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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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Aug. 27, 2014 07:001

A Mysterious Future Super Saiyan? Latest on Dragon Ball Xenoverse - “Nuclear Storage,” Which Holds Entire DB World History, is the Key to the Story

A Mysterious Future Super Saiyan? Latest on *Dragon Ball Xenoverse* - “Nuclear Storage,” Which Holds Entire *DB* World History, is the Key to the Story

Bandai Namco Games released new information today (Aug. 22, 2014) on the latest game in the Dragon Ball series, Dragon Ball Xenoverse (for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360).

Aug. 27, 2014 01:0021

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Collaborative yatsuhashi between virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, a long-running yatsuhashi company established in 1689, will be sold at the event Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka to be held on Aug. 30 at Intex Osaka.

Aug. 26, 2014 13:002

ReLife Breaks Through 100,000 Copies Sold in One Week, Becomes Surprising Hit on Manga App

*ReLife* Breaks Through 100,000 Copies Sold in One Week, Becomes Surprising Hit on Manga App

After just one week, Sō Yayoi’s adolescent comedy manga ReLife has broken through 100,000 copies sold.

Aug. 26, 2014 08:1140

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 3: Time

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 3: Time

Hey everyone, guess what time it is!

Aug. 26, 2014 07:001

Tokyo Anime Award Festival to Be Held from March 19-23, 2015

Tokyo Anime Award Festival to Be Held from March 19-23, 2015

The schedule for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015 (TAAF), which aims to be an international animation film festival that represents Japan, has been announced.

Aug. 26, 2014 01:005

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!

Aug. 25, 2014 13:001

Rilakkuma Transforms into a Cat! New Product Series “Nonbiri Neko” to Release in Early October

Rilakkuma Transforms into a Cat! New Product Series “Nonbiri Neko” to Release in Early October

The new Rilakkuma product series “Nonbiri Neko” will release in early October.

Aug. 25, 2014 07:003

Free! Eternal Summer is Part 1 - Rakuten Launches Online Lottery Site

*Free! Eternal Summer* is Part 1 - Rakuten Launches Online Lottery Site

Products that are won through drawing tickets in a lottery are as popular in the realms of anime and characters as ever. A secret to the success of these no-lose lotteries is that you don’t know what you’ll get. There have been many lottery products developed so far for convenience stores and other stores, but now fans can enjoy the fun online.

Aug. 24, 2014 22:003

Interview: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Director Keishi Otomo

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

Aug. 24, 2014 13:001

Tower Records Collaborates with Free! ES - Special Events Include Store-Opening Announcements by Haruka & Makoto

Tower Records Collaborates with *Free! ES* - Special Events Include Store-Opening Announcements by Haruka & Makoto

The TV anime Free! Eternal Summer has been chosen as Part 11 of Tower Records’ collaboration project with anime, voice stars, and artists called “No Anime, No Life.”

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