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Midnight showings of 'Avengers: Endgame' set new record in Chinese mainland

Just a half an hour before midnight on Tuesday, fans lined up in front of ticketing machines in a local cinema in Beijing to get their tickets for Marvel Studio's final film in the Avengers series - Avengers: Endgame. The first group of moviegoers in the world to get to see the film, Chinese fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) were ready to spend an exciting night at the cinema.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/24 17:55:54

Zachary Levi arrives in China to promote his new DC superhero film 'Shazam!'

Actor Zachary Levi has been very busy recently. During the Beijing red carpet premiere of his new Warner Bros film Shazam! on Monday, fans hailed him as the new "king" of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) since the new film has been receiving rave reviews and dominating headlines.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 16:53:40

Luffy is coming!

Several days before the 2019 Spring Festival, Hello, ONE PIECE! Luffy is Coming! left Shenzhen and arrived in at the Sichuan Museum in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The special exhibition on world famous Japanese manga One Piece quickly became a hit on social media, especially among the large number of the manga's fans in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 18:08:40

Germany claims the crown for record gathering of smurfs

A group of German friends claimed a world record on Saturday for the highest number of smurfs gathered in one place.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 18:13:39

Obituary: Chinese author Louis Cha changed face of 'wuxia' genre

Millions of wuxia fans from home and abroad flooded social media platforms to express their shock and sorrow after news hit that renowned Chinese martial arts novelist Louis Cha, widely known by his pen name Jin Yong, passed away in Hong Kong on Tuesday at the age of 94.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 19:03:41

Original 'Sanmao' comic strips exhibited at Yantai Art Museum

The comic book character Sanmao is probably one of the most well-known characters in China. The comic strip Adventure of Sanmao starring the skinny boy with only three hairs on his head has been beloved by children in China for generations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/29 18:38:42

Japanese airport gets new look themed on "Detective Conan" manga

An airport in western Japan renamed after a popular comic and anime about a boy sleuth, "Detective Conan", has completed a revamp and looks to attract more tourists to Tottori Prefecture, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/29 10:45:41

Stan Lee drops $1b lawsuit

Comic book legend Stan Lee has terminated a $1 billion lawsuit alleging that the entertainment company he co-founded had tricked him into signing away his image rights.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/10 17:43:40

Marvel works with China's NetEase to produce the comic giant's first set of Chinese superhero comics

Marvel Comics is looking to expand its presence in the Chinese market with two Chinese-language comic series co-produced with Chinese online comic platform NetEase Comics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 16:38:39

Chinese anime strives hard to unlock Japanese market

China signed 355 contracts to buy Japanese animation in 2016, making it the biggest buyer of the year, according to "Anime Industry Report 2017" by the Association of Japanese Animations.
Source: CGTN | 2018/5/20 10:19:38

Int'l cartoon festival to be held in Guangzhou

The 10th China International Cartoon Festival is set to open on Sept. 30 in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 14:49:05

Japanese manga legend Jiro Taniguchi passes away at age 69

Jiro Taniguchi, a legend in Japan's comic art of manga, died in Tokyo on Saturday at the age of 69, leaving behind an international following for his exquisite line drawing of scenes from everyday life.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/12 17:08:39

Taipei Int'l Comics and Animation Festival opens

An animation lover dresses up during the Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Feb. 2, 2016. The festival opened on Thursday, and will last until Feb. 6.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/3 7:56:42

Chinese painter Zhang Wang combines ancient Chinese art with famous overseas film and cartoon characters

Batman and Superman portrayed as fierce Terracotta Warriors? While such a combination may seem a bit random to some, they are a perfect fit in the eyes of Chinese painter Zhang Wang.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/12 14:03:39

Tintin back in new color version of classic tale

Tintin has discovered his inner Rambo and is ready to give Russian bully boys a taste of their own medicine in a book which will go on sale in France on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/11 18:38:39

The 20th Animation, Comics and Game Expo kicks off in Beijing

The 20th Animation, Comics and Game Expo, the largest of its kind in North China, kicked off at the China National Convention Center in Beijing on December 31, 2016. Thousands of products representing the latest in animation, comics and games will be on sale at the event, where guests will also have the chance to enjoy cosplay shows, 2-D celebrity fan meetings, and other entertaining activities.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2016/12/31 19:11:57

Anime Revolution event kicks off in Canada

Cosplayers pose during the Anime Revolution event in Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 5, 2016. Opening on Friday, the three-day animation convention will hold a wide range of activities and exhibits including animation, gaming, costuming and cultural displays.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/8/6 19:03:23

Inaugural Beijing Comic Convention delights local fans

Visitors flocked to the first ever Beijing Comic Convention (BJCC) held on June 9 and 10 at the New China International Exhibition Center in Shunyi District, Beijing. BJCC was hosted by ReedPOP, the same team behind the very first New York Comic Convention (NYCC) back in 2006. The two-day event featured some of the latest movies, TV shows and graphic novels from the world of comics, with stars such as Brandon Routh, Dean O'Gorman and Ming-Na Wen also in attendance to sign autographs and take photos with fans.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2016/6/10 16:45:45