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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. 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.

Oct. 30, 2014 13:002

“Anna Tsuchiya × The Evil Within” Halloween Event Heats Up Shinjuku!

“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.

Oct. 30, 2014 07:001

Anime Attack on Titan Eren Yeager Titan Ver. Plastic Model to Release

Anime *Attack on Titan* Eren Yeager Titan Ver. Plastic Model to Release

Kotobukiya has announced that it will release a fully articulated plastic model of Eren Yeager in Titan form, the main character of the anime Attack on Titan, in February 2015.

Oct. 29, 2014 22:014

[Movie Review] We Attend the World’s First Screening of Big Hero 6! Disney’s Newest Work is a Story About the “Birth of a Hero”

[Movie Review] We Attend the World’s First Screening of *Big Hero 6*! Disney’s Newest Work is a Story About the “Birth of a Hero”

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest work Big Hero 6 will release in Japan on Saturday, Dec. 20. The movie is an emotional adventure about a young genius scientist called Hiro and a healthcare robot left by his late brother Tadashi, who was killed in an accident, called Baymax.

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