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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Nov. 4, 2014 23:000

PreCure All Stars Movie Spring Carnival to Release in Spring 2015

It seems a spring movie in the popular PreCure series will be hitting screens in 2015 as well.

Nov. 4, 2014 17:0845

Spider-Man X Attack on Titan Collaboration?!

Spider-Man X Attack on Titan Collaboration?!

It seems like an otaku's crazy dream, but it's real.

Nov. 4, 2014 13:004

Theme Park with Tons of Jump Characters! J-World Tokyo Site Opens in Multiple Languages

Theme Park with Tons of *Jump* Characters! J-World Tokyo Site Opens in Multiple Languages

English and Chinese (simplified and traditional) sites have opened.

Nov. 4, 2014 07:005

Former Anime Short Death Parade to Become TV Anime Series in 2015

Former Anime Short *Death Parade* to Become TV Anime Series in 2015

Nihon TV has announced that they will broadcast a new original anime series in 2015. The title of the series is Death Parade. It will be scripted and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa with Madhouse in charge of animation.

Nov. 4, 2014 01:2231

Share Your Memories of Naruto! Shonen Jump Begins Accepting Comments!

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.

Nov. 4, 2014 01:153

Anime Produced by Embassy of Israel in Japan Releases, Shows Drama with a Comedic Touch About Sisters Who Travel to Israel

Anime Produced by Embassy of Israel in Japan Releases, Shows Drama with a Comedic Touch About Sisters Who Travel to Israel

Episode 1 of Ii ne! Israel - Saki to Noriko no Shimai Ryoko, an anime produced by the Embassy of Israel in Japan, was released online in time for “International Animation Day” on Oct. 28. This is the first time an embassy in Tokyo has promoted its own country through an anime series.

Nov. 3, 2014 13:000

Ultraman × BAPE KIDS at Isetan Shinjuku

Ultraman × BAPE KIDS at Isetan Shinjuku

The kids line “BAPE KIDS” from street fashion brand “A BATHING APE” will open a pop-up at Isetan Shinjuku (6F). To be held from Nov 5 to 18. A spe...

Nov. 3, 2014 07:002

Nine Brand New NisiOisiN Manga to Appear in Four Shueisha Manga Magazines, with Akira Akatsuki, Takeshi Obata & Akihisa Ikeda Collaborations

Nine Brand New NisiOisiN Manga to Appear in Four Shueisha Manga Magazines, with Akira Akatsuki, Takeshi Obata & Akihisa Ikeda Collaborations

After producing hit novels like the Monogatari series and Katana series, author NisiOisiN is taking on a new challenge. NisiOisiN will write nine completely new short stories, each of which will be drawn as manga by different manga artists.

Nov. 2, 2014 23:0014

Let’s Take a Look Back at 15 Years of Naruto on the Special Site “Naruto Final Countdown!”

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.

Nov. 2, 2014 13:0013

Five Months After Alice’s Departure, the Rebirth of “ClariS” Begins! Song Featuring New Member Included in Lis-Ani!

Five Months After Alice’s Departure, the Rebirth of “ClariS” Begins! Song Featuring New Member Included in *Lis-Ani!*

It has been revealed that now, five months after the announcement regarding Alice’s departure from the group, the first song by the reborn “ClariS” that includes a new member will come on a CD to be included in Lis-Ani! Vol. 19 on sale Nov. 8.

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