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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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Nov. 13, 2014 23:001

“It” is the Current Must-Read Magazine - A Comic Magazine for Adult Women, Comic It to Launch in Early Spring 2015!

“It” is the Current Must-Read Magazine - A Comic Magazine for Adult Women, *Comic It* to Launch in Early Spring 2015!

Comic It, a female-oriented comic magazine comprised entirely of original works and targeted mainly at “adult otaku women” in their 20s-30s, will launch next year.

Nov. 13, 2014 13:004

Collaboration Car Between Legendary Super Car Orochi and Evangelion! Priced at 16 Million JPY

Collaboration Car Between Legendary Super Car Orochi and *Evangelion*! Priced at 16 Million JPY

Seven-Eleven has released a one-of-a-kind collaboration car between Evangelion and Orochi called the Mitsuoka Motors Evangelion Orochi.

Nov. 13, 2014 07:002

Undertaking a New Challenge with “Comiket Special 6” - Comic Market Recruiting Overseas Participants

Undertaking a New Challenge with “Comiket Special 6” - Comic Market Recruiting Overseas Participants

The application period to participate in the Overseas Circle at the special event “Comiket Special 6 - Otaku Summit 2015” to be held on March 28 and 29, 2015 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex has begun.

Nov. 12, 2014 23:003

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

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.

Nov. 12, 2014 18:002

Merry Christmas with Hello Kitty! Café Featuring Hello Kitty Opens in Shibuya

Merry Christmas with Hello Kitty! Café Featuring Hello Kitty Opens in Shibuya

THE GUEST café & diner, which is located inside Shibuya PARCO, will collaborate with the character everyone loves – Hello Kitty! Hello Kitty Café will be open from Nov 14 until Dec 25.

Nov. 12, 2014 13:004

Naruto App Launches, All 700 Chapters of the Manga and 220 Episodes of the Anime Available for Free

*Naruto* App Launches, All 700 Chapters of the Manga and 220 Episodes of the Anime Available for Free

Masashi Kishimoto’s popular manga Naruto concluded in the newest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) on sale Nov. 10. Using this timing, a new and official iOS and Android Naruto app was launched.

Nov. 12, 2014 07:002

ClariS Restarts with New Member Karen, New Song Becomes ED Theme to Tsukimonogatari

ClariS Restarts with New Member Karen, New Song Becomes ED Theme to *Tsukimonogatari*

New member Karen has been welcomed into ClariS and the group has announced the Jan. 7 release of their single, “Border.”

Nov. 12, 2014 04:0927

UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN, a Range of Attractions Based on Four Popular Brands, Will Be Held in Universal Studios Japan

UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN, a Range of Attractions Based on Four Popular Brands, Will Be Held in Universal Studios Japan

Experience entertainment of an overwhelming scale and quality, featuring four popular brands from Japan that are renowned across the world. Time limited for 108 days from Jan. 23 (Friday) to May 10 (Sunday), 2015.

Nov. 12, 2014 02:413

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Collaboration with Popular Chip Brand!!

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Collaboration with Popular Chip Brand!!

According to recent news, snack company Koikeya’s tortilla chip series, one of their most popular, will collaborate with Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.

Nov. 11, 2014 23:003

Masterpiece Magical Girl Comic Cardcaptor Sakura Main Character Sakura Kinomoto Appears as a figma Dressed in Outfit from Comic Vol. 1 Cover

Masterpiece Magical Girl Comic *Cardcaptor Sakura* Main Character Sakura Kinomoto Appears as a figma Dressed in Outfit from Comic Vol. 1 Cover

A figma has been introduced of main character Sakura Kinomoto from the masterpiece magical girl comic Cardcaptor Sakura wearing her outfit from the front cover of Vol. 1 of the comic.

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