Voice Animage


is a
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anime is hand-drawn and computer animation " technique Computer animation is the process used for digitally generating animated images. The more general term computer-generated imagery Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of ...

and entertainment magazine which
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began publishing in July 1978.
Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist A manga artist (or in Japanese Japanese may refer to: * Something from or related to Japan , image_flag = Flag of Japan.svg , alt_ ...

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 was a Japanese novelist A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction. Some novelists are professional novelists, thus make a living wage, living writing novels and o ...
, which was later made into a television movie by the same title.


''Animage'' was established in 1978 as the first magazine devoted to animation and comics aimed at a general public and not professionals. In 2007 the magazine started its online edition.


*July 1978: First issue *January 1980: First Annual Anime Grand Prix *July 1982: 50th issue *June 1983: 5th anniversary *September 1986: 100th issue *June 1988: 10th anniversary *November 1990: 150th issue *June 1993: 15th anniversary *January 1995: 200th issue *June 1998: 20th anniversary, changed to A4 size for magazine, changed title to English ''Animage'' instead of *March 1999: 250th issue *June 2002: Beginning with July issue, changed title back to
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*May 2003: 300th issue *June 2003: 25th anniversary *June 2008: 30th anniversary *June 2013: 35th anniversary

Anime Grand Prix

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.

''Voice Animage''

is a sister magazine launched in 1994 that covers the
voice acting Voice acting is the art of performing voice-overs to present a character or provide information to an audience. Performers are called voice actors/actresses, voice artists, voice talent, voice-over artists, or voice-over talent. Voice acting is ...
industry in Japan. It was published irregularly at first, then settled into a regular release every other month. The magazine was edited by together with Takashi Watanabe before Kobayashi moved to work on various
Kadokawa Shoten , formerly , is a Japanese publisher and division of Kadokawa Future Publishing based in Tokyo Tokyo ( , ; Japanese language, Japanese: 東京, ''Tōkyō'' ), officially the Tokyo Metropolis (Japanese language, Japanese: 東京都, ''T ...

Kadokawa Shoten
magazines, and the magazine suspended publication in February 2002 with its 42nd issue. At Kadokawa, Kobayashi and Watanabe helped launch ''
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''. 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 as a play on the name of ''Voice Animage''.


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