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American Comic Book Master Jim Lee Graces Akihabara with His Presence

Jim Lee gives a talk and live drawing demonstration in Akihabara!

"Knights of Sidonia" Movie Release Confirmed

It has been confirmed that a compilation of the popular TV anime adaptation of Knights of Sidonia will release in theaters. The release date is March 6, 2015.

"Attack on Titan" Second Season TV Anime Confirmed

It has been confirmed that the second season of the TV anime Attack on Titan is in the works for 2016.

A High School Girl Climbs a Hill! High Quality Short Anime Releases!

The short anime Hill Climb Girl was released on Nov. 14 on the short video distribution site, Nihon Animator Mihonichi.

“Titan Montage” Released on *Attack on Titan* Exhibit Special Site!

In anticipation of the opening of the Attack on Titan Exhibit at the Ueno Royal Museum on Friday, Nov. 28, the popular manga has released a “Titan Montage” on the Attack on Titan Exhibit special site that allows visitors to choose faces and generate a Titan-style portrait.

Cute & Elegant! From Collaboration Series Between Fashion Doll Brand Pullip × *Sailor Moon* Comes Princess Serenity!

The collaboration series between fashion doll brand Pullip and Sailor Moon continues to expand, and many TOM fans have likely been looking forward to the introduction of the next Sailor Soldier.

Heroes and Horror Characters Get Cutified! Loads of Bishoujo Figures Based on DC Comics Characters!

Shunya Yamashita Bishoujo Exhibit is held in celebration of the release of Horror Bishoujo!

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of *Evangelion* [1/2]

In 1995, Hideaki Anno directed the TV anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, which went on to become a social phenomenon and secured his place in the anime world. He's gone on to create the Rebuild of Evangelion film series, and in November 2012, announced the latest film, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. Fans from around the world listened eagerly to what he had to say.

*Evangelion* 20th Anniversary Bombshell, a Mysterious Work Just Like *Attack on Titan*, and… Hideaki Anno Talk Show “Director Edition” Report

This is Part 2 of our report on the Hideaki Anno talk event held at Tokyo International Film Festival. This time, Anno talks deeply about the animation works he has directed. And he drops a bombshell about Evangelion...

Anime *Psycho-Pass 2* OP “Enigmatic Feeling” Releases on Nov. 5

The design of the limited edition jacket shows a jet black special issue Dominator!

Hideaki Anno Talks Deep About Himself! Hideaki Anno Talk Event: Live-Action Edition

Hideaki Anno put on talk events at the recently held Tokyo International Film Festival. Here, we report on one of the events called “Live-Action Edition.”

Soccer Team Collaborates with *A Certain Scientific Railgun*!

A collaboration event between a soccer team and the anime A Certain Scientific Railgun called “Soccer Match with a Certain Anime” was held! We went to check out the game!

Spider-Man X Attack on Titan Collaboration?!

It seems like an otaku's crazy dream, but it's real.

Share Your Memories of *Naruto*! Shonen Jump Begins Accepting Comments!

The hugely popular manga Naruto is on the verge of its climax, and there is huge buzz surrounding its upcoming finale. Meanwhile, continuing from its first fanart campaign, Shonenjump.viz.com has begun accepting comments regarding Naruto memories.

Let’s Take a Look Back at 15 Years of *Naruto* on the Special Site “Naruto Final Countdown!”

A special site called “Naruto Final Countdown!” has opened on the official site of the hugely popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga Naruto, the conclusion to which is closing in.

“Anna Tsuchiya × The Evil Within” Halloween Event Heats Up Shinjuku!

On Oct. 26, a Halloween parade and mini concert were held by Japanese talent and musician Anna Tsuchiya at the Futabadori East Shinjuku Shopping District.

A Flood of *Naruto* Fan Art from All Over the World!

The manga Naruto is closing in on its finale. Announcing a surprise project by Shueisha, the publisher of the magazine Naruto is serialized in, Weekly Shonen Jump!

Cosplay Parade Brings Excitement to Ikebukuro!

Just in time for Halloween, the cosplay event Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festa 2014 was held for two days, Oct. 25 and 26.

Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Total weight of 10 kilograms! Tokyo Otaku Mode is eagerly preparing for its release!

Miku Expo 2014 Report: Miku’s Popularity is Strong in the US Too

A new page in the history of Hatsune Miku has been created.

