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"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.

Jim Lee of *Batman* Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee, a masterful American comic artist who has worked on the Batman series, which turns 75 this year, is coming to Japan! A discussion, live painting, signing, and other events are planned.

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Oct. 14, 2014 13:000

Brand New Film Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune Trailer Releases, Enemy is “Gatlantis”

Brand New Film *Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune* Trailer Releases, Enemy is “Gatlantis”

A series of screening events of Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai began in theaters across Japan on Oct. 11. The film is a special compilation of the hit Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV series that began in 2012 featuring a new cut and newly added narration. The talked-about film offers a new way to enjoy the series.

Oct. 14, 2014 07:0027

Socks from Underwater Knee-highs Plus Photo Collection Set to Go on Sale!

Socks from *Underwater Knee-highs Plus* Photo Collection Set to Go on Sale!

Two different pairs of knee-high socks from the Underwater Knee-highs Plus photo collection, which is set to go on sale On Monday, Oct. 20, will be available starting Friday, Oct. 24. The special underwater knee-highs and blue-ringed octopus themed socks will be on sale at the Underwater Knee-highs Plus exhibition.

Oct. 14, 2014 06:057

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 1: Rough Sketches and Idea Notes

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda* Vol. 1: Rough Sketches and Idea Notes

Akira Himekawa teaches us how to draw manga as well as gives a look into their creation process!

Oct. 14, 2014 01:3112

New Tokyo Ghoul Series Serialization Starts in Weekly Young Jump, Second Season TV Anime Scheduled for January 2015

New *Tokyo Ghoul* Series Serialization Starts in *Weekly Young Jump*, Second Season TV Anime Scheduled for January 2015

The manga and TV anime held dear by so many fans, Tokyo Ghoul, met its grand finale in September. However, new developments are already coming as new series start in both manga and anime.

Oct. 13, 2014 13:00228

How Adorable! Show Your Support for These Headphones with Cat Ear Speakers and Get Them Quick!

How Adorable! Show Your Support for These Headphones with Cat Ear Speakers and Get Them Quick!

Axent Wear, the company behind these “Cat Ear Headphones,” which include external speakers in the shape of cat ears, is seeking development funds through crowdfunding service Indiegogo.

Oct. 13, 2014 07:000

New Projects and Festivities Announced for AnimeJapan 2015 Including Pre-Event Party at Zepp Tokyo

New Projects and Festivities Announced for AnimeJapan 2015 Including Pre-Event Party at Zepp Tokyo

AnimeJapan 2015, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight for three days from March 20-22, 2015, has announced new projects and festivities.

Oct. 12, 2014 22:2527

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Hatsune Miku made a guest appearance on the popular program Late Show with David Letterman of the American CBS broadcasting network and performed the song “Sharing the World.”

Oct. 12, 2014 14:510

LBCC 2014 Takes Over Long Beach, California

LBCC 2014 Takes Over Long Beach, California

MochiBytesTV once again had the honor of covering a southern California trade show that is growing in popularity - Long Beach Comic Con.

Oct. 12, 2014 13:0097

Official Site Opens for Newest Sword Art Online Game, Teaser PV Also Releases!

Official Site Opens for Newest *Sword Art Online* Game, Teaser PV Also Releases!

On Oct. 8, the official site of the forthcoming 2015 PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita game Sword Art Online: Lost Song launched and a teaser video was released.

Oct. 12, 2014 07:006

Newcomer Artist Rei Yasuda’s Debut Album Suddenly Reaches No. 1, Also Popular on The Irregular at Magic High School

Newcomer Artist Rei Yasuda’s Debut Album Suddenly Reaches No. 1, Also Popular on *The Irregular at Magic High School*

Female artist Rei Yasuda who debuted in 2013 is at the center of attention. Her first album Will, released on Oct. 8, ranked No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s J-Pop Top Album chart and No. 2 on the Overall Album chart. This is a rare feat for a new artist.

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