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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. 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.

Sep. 26, 2014 13:0072

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

A look at the trailers for the nine anime beginning this fall with promising battle scenes!

Sep. 26, 2014 12:5413

kz (livetune) - Party in the Car - DRIVING KIDS with TOYOTA SPECIAL MOVIE feat. ULTRA JAPAN 2014

kz (livetune) - Party in the Car - DRIVING KIDS with TOYOTA SPECIAL MOVIE feat. ULTRA JAPAN 2014

Held annually at Miami, US, the world’s largest music festival ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is finally coming to Japan on 27, 28 Sep this year, bringing us ULTRA JAPAN 2014.

Sep. 26, 2014 09:000

New Anime Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD to Begin Broadcasting in January 2015

New Anime *Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD* to Begin Broadcasting in January 2015

It has been announced that the newest anime in the Tantei Opera Milky Holmes series, Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD, will begin broadcasting on Tokyo MX and other networks in January.

Sep. 26, 2014 01:002

Magic Kaito 1412 to Begin in October, Revalcy Makes Major Debut as ED Theme Artist

*Magic Kaito 1412* to Begin in October, Revalcy Makes Major Debut as ED Theme Artist

The broadcast to the new TV anime series Magic Kaito 1412 will begin on Oct. 3 on Yomiuri TV and Nippon TV channels. The original work to Magic Kaito 1412 is a popular series that is indeterminately published in Weekly Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan).

Sep. 25, 2014 11:006

Digimon Card Game Reissue Set Announced, Includes Selection of 162 Best Cards from the Series

*Digimon* Card Game Reissue Set Announced, Includes Selection of 162 Best Cards from the Series

Since the TV anime in 1999, Digimon Adventure has been developed into several series, and the franchise reached its 15th anniversary this year. In sync with this, an anniversary project has started, and several plans are in motion.

Sep. 25, 2014 10:0943

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 5: Formality

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 5: Formality

In Japan, politeness expressed through language is very important. Be it in everyday situations, business, or with friends and family - formality is valued and can tell a lot about one’s character. In this article we have summarized some of the common facts about formality in Japanese.

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