According to Japanese law "Shonen" refers to a person from the time they enter elementary school until the age of 15yrs.While the term can refer to both young male and females, the generally accepted term for a young female is "shojo".
A transfer student learns that life can be better with a little help from some new friends and a shared passion for playing jazz in the new anime series Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope).Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am
The annual C3 convention is coming and for all local otaku this is an unmissable event. Not only will there be loads of cool stuff to buy and see, there will also be a number of live shows and talks not be missed.
Here are Otaku Zone's top picks.
Chiaki Ishikawa Live4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Things get very real for a first-year university student who finds his life invaded by his three nieces in the new anime Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! ('Listen to me, girls. I am your father!'). The anime is based on a series of popular novels written by Tomohiro Matsu and illustrated by Yuka Nakajima.29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Seven years and 92 episodes since the OVA (original video animation) finale, Hunter x Hunter gets rebooted with a new production company and voice cast.27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
All books contain knowledge and power; but some hold unbelievable mystical power and forbidden knowledge that, in the wrong hands, can lead to disastrous results. Luckily there are a couple of people who collect these texts and keep them safe.2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Pint-sized detective Conan Edogawa's alter ego is back solving more cases in a new series of the live-action television show Kudo Shinichi e no Chousenjou.
Before Conan was given a poison that made him turn back into a little boy and adopt a new identity, he was the high-school detective Kudo Shinichi.4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
A secondary school boy finds his world torn apart when he is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. That's the theme of the new anime Deadman Wonderland, which is based on the manga written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, the creators of Eureka Seven.15 May 2011 - 12:00am
A high school boy finds his world torn apart when he is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. That's the theme of the new anime Deadman Wonderland, which is based on the manga written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, the creators of Eureka Seven.1 May 2011 - 12:00am
An estimated HK$25 million Triple Trio pool is expected at Sha Tin on Sunday, and the Michael Chang Chun-wai-trained Speed Racer can do his bit for punters as a banker in the central leg of the exotic.21 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
A high schooler uses his incredible gaming skills in the real world to capture escaped damned souls and send them back to hell in the quirky new comedy anime Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows).
It is based on the manga of the same name published in the anthology magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday.17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
Fans of comedy manga Yankee Kun to Megane Chan (Flunk Punk Rumble) can now enjoy a live-action TV version.
Since its release in early 2007, Yankee Kun to Megane Chan has been collected into 18 graphic novels in Japan, with three volumes translated into English and nine into Chinese.29 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
Demonic monsters are on the loose and it is up to an ancient clan of super-powered high-school students to stop them in the new anime show Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru.11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
Trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai is enjoying a bumper season and can add to his career-best total of 22 wins with Speed Racer in the opening leg of tomorrow's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Hide your jewels, precious artworks and antiques because the Phantom Thief - star of new anime, Magic Kaitou - may try and steal them.6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
French maids and cafes, the two staples of otaku-ism, form the setting for a new high school comedy romance. Kaicho wa Maid-sama!, currently airing in Japan, hits all the right notes for hardcore otaku.9 May 2010 - 12:00am