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. 17, 2014 02:387

AFA is Held in Indonesia!

AFA is Held in Indonesia!

Eir Aoi, Egoist, T.M.Revolution, DJ Kazu! Popular anime song singers appeared at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014!

Sep. 17, 2014 01:000

The False Eizan Railcar Appears?! What is This The Eccentric Family Surprise Project?

The False Eizan Railcar Appears?! What is This *The Eccentric Family* Surprise Project?

Kyoto International Manga Anime Festival 2014 (Kyomaf) will be held at Miyako Messe in Kyoto for two days, Sept. 20 and 21. This fall event widely introduces the newest anime and manga.

Sep. 16, 2014 13:000

Ten Years After the Popular Anime, it Returns in a New Form - Samurai 7 Musical to Open in January 2015

Ten Years After the Popular Anime, it Returns in a New Form - *Samurai 7* Musical to Open in January 2015

It has been announced that the popular anime Samurai 7, the TV broadcast to which began in 2004, will be becoming a musical over 10 years after the announcement of the anime. Performances will begin in January 2015 at the Galaxy Theatre in Shinagawa, Tokyo.

Sep. 16, 2014 07:000

Tokyo Game Show to Have First Ever Vocaloid Companion - Gree Booth Edition of 40mP’s “Yume Chizu” to Also Be Performed

Tokyo Game Show to Have First Ever Vocaloid Companion - Gree Booth Edition of 40mP’s “Yume Chizu” to Also Be Performed

Tokyo Game Show 2014 will be held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex for four days, from Sept. 18-21. It has been revealed that the first Vocaloid companion in TGS history will be at this world-famous, large-scale gaming event.

Sep. 16, 2014 01:001

Colorful Sailor Moon “Sliding Compact with Ball Chain” Crane Game Prizes Announced

Colorful *Sailor Moon* “Sliding Compact with Ball Chain” Crane Game Prizes Announced

It has been announced that sliding compact mirrors themed after Sailor Moon will be coming to arcades as crane game prizes.

Sep. 16, 2014 00:432

Charity Raises Money for Children's Hospitals by Playing Video Games

Charity Raises Money for Children's Hospitals by Playing Video Games

Extra-Life is a non-profit charity that started in 2008 to honor a young girl named Victoria Enmon who lost her life fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Sep. 15, 2014 13:001

Sonic Boom to Release on Dec. 18 - Wii U Game Titled Rise of Lyric, 3DS Game Titled Shattered Crystal

*Sonic Boom* to Release on Dec. 18 - Wii U Game Titled *Rise of Lyric*, 3DS Game Titled *Shattered Crystal*

On Sept. 12, Sega announced the official names of the forthcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in the new Sonic series, Sonic Boom (known in Japan as Sonic Toon). The Wii U game is titled Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and the 3DS game is titled Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Both games will release on Dec. 18.

Sep. 15, 2014 07:002

TV Anime Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz! Greenlit for 2015

TV Anime *Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!* Greenlit for 2015

The TV anime Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei began its broadcast in July and ended with its final episode, Episode 10, on Sept. 10. The work is based on the world of Fate/stay night and follows Illya, who has become a magical girl.

Sep. 15, 2014 01:0028

Sailor Moon Costume Bra Set Round 2 Details Announced! Ten Items Total Including Chibi Moon and Other Sailor Scouts

Sailor Moon Costume Bra Set Round 2 Details Announced! Ten Items Total Including Chibi Moon and Other Sailor Scouts

Details have been announced today regarding the second round of the Sailor Moon and Peach John collaboration set, Sailor Moon Costume Bra Set.

Sep. 14, 2014 13:005

Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Tons of new Sanrio products! Many Hello Kitty, Kirimi-chan, and even Gudetama products introduced!

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