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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.

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.

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Sep. 10, 2014 07:000

New Freckled Young Pullip Meg Has Arrived! A Full Look At Her Features & Secret Simple Beauty!

New Freckled Young Pullip Meg Has Arrived! A Full Look At Her Features & Secret Simple Beauty!

Here, we’ll take a look at Meg from the Pullip line of fashion dolls known for their unique proportions and cute, big eyes, who released in August. As usual, all of the shots in this piece have been taken by TOM.

Sep. 10, 2014 01:002

“Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0” - The Deepening Mystery of the Next Work in the Rebuild of Evangelion Series

On Sept. 5, on the Nippon TV movie program Friday Road Show!, a surprising announcement was made regarding the Rebuild of Evangelion series.

Sep. 9, 2014 13:001

Bags Themed After Conan Edogawa and Kaito Kid from Detective Conan Release

Bags Themed After Conan Edogawa and Kaito Kid from *Detective Conan* Release

SuperGroupies has released bags themed after Conan Edogawa and Kaito Kid, both characters from the national hit anime Detective Conan to which its newest movie, Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper, is a huge hit.

Sep. 9, 2014 07:003

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on Alice in Wonderland! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on *Alice in Wonderland*! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

Pullip is an impressive line of fashion dolls that have big heads, slender arms and legs, and lovely eyes. Here on TOM, we’ve previously introduced Pullips born from collaborations with such works as Sailor Moon and Rozen Maiden.

Sep. 9, 2014 01:003

Packaging/Spec Details Revealed for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Pack Releasing on Oct. 11

Packaging/Spec Details Revealed for *Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate* Special Pack Releasing on Oct. 11

Capcom released today (Sept. 5) information regarding the product packaging and specs of the limited edition “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Bundle Pack” that includes the company’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate game and a New Nintendo 3DS LL, which will be released on Oct. 11, 2014.

Sep. 8, 2014 13:003

1/48th Scale AV-98 Ingram Plastic Model from Patlabor with Number Plate Releases

1/48th Scale AV-98 Ingram Plastic Model from *Patlabor* with Number Plate Releases

The live-action series titled The Next Generation: Patlabor started screening in April 2014. On Sept. 6, a 1/48th scale plastic model of the AV-98 Ingram as depicted in the series was released. It is reproduced in minute detail, from the characteristic Patlamp down to the sign of the rising sun visible on its chest.

Sep. 8, 2014 07:007

Angry Birds Becomes a Shoujo Manga, Serialization to Begin in Nakayoshi

*Angry Birds* Becomes a Shoujo Manga, Serialization to Begin in *Nakayoshi*

The shoujo manga Stella - Nana to Mahou no Eitango, themed after the smartphone-based action puzzle game Angry Birds, will begin serialization in the shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi in its October issue.

Sep. 8, 2014 01:003

One Piece Fifth Popular Character Ranking to Be Held After Six Years, Vol. 75 of the Manga Releases

*One Piece* Fifth Popular Character Ranking to Be Held After Six Years, Vol. 75 of the Manga Releases

Volume 75 of One Piece was released on Sept. 4. This worldwide hit by Eiichiro Oda has broken through 310 million copies in print. This record grows ever bigger with the release of the new volume.

Sep. 7, 2014 13:002

Shoji Kawamori × Good Smile Company - Sanjigen Completes PV for “Hatsune Miku GT Project”

Shoji Kawamori × Good Smile Company - Sanjigen Completes PV for “Hatsune Miku GT Project”

A collaboration project between a racing team and mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori that was announced at Wonder Festival in February is finally getting off the ground.

Sep. 7, 2014 07:003

New Installment in Ys Series Coming to PS4 and PS Vita in 2015

New Installment in *Ys* Series Coming to PS4 and PS Vita in 2015

Today, Sept. 1, 2014, at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia press conference SCEJA Press Conference 2014, Nihon Falcom revealed that development is currently underway on a new installment in the action RPG series Ys to release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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