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Nov. 28, 2014 19:000

Japanese Animator Expo Vol. 3 Me! Me! Me! Reveals an Extreme Anime Music Video「日本アニメ(ーター)見本市」第3弾「ME!ME!ME!」 過激なミュージックビデオアニメ

Japanese Animator Expo Vol. 3 *Me! Me! Me!* Reveals an Extreme Anime Music Video「日本アニメ(ーター)見本市」第3弾「ME!ME!ME!」 過激なミュージックビデオアニメ

Me! Me! Me!, the third piece of Dwango and Khara’s joint short project series, the Japan Anima(tor) Expo, was released on Nov. 21. This is the first music video in the series, and it features TeddyLoid’s music along the video.

Nov. 28, 2014 09:002

Durarara!!x2 Sho Jan. 10 Broadcast Start, First Advance Screening Event to Be Held on Jan. 3

*Durarara!!x2 Sho* Jan. 10 Broadcast Start, First Advance Screening Event to Be Held on Jan. 3

The broadcast date and time for the TV anime Durarara!!x2 has been confirmed. The broadcast will begin on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 on six channels including Tokyo MX.

Nov. 27, 2014 23:001

TMS 50 Years of Anime Exhibition Heads for Yokohama, Bringing Photographable Life-Size Yowamushi Pedal Character Cutouts

TMS 50 Years of Anime Exhibition Heads for Yokohama, Bringing Photographable Life-Size *Yowamushi Pedal* Character Cutouts

Producing popular anime titles from Big X to Lupin III, Detective Conan and Yowamushi Pedal, anime production studio TMS Entertainment reaches their 50th year of producing anime in 2014 and prepares to hold the event “TMS Entertainment, Our 50-Year Journey with Anime Exhibition.”

Nov. 27, 2014 13:000

American Comic Book Master Jim Lee Graces Akihabara with His Presence

American Comic Book Master Jim Lee Graces Akihabara with His Presence

Jim Lee gives a talk and live drawing demonstration in Akihabara!

Nov. 27, 2014 07:000

New Gunpla Series from Gundam: The Origin Includes Char’s Zaku and Guntank Mass Production Type

New Gunpla Series from *Gundam: The Origin* Includes Char’s Zaku and Guntank Mass Production Type

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, which depicts the world of Mobile Suit Gundam in a new form, is finally becoming an anime. An event screening schedule for the first part of the series, “The Blue-Eyed Casval,” has now been released.

Nov. 26, 2014 23:001

Expelled from Paradise Releases in North America in December, 15 Screens Confirmed in NY, LA, and Other Cities

*Expelled from Paradise* Releases in North America in December, 15 Screens Confirmed in NY, LA, and Other Cities

Expelled from Paradise, the smash hit that released in Japan on Nov. 15, is already making the jump abroad. Toei Animation, the production company behind the film, confirmed that the film will be released in North America on Dec. 20.

Nov. 26, 2014 17:300

Japanese Contemporary Artist Sebastian Masuda Debuts “Time After Time Capsule” At Art Basel

Japanese Contemporary Artist Sebastian Masuda   Debuts “Time After Time Capsule” At Art Basel

MIAMI – Sebastian Masuda, a contemporary artist and the founder of Harajuku Kawaii culture, emblematized by his Harajuku shop, 6%DOKIDOKI, is pleased to announce the start of a long-term participatory art project “Time After Time Capsule.”

Nov. 26, 2014 13:001

Release Confirmed for Limited Sneakers that Show Collage of Famous Scenes from Manga Neon Genesis Evangelion

Release Confirmed for Limited Sneakers that Show Collage of Famous Scenes from Manga *Neon Genesis Evangelion*

Neon Genesis Evangelion by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is a manga that was serialized for 18 years. Now, it has been confirmed that, in celebration of the momentous occasion of the release of the manga’s final volume, Tokyo-based sneaker brand UBIQ will release a pair of collaboration sneakers.

Nov. 26, 2014 07:008

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata January 2015 Broadcast Start Date Draws Closer, New Key Visual Releases

*Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata* January 2015 Broadcast Start Date Draws Closer, New Key Visual Releases

The broadcast to Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata will begin in January 2015 during Fuji TV’s anime programming block, Noitamina.

Nov. 25, 2014 23:001

Snow Miku Business Complex Called Snow Miku Sky Town to Open in Late December at New Chitose Airport

Snow Miku Business Complex Called Snow Miku Sky Town to Open in Late December at New Chitose Airport

It has been announced that the Snow Miku (Hatsune Miku) shop and museum Snow Miku Sky Town will open in late December on the fourth floor of the Domestic Terminal at New Chitose Airport.

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