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. 21, 2014 23:001

Assassination Classroom Movie Coming Spring Break 2015, Release Set for March 21

*Assassination Classroom* Movie Coming Spring Break 2015, Release Set for March 21

The hugely popular manga Assassination Classroom serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) is becoming a live-action movie.

Oct. 21, 2014 13:009

Everyday Hoodie Designed After Homura Akemi’s Outfit in Madoka Magica to Release This Winter

Everyday Hoodie Designed After Homura Akemi’s Outfit in *Madoka Magica* to Release This Winter

It’s been announced Nijigen Cospa will begin sales of a hoodie in February 2015 designed after Homura Akemi as seen in Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion.

Oct. 21, 2014 07:0046

LiSA Sings “Crossing Field” in English, Song Included on Seventh SAO Single

LiSA Sings “Crossing Field” in English, Song Included on Seventh *SAO* Single

A new song to be included on Shirushi, the seventh single for artist LiSA who has rapidly grown since her debut in 2011, has been revealed.

Oct. 20, 2014 23:001

Talked-About Anime Produced by Trigger - Ninja Slayer from Animation to Begin in Spring 2015

Talked-About Anime Produced by Trigger - *Ninja Slayer from Animation* to Begin in Spring 2015

It appears that Ninja Slayer from Animation, the talked-about anime adaptation of a unique novel that began on Twitter, will show itself in spring 2015.

Oct. 20, 2014 13:0023

The Legend Created by The Legend Ends - Rurouni Kenshin Movie Trilogy Breaks Through 12 Billion JPY at the Box Office

The Legend Created by *The Legend Ends* - *Rurouni Kenshin* Movie Trilogy Breaks Through 12 Billion JPY at the Box Office

The two Rurouni Kenshin movies released this year are dominating the movie industry in Japan and still continue to break huge records.

Oct. 20, 2014 01:2241

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda!

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda*!

The Legend of Zelda series is popular worldwide in a number of forms including games, manga, and figures. Now, the creators behind the manga adaptation of the series are showing us how to draw Japanese manga! This is the first time that Himekawa will be sharing their work process! Fans won’t want to miss this.

Oct. 19, 2014 23:0026

SAO Exhibit to Be Held

SAO Exhibit to Be Held

An exhibit of the TV anime Sword Art Online is on now at the Tokyo Anime Center from Oct. 15-26.

Oct. 19, 2014 13:000

Of Course Chibi Moon is Pink! Five New Versions of Sailor Moon Sailor Aprons Go on Sale

Of Course Chibi Moon is Pink! Five New Versions of *Sailor Moon* Sailor Aprons Go on Sale

On Oct. 16, pre-orders began on Bandai’s official shopping site, Premium Bandai.

Oct. 19, 2014 07:001

First New Lupin the Third Anime Series in 30 Years to Broadcast First in Italy

First New *Lupin the Third* Anime Series in 30 Years to Broadcast First in Italy

The first TV series in 30 years since 1985’s Lupin the Third: Part III.

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