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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, 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.



Oct. 15, 2014 18:000

Audio Preview for TRUSTRICK’s Danganronpa Theme Song Revealed!

Audio Preview for TRUSTRICK’s Danganronpa Theme Song Revealed!

TRUSTRICK, a duo made of Sayaka Kanda (vocals) and Billy (guitar), released the cover art and the preview clip of their new single, World’s End Curtai...

Oct. 15, 2014 13:003

Fullmetal Alchemist Ed’s Silver Watch Necklace to Release

*Fullmetal Alchemist* Ed’s Silver Watch Necklace to Release

A necklace themed after the silver watch loved by Edward Elric, the main character of the manga Fullmetal Alchemist (author: Hiromu Arakawa), will release domestically in Japan from Movic.

Oct. 15, 2014 07:003

Director of TV Anime God Eater is Takayuki Hirao of The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral

Director of TV Anime *God Eater* is Takayuki Hirao of *The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral*

New news has been revealed for the TV anime God Eater which was announced in September at Tokyo Game Show 2014.

Oct. 15, 2014 01:001

Rebuild of Evangelion Comes to Ichiban Kuji with Exclusive Hidenori Matsubara Illustrated Posters and Figures!

*Rebuild of Evangelion* Comes to Ichiban Kuji with Exclusive Hidenori Matsubara Illustrated Posters and Figures!

Since it’s start in 2007, the Rebuild of Evangelion series has remained an overwhelmingly popular series. It has spawned varied and numerous collaborative products so far, and has now teamed up with the Ichiban Kuji lottery.

Oct. 14, 2014 13:000

Brand New Film Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune Trailer Releases, Enemy is “Gatlantis”

Brand New Film *Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune* Trailer Releases, Enemy is “Gatlantis”

A series of screening events of Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai began in theaters across Japan on Oct. 11. The film is a special compilation of the hit Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV series that began in 2012 featuring a new cut and newly added narration. The talked-about film offers a new way to enjoy the series.

Oct. 14, 2014 07:0027

Socks from Underwater Knee-highs Plus Photo Collection Set to Go on Sale!

Socks from *Underwater Knee-highs Plus* Photo Collection Set to Go on Sale!

Two different pairs of knee-high socks from the Underwater Knee-highs Plus photo collection, which is set to go on sale On Monday, Oct. 20, will be available starting Friday, Oct. 24. The special underwater knee-highs and blue-ringed octopus themed socks will be on sale at the Underwater Knee-highs Plus exhibition.

Oct. 14, 2014 06:057

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 1: Rough Sketches and Idea Notes

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda* Vol. 1: Rough Sketches and Idea Notes

Akira Himekawa teaches us how to draw manga as well as gives a look into their creation process!

Oct. 14, 2014 01:3113

New Tokyo Ghoul Series Serialization Starts in Weekly Young Jump, Second Season TV Anime Scheduled for January 2015

New *Tokyo Ghoul* Series Serialization Starts in *Weekly Young Jump*, Second Season TV Anime Scheduled for January 2015

The manga and TV anime held dear by so many fans, Tokyo Ghoul, met its grand finale in September. However, new developments are already coming as new series start in both manga and anime.

Oct. 13, 2014 13:00228

How Adorable! Show Your Support for These Headphones with Cat Ear Speakers and Get Them Quick!

How Adorable! Show Your Support for These Headphones with Cat Ear Speakers and Get Them Quick!

Axent Wear, the company behind these “Cat Ear Headphones,” which include external speakers in the shape of cat ears, is seeking development funds through crowdfunding service Indiegogo.

Oct. 13, 2014 07:000

New Projects and Festivities Announced for AnimeJapan 2015 Including Pre-Event Party at Zepp Tokyo

New Projects and Festivities Announced for AnimeJapan 2015 Including Pre-Event Party at Zepp Tokyo

AnimeJapan 2015, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight for three days from March 20-22, 2015, has announced new projects and festivities.

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