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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. 5, 2014 07:003

Persona 5 to Release Simultaneously on PS3 and PS4 in 2015

*Persona 5* to Release Simultaneously on PS3 and PS4 in 2015

Today, Sept. 1, at the SCEJA Press Conference 2014, Atlus announced that the newest game in the Persona series, Persona 5, will be releasing on not just the PlayStation 3, but also on the PlayStation 4.

Sep. 5, 2014 01:002

Teekyu is Finally Breaking Into its Fourth Season - The Tennis Anime that Doesn’t Have Much to Do with Tennis is Continuing

*Teekyu* is Finally Breaking Into its Fourth Season - The Tennis Anime that Doesn’t Have Much to Do with Tennis is Continuing

Season 4 of Teekyu, a well-known “tennis anime that doesn’t have much to do with tennis,” has been greenit.

Sep. 4, 2014 13:003

Limited Edition Collaboration Watch Between TV Anime Kuroko’s Basketball & Independent to Release!

Limited Edition Collaboration Watch Between TV Anime *Kuroko’s Basketball* & Independent to Release!

Imperial Enterprises will begin taking pre-orders on Oct. 6 (Mon.) at 6:00 a.m. for the first official Kuroko’s Basketball watch, a collaboration watch between the hugely popular manga and TV anime Kuroko’s Basketball and the Citizen watch brand Independent.

Sep. 4, 2014 07:0018

First One Piece Game Coming to the PlayStation 4 - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3

First *One Piece* Game Coming to the PlayStation 4 - *One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3*

A new game in the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series, a collaboration between the popular series One Piece and Warriors that has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, is coming to the PS4.

Sep. 4, 2014 01:0014

New Project by the Anohana Team, Original Anime Set in Chichibu to Release in Theaters Next Year

New Project by the *Anohana* Team, Original Anime Set in Chichibu to Release in Theaters Next Year

It seems the emotion of Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (Anohana), which caused a huge boom with its 2011 TV series and 2013 movie, is returning once again. The staff who worked on Anohana have gotten back together and set out on creating a new work to release next year.

Sep. 3, 2014 13:004

Isuca to Become Anime in 2015, Afilia Saga in Charge of Theme Song

Isuca to Become Anime in 2015, Afilia Saga in Charge of Theme Song

An anime adaptation of the currently serializing popular manga Isuca by Osamu Takahashi, who has reportedly been progressing on an anime project since June, has finally been confirmed.

Sep. 3, 2014 07:0010

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x Rozen Maiden Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x *Rozen Maiden* Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Rozen Maiden is one of the popular collaborative series from Pullip fashion dolls. Though Kirakishou was just released in July, Hinaichigo, the sixth doll, is already joining the Pullip ranks.

Sep. 3, 2014 01:0012

Attack on Titan Movie Part 1 Trailer Releases, Linked Horizon’s New Song “Guren no Zahyou” Chosen as Theme Song

*Attack on Titan* Movie Part 1 Trailer Releases, Linked Horizon’s New Song “Guren no Zahyou” Chosen as Theme Song

From the original manga to anime, games, and spin-off works, the momentum of Attack on Titan is still showing no signs of slowing down. And it now seems like this movement will spread to theaters this fall.

Sep. 2, 2014 13:000

Chara Hobby 2014 Was a Huge Success This Year as Well - 67,800 in Attendance, KanColle Booth Was Popular

Chara Hobby 2014 Was a Huge Success This Year as Well - 67,800 in Attendance, KanColle Booth Was Popular

Chara Hobby, a colossal event that brings together characters and hobby content, was held for two days this year on Aug. 23 and 24 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex.

Sep. 2, 2014 07:004

A Brilliant Achievement for a Domestic Japanese CG Anime: Stand by Me Doraemon Breaks Through 5 Billion Yen, Ranks First for Three Consecutive Weeks

A Brilliant Achievement for a Domestic Japanese CG Anime: *Stand by Me Doraemon* Breaks Through 5 Billion Yen, Ranks First for Three Consecutive Weeks

Stand by Me Doraemon, which released Japan-wide on Aug. 8, has become a record-breaking hit. Twenty days after its release, on Aug. 27, the official box office earnings were announced to be 5,043,058,900, well over 5 billion yen. Tickets sold numbered 3,817,074.

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