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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. 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!

Sep. 1, 2014 01:009

Original Anime by Naoki Hisaya and QP:flapper - Sora no Method Broadcast Details Announced

Original Anime by Naoki Hisaya and QP:flapper - *Sora no Method* Broadcast Details Announced

The TV anime Sora no Method will begin broadcasting this fall. Now, new information has been revealed. Sora no Method is an original anime being created by original planner and screenplay writer Naoki Hisaya and character planner QP:flapper.

Sep. 1, 2014 01:0020

“Change Games, Change Play” - Tokyo Game Show 2014 Draws Near!

“Change Games, Change Play” - Tokyo Game Show 2014 Draws Near!

This year’s Tokyo Game Show will be held from Sept. 18-21 (open to the general public on the 20 and 21).

Aug. 31, 2014 13:003

A Pokémon Battle for the 20-Somethings: Pokkén Tournament Set for a 2015 Arcade Release

A Pokémon Battle for the 20-Somethings: *Pokkén Tournament* Set for a 2015 Arcade Release

The Pokémon franchise, which began as a video game in 1996, has now spawned into various anime series, manga series, countless character goods, and more. It’s a phenomenon that’s become incredibly popularity not just within Japan, but abroad as well.

Aug. 31, 2014 07:007

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Breaks Through 2 Million Copies Sold Worldwide, Finds Especially High Popularity Overseas

*Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3* Breaks Through 2 Million Copies Sold Worldwide, Finds Especially High Popularity Overseas

Today (Aug. 28), Bandai Namco Games announced that its ninja action game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, which released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 18, 2013, has broken through 2 million total copies sold worldwide.

Aug. 31, 2014 01:002

All-New Movie Initial D Gets Off to Excellent Start, Opening Weekend Earnings Total 33 Million Yen, Goal Set for 300 Million

All-New Movie *Initial D* Gets Off to Excellent Start, Opening Weekend Earnings Total 33 Million Yen, Goal Set for 300 Million

New Initial D the Movie: Legend 1 - Awakening has gotten off to a great start since its countrywide release in Japan on Aug. 23.

Aug. 30, 2014 13:003

Final Fantasy Explorers to Release on Dec. 18, First Bonus to Be Download Code for Quest to Obtain Onion Knight Equipment

*Final Fantasy Explorers* to Release on Dec. 18, First Bonus to Be Download Code for Quest to Obtain Onion Knight Equipment

Today, Aug. 25, Square Enix announced the release date of the Nintendo 3DS game Final Fantasy Explorers to be Dec. 18. The package version will cost 5,800 yen and the download version will cost 4,500 yen (Both prices exclude tax.).

Aug. 30, 2014 07:003

Collaborative Festival Between Yowamushi Pedal and a Bike Race to Be Held on Sept. 7 at Chiba Velodrome

Collaborative Festival Between *Yowamushi Pedal* and a Bike Race to Be Held on Sept. 7 at Chiba Velodrome

A collaborative festival between Yowamushi Pedal and a bike race will be held on Sept. 7 at the Chiba Velodrome. The name of the festival is “Chiba Cycle Festa: Yowamushi Pedal Ride.”

Aug. 30, 2014 01:000

HisCoool! Sega Hard Girl to Broadcast on Animax - Dreamcast, Saturn, and Mega Drive Become Beautiful Girls

*HisCoool! Sega Hard Girl* to Broadcast on Animax - Dreamcast, Saturn, and Mega Drive Become Beautiful Girls

A TV anime is advancing for a project by Sega called “Sega Hard Girl” in which hardware is personified. HisCoool! Sega Hard Girl will begin broadcasting on the anime-only channel Animax on Oct. 8.

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