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. 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.

Nov. 18, 2014 03:000

Anime “Ninja Slayer From Animation” Production Report, The Third!

Anime “Ninja Slayer From Animation” Production Report, The Third!

Hi there! It’s K again, in charge of animations here at KADOKAWA. In this third update, we’ll be introducing the developments at the screenplay meeting. We finally get to meet the creators this time!

Nov. 17, 2014 23:001

Gundam Cafe Tokyo Station is Real-Life Reproduction of Anime Restaurant McDaniel Hamburgers

Gundam Cafe Tokyo Station is Real-Life Reproduction of Anime Restaurant McDaniel Hamburgers

Gundam Cafe’s Tokyo Station location will reopen on Nov. 19 as McDaniel Hamburgers Gundam Cafe Tokyo Station.

Nov. 17, 2014 13:000

My Love Story!! Anime Adaptation Confirmed, Heroes Don’t Have to Be Good Looking in This Popular Shoujo Manga

*My Love Story!!* Anime Adaptation Confirmed, Heroes Don’t Have to Be Good Looking in This Popular Shoujo Manga

An anime adaptation has been confirmed for My Love Story!!, a work serializing in the shoujo manga magazine Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha). Along with this announcement on Nov. 13, the official teaser site also opened and the official Twitter launched.

Nov. 17, 2014 07:001

“Titan Montage” Released on Attack on Titan Exhibit Special Site!

“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.

Nov. 16, 2014 23:0068

Tons of Pikachus and Eevees! Pokémon Ichiban Kuji to Start Japanwide in December

Tons of Pikachus and Eevees! *Pokémon* Ichiban Kuji to Start Japanwide in December

The no-lose character lottery “Ichiban Kuji: DreamStore Pikachu & Friends with Berries,” which is themed after Pokémon and includes 17 prizes total across nine tiers plus a Last One Prize - any of which you are sure to win, will begin on Saturday, Dec. 20 at book stores, Tsutaya, hobby shops, Pokémon Centers, and amusement centers throughout Japan.

Nov. 16, 2014 13:002

A Marathon of Screenings from Angel’s Egg to MiniPato: Mamoru Oshii Film Festival 2015 to Be Held Dec. 13

A Marathon of Screenings from *Angel’s Egg* to *MiniPato*: Mamoru Oshii Film Festival 2015 to Be Held Dec. 13

Mamoru Oshii Film Festival 2015, a joint project between Ikebukuro’s Shin Bungeiza rivival house and anime magazine Anime Style, will begin in next month.

Nov. 16, 2014 07:001

Sailor Moon Crystal Storyboard Exhibit and Stamp Rally to Be Concurrently Held

*Sailor Moon Crystal* Storyboard Exhibit and Stamp Rally to Be Concurrently Held

In celebration of the Nov. 12 (Wed.) release of the second volume Blu-ray of the TV anime Sailor Moon Crystal, it has been confirmed that a storyboard exhibit will be held for a limited time from Nov. 14-16 (Friday-Sunday).

Nov. 15, 2014 23:0013

My Neighbor Totoro Becomes Plushie Limited to 1,500 by Notable Teddy Bear Maker Steiff

*My Neighbor Totoro* Becomes Plushie Limited to 1,500 by Notable Teddy Bear Maker Steiff

Introducing the strange creature Totoro from director Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro, which is popular the world over, as a superior plushie.

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