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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Oct. 29, 2014 05:1913

A Flood of Naruto Fan Art from All Over the World!

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!

Oct. 28, 2014 23:000

Deunan and Briareos from CG Anime Appleseed Alpha Appear on Red Carpet at Tokyo International Film Festival

Deunan and Briareos from CG Anime *Appleseed Alpha* Appear on Red Carpet at Tokyo International Film Festival

The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival kicked off on Oct. 23, and among the festivities one that was especially remarkable was the appearance of a young girl in a military look along with a remarkably tall android in combat gear.

Oct. 28, 2014 13:00166

A Gathering of Luffy, Naruto & More! Special Collaboration Illustration “Join Us, Friends” Reaches 1 Million Joins

A Gathering of Luffy, Naruto & More! Special Collaboration Illustration “Join Us, Friends” Reaches 1 Million Joins

A one-of-a-kind illustration of popular characters from manga and anime appearing together is now complete!

Oct. 28, 2014 07:0018

Cosplay Parade Brings Excitement to Ikebukuro!

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.

Oct. 27, 2014 23:002

First “Jisho Moe-Chara Gakkai” to Be Held in Shibuya! Strong Lineup of Well-Known Characters Includes Kitano Kamui, Imaichi Moenai Musume and Others!

First “Jisho Moe-Chara Gakkai” to Be Held in Shibuya! Strong Lineup of Well-Known Characters Includes Kitano Kamui, Imaichi Moenai Musume and Others!

The first “Jisho Moe-Chara Gakkai (Summit for Self-Styled Moe Chara)” that gathers wannabe moe characters from throughout Japan is going to be held on Nov. 24 in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Oct. 27, 2014 13:002

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 1st Season Blu-Ray Box to Be Released March 25, 2015!

*Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works* 1st Season Blu-Ray Box to Be Released March 25, 2015!

The details regarding the Fate/Stay Night video release schedule have been made public. On March 25, 2015, Blu-ray Box I will be released. The box set will include all 13 episodes of the first season.

Oct. 27, 2014 07:001

Jacket Photos & New Group Photo Revealed for Dempagumi.inc’s Single Dempari Night to Release in November

Jacket Photos & New Group Photo Revealed for Dempagumi.inc’s Single *Dempari Night* to Release in November

Dempagumi.inc have released a new group photo and jacket photos for their new single Dempari Night to release on Nov. 26.

Oct. 26, 2014 23:004

Nisio Isin Tsukimonogatari Anime Adaptation Coming on New Year’s Eve, All Four Episodes to Be Broadcast Back-to-Back on TV and Nico Nico Douga

Nisio Isin *Tsukimonogatari* Anime Adaptation Coming on New Year’s Eve, All Four Episodes to Be Broadcast Back-to-Back on TV and Nico Nico Douga

The first to serve as the finale to Nisio Isin’s Monogatari series, Tsukimonogatari is becoming an anime.

Oct. 26, 2014 14:254

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 3: Plot

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 3: Plot

Hi all! This is Akira Himekawa. Today, we’re starting the Manga Maker series. We were asked to explain the method in which we create manga. So, we will show you each process involved in making manga.

Oct. 26, 2014 13:006

Experience the Attack on Titan Movie Throughout Your Whole Body - 4DX Edition of Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow to Release

Experience the *Attack on Titan* Movie Throughout Your Whole Body - 4DX Edition of *Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow* to Release

Animated movie adaptations of Attack on Titan, which created a sensation in 2013 and this year, are on the way. Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow will release on Nov. 22, and Part 2: Wings of Freedom will release sometime in 2015.

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