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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.

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.

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Aug. 13, 2013 06:311

When Did These Get so Big? What Is “Funghi Gardening Kit”?

When Did These Get so Big? What Is “Funghi Gardening Kit”?

Recently, whenever you go to a character shop in Japan, there will surely be a weird, brown creature in there. It doesn’t even need to specifically be a character shop; a convenience store nearby, a bookshop, or supermarket will do too. Those weird, brown fellas seem to be everywhere in Japan.

Aug. 13, 2013 05:284

Poppy, Colorful, and Slightly Nostalgic... Interview with Creator Memo at “Mune Kyun Exhibit 2.5”

Poppy, Colorful, and Slightly Nostalgic... Interview with Creator Memo at “Mune Kyun Exhibit 2.5”

For one week from July 21-28, “Mune Kyun Exhibit 2.5,” which was hugely successful in Tokyo, was held in Kansai.

Aug. 13, 2013 05:093

Toyota x Studio 4℃ Presents “Peace Eco Smile” Event and Concert Held in America!

Toyota x Studio 4℃ Presents “Peace Eco Smile” Event and Concert Held in America!

A Peace Eco Smile (PES) event and debut concert was recently held in San Francisco, California, U.S.

Aug. 12, 2013 18:006

Interview with Katsuharu Nagata, President of Overlap, on Launching a New Light Novel Label [2/2]

Interview with Katsuharu Nagata, President of Overlap, on Launching a New Light Novel Label [2/2]

"...I’d like Overlap Bunko to emit more than anyone else a kind of talent that only we could be known to unearth."

Aug. 12, 2013 12:3941

Independent Anime “Nothing” Entrances Viewers with a Serene Countryside and Spectacular Music

Independent Anime “Nothing” Entrances Viewers with a Serene Countryside and Spectacular Music

In July, the independent anime Nothing was streamed via Nico Nico Douga and YouTube and gained popularity for its high quality not often seen in independent works.

Aug. 12, 2013 10:1013

Anime "Samurai Flamenco" to Take Prime-Time Spot on Fuji TV in October

Anime "Samurai Flamenco" to Take Prime-Time Spot on Fuji TV in October

NoitaminA (animation spelled backwards) is a prime-time, late-night slot for high-quality anime on Fuji TV well known among fans.

Aug. 12, 2013 07:412

Gen Urobuchi from “MadoMagi” and “Gargantia” to Work on New “Kamen Rider” Series

Gen Urobuchi from “MadoMagi” and “Gargantia” to Work on New “Kamen Rider” Series

The 15th Heisei-era Kamen Rider has been revealed. The title of the work is Kamen Rider Gaim.

Aug. 12, 2013 05:0032

Fall TV Anime “Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova-” Main Cast and Additional PV Released!

Fall TV Anime “Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova-” Main Cast and Additional PV Released!

A TV anime adaptation of the popular manga Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- currently serialized in Young King OURs will begin broadcasting this October.

Aug. 12, 2013 01:146

Hobby Japan and Mega House's New Figure Series "Touhou Project Gensou Hyakkei - Hakurei Reimu"

Hobby Japan and Mega House's New Figure Series "Touhou Project Gensou Hyakkei - Hakurei Reimu"

Hobby Japan and Mega House's amazing tag team has put together a top-of-the-line figure.

Aug. 11, 2013 17:000

Makoto Shinkai Exhibition Held in Fukuoka

Makoto Shinkai Exhibition Held in Fukuoka

To celebrate the opening of Makoto Shinkai’s newest theatrical animation, Garden of Words, an exhibition of original prints was held in Kotobukiya Fukuoka Tenjin’s event space.

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