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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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Sep. 30, 2014 01:001

Shonen Hollywood Season 2 Broadcast to Begin in January 2015

*Shonen Hollywood* Season 2 Broadcast to Begin in January 2015

The TV anime Shonen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49 came to its conclusion late-night on Sept. 27 with Episode 13, “We, Can Be Born Again for Eternity.” Production on Season 2 was announced shortly after the anime’s finale.

Sep. 29, 2014 13:008

Waiting for Us at the Amuse Exhibition Were Year of the Sheep Alpacasso

Waiting for Us at the Amuse Exhibition Were Year of the Sheep Alpacasso

Amuse Inc., creator of the popular Alpacasso series, held a private viewing for their new products!

Sep. 29, 2014 07:0038

Snow Miku 2015 Ver. Main Visual Releases, Lovely Design Integrates Plants

Snow Miku 2015 Ver. Main Visual Releases, Lovely Design Integrates Plants

Snow Miku 2015, a winter festival that supports Hokkaido, will be held early next year.

Sep. 29, 2014 01:008

TV Anime Le Fruit de la Grisaia PV Releases, Story About Five Girls and One Guy to Finally Start

TV Anime *Le Fruit de la Grisaia* PV Releases, Story About Five Girls and One Guy to Finally Start

The TV anime Le Fruit de la Grisaia will begin in October. The anime is based on a popular game developed by Front Wing.

Sep. 28, 2014 13:000

Pixiv Festival in Roppongi Hills - A Place to Enjoy Drawing Even More Becomes Real

Pixiv Festival in Roppongi Hills - A Place to Enjoy Drawing Even More Becomes Real

A large-scale event concepted around the online illustration community Pixiv is coming to Roppongi, Tokyo. For one month from Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, the Pixiv Festival will be held at the Roppongi Hills Viewing Platform at the Tokyo City View Gallery.

Sep. 28, 2014 07:003

Fashion Magazine ViVi Comes with Attack on Titan Levi Tote Bag!

Fashion Magazine ViVi Comes with Attack on Titan Levi Tote Bag!

A Japanese popular female magazine “ViVi,” released on September 23, has collaboration with popular comic “Shingeki-no-Kyojin (Attack on Titan).” The magazine had 2 special appendixes; “Attack on Levi” tote back and a Collaboration Book.

Sep. 28, 2014 01:003

Level-5 Original Work Ushiro: Fukigen na Shinigami Becomes a Horror Novel by Kadokawa and Fields

Level-5 Original Work *Ushiro: Fukigen na Shinigami* Becomes a Horror Novel by Kadokawa and Fields

Level-5, which is known for Youkai Watch, Inazuma Eleven, and other hit series, is branching out into a new realm. Level-5’s original spirit horror RPG Ushiro has become a light novel series published by Kadokawa and Fields.

Sep. 27, 2014 13:002

Successive Generations of Transformation Items Become Miniaturized! 10th Anniversary Set “PreCure All Stars Memorial” to Release

Successive Generations of Transformation Items Become Miniaturized! 10th Anniversary Set “PreCure All Stars Memorial” to Release

Since 2004’s Futari wa PreCure, the PreCure series has become a popular anime that spans nine works and is known for its 8:30 timeslot on Sundays on ABC. As a celebration of the 10th anniversary since the start of the series, a set containing nine miniaturized transformation items from successive generations of the series called “PreCure All Stars Memorial” has been announced.

Sep. 27, 2014 07:000

AOP’s Long-Awaited Second Single, “Cosmic Magic Stars,” to Release on Oct. 19

AOP’s Long-Awaited Second Single, “Cosmic Magic Stars,” to Release on Oct. 19

“Cosmic Magic Stars,” the second single by the six-person idol group AOP which was born from the “Anime ‘Katteini’ Oen Project,” will release on Sunday, Oct. 19.

Sep. 27, 2014 01:003

Kuroko’s Basketball Characters Dress Up for Halloween as Dracula and Wizards at J-World Tokyo

*Kuroko’s Basketball* Characters Dress Up for Halloween as Dracula and Wizards at J-World Tokyo

J-World Tokyo in Ikebukuro is hugely popular for being a theme park in which guests can play in the world of Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha). The seasonal events are also popular, and this fall a Halloween event will be held.

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