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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.

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.

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Nov. 19, 2014 23:0021

TV Anime Sword Art Online - Funding Begins on Cross Crowdfunding for Originally Designed Metal iPhone Cases!

TV Anime *Sword Art Online* - Funding Begins on Cross Crowdfunding for Originally Designed Metal iPhone Cases!

On Nov. 14, funding opened on Cross Crowdfunding, a new shopping platform specialized around anime, games, and anime, for “Cross-CF limited” Sword Art Online Asuna & Kirita and Leafa metal iPhone cases created by the company Sorayume.

Nov. 19, 2014 13:007

Ota-Q Survey: What fall anime have you tried watching and thought was good?

Ota-Q Survey: What fall anime have you tried watching and thought was good?

The results are in for the Ota-Q asking “What fall anime have you tried watching and thought was good?” held on the Tokyo Otaku Mode Facebook page from Nov. 7-11.

Nov. 19, 2014 07:0011

Kyokai no Rinne TV Anime Confirmed, Broadcast to Begin in Spring 2015 on NHK E-TV

*Kyokai no Rinne* TV Anime Confirmed, Broadcast to Begin in Spring 2015 on NHK E-TV

Manga artist Rumiko Takahashi has released many works to the world including Inuyasha, Ranma ½, and Urusei Yatsura. Takahashi’s newest work, Kyokai no Rinne, has now been confirmed to be getting a TV anime adaptation.

Nov. 18, 2014 23:000

Bathtime Fun with Kirby’s Dream Land - Bath Balls and Bright Warp Star Light to Release

Bathtime Fun with *Kirby’s Dream Land* - Bath Balls and Bright Warp Star Light to Release

Five types of “Kirby’s Dream Land Bath Balls” and a “Kirby’s Dream Land Push Light” will release in late November.

Nov. 18, 2014 16:078

Feeling Exhilaration, Even Through a Mistake: Experiencing the “Kabe-Don” Japanese Girls Love So Much

Feeling Exhilaration, Even Through a Mistake: Experiencing the “Kabe-Don” Japanese Girls Love So Much

For those familiar with manga or anime, you may already know what “Kabe-Don” is. But for those who don’t, it is the best possible romantic situation t...

Nov. 18, 2014 13:000

Ikebukuro Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo is Born! Mega Charizard Y × Pikachu Stuffed Toys and More to Release in Celebration of the Opening

Ikebukuro Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo is Born! Mega Charizard Y × Pikachu Stuffed Toys and More to Release in Celebration of the Opening

It has been announced that Pokémon Center Tokyo, the flagship location of the official Pokémon store, Pokémon Center, will move from Hamamatsucho to Ikebukuro.

Nov. 18, 2014 08:000

An Original Anime Brought to You by Shirogumi and Tablier: TV Anime Etotama to Air from April 2015

An Original Anime Brought to You by Shirogumi and Tablier: TV Anime *Etotama* to Air from April 2015

An anime series titled Etotama that combines girls, battles, and an everyday story will start its television broadcast from next April.

Nov. 18, 2014 03:000

Anime “Ninja Slayer From Animation” Production Report, The Third!

Anime “Ninja Slayer From Animation” Production Report, The Third!

Hi there! It’s K again, in charge of animations here at KADOKAWA. In this third update, we’ll be introducing the developments at the screenplay meeting. We finally get to meet the creators this time!

Nov. 17, 2014 23:001

Gundam Cafe Tokyo Station is Real-Life Reproduction of Anime Restaurant McDaniel Hamburgers

Gundam Cafe Tokyo Station is Real-Life Reproduction of Anime Restaurant McDaniel Hamburgers

Gundam Cafe’s Tokyo Station location will reopen on Nov. 19 as McDaniel Hamburgers Gundam Cafe Tokyo Station.

Nov. 17, 2014 13:000

My Love Story!! Anime Adaptation Confirmed, Heroes Don’t Have to Be Good Looking in This Popular Shoujo Manga

*My Love Story!!* Anime Adaptation Confirmed, Heroes Don’t Have to Be Good Looking in This Popular Shoujo Manga

An anime adaptation has been confirmed for My Love Story!!, a work serializing in the shoujo manga magazine Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha). Along with this announcement on Nov. 13, the official teaser site also opened and the official Twitter launched.

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