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. 4, 2014 01:002

Hell Teacher Nube Live-Action Drama Special in Grand Jump, Actor Ryuhei Maruyama to Appear in Manga

*Hell Teacher Nube* Live-Action Drama Special in *Grand Jump*, Actor Ryuhei Maruyama to Appear in Manga

With the serialization start of Hell Teacher Nube Neo this past spring and a live-action drama to begin airing on Nippon TV on Oct. 11 starring Kanjani Eight’s Ryuhei Maruyama, Hell Teacher Nube is hot right now.

Oct. 3, 2014 07:004

Appleseed Alpha Director Shinji Araki to Attend Tokyo International Film Festival, Japanese Version Cast Information and Teaser Visual Release

*Appleseed Alpha* Director Shinji Araki to Attend Tokyo International Film Festival, Japanese Version Cast Information and Teaser Visual Release

On Sept. 30, a lineup announcement was held for the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival to take place in Toranomon Hills, Tokyo. During the announcement, the screening date of Appleseed Alpha (subtitled version), which was previously announced to be screened at the festival as a special invitation work, was revealed.

Oct. 3, 2014 06:2711

Virtual Songstress IA to premiere in the Live Concert Movie at NY Comic Con 2014 and New York Super Week

Virtual Songstress IA to premiere in the Live Concert Movie at NY Comic Con 2014 and New York Super Week

NEW YORK, NY (Sept 30th, 2014) – As previously announced, IA will make her US debut at this year’s NY Comic Con with a concert movie screening to be held on October 9th at Javits Center/Room #1A05 from 5:15pm titled “IA x Lia @New York Comic Con”.

Oct. 3, 2014 01:000

Pixiv Cafeteria to Open for a Limited Time in Roppongi Hills! Menu to Include Plenty of Items Themed After Illustrations

Pixiv Cafeteria to Open for a Limited Time in Roppongi Hills! Menu to Include Plenty of Items Themed After Illustrations

For a limited time from Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, a collaboration cafe called Drawing Spot Pixiv Cafeteria that will have menu items themed after art actually submitted to Pixiv will open in Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View at the Pixiv-sponsored exhibit event “Pixiv Festival - The Fun of Drawing.”

Oct. 2, 2014 13:001

One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Third PV and Second TV CM Release, Hiroshi Kitadani and Mayumi Tanaka in Charge of Theme Song

*One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X* Third PV and Second TV CM Release, Hiroshi Kitadani and Mayumi Tanaka in Charge of Theme Song

Today, Sept. 20, 2014, Bandai Namco Games released the third promotional video and second TV commercial for its Nintendo 3DS game to release on Nov. 13, One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X.

Oct. 2, 2014 07:0011

Director Interview: "Rage of Bahamut" Anime Adaptation! (1/3)

Director Interview: "Rage of Bahamut" Anime Adaptation! (1/3)

Rage of Bahamut, the smartphone app that has garnered popularity around the world, will be made into an anime. It’s title will be Rage of Bahamut Genesis.

Oct. 2, 2014 01:001

Main Cast Including Yoshitaka Yamaya and Sora Amamiya to Appear Together at Special One Week Friends Event

Main Cast Including Yoshitaka Yamaya and Sora Amamiya to Appear Together at Special *One Week Friends* Event

The TV anime One Week Friends broadcast from April to June 2014 and became popular for its heart-wrenching story. On Sept. 28, a special event for the series was held at which the main cast appeared on stage together including Yoshitaka Yamaya and Sora Amamiya.

Oct. 1, 2014 13:006

From Shonen Jump to TV - Anime World Trigger to Finally Start on Oct. 5

From *Shonen Jump* to TV - Anime *World Trigger* to Finally Start on Oct. 5

Daisuke Ashihara’s manga World Trigger currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) is becoming an anime.

Oct. 1, 2014 07:002

Jun Fukuyama is Koro-sensei, Tomokazu Sugita is Karasuma, Shizuka Ito is Irina Jelavić in Assassination Classroom Anime

Jun Fukuyama is Koro-sensei, Tomokazu Sugita is Karasuma, Shizuka Ito is Irina Jelavić in *Assassination Classroom* Anime

A portion of the cast for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Assassination Classroom which will begin broadcasting on Fuji TV in January 2015 has been decided.

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