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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.

Details Revealed & Jacket Released for Egoist’s Fifth Single “Fallen”

A song that ties in with the currently airing TV anime Psycho-Pass 2! The jacket was created by redjuice!

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda*!

The Legend of Zelda series is popular worldwide in a number of forms including games, manga, and figures. Now, the creators behind the manga adaptation of the series are showing us how to draw Japanese manga! This is the first time that Himekawa will be sharing their work process! Fans won’t want to miss this.

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Oct. 9, 2014 02:002

Cardcaptor Sakura Stained Glass Charm! Includes 3D Cerberus Mascot in the Middle

*Cardcaptor Sakura* Stained Glass Charm! Includes 3D Cerberus Mascot in the Middle

Pre-orders have begun on Premium Bandai, the official shopping site of Bandai, for a stained glass charm necklace of the popular anime Cardcaptor Sakura. Each one costs 3,240 JPY (tax included).

Oct. 8, 2014 13:000

Ufotable’s Resolution Becomes Clear at Advance Screening Event for Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Ufotable’s Resolution Becomes Clear at Advance Screening Event for *Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works*

It’s been 10 years since it was released to the world as a PC game. Ufotable, who excited fans with the clever direction and gorgeous visuals of Fate/Zero, which can be said to be the origin of the ever-expanding Fate world, is at it again. The anime Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works has finally begun broadcasting.

Oct. 8, 2014 11:047

Creator Interview: Cure Employee takanashi

Creator Interview: Cure Employee takanashi

“To those who don’t know better, they won’t think they're anime accessories. But those who know, will get it. Those are the kind of things I want to make.” - Cure Employee takanashi

Oct. 8, 2014 07:004

Dilapidated Building Becomes Temporary Museum: #BCTION Creates a World Interweaving Street Art and Cosplay

Dilapidated Building Becomes Temporary Museum: #BCTION Creates a World Interweaving Street Art and Cosplay

There's an old office building in Kojimachi, Tokyo that's scheduled to be demolished. But before that, an art project transformed the entire building into a museum. The name of the project is BCTION. It's taken from the idea that one action (A) influences the the next action (B) in a chain of creative expansion. This is represented in the equation ACTION x ACTION = BCTION.

Oct. 8, 2014 05:000

Stuffed Animals at ecute Nippori: Gifts for Tohoku Children

Stuffed Animals at ecute Nippori: Gifts for Tohoku Children

JR East Station Retailing will support the “FELISSIMO Happy Toys Project” once again through its ecute commercial facilities.

Oct. 7, 2014 23:5321

The Finale of the 15-Year-Old Series - Naruto Serialization Comes to an End

The Finale of the 15-Year-Old Series - *Naruto* Serialization Comes to an End

It has been revealed that Masashi Kishimoto’s worldwide popular manga Naruto serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) will be concluded this November.

Oct. 7, 2014 13:006

Re-opening of Evangelion Store in Ikebukuro

Re-opening of Evangelion Store in Ikebukuro

The Evangelion Store re-opened in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro P’Parco on Oct. 3. The store offers the same selection of attractive products to entice Evangelion fans as the Harajuku location, which unfortunately closed its doors in June 2014. Approximately 200 people lined up outside on opening day, and the store bustled with people looking to buy goods right as the store opened.

Oct. 7, 2014 07:000

BE@RBRICKs and Klaus Haapaniemi for Isetan Mitsukoshi Christmas Charity Project

BE@RBRICKs and Klaus Haapaniemi for Isetan Mitsukoshi Christmas Charity Project

Isetan Mitsukoshi will launch its “Merry Green Christmas” campaign at 37 of the group's and related stores from Dec 4.This campaign is being held ...

Oct. 7, 2014 01:055

Durarara!!x2 Split into Three Anime, New Information Releases Including New Cast & Toshiyuki Toyonaga’s Major Debut

*Durarara!!x2* Split into Three Anime, New Information Releases Including New Cast & Toshiyuki Toyonaga’s Major Debut

It has been revealed that the second season of the TV anime Durarara!!, Durarara!!x2, to begin in January will be arranged into three parts.

Oct. 6, 2014 12:368

Over 15.000 Foreign Attendees Going Crazy! Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2014 Closes with Great Success

Over 15.000 Foreign Attendees Going Crazy! Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2014 Closes with Great Success

The Japanese pop culture festival Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2014, sponsored by Moshi Moshi Nippon Project, an initiative aiming to deliver Japanese pop culture to the world, was held on Sept. 18 at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. More than 15.000 people from abroad attended the event.

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