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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. 22, 2014 07:2719

Otaku Life Around the World: Bandung, Indonesia

Otaku Life Around the World: Bandung, Indonesia

In this week’s Otaku Life Around the World, our Ninja takes you all the way to Southeast Asia. Let’s take a look at how one city in Indonesia celebrates otaku culture! Indonesia has a population of more th

Aug. 22, 2014 07:002

Chara Hobby 2014 to Be Held on Aug. 23 and 24, Organizers Plan Huge Feature for KanColle

Chara Hobby 2014 to Be Held on Aug. 23 and 24, Organizers Plan Huge Feature for *KanColle*

The large-scale event that brings together characters and hobby under one roof, Chara Hobby C3×Hobby, will be held on Aug. 23 and 24 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex.

Aug. 22, 2014 03:304

Comic Market 86 Closes as a Success! Next up is Tokyo Game Show 2014!

Comic Market 86 Closes as a Success! Next up is Tokyo Game Show 2014!

Comic Market closed with an attendance count of 550,000 people. The next upcoming otaku event is Tokyo Game Show!

Aug. 22, 2014 01:0040

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

Cosplay from new anime dominated the scene! We focus on everything cute and sexy we found at this summer’s Comic Market!

Aug. 21, 2014 13:006

Shirobako to Begin Broadcasting in October, First PV Releases

*Shirobako* to Begin Broadcasting in October, First PV Releases

A promotional video for Shirobako, an original TV anime that will begin broadcasting this October, was released on Aug. 18 on the official site.

Aug. 21, 2014 07:004

Original TV Anime Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru to Begin Broadcasting in October, Character PVs Release

Original TV Anime *Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru* to Begin Broadcasting in October, Character PVs Release

The original TV anime Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru, which is being worked on by a group of hitmakers, will begin broadcasting this October.

Aug. 21, 2014 01:0711

Eir Aoi releases SAO2 OP single “IGNITE”!

Eir Aoi releases SAO2 OP single “IGNITE”!

opening theme song for the TV anime series, Sword Art Online II

Aug. 20, 2014 22:2766

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!

Aug. 20, 2014 13:002

Even the Rivals, Teachers, and Kiyoko Are Included! Haikyū!! Ichiban Kuji to Release

Even the Rivals, Teachers, and Kiyoko Are Included! *Haikyū!!* Ichiban Kuji to Release

Haikyū!! is a hugely popular volleyball manga currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump. The TV anime, which began in April, has proved a huge hit with both boys and girls, and now an Ichiban Kuji is releasing.

Aug. 20, 2014 07:004

Dog Days Season 3 to Begin Broadcasting in January 2015, Nana Mizuki to Sing OP and Yui Horie to Sing ED

*Dog Days* Season 3 to Begin Broadcasting in January 2015, Nana Mizuki to Sing OP and Yui Horie to Sing ED

The popular series Dog Days by author and series composer Masaki Tsuzuki is returning for a new season.

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