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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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Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda!

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda*!

The Legend of Zelda series is popular worldwide in a number of forms including games, manga, and figures. Now, the creators behind the manga adaptation of the series are showing us how to draw Japanese manga! This is the first time that Himekawa will be sharing their work process! Fans won’t want to miss this.

Oct. 19, 2014 23:0026

SAO Exhibit to Be Held

SAO Exhibit to Be Held

An exhibit of the TV anime Sword Art Online is on now at the Tokyo Anime Center from Oct. 15-26.

Oct. 19, 2014 13:000

Of Course Chibi Moon is Pink! Five New Versions of Sailor Moon Sailor Aprons Go on Sale

Of Course Chibi Moon is Pink! Five New Versions of *Sailor Moon* Sailor Aprons Go on Sale

On Oct. 16, pre-orders began on Bandai’s official shopping site, Premium Bandai.

Oct. 19, 2014 07:001

First New Lupin the Third Anime Series in 30 Years to Broadcast First in Italy

First New *Lupin the Third* Anime Series in 30 Years to Broadcast First in Italy

The first TV series in 30 years since 1985’s Lupin the Third: Part III.

Oct. 19, 2014 06:330

New Ending Theme of TV Anime Pokémon: XY Revealed!? Glued to Shokotan’s Live Tour “Greed Revolution”

New Ending Theme of TV Anime *Pokémon: XY* Revealed!? Glued to Shokotan’s Live Tour “Greed Revolution”

Shokotan aka Shoko Nakagawa, who “greedily” takes part in all kinds of activities such as singing, show MCing, voice acting, acting, and producing the fashion brand mmts, has embarked on her tour “Shoko Nakagawa Live Tour 2014 ‘Donyoku Kakumei (Greed Revolution)’” on Oct. 12.

Oct. 18, 2014 23:000

Anime Terra Formars Original Version to Be Distributed - A Look at the Differences from the TV Anime

Anime *Terra Formars* Original Version to Be Distributed - A Look at the Differences from the TV Anime

A version of the anime called the original version will be distributed in Japan online. Episodes 1-3 will be distributed.

Oct. 18, 2014 13:001

Collaboration Campaign Begins Between Sailor Moon Crystal and Azabu-Juban Shopping District, the Area it Was Modeled After

Collaboration Campaign Begins Between *Sailor Moon Crystal* and Azabu-Juban Shopping District, the Area it Was Modeled After

In commemoration of the release of the first-press limited deluxe edition Volume 1 Blu-ray of Sailor Moon Crystal, a collaboration campaign has begun in Azabu-Juban Shopping District, the area the show was modeled after.

Oct. 18, 2014 07:002

The Creation of the World’s First Anime on Psychosomatic Medicine! Manga de Wakaru Shinryo Naika Anime Greenlit

The Creation of the World’s First Anime on Psychosomatic Medicine! *Manga de Wakaru Shinryo Naika* Anime Greenlit

Manga de Wakaru Shinryo Naika by author Yu Yuki and illustrator Sou is becoming an anime, and a teaser site has opened.

Oct. 18, 2014 01:002

Long Live Japan, Land of Female Figures! Gomora as a Girl in a Bathing Suit is Too Cute!

Long Live Japan, Land of Female Figures! Gomora as a Girl in a Bathing Suit is Too Cute!

Figure and merchandise developer/manufacturer/supplier Surprise Next has made a Gomora-chan figure from Bakutendo’s Ultra Kaiju Anthropomorphism Project: The 4-Koma (Tentative) section of Kadokawa’s Dengeki G’s Magazine.

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