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.

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!

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Nov. 20, 2014 23:002

Animax Cafe Opens in Akihabara on Dec. 11, Produced by Anime-Only Channel

Animax Cafe Opens in Akihabara on Dec. 11, Produced by Anime-Only Channel

The concept cafe Animax Cafe produced by Animax, a well-known anime-only channel, will open on Dec. 11.

Nov. 20, 2014 13:0048

Zettai Ryoiki Evolves into the Shining “Komorehi Ryoiki”! Illuminated Miku Skirt Developed

Zettai Ryoiki Evolves into the Shining “Komorehi Ryoiki”! Illuminated Miku Skirt Developed

Engineer Kiyoyuki Amano of the web/entertainment corporation Kayac has developed a light-up skirt that brings mystery to the area known as zettai ryoiki by illuminating the inside of Vocaloid Hatsune Miku’s skirt.

Nov. 20, 2014 07:0024

A High School Girl Climbs a Hill! High Quality Short Anime Releases!

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.

Nov. 19, 2014 23:0021

TV Anime Sword Art Online - Funding Begins on Cross Crowdfunding for Originally Designed Metal iPhone Cases!

TV Anime *Sword Art Online* - Funding Begins on Cross Crowdfunding for Originally Designed Metal iPhone Cases!

On Nov. 14, funding opened on Cross Crowdfunding, a new shopping platform specialized around anime, games, and anime, for “Cross-CF limited” Sword Art Online Asuna & Kirita and Leafa metal iPhone cases created by the company Sorayume.

Nov. 19, 2014 13:007

Ota-Q Survey: What fall anime have you tried watching and thought was good?

Ota-Q Survey: What fall anime have you tried watching and thought was good?

The results are in for the Ota-Q asking “What fall anime have you tried watching and thought was good?” held on the Tokyo Otaku Mode Facebook page from Nov. 7-11.

Nov. 19, 2014 07:0011

Kyokai no Rinne TV Anime Confirmed, Broadcast to Begin in Spring 2015 on NHK E-TV

*Kyokai no Rinne* TV Anime Confirmed, Broadcast to Begin in Spring 2015 on NHK E-TV

Manga artist Rumiko Takahashi has released many works to the world including Inuyasha, Ranma ½, and Urusei Yatsura. Takahashi’s newest work, Kyokai no Rinne, has now been confirmed to be getting a TV anime adaptation.

Nov. 18, 2014 23:001

Bathtime Fun with Kirby’s Dream Land - Bath Balls and Bright Warp Star Light to Release

Bathtime Fun with *Kirby’s Dream Land* - Bath Balls and Bright Warp Star Light to Release

Five types of “Kirby’s Dream Land Bath Balls” and a “Kirby’s Dream Land Push Light” will release in late November.

Nov. 18, 2014 16:078

Feeling Exhilaration, Even Through a Mistake: Experiencing the “Kabe-Don” Japanese Girls Love So Much

Feeling Exhilaration, Even Through a Mistake: Experiencing the “Kabe-Don” Japanese Girls Love So Much

For those familiar with manga or anime, you may already know what “Kabe-Don” is. But for those who don’t, it is the best possible romantic situation t...

Nov. 18, 2014 13:000

Ikebukuro Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo is Born! Mega Charizard Y × Pikachu Stuffed Toys and More to Release in Celebration of the Opening

Ikebukuro Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo is Born! Mega Charizard Y × Pikachu Stuffed Toys and More to Release in Celebration of the Opening

It has been announced that Pokémon Center Tokyo, the flagship location of the official Pokémon store, Pokémon Center, will move from Hamamatsucho to Ikebukuro.

Nov. 18, 2014 08:000

An Original Anime Brought to You by Shirogumi and Tablier: TV Anime Etotama to Air from April 2015

An Original Anime Brought to You by Shirogumi and Tablier: TV Anime *Etotama* to Air from April 2015

An anime series titled Etotama that combines girls, battles, and an everyday story will start its television broadcast from next April.

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