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. 16, 2014 07:000

Lupin the Third Series Newest Installment to Finally Release on Blu-ray & DVD on Nov. 28, Event Also to Be Held

*Lupin the Third* Series Newest Installment to Finally Release on Blu-ray & DVD on Nov. 28, Event Also to Be Held

Lupin the Third: Daisuke Jigen’s Tombstone is the newest work in the Lupin the Third series and was screened for a limited time this year in June. This highly praised work will release on Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 28.

Oct. 16, 2014 04:042

Danboard Photo Exhibition on Now at Daimaru Shinsaibashi

Danboard Photo Exhibition on Now at Daimaru Shinsaibashi

The Danboard Photo Exhibition organized by Movic is on now from Oct. 8-20 at Daimaru Shinsaibashi.

Oct. 15, 2014 18:000

Audio Preview for TRUSTRICK’s Danganronpa Theme Song Revealed!

Audio Preview for TRUSTRICK’s Danganronpa Theme Song Revealed!

TRUSTRICK, a duo made of Sayaka Kanda (vocals) and Billy (guitar), released the cover art and the preview clip of their new single, World’s End Curtai...

Oct. 15, 2014 13:004

Fullmetal Alchemist Ed’s Silver Watch Necklace to Release

*Fullmetal Alchemist* Ed’s Silver Watch Necklace to Release

A necklace themed after the silver watch loved by Edward Elric, the main character of the manga Fullmetal Alchemist (author: Hiromu Arakawa), will release domestically in Japan from Movic.

Oct. 15, 2014 07:003

Director of TV Anime God Eater is Takayuki Hirao of The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral

Director of TV Anime *God Eater* is Takayuki Hirao of *The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral*

New news has been revealed for the TV anime God Eater which was announced in September at Tokyo Game Show 2014.

Oct. 15, 2014 01:001

Rebuild of Evangelion Comes to Ichiban Kuji with Exclusive Hidenori Matsubara Illustrated Posters and Figures!

*Rebuild of Evangelion* Comes to Ichiban Kuji with Exclusive Hidenori Matsubara Illustrated Posters and Figures!

Since it’s start in 2007, the Rebuild of Evangelion series has remained an overwhelmingly popular series. It has spawned varied and numerous collaborative products so far, and has now teamed up with the Ichiban Kuji lottery.

Oct. 14, 2014 13:000

Brand New Film Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune Trailer Releases, Enemy is “Gatlantis”

Brand New Film *Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune* Trailer Releases, Enemy is “Gatlantis”

A series of screening events of Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Koukai began in theaters across Japan on Oct. 11. The film is a special compilation of the hit Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV series that began in 2012 featuring a new cut and newly added narration. The talked-about film offers a new way to enjoy the series.

Oct. 14, 2014 07:0027

Socks from Underwater Knee-highs Plus Photo Collection Set to Go on Sale!

Socks from *Underwater Knee-highs Plus* Photo Collection Set to Go on Sale!

Two different pairs of knee-high socks from the Underwater Knee-highs Plus photo collection, which is set to go on sale On Monday, Oct. 20, will be available starting Friday, Oct. 24. The special underwater knee-highs and blue-ringed octopus themed socks will be on sale at the Underwater Knee-highs Plus exhibition.

Oct. 14, 2014 06:057

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 1: Rough Sketches and Idea Notes

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece *The Legend of Zelda* Vol. 1: Rough Sketches and Idea Notes

Akira Himekawa teaches us how to draw manga as well as gives a look into their creation process!

Oct. 14, 2014 01:3113

New Tokyo Ghoul Series Serialization Starts in Weekly Young Jump, Second Season TV Anime Scheduled for January 2015

New *Tokyo Ghoul* Series Serialization Starts in *Weekly Young Jump*, Second Season TV Anime Scheduled for January 2015

The manga and TV anime held dear by so many fans, Tokyo Ghoul, met its grand finale in September. However, new developments are already coming as new series start in both manga and anime.

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