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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. 3, 2014 13:004

Isuca to Become Anime in 2015, Afilia Saga in Charge of Theme Song

Isuca to Become Anime in 2015, Afilia Saga in Charge of Theme Song

An anime adaptation of the currently serializing popular manga Isuca by Osamu Takahashi, who has reportedly been progressing on an anime project since June, has finally been confirmed.

Sep. 3, 2014 07:0010

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x Rozen Maiden Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x *Rozen Maiden* Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Rozen Maiden is one of the popular collaborative series from Pullip fashion dolls. Though Kirakishou was just released in July, Hinaichigo, the sixth doll, is already joining the Pullip ranks.

Sep. 3, 2014 01:0012

Attack on Titan Movie Part 1 Trailer Releases, Linked Horizon’s New Song “Guren no Zahyou” Chosen as Theme Song

*Attack on Titan* Movie Part 1 Trailer Releases, Linked Horizon’s New Song “Guren no Zahyou” Chosen as Theme Song

From the original manga to anime, games, and spin-off works, the momentum of Attack on Titan is still showing no signs of slowing down. And it now seems like this movement will spread to theaters this fall.

Sep. 2, 2014 13:000

Chara Hobby 2014 Was a Huge Success This Year as Well - 67,800 in Attendance, KanColle Booth Was Popular

Chara Hobby 2014 Was a Huge Success This Year as Well - 67,800 in Attendance, KanColle Booth Was Popular

Chara Hobby, a colossal event that brings together characters and hobby content, was held for two days this year on Aug. 23 and 24 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex.

Sep. 2, 2014 07:004

A Brilliant Achievement for a Domestic Japanese CG Anime: Stand by Me Doraemon Breaks Through 5 Billion Yen, Ranks First for Three Consecutive Weeks

A Brilliant Achievement for a Domestic Japanese CG Anime: *Stand by Me Doraemon* Breaks Through 5 Billion Yen, Ranks First for Three Consecutive Weeks

Stand by Me Doraemon, which released Japan-wide on Aug. 8, has become a record-breaking hit. Twenty days after its release, on Aug. 27, the official box office earnings were announced to be 5,043,058,900, well over 5 billion yen. Tickets sold numbered 3,817,074.

Sep. 2, 2014 01:0012

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with the Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 1)

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with the Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 1)

Recently, the Manga Translation Battle has been gaining attention as a gateway to success for aspiring translators. In this interview series, we’ll talk with previous winners of the contest about their past and what lies ahead for them as manga translators.

Sep. 2, 2014 01:002

Swarovski Crystals Shining in Five Colors! Sailor Moon Crystal Brooch Pendant for Fall and Winter Fashion

Swarovski Crystals Shining in Five Colors! *Sailor Moon Crystal* Brooch Pendant for Fall and Winter Fashion

Sailor Moon Crystal has been broadcasting on Nico Nico Douga since July 2014. Now, a pendant that is based on Sailor Moon’s brooch in this new anime will be released as part of an accessory line called “Crystal Make Up Jewelry.”

Sep. 1, 2014 13:001

Anime Greenlit for Seraph of the End, Popular Manga Serialized in Jump SQ

Anime Greenlit for *Seraph of the End*, Popular Manga Serialized in *Jump SQ*

The popular manga Seraph of the End serializing in Jump SQ (Shueisha) is becoming an anime. The first information regarding this was announced on the official Jump SQ site on Aug. 28.

Sep. 1, 2014 07:0035

Attack on Titan and KanColle Figures Available for Pre-Order Aug. 28!

*Attack on Titan* and *KanColle* Figures Available for Pre-Order Aug. 28!

One angel, and one demon? Starting Aug. 28, two high-quality figures from the Wonderful Hobby Selection Series, “Colossal Titan Takayuki Takeya Ver.” and “Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.” are now available for pre-order.

Sep. 1, 2014 02:1455

The Beginner's Guide to Japanese Part 4: Kanji Study Tips

The Beginner's Guide to Japanese Part 4: Kanji Study Tips

Did you ever have difficulty studying kanji? Did you ever want to bypass the “kanji-wall”? Introducing to you the fourth article in our Beginner’s Guide to Japanese series: Mnemonic Kanji!

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