Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

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.

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Jan. 26, 2015 07:008

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da’ 15-Second CM First Look, Part 2 of ‘Anohana’ Staff’s Adolescent Drama

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da’ 15-Second CM First Look, Part 2 of ‘Anohana’ Staff’s Adolescent Drama

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai gained popularity with its 2011 TV series and became a huge hit with the release of a theatrical movie on Aug. 31, 2013. It is a masterpiece that tugs at the heartstrings of viewers and has left its mark on the history of anime.

Jan. 26, 2015 06:291

Attack on Titan x MapleStory Game Hits the US!

Attack on Titan x MapleStory Game Hits the US!

Nexon, developer of the popular game MapleStory, has released an Attack on Titan x MapleStory collaboration game!

Jan. 26, 2015 01:000

‘Sushi and Beyond’ Anime Adaptation Greenlit, Rareko Directing, Broadcast to Begin on NHK in April

‘Sushi and Beyond’ Anime Adaptation Greenlit, Rareko Directing, Broadcast to Begin on NHK in April

It has been confirmed that the TV anime Eikoku Ikka, Nihon o Taberu will begin broadcasting on NHK General TV on April 16. Also, coming before the broadcast, on Sunday, April 12 the show will be distributed to overseas audiences on NHK World TV.

Jan. 25, 2015 20:001

Introducing 370 Thousand Yen ‘Sailor Moon’ Wedding Tiara with Swarovski Pearls

Introducing 370 Thousand Yen ‘Sailor Moon’ Wedding Tiara with Swarovski Pearls

A genuine wedding tiara themed after Sailor Moon will be released in March. The design of the tiara was handled by the world’s first tiara designer, Taro Kamitani.

Jan. 25, 2015 16:000

Momoclo x KISS ‘Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina’ Collaboration MV, Sushio Handles Animation

Momoclo x KISS ‘Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina’ Collaboration MV, Sushio Handles Animation

A talk program with Momoiro Clover Z and KISS was broadcast on Jan. 19, and during it the music video for “Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina” was shown for the first time.

Jan. 25, 2015 12:300

Nintendo 3DS ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D’ Hits Shelves Feb. 14, Special Video of Producer Introducing the Game’s World Now Available

Nintendo 3DS ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D’ Hits Shelves Feb. 14, Special Video of Producer Introducing the Game’s World Now Available

In its Nintendo Direct broadcast for Jan. 14, Nintendo confirmed a Feb. 14 release date for the Nintendo 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. The package and download versions of the game will each be priced at 4,700 yen (plus tax).

Jan. 25, 2015 09:380

Knit Tops & Cardigans for Everyday Wear Too?! ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Collaborates with Casual Apparel Brand Tralala

Knit Tops & Cardigans for Everyday Wear Too?! ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Collaborates with Casual Apparel Brand Tralala

Sailor Moon Crystal is currently available on Niconico Douga. Up until now, various apparel items based on the series have been developed, and now a collaboration has been confirmed with Tralala, a brand that offers cute French casual apparel for adults.

Jan. 24, 2015 01:001

Sushi Ninja Toilet - Distributing CG Anime From a Toilet in Harajuku!

Sushi Ninja Toilet - Distributing CG Anime From a Toilet in Harajuku!

There have been talks recently about the necessity of overseas distribution of Japanese anime, manga, and characters. Under such circumstances, an original Internet anime is being promoted from the walls of a toilet in Harajuku.

Jan. 23, 2015 13:001

Director Keiichi Hara’s Newest Work, ‘Sarusuberi ~Miss Hokusai~,’ to Be Released Countrywide in May, Anne Watanabe Takes on Voice Work as Main Character

Director Keiichi Hara’s Newest Work, ‘Sarusuberi ~Miss Hokusai~,’ to Be Released Countrywide in May, Anne Watanabe Takes on Voice Work as Main Character

The official title of Keiichi Hara’s long-awaited new feature-length film has been confirmed, and the release month revealed.

Jan. 23, 2015 07:000

Warship Boys Instead of Girls? Newest Video of ‘Kaiji no Yu’ Ikemen Bath Salts Hit Shelves

Warship Boys Instead of Girls? Newest Video of ‘Kaiji no Yu’ Ikemen Bath Salts Hit Shelves

The second promotion video of Kaiji no Yu, a bathing salt themed on escort vessels of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force was released on Jan. 19.

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