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. 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 01:0029

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.

Dec. 4, 2014 07:008

Psycho-Pass Comes to the Next Generation Smartphone Tool Anifone, Free Distribution Confirmed

*Psycho-Pass* Comes to the Next Generation Smartphone Tool Anifone, Free Distribution Confirmed

Anifone, a character application for smartphones that has been bathed in attention, has confirmed that free distribution will begin in December for Psycho-Pass Fone. Advance registration has begun ahead of the start of distribution.

Dec. 4, 2014 07:004

Pre-Orders Begin for Cute Beret Themed After Cardcaptor Sakura, Available in Pink and Gray

Pre-Orders Begin for Cute Beret Themed After *Cardcaptor Sakura*, Available in Pink and Gray

Pre-orders have begun on the anime ≒ fashion site SuperGroupies for earrings and berets themed after Clamp’s popular anime Cardcaptor Sakura.

Dec. 4, 2014 01:008

Kenshin and Soujirou Sharing a Laugh!? Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Special Edition Blu-ray to Include Rare Behind-the-Scenes Material

Kenshin and Soujirou Sharing a Laugh!? *Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends* Special Edition Blu-ray to Include Rare Behind-the-Scenes Material

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, the blockbuster that brought in 430 million yen this year in Japan, will be released on Blu-ray disc on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. In addition, “Rurouni Kenshin Complete Blu-ray Box,” a box set of all three Rurouni Kenshin films, will also be produced in limited numbers and released the same day.

Dec. 3, 2014 13:0010

Tokyo Ghoul √A Broadcast Begins in January, Author Sui Ishida Joins Second Season as Original Planner

*Tokyo Ghoul √A* Broadcast Begins in January, Author Sui Ishida Joins Second Season as Original Planner

The official title of the second season of the talked-about series Tokyo Ghoul to begin in January 2015 has been confirmed along with information on the broadcast. A key visual to the anime has also been released, which stirs up excitement for the new season that is being developed with a new story.

Dec. 3, 2014 07:0013

Psycho-Pass Movie Teaser Releases, Veil is Removed at Last, Stage Changes from Japan to the World

*Psycho-Pass* Movie Teaser Releases, Veil is Removed at Last, Stage Changes from Japan to the World

New information on Psycho-Pass: The Movie has been released. The movie is a sequel to the popular TV anime series, and will release all throughout Japan on Jan. 9, 2015. Up until this point, characters and visuals, scenery of the world and, of course, the story has been hush-hush.

Dec. 3, 2014 01:001

Vol. 3 of Project Itoh The Empire of Corpses Anime Adaptation to Release in 2015

Vol. 3 of Project Itoh *The Empire of Corpses* Anime Adaptation to Release in 2015

The theatrical anime adaptation of The Empire of Corpses, co-authored by science fiction author Keikaku Ito and fellow author Toh EnJoe, was announced during the Noitamina Project Conference 2015, which was held on Nov. 27 at Mediage in Odaiba, Tokyo.

Dec. 2, 2014 13:000

Cute Poses with Fuchico on the Cup! A Collaboration Between Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty Comes True

Cute Poses with Fuchico on the Cup! A Collaboration Between Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty Comes True

The first collaboration between Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty! “Fuchico on the Cup and Hello Kitty” will release on Dec. 6 (Sat.) at Sanrio shops and on Dec. 13 (Sat.) at Tokyu Hands shops, with a general release on Dec. 20 (Sat.). The cost of each is 540 yen (tax included).

Dec. 2, 2014 07:004

Punchline to Broadcast from Spring on Noitamina, Music by Tetsuya Komuro

*Punchline* to Broadcast from Spring on Noitamina, Music by Tetsuya Komuro

Information on the original TV anime Punchline to broadcast from April 2015 was officially announced on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the Noitamina Project Press Conference 2015.

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