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. 12, 2014 22:2529

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Have You Seen the Video? Hatsune Miku Appears on Popular CBS Program

Hatsune Miku made a guest appearance on the popular program Late Show with David Letterman of the American CBS broadcasting network and performed the song “Sharing the World.”

Oct. 12, 2014 14:510

LBCC 2014 Takes Over Long Beach, California

LBCC 2014 Takes Over Long Beach, California

MochiBytesTV once again had the honor of covering a southern California trade show that is growing in popularity - Long Beach Comic Con.

Oct. 12, 2014 13:00100

Official Site Opens for Newest Sword Art Online Game, Teaser PV Also Releases!

Official Site Opens for Newest *Sword Art Online* Game, Teaser PV Also Releases!

On Oct. 8, the official site of the forthcoming 2015 PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita game Sword Art Online: Lost Song launched and a teaser video was released.

Oct. 12, 2014 07:006

Newcomer Artist Rei Yasuda’s Debut Album Suddenly Reaches No. 1, Also Popular on The Irregular at Magic High School

Newcomer Artist Rei Yasuda’s Debut Album Suddenly Reaches No. 1, Also Popular on *The Irregular at Magic High School*

Female artist Rei Yasuda who debuted in 2013 is at the center of attention. Her first album Will, released on Oct. 8, ranked No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s J-Pop Top Album chart and No. 2 on the Overall Album chart. This is a rare feat for a new artist.

Oct. 11, 2014 22:3414

So Cool! 151 Pokémon Drawn in a Unique Style

So Cool! 151 Pokémon Drawn in a Unique Style

Drawings of 151 Pokémon submitted to the portfolio service Behance are blowing up online.

Oct. 11, 2014 13:004

Amnesia World and Storm Lover 2nd Characters Become Models?! Romantica Clothes’ New Fall 2014 T-Shirts Have a Narcissistic Air

*Amnesia World* and *Storm Lover 2nd* Characters Become Models?! Romantica Clothes’ New Fall 2014 T-Shirts Have a Narcissistic Air

Romantica Clothes, an apparel brand by Romantica, a brand of perfumes themed after characters from anime, manga, and games, has a new development for fall 2014.

Oct. 11, 2014 07:003

Hot Arcade Shooting Game that Combines a Dome Screen and Star Wars - Star Wars Battle Pod Announced

Hot Arcade Shooting Game that Combines a Dome Screen and *Star Wars* - *Star Wars Battle Pod* Announced

Today, Oct. 9, Bandai Namco Games announced its plans to successively implement its arcade shooting game based on the movie franchise Star Wars, Stars Wars Battle Pod, first in America and then worldwide. Currently, it is unknown when the game will come to Japan, Asia, or Europe.

Oct. 11, 2014 01:001

Aikatsu! Launches Official Line Account, Releases Newest News on TV Anime and Movie

*Aikatsu!* Launches Official Line Account, Releases Newest News on TV Anime and Movie

Fans of the popular TV anime Aikatsu! can now enjoy it at their fingertips at any time. An official Aikatsu! account has launched on the free talk and mail app, Line.

Oct. 10, 2014 13:002

Eir Aoi to Perform at Russia’s Largest Japanese Culture Event, J-Fest 2014

Eir Aoi to Perform at Russia’s Largest Japanese Culture Event, J-Fest 2014

Everyone in Russia, check this out!

Oct. 10, 2014 07:005

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

Fundraising Begins on Kickstarter for Practical English Materials Collection for Studying Anime!

A collection of valuable information is in the works that explains the behind-the-scenes details on production of the anime Santa Company, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.

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