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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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Oct. 28, 2014 13:00164

A Gathering of Luffy, Naruto & More! Special Collaboration Illustration “Join Us, Friends” Reaches 1 Million Joins

A Gathering of Luffy, Naruto & More! Special Collaboration Illustration “Join Us, Friends” Reaches 1 Million Joins

A one-of-a-kind illustration of popular characters from manga and anime appearing together is now complete!

Oct. 28, 2014 07:0018

Cosplay Parade Brings Excitement to Ikebukuro!

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.

Oct. 27, 2014 23:002

First “Jisho Moe-Chara Gakkai” to Be Held in Shibuya! Strong Lineup of Well-Known Characters Includes Kitano Kamui, Imaichi Moenai Musume and Others!

First “Jisho Moe-Chara Gakkai” to Be Held in Shibuya! Strong Lineup of Well-Known Characters Includes Kitano Kamui, Imaichi Moenai Musume and Others!

The first “Jisho Moe-Chara Gakkai (Summit for Self-Styled Moe Chara)” that gathers wannabe moe characters from throughout Japan is going to be held on Nov. 24 in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Oct. 27, 2014 13:002

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 1st Season Blu-Ray Box to Be Released March 25, 2015!

*Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works* 1st Season Blu-Ray Box to Be Released March 25, 2015!

The details regarding the Fate/Stay Night video release schedule have been made public. On March 25, 2015, Blu-ray Box I will be released. The box set will include all 13 episodes of the first season.

Oct. 27, 2014 07:001

Jacket Photos & New Group Photo Revealed for Dempagumi.inc’s Single Dempari Night to Release in November

Jacket Photos & New Group Photo Revealed for Dempagumi.inc’s Single *Dempari Night* to Release in November

Dempagumi.inc have released a new group photo and jacket photos for their new single Dempari Night to release on Nov. 26.

Oct. 26, 2014 23:004

Nisio Isin Tsukimonogatari Anime Adaptation Coming on New Year’s Eve, All Four Episodes to Be Broadcast Back-to-Back on TV and Nico Nico Douga

Nisio Isin *Tsukimonogatari* Anime Adaptation Coming on New Year’s Eve, All Four Episodes to Be Broadcast Back-to-Back on TV and Nico Nico Douga

The first to serve as the finale to Nisio Isin’s Monogatari series, Tsukimonogatari is becoming an anime.

Oct. 26, 2014 14:254

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 3: Plot

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 3: Plot

Hi all! This is Akira Himekawa. Today, we’re starting the Manga Maker series. We were asked to explain the method in which we create manga. So, we will show you each process involved in making manga.

Oct. 26, 2014 13:006

Experience the Attack on Titan Movie Throughout Your Whole Body - 4DX Edition of Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow to Release

Experience the *Attack on Titan* Movie Throughout Your Whole Body - 4DX Edition of *Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow* to Release

Animated movie adaptations of Attack on Titan, which created a sensation in 2013 and this year, are on the way. Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow will release on Nov. 22, and Part 2: Wings of Freedom will release sometime in 2015.

Oct. 26, 2014 07:0025

A Must-See for Fans of Zettai Ryoiki & Knee-High Socks! People Who Are Wild About Knee-High Socks [Original Gravure] [2/2]

A Must-See for Fans of Zettai Ryoiki & Knee-High Socks! People Who Are Wild About Knee-High Socks [Original Gravure] [2/2]

Following our first installment, we will speak next with Mr. Ogino, the owner of the world’s first knee socks specialty store, aptly called Zettai Ryoiki, that opened in Akihabara. Many of you may already be familiar with it, as it became a big topic in the media at the time of its opening. Kneesocks Project

Oct. 25, 2014 23:00108

Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Total weight of 10 kilograms! Tokyo Otaku Mode is eagerly preparing for its release!

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