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2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Action & Sci-Fi Edition

We bring you a look at the new anime that will premiere beginning in January and their trailers. Our second installment rounds up 10 series in the battle action and sci-fi genres.

2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Slice of Life & Comedy Edition

2014 has been a year of many hot anime, but it’s almost over. To all you anime fans wondering what kind of anime are in store for next year, here’s an introduction to the new anime beginning in January along with their trailers. In this first part, we’ll look at 10 slice of life, comedy, and school life series!

“I’m the Happiest Person in the World!” Says a Moved Minori Chihara at 10th Anniversary Birthday Concert at Nippon Budokan

Minori Chihara is well known as a voice actress appearing in many popular anime, including roles as Nagato Yuki in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Naze Mizuki from Beyond the Boundary, and more. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut, Minorin, as she is affectionately called by her fans, performed “Minori Chihara 10th Anniversary Live - Sanctuary - Supported by Joysound” on Nov. 18 at the Nippon Budokan, the “holy land” for Japanese music artists.

Attack on Titan Exhibition Now Open! Features Life-Sized Colossal Titan

On November 28, the Attack on Titan Exhibit opened in Ueno, Tokyo.

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.

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Dec. 19, 2014 01:000

Softbank Collaborates with Comiket - “Kuroko’s Basketball” Mobile Base Vehicles to Offer “Ignite Pass” Wi-Fi Signal

Softbank Collaborates with Comiket - “Kuroko’s Basketball” Mobile Base Vehicles to Offer “Ignite Pass” Wi-Fi Signal

Comic Market (Comiket), the biannual event held each summer and winter, is known for drawing in crowds of upwards of 500,000 to 600,000 people.

Dec. 18, 2014 13:000

Compact Mirrors Themed After Successive PreCures Release in Gachapon Machines All Over Japan in December

Compact Mirrors Themed After Successive PreCures Release in Gachapon Machines All Over Japan in December

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PreCure series, the “PreCure All Stars Compact Mirror Collection,” which is themed after successive PreCures, was released on Monday, Dec. 15 in Gachapon® machines across Japan.

Dec. 18, 2014 07:000

“Monster Hunter” and Dresscamp Collaborate, Development of Original Items Confirmed

“Monster Hunter” and Dresscamp Collaborate, Development of Original Items Confirmed

A collaboration with Monster Hunter and fashion brand Dresscamp in celebration of the video game series’ 10th anniversary has been confirmed!

Dec. 18, 2014 01:104

THE DIARY OF OCHIBI : STOP-MOTION SHORT FILM LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO DEPICT THE BEAUTY OF THE FOUR SEASONS OF JAPAN

*THE DIARY OF OCHIBI* : STOP-MOTION SHORT FILM LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO DEPICT THE BEAUTY OF THE FOUR SEASONS OF JAPAN

PARTY, Inc. and the artist management / literary agency CORK, Inc. have launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform to fund their stop-motion animation film project: The Diary of Ochibi.

Dec. 17, 2014 13:001

Staff Sings Theme Song to “Expelled from Paradise”! Making-of & Acapella Version of the Trending Video Also Releases

Staff Sings Theme Song to “Expelled from Paradise”! Making-of & Acapella Version of the Trending Video Also Releases

Expelled from Paradise, which was released on Nov. 15, continues to be a hit. Though it’s been roughly a month since the release, audiences are still flocking to theaters.

Dec. 17, 2014 07:000

Mitsuru, Sanada, Aigis, Naoto, and Labrys - Round 3 of "P4U" Stage Play Character Visuals Releases

Mitsuru, Sanada, Aigis, Naoto, and Labrys - Round 3 of "P4U" Stage Play Character Visuals Releases

Performances of the stage play Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena will begin on Dec. 19 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Playhouse. The third round of character visuals have now been released.

Dec. 17, 2014 01:000

“Mushishi” Stage Production Confirmed for March 2015, Anime Team Offers Full Cooperation

“Mushishi” Stage Production Confirmed for March 2015, Anime Team Offers Full Cooperation

A stage production to Mushishi, the second season of which has been broadcasting since April, has been confirmed. The production, titled “Stage Reading: Mushishi,” will be performed at the Spiral Hall in Aoyama beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Dec. 17, 2014 01:002

Newest Movie in "Pokémon the Movie XY" Series to Release July 18, 2015, New Visual Released

Newest Movie in "Pokémon the Movie XY" Series to Release July 18, 2015, New Visual Released

The huge hit Pokémon movie series is a yearly event that ushers in summer, and now the release date of the 2015 movie has been confirmed.

Dec. 16, 2014 13:006

Main Characters Become High School Students - New Digimon Series Digimon Adventure Tri Key Visual Releases

Main Characters Become High School Students - New *Digimon* Series *Digimon Adventure Tri* Key Visual Releases

They key visual to a new anime in the Digimon Adventure series, Digimon Adventure Tri, has been released.

Dec. 16, 2014 07:000

Jungle King Tar-chan Digital Remaster DVD Box Edition Confirmed

*Jungle King Tar-chan* Digital Remaster DVD Box Edition Confirmed

A DVD Box set of the anime Jungle King Tar-chan broadcast between 1993-94 has been confirmed.

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