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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. 2, 2014 13:0013

Five Months After Alice’s Departure, the Rebirth of “ClariS” Begins! Song Featuring New Member Included in Lis-Ani!

Five Months After Alice’s Departure, the Rebirth of “ClariS” Begins! Song Featuring New Member Included in *Lis-Ani!*

It has been revealed that now, five months after the announcement regarding Alice’s departure from the group, the first song by the reborn “ClariS” that includes a new member will come on a CD to be included in Lis-Ani! Vol. 19 on sale Nov. 8.

Nov. 2, 2014 06:002

Overseas Performances Decided - The Circle of Anisongs Links the World! “15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014” Tokyo Concert

Overseas Performances Decided - The Circle of Anisongs Links the World! “15th Anniversary Live Lantis Festival 2014” Tokyo Concert

An overflowing love for anime songs and a gorgeous gathering of artists from the music label Lantis! The anisong festival comes to Tokyo!

Nov. 1, 2014 23:002

A Book that Thoroughly Explains the Charms of Bodacious Space Pirates the Movie Includes New Cover Artwork Drawn by Osamu Horiuchi

A Book that Thoroughly Explains the Charms of *Bodacious Space Pirates* the Movie Includes New Cover Artwork Drawn by Osamu Horiuchi

Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace - Complete Chart was published on Oct. 28.

Nov. 1, 2014 13:000

Seminar on Making Nobunaga Concerto Anime - Directors Introduce 3D CG Techniques Using Rotoscoping

Seminar on Making *Nobunaga Concerto* Anime - Directors Introduce 3D CG Techniques Using Rotoscoping

A seminar introducing the production process behind the anime Nobunaga Concerto will be held in Akihabara on Nov. 27.

Nov. 1, 2014 07:000

Prisma Illya 2wei! Character Song Vol. 1 Releases

*Prisma Illya 2wei!* Character Song Vol. 1 Releases

A CD single called Prisma Love Parade Vol. 1 that includes character songs from Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!, the second anime season of Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, a spin-off work to Type-Moon’s popular Fate/stay night series, was released on Oct 29.

Oct. 31, 2014 23:008

We “Kyued Up” to Try the New Kyubey Pork Dumplings Now Available at Lawson!

We “Kyued Up” to Try the New Kyubey Pork Dumplings Now Available at Lawson!

Chinese pork dumplings based on Kyubey from the anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica will be available in Lawson convenience stores starting Nov. 4.

Oct. 31, 2014 16:213

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 4: Names

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 4: Names

When we manga makers say “name,” it’s not the English word “name.” It's a Japanese word borrowed from English meaning the process of "storyboarding" in the Movie and Anime industry.

Oct. 31, 2014 13:007

Become a Manga Artist in 14 Days?! Takara Tomy to Release Work Experience Toy

Become a Manga Artist in 14 Days?! Takara Tomy to Release Work Experience Toy

Takara Tomy has announced that it will release the work experience toy “14-Day Manga Artist Course” on Nov. 20.

Oct. 31, 2014 07:001

Footage from Live-Action Patlabor Full-Length Film Releases, Shows Gunfight Between Labors and Helicopter

Footage from Live-Action *Patlabor* Full-Length Film Releases, Shows Gunfight Between Labors and Helicopter

The countrywide release of the full-length film in the series The Next Generation: Patlabor, all seven chapters to which began screening in April of this year, will occur during Golden Week 2015.

Oct. 31, 2014 02:100

Studio Ghibli On Your Mark Free Special Disc with Purchase of Box Set

Studio Ghibli has revealed that those who purchase the Director Hayao Miyazaki Collection Blu-ray or DVD box set on the official Studio Ghibli site will receive for free a special disc containing the short animated film On Your Mark.

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