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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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Aug. 26, 2014 01:005

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!

Aug. 25, 2014 13:001

Rilakkuma Transforms into a Cat! New Product Series “Nonbiri Neko” to Release in Early October

Rilakkuma Transforms into a Cat! New Product Series “Nonbiri Neko” to Release in Early October

The new Rilakkuma product series “Nonbiri Neko” will release in early October.

Aug. 25, 2014 07:003

Free! Eternal Summer is Part 1 - Rakuten Launches Online Lottery Site

*Free! Eternal Summer* is Part 1 - Rakuten Launches Online Lottery Site

Products that are won through drawing tickets in a lottery are as popular in the realms of anime and characters as ever. A secret to the success of these no-lose lotteries is that you don’t know what you’ll get. There have been many lottery products developed so far for convenience stores and other stores, but now fans can enjoy the fun online.

Aug. 24, 2014 22:003

Interview: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Director Keishi Otomo

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

Aug. 24, 2014 13:001

Tower Records Collaborates with Free! ES - Special Events Include Store-Opening Announcements by Haruka & Makoto

Tower Records Collaborates with *Free! ES* - Special Events Include Store-Opening Announcements by Haruka & Makoto

The TV anime Free! Eternal Summer has been chosen as Part 11 of Tower Records’ collaboration project with anime, voice stars, and artists called “No Anime, No Life.”

Aug. 24, 2014 07:003

Mitsuko Horie, Mami Kawada, and Maon Kurosaki to Perform Rock-Inspired Hits at Rock Anison Rock 2014

Mitsuko Horie, Mami Kawada, and Maon Kurosaki to Perform Rock-Inspired Hits at Rock Anison Rock 2014

Anison Rock 2014, an anime song festival featuring nothing but female artists, will be held on Sept. 27 at Club Citta in Kawasaki.

Aug. 24, 2014 01:002

Rena Nōnen Challenges Herself by Playing an Otaku Girl in Live Action Princess Jellyfish to Release in December

Rena Nōnen Challenges Herself by Playing an Otaku Girl in Live Action *Princess Jellyfish* to Release in December

Akiko Higashimura’s popular shoujo manga Princess Jellyfish is becoming a live-action movie.

Aug. 23, 2014 13:000

Ricoh Web Project “Try to Image the Year 2036” Part 4: Tow Ubukata Imagines the Future

Ricoh Web Project “Try to Image the Year 2036” Part 4: Tow Ubukata Imagines the Future

Author Tow Ubukata, famous for writing the historical novel Tenchi Meisatsu and the anime Ghost in the Shell: Arise, imagines the future!

Aug. 23, 2014 07:001

KIRIMIchan Becomes Prize Toys to Release in Game Centers Around Japan in Late August

KIRIMIchan Becomes Prize Toys to Release in Game Centers Around Japan in Late August

Prize toys of the popular Sanrio character KIRIMIchan will be first released to amusement centers around Japan in late August.

Aug. 23, 2014 01:007

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

America, France, Italy, Brazil. We met anime and manga fans from around the world!

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