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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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Oct. 5, 2014 13:002

Mass Gathering of Youkai Watch Characters to Appear at Roppongi Halloween Event

Mass Gathering of *Youkai Watch* Characters to Appear at Roppongi Halloween Event

A Halloween event will be held in Roppongi! And characters from the popular Japanese anime Youkai Watch will be attending as special guests!

Oct. 5, 2014 07:003

Monthly Hero’s Announces New TV Anime Project Sword Gai Slated for Spring 2016

*Monthly Hero’s* Announces New TV Anime Project *Sword Gai* Slated for Spring 2016

A new anime has been born from the pages of Monthly Hero’s, in which are published countless popular manga themed around heroes. The TV anime adaptation of the currently serializing popular manga Sword Gai was announced on Oct. 1.

Oct. 5, 2014 01:002

Doraemon to Talk in English at Tokyo International Film Festival, English Dubbed Version of Stand By Me Doraemon to Be Screened

Doraemon to Talk in English at Tokyo International Film Festival, English Dubbed Version of *Stand By Me Doraemon* to Be Screened

Stand By Me Doraemon, an unprecedented hit that made over 7.5 billion JPY in box office revenue, will be screened at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival which kicks off on Oct. 23.

Oct. 4, 2014 09:222

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with a Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 3)

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with a Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 3)

In this interview series, we talk with previous winners of the Manga Translation Battle about their past and what lies ahead for them as manga translators.

Oct. 4, 2014 07:001

Eir Aoi - New Visuals Make Headlines & Solo Concert Sells Out!

Eir Aoi - New Visuals Make Headlines & Solo Concert Sells Out!

The jacket photos recently released by Eir Aoi for her eighth single to release on Nov. 12, Tsunagaru Omoi, have caught the attention of fans in a big way.

Oct. 4, 2014 01:002

Hell Teacher Nube Live-Action Drama Special in Grand Jump, Actor Ryuhei Maruyama to Appear in Manga

*Hell Teacher Nube* Live-Action Drama Special in *Grand Jump*, Actor Ryuhei Maruyama to Appear in Manga

With the serialization start of Hell Teacher Nube Neo this past spring and a live-action drama to begin airing on Nippon TV on Oct. 11 starring Kanjani Eight’s Ryuhei Maruyama, Hell Teacher Nube is hot right now.

Oct. 3, 2014 07:004

Appleseed Alpha Director Shinji Araki to Attend Tokyo International Film Festival, Japanese Version Cast Information and Teaser Visual Release

*Appleseed Alpha* Director Shinji Araki to Attend Tokyo International Film Festival, Japanese Version Cast Information and Teaser Visual Release

On Sept. 30, a lineup announcement was held for the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival to take place in Toranomon Hills, Tokyo. During the announcement, the screening date of Appleseed Alpha (subtitled version), which was previously announced to be screened at the festival as a special invitation work, was revealed.

Oct. 3, 2014 06:279

Virtual Songstress IA to premiere in the Live Concert Movie at NY Comic Con 2014 and New York Super Week

Virtual Songstress IA to premiere in the Live Concert Movie at NY Comic Con 2014 and New York Super Week

NEW YORK, NY (Sept 30th, 2014) – As previously announced, IA will make her US debut at this year’s NY Comic Con with a concert movie screening to be held on October 9th at Javits Center/Room #1A05 from 5:15pm titled “IA x Lia @New York Comic Con”.

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