime television series adaptation by Eight Bit aired from January to March 2020. A live-action adaptation has been announced.
Midnight Occult Civil Servants is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yōko Tamotsu. The manga has inspired a novelization by Masumi Suzuki, and an anime television series adaptation by Liden Films aired from April 7 to June 23, 2019. The anime series is licensed in North America under a Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership.
Banished from the Heroes' Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside is a Japanese light novel series written by Zappon and illustrated by Yasumo. It began serialization online in October 2017 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. It was later acquired by Kadokawa Shoten, who have published eight volumes since June 2018 under their Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation with art by Masahiro Ikeno has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Ace since May 2018. It has been collected in six tankōbon volumes. The light novel and manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press. An anime television series adaptation by Wolfsbane and Studio Flad will premiere in October 2021.