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. 2, 2014 01:1039

Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I’ll Be Here to be Released in Two Parts!

Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I’ll Be Here to be Released in Two Parts!

On November 29, it was announced that the Beyond the Boundary anime, which first aired in October 2013, will become a full length animated film. Poster art and a special teaser trailer for the film, Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I’ll Be Here, have also been released.

Dec. 1, 2014 13:000

Magic Knight Rayearth's Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu Boots Now Available for Preorder

*Magic Knight Rayearth's* Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu Boots Now Available for Preorder

Some specially made short boots and accessories based on Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuuzaki, and Fuu Hououji from the Magic Knight Rayearth series are now available for preorder, courtesy of the SuperGroupies shop.

Dec. 1, 2014 08:190

My Melody Celebrates its 40th Anniversary! My Melody Cafe to Open in Sanrio Puroland for a Limited Time

My Melody Celebrates its 40th Anniversary! My Melody Cafe to Open in Sanrio Puroland for a Limited Time

My Melody will be turning 40 next year, and to celebrate one of its most popular characters, Sanrio with be holding a special event, My Melody 40th Anniversary Fair OMOIYARI TO YOU, from January 1, 2015 to August 31.

Nov. 30, 2014 11:0034

Cast For the Live Action Movie of Attack on Titan Announced! Haruma Miura Plays Eren, Kiko Mizuhara Plays Mikasa

Cast For the Live Action Movie of Attack on Titan Announced! Haruma Miura Plays Eren, Kiko Mizuhara Plays Mikasa

Cast and movie visuals for the live action movie of the hit manga series Attack on Titan were revealed on November 20th.

Nov. 30, 2014 01:004

What Kind of Rilakkuma Products Will Be Released Next? We Visit the San-X Character Fair to Find Out

What Kind of Rilakkuma Products Will Be Released Next? We Visit the San-X Character Fair to Find Out

San-X, a company that develops soothing goods beginning with its standout brand Rilakkuma, held the San-X Character Fair on Oct. 23 and 24, which was targeted at businesses and shops that handle and sell products. The company’s lineup of new products spanning from this winter through to next year was shown at the event.

Nov. 29, 2014 15:0637

Attack on Titan Exhibition Now Open! Features Life-Sized Colossal Titan

Attack on Titan Exhibition Now Open! Features Life-Sized Colossal Titan

On November 28, the Attack on Titan Exhibit opened in Ueno, Tokyo.

Nov. 29, 2014 06:082

Spring 2015 Pretty Cure Movie to feature Song and Dance - Spring Carnival Coming to Theaters March 14

Spring 2015 *Pretty Cure* Movie to feature Song and Dance - *Spring Carnival* Coming to Theaters March 14

The anime series Pretty Cure is wildly popular among young female viewers. In addition to the TV anime series, the two movie releases throughout the year are considered huge events by fans and are continuing to stir great excitement.

Nov. 28, 2014 19:007

Japanese Animator Expo Vol. 3 Me! Me! Me! Reveals an Extreme Anime Music Video

Japanese Animator Expo Vol. 3 *Me! Me! Me!* Reveals an Extreme Anime Music Video

Me! Me! Me!, the third piece of Dwango and Khara’s joint short project series, the Japan Anima(tor) Expo, was released on Nov. 21. This is the first music video in the series, and it features TeddyLoid’s music along the video.

Nov. 28, 2014 09:005

Durarara!!x2 Sho Jan. 10 Broadcast Start, First Advance Screening Event to Be Held on Jan. 3

*Durarara!!x2 Sho* Jan. 10 Broadcast Start, First Advance Screening Event to Be Held on Jan. 3

The broadcast date and time for the TV anime Durarara!!x2 has been confirmed. The broadcast will begin on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 on six channels including Tokyo MX.

Nov. 27, 2014 23:001

TMS 50 Years of Anime Exhibition Heads for Yokohama, Bringing Photographable Life-Size Yowamushi Pedal Character Cutouts

TMS 50 Years of Anime Exhibition Heads for Yokohama, Bringing Photographable Life-Size *Yowamushi Pedal* Character Cutouts

Producing popular anime titles from Big X to Lupin III, Detective Conan and Yowamushi Pedal, anime production studio TMS Entertainment reaches their 50th year of producing anime in 2014 and prepares to hold the event “TMS Entertainment, Our 50-Year Journey with Anime Exhibition.”

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