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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. 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.

Oct. 11, 2014 22:3413

So Cool! 151 Pokémon Drawn in a Unique Style

So Cool! 151 Pokémon Drawn in a Unique Style

Drawings of 151 Pokémon submitted to the portfolio service Behance are blowing up online.

Oct. 11, 2014 13:004

Amnesia World and Storm Lover 2nd Characters Become Models?! Romantica Clothes’ New Fall 2014 T-Shirts Have a Narcissistic Air

*Amnesia World* and *Storm Lover 2nd* Characters Become Models?! Romantica Clothes’ New Fall 2014 T-Shirts Have a Narcissistic Air

Romantica Clothes, an apparel brand by Romantica, a brand of perfumes themed after characters from anime, manga, and games, has a new development for fall 2014.

Oct. 11, 2014 07:003

Hot Arcade Shooting Game that Combines a Dome Screen and Star Wars - Star Wars Battle Pod Announced

Hot Arcade Shooting Game that Combines a Dome Screen and *Star Wars* - *Star Wars Battle Pod* Announced

Today, Oct. 9, Bandai Namco Games announced its plans to successively implement its arcade shooting game based on the movie franchise Star Wars, Stars Wars Battle Pod, first in America and then worldwide. Currently, it is unknown when the game will come to Japan, Asia, or Europe.

Oct. 11, 2014 01:001

Aikatsu! Launches Official Line Account, Releases Newest News on TV Anime and Movie

*Aikatsu!* Launches Official Line Account, Releases Newest News on TV Anime and Movie

Fans of the popular TV anime Aikatsu! can now enjoy it at their fingertips at any time. An official Aikatsu! account has launched on the free talk and mail app, Line.

Oct. 10, 2014 13:001

Eir Aoi to Perform at Russia’s Largest Japanese Culture Event, J-Fest 2014

Eir Aoi to Perform at Russia’s Largest Japanese Culture Event, J-Fest 2014

Everyone in Russia, check this out!

Oct. 10, 2014 07:005

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

A collection of valuable information is in the works that explains the behind-the-scenes details on production of the anime Santa Company, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Oct. 10, 2014 06:336

Slave to Bezier Curves! Spotlight on Illustrator REOspikee’s Art of Girls

Slave to Bezier Curves! Spotlight on Illustrator REOspikee’s Art of Girls

It has been 27 years since the representative vector software, Adobe Illustrator, was released. Vector software is more tuned for drawing compared to point software and analog and is difficult to learn and operate. An example of a difficult technique in the program is the Bezier curve.

Oct. 10, 2014 01:000

Collaborative Illustrations with a Famous Bicycle Maker - Junta Teshima from Yowamushi Pedal Rides a Cannondale

Collaborative Illustrations with a Famous Bicycle Maker - Junta Teshima from *Yowamushi Pedal* Rides a Cannondale

Junta Teshima’s favorite bikes are the newest model Cannondales?!

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