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"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.

A Flood of *Naruto* Fan Art from All Over the World!

The manga Naruto is closing in on its finale. Announcing a surprise project by Shueisha, the publisher of the magazine Naruto is serialized in, Weekly Shonen Jump!

Cosplay Parade Brings Excitement to Ikebukuro!

Just in time for Halloween, the cosplay event Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festa 2014 was held for two days, Oct. 25 and 26.

Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Total weight of 10 kilograms! Tokyo Otaku Mode is eagerly preparing for its release!

Miku Expo 2014 Report: Miku’s Popularity is Strong in the US Too

A new page in the history of Hatsune Miku has been created.

Jim Lee of *Batman* Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee, a masterful American comic artist who has worked on the Batman series, which turns 75 this year, is coming to Japan! A discussion, live painting, signing, and other events are planned.

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Aug. 7, 2014 13:002

TV Anime Kantai Collection - KanColle Advance PV Releases Online

TV Anime *Kantai Collection - KanColle* Advance PV Releases Online

Distribution of an advance PV for the TV anime series Kantai Collection - KanColle to commence broadcasting in January 2015 began on the series’ official site on the evening of Aug. 4.

Aug. 7, 2014 08:2915

ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA INDONESIA 2014 is Back!

ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA INDONESIA 2014 is Back!

Asia’s biggest anime and Japanese Pop Culture Event returns to Indonesia

Aug. 7, 2014 01:007

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Rakes in 820 Million Yen at the Box Office in Three Days, is Already 2014’s No. 1 Japanese Live-Action Film

*Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno* Rakes in 820 Million Yen at the Box Office in Three Days, is Already 2014’s No. 1 Japanese Live-Action Film

Just as previously speculated, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno got off to a remarkable start after its release on Aug. 1.

Aug. 6, 2014 23:523

My Melody Wins the Final Stage of the 29th Sanrio Character Ranking!

My Melody Wins the Final Stage of the 29th Sanrio Character Ranking!

It was a super cute fight, but the winner has finally been decided! This year’s No. 1 ranked character is… My Melody! My Melody magnificently overcame HELLO KITTY’s momentum as the No. 1 character two years running to win the No. 1 spot as the most popular Sanrio character.

Aug. 6, 2014 13:001

Madoka Magica Fone App Releases on iPhone, Also Releases Simultaneously in Eight Countries

*Madoka Magica Fone* App Releases on iPhone, Also Releases Simultaneously in Eight Countries

The smartphone app Puella Magi Madoka Magica Fone that became popular for realizing an unprecedented form of entertainment has finally released on iPhone.

Aug. 6, 2014 07:001

Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū BD/DVD: Elegant Hijikata Drawn by Yone Kazuki Excites Fans

*Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū* BD/DVD: Elegant Hijikata Drawn by Yone Kazuki Excites Fans

The release schedule of the Blu-ray and DVD of the popular Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū, which released in theaters on March 8, has been announced.

Aug. 6, 2014 01:005

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Aug. 5, 2014 13:0010

TV Anime Kantai Collection to Broadcast in January 2015, Activity Kicks Off with Key Visual and Advance PV

TV Anime *Kantai Collection* to Broadcast in January 2015, Activity Kicks Off with Key Visual and Advance PV

The TV broadcast schedule of the anime Kantai Collection (KanColle) has been determined. On Aug. 3, it was announced that the broadcast of the TV anime Kan Colle will begin in January 2015.

Aug. 5, 2014 07:0040

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Aug. 5, 2014 01:008

Ghost in the Shell: Arise Finally Concludes! Yukihiro Takahashi & Metafive Create “A Song that Expresses the Emotions of the New Characters” for the ED

*Ghost in the Shell: Arise* Finally Concludes! Yukihiro Takahashi & Metafive Create “A Song that Expresses the Emotions of the New Characters” for the ED

Created by a talented staff including Masamune Shirow (original author), Kazuchika Kise (chief director/character designer), and Two Ubukata (series composer/writer), Ghost in the Shell: Arise tells of the origins of Ghost in the Shell. The concluding chapter, Ghost in the Shell: Arise Border:4 - Ghost Stands Alone, will finally release countrywide in Japan for a limited 2-week showing on Sept. 6.

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