Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

New “Evangelion” Video Suddenly Releases Online

On Dec. 19, an Evangelion-themed piece by Studio Khara titled Until You Come to Me was released under Japan Anima(tor) Expo, a series of anime shorts produced by Hideaki Anno.

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.

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Dec. 8, 2014 01:007

New Feature-Length Movie by Team Behind Anohana - Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da to Release in 2015

New Feature-Length Movie by Team Behind *Anohana* - *Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da* to Release in 2015

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku wa Mada Shiranai (commonly called Anohana) is a sorrowful anime that has brought many feels to the world in the form of a TV anime in 2011 and a feature film in 2013. Now, the staff behind Anohana has a new project in the works for 2015.

Dec. 7, 2014 13:001

One Piece “Tears” Best 10 - A Compilation of Moving Chapters Chosen by Fans

*One Piece “Tears” Best 10* - A Compilation of Moving Chapters Chosen by Fans

Fans Choose One Piece “Tears” Best 10!! - Sea of Survival Supernova Edition - I, a careful selection of moving scenes from One Piece, was published on Dec. 1. With the release of II soon to follow on Dec. 15, fans will be able to thoroughly enjoy popular chapters of this national treasure.

Dec. 7, 2014 07:001

BABYMETAL to Appear “Rock on the Rage ” Rock Festival in US!!

BABYMETAL to Appear “Rock on the Rage ” Rock Festival in US!!

It is announced that BABYMETAL will return to US to appear the rock festival “Rock on the Rage“, which will be taken place in Columbus, Ohio on May 15, 16, and 17, 2015.

Dec. 7, 2014 01:003

Haikyu!! New Anime to Be Included with Vol. 15 - Main Character is Lev Haiba, a Character Not Yet Seen in the Anime

*Haikyu!!* New Anime to Be Included with Vol. 15 - Main Character is Lev Haiba, a Character Not Yet Seen in the Anime

The hugely popular manga Haikyu!! is currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha). The manga themed after volleyball and authored by Haruichi Furudate has broken through 10 million copies in print.

Dec. 6, 2014 13:000

“My Melody, Have You Become a BE@RBRICK?” Introducing a Collaboration Between My Melody and BE@RBRICK

“My Melody, Have You Become a BE@RBRICK?” Introducing a Collaboration Between My Melody and BE@RBRICK

“My Melody, have you become a BE@RBRICK?” A collaboration between My Melody and BE@RBRICK called “BE@RBRICK My Melody” has gone on sale.

Dec. 6, 2014 07:002

Comic Market 87 Catalog Front Cover Illustrated by Amagi Brilliant Park’s Yuka Nakajima

*Comic Market 87 Catalog* Front Cover Illustrated by *Amagi Brilliant Park*’s Yuka Nakajima

Japan’s largest doujinshi event, Comic Market 87, will be held at Tokyo Big Sight for three days from Dec. 28-30. Coming before this on Dec. 6, the catalog for Comic Market 87 will go on sale at specialty shops throughout Japan.

Dec. 6, 2014 01:002

Isuca to Broadcast from Jan. 23, Fans Can Check Out Episode 1 in Advance at Screening Event

*Isuca* to Broadcast from Jan. 23, Fans Can Check Out Episode 1 in Advance at Screening Event

The broadcast start date for the TV anime Isuca has been confirmed to be Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Dec. 5, 2014 13:0055

“Underwater Knee-High Girls Plus” GIVE AWAY! Dive Headfirst into the World of Underwater Knee High Socks!

“Underwater Knee-High Girls Plus” GIVE AWAY! Dive Headfirst into the World of Underwater Knee High Socks!

With its ever increasing popularity, even on Tokyo Girls’ Update, the Underwater Knee-High Girls Plus exhibition celebrated its launch on October 24th at PATER’S Shop and Gallery in Harajuku and we couldn’t help but attend! Tokyo Rad Girl Saaya took a step into the gallery.

Dec. 5, 2014 07:007

Director Goro Taniguchi’s Maria the Virgin Witch to Begin Broadcasting Jan. 11, ZAQ and True in Charge of Theme Songs

Director Goro Taniguchi’s *Maria the Virgin Witch* to Begin Broadcasting Jan. 11, ZAQ and True in Charge of Theme Songs

Information on the broadcast of Maria the Virgin Witch as well as the theme song artists and the title of the theme songs were announced at an advance screening event for the first episode held on Sunday, Nov. 30.

Dec. 5, 2014 01:0028

Hello Kitty Cafe × Monogatari Series, Three Characters Dress in Special Costumes

Hello Kitty Cafe × *Monogatari* Series, Three Characters Dress in Special Costumes

It has been confirmed that a collaboration cafe between Hello Kitty Cafe and the Monogatari series will be held for a limited time in Shibuya Parco. The cafe will open on Friday, Dec. 5.

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