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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. 24, 2014 23:004

“Moonlight Densetsu” & Revolving Moon Set Hearts Afire! Sailor Moon Star-Shaped Music Boxes to Re-Release

“Moonlight Densetsu” & Revolving Moon Set Hearts Afire! *Sailor Moon* Star-Shaped Music Boxes to Re-Release

Introducing star-shaped music boxes from the “Moonlight Memory Series.”

Oct. 24, 2014 14:281

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with Manga Translation Battle Winners (Part 4)

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with Manga Translation Battle Winners (Part 4)

Nowadays, Japanese manga have a wide audience even outside of Japan. However, surprisingly little is known about the translators who are responsible for supporting the spread of manga. The Manga Translation Battle is the first official translation contest to bring these people into the spotlight.

Oct. 24, 2014 13:0020

<STOP! Bootlegs “MAG Project”> Special Collaborative Illustration with Detective Conan, One Piece and More Called “Join Us, Friends” Begins on Oct. 16!

<STOP! Bootlegs “MAG Project”> Special Collaborative Illustration with *Detective Conan*, *One Piece* and More Called “Join Us, Friends” Begins on Oct. 16!

This is Part 2 of a "public awareness" project by “STOP! Bootlegs MAG Project,” which grapples with creating even better quality work and protecting Japanese manga and anime throughout the world.

Oct. 24, 2014 03:0031

Miku Expo 2014 Report: Miku’s Popularity is Strong in the US Too

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.

Oct. 23, 2014 23:004

Expelled from Paradise Trailer, Final Version Complete - Check Out Theme Song “Eonian”

*Expelled from Paradise* Trailer, Final Version Complete - Check Out Theme Song “Eonian”

The full-length anime Expelled from Paradise will release countrywide in Japan on Nov. 15.

Oct. 23, 2014 13:0023

K-On! Members Become “Cup no Fuchiko” Accessories!

*K-On!* Members Become “Cup no Fuchiko” Accessories!

It has been announced that the K-On! Blu-ray box set (37,000 JPY, tax not included) to release on Nov. 19 will include collaborative bonus items between “Cup no Fuchiko” and the familiar Kitan Club called “Tea Time no K-On!”

Oct. 23, 2014 07:002

Jim Lee of Batman Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

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.

Oct. 22, 2014 23:0010

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

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!

Oct. 22, 2014 18:002

Voice Actress Unit BRILLIANT4 Reveals MV for “Amagi Brilliant Park” ED Song

Voice Actress Unit BRILLIANT4 Reveals MV for “Amagi Brilliant Park” ED Song

Following the OP song “Extra Magic Hour” by AKINO with bless4, Flying Dog has also posted a short version MV for “Elementalio de Aimashou!” (See You a...

Oct. 22, 2014 13:003

Anime Assassination Classroom Special Video Releases, 26 Cast Members of Class 3-E Announced

Anime *Assassination Classroom* Special Video Releases, 26 Cast Members of Class 3-E Announced

Yusei Matsui’s popular manga Assassination Classroom is becoming an anime the TV broadcast to which will begin in January 2015.

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