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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Sep. 27, 2014 01:003

Kuroko’s Basketball Characters Dress Up for Halloween as Dracula and Wizards at J-World Tokyo

*Kuroko’s Basketball* Characters Dress Up for Halloween as Dracula and Wizards at J-World Tokyo

J-World Tokyo in Ikebukuro is hugely popular for being a theme park in which guests can play in the world of Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha). The seasonal events are also popular, and this fall a Halloween event will be held.

Sep. 26, 2014 13:0072

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Action & Sci-Fi

A look at the trailers for the nine anime beginning this fall with promising battle scenes!

Sep. 26, 2014 12:5414

kz (livetune) - Party in the Car - DRIVING KIDS with TOYOTA SPECIAL MOVIE feat. ULTRA JAPAN 2014

kz (livetune) - Party in the Car - DRIVING KIDS with TOYOTA SPECIAL MOVIE feat. ULTRA JAPAN 2014

Held annually at Miami, US, the world’s largest music festival ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is finally coming to Japan on 27, 28 Sep this year, bringing us ULTRA JAPAN 2014.

Sep. 26, 2014 09:001

New Anime Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD to Begin Broadcasting in January 2015

New Anime *Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD* to Begin Broadcasting in January 2015

It has been announced that the newest anime in the Tantei Opera Milky Holmes series, Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD, will begin broadcasting on Tokyo MX and other networks in January.

Sep. 26, 2014 01:002

Magic Kaito 1412 to Begin in October, Revalcy Makes Major Debut as ED Theme Artist

*Magic Kaito 1412* to Begin in October, Revalcy Makes Major Debut as ED Theme Artist

The broadcast to the new TV anime series Magic Kaito 1412 will begin on Oct. 3 on Yomiuri TV and Nippon TV channels. The original work to Magic Kaito 1412 is a popular series that is indeterminately published in Weekly Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan).

Sep. 25, 2014 11:006

Digimon Card Game Reissue Set Announced, Includes Selection of 162 Best Cards from the Series

*Digimon* Card Game Reissue Set Announced, Includes Selection of 162 Best Cards from the Series

Since the TV anime in 1999, Digimon Adventure has been developed into several series, and the franchise reached its 15th anniversary this year. In sync with this, an anniversary project has started, and several plans are in motion.

Sep. 25, 2014 10:0943

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 5: Formality

The Beginner’s Guide to Otaku Japanese Part 5: Formality

In Japan, politeness expressed through language is very important. Be it in everyday situations, business, or with friends and family - formality is valued and can tell a lot about one’s character. In this article we have summarized some of the common facts about formality in Japanese.

Sep. 25, 2014 01:3918

Hatsune Miku Halloween Dance Party with Tune in Tokyo featuring BIGHEAD and Machigerita

Hatsune Miku Halloween Dance Party with Tune in Tokyo featuring BIGHEAD and Machigerita

Miku Expo hosts an exclusive dance night party with LA based J-POP music event group Tune in Tokyo.

Sep. 24, 2014 23:143

Tokyo Game Show 2014 Comes to a Close

Tokyo Game Show 2014 Comes to a Close

Take a look back at Tokyo Game Show 2014, which recorded the event’s second highest attendance in its history!

Sep. 24, 2014 18:0059

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Academic and Comedic Series

2014 Fall Anime Trailer Summary: Academic and Comedic Series

Here’s our selection of 10 different trailers for cheerful, comedic school anime that will begin broadcast this October!

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