Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

New “Evangelion” Video Suddenly Releases Online

On Dec. 19, an Evangelion-themed piece by Studio Khara titled Until You Come to Me was released under Japan Anima(tor) Expo, a series of anime shorts produced by Hideaki Anno.

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.

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Jan. 28, 2015 01:000

TV Anime Adaptation Confirmed for Manga from Smartphone App Comico - ‘Narudoma’ Broadcast to Begin in Spring 2015

TV Anime Adaptation Confirmed for Manga from Smartphone App Comico - ‘Narudoma’ Broadcast to Begin in Spring 2015

Original manga born on smartphones are gathering great attention. Many smartphone apps on which original manga are serialized are being released, and the medium is becoming hugely popular for number of downloads as well.

Jan. 28, 2015 00:130

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Jan. 27, 2015 13:000

Joint Effort Between Shirogumi & Nippon Animation - ‘Sinbad: Sora Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima’ Anime Adaptation Slated for July 2015

Joint Effort Between Shirogumi & Nippon Animation - ‘Sinbad: Sora Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima’ Anime Adaptation Slated for July 2015

An original, full-length animated film to be released this summer has been revealed. The story of Sinbad, a worldwide well-known figure from Arabian Nights, is becoming an anime by Nippon Animation and Shirogumi.

Jan. 27, 2015 07:000

Rajang Windbreaker Among Lineup of New ‘Monster Hunter’ Goods

Rajang Windbreaker Among Lineup of New ‘Monster Hunter’ Goods

Capcom Inc. has announced a number of new Monster Hunter goods, including a Rajang windbreaker, that went on sale on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. See the full lineup below.

Jan. 27, 2015 01:000

‘Sailor Moon’ x Bright Red Heart-Shaped Cell Phone Makes for a Powerful Collaboration! Our Hearts Are Beating so Fast, it Hurts!

‘Sailor Moon’ x Bright Red Heart-Shaped Cell Phone Makes for a Powerful Collaboration! Our Hearts Are Beating so Fast, it Hurts!

Y!mobile’s super cute heart-shaped cell phone, model Heart 401AB, and the anime Sailor Moon have teamed up for a collaboration! As a result, the incredibly adorable “Heart x Sailor Moon Collaboration Set (Cell Phone + Decoration Kit)” was created.

Jan. 26, 2015 13:000

Character Visuals of Hiroshima Kureminami Technical High School’s Machimiya & Ibitani from ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Stage Play Revealed

Character Visuals of Hiroshima Kureminami Technical High School’s Machimiya & Ibitani from ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Stage Play Revealed

New cast character visuals have been revealed for the stage play Yowamushi Pedal Inter-High Chapter: The Winner to be performed in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka beginning in March.

Jan. 26, 2015 07:005

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da’ 15-Second CM First Look, Part 2 of ‘Anohana’ Staff’s Adolescent Drama

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da’ 15-Second CM First Look, Part 2 of ‘Anohana’ Staff’s Adolescent Drama

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai gained popularity with its 2011 TV series and became a huge hit with the release of a theatrical movie on Aug. 31, 2013. It is a masterpiece that tugs at the heartstrings of viewers and has left its mark on the history of anime.

Jan. 26, 2015 06:291

Attack on Titan x MapleStory Game Hits the US!

Attack on Titan x MapleStory Game Hits the US!

Nexon, developer of the popular game MapleStory, has released an Attack on Titan x MapleStory collaboration game!

Jan. 26, 2015 01:000

‘Sushi and Beyond’ Anime Adaptation Greenlit, Rareko Directing, Broadcast to Begin on NHK in April

‘Sushi and Beyond’ Anime Adaptation Greenlit, Rareko Directing, Broadcast to Begin on NHK in April

It has been confirmed that the TV anime Eikoku Ikka, Nihon o Taberu will begin broadcasting on NHK General TV on April 16. Also, coming before the broadcast, on Sunday, April 12 the show will be distributed to overseas audiences on NHK World TV.

Jan. 25, 2015 20:001

Introducing 370 Thousand Yen ‘Sailor Moon’ Wedding Tiara with Swarovski Pearls

Introducing 370 Thousand Yen ‘Sailor Moon’ Wedding Tiara with Swarovski Pearls

A genuine wedding tiara themed after Sailor Moon will be released in March. The design of the tiara was handled by the world’s first tiara designer, Taro Kamitani.

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