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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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Jul. 30, 2014 01:033

Sales Begin for Danboard Yu-Pack - A Life-Size Danboard Goes to Work in a Post Office Together with Yotsuba!

Sales Begin for Danboard Yu-Pack - A Life-Size Danboard Goes to Work in a Post Office Together with Yotsuba!

The top of its head even has the blue box for the packing slip!

Jul. 29, 2014 13:005

Tunic One-Piece and Bracelet Themed After Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 to Release

Tunic One-Piece and Bracelet Themed After *Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2* to Release

Pre-orders have begun for a collaboration tunic one-piece and bracelet themed after Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 on the anime ≒ fashion site SuperGroupies.

Jul. 29, 2014 12:1915

WonFes is Held, Products from New Anime and KanColle Unveiled!

WonFes is Held, Products from New Anime and KanColle Unveiled!

It was a varied event will new garage kits on display, cosplay photo shoots, performances, and more!

Jul. 29, 2014 07:002

Sanrio’s Hugely Popular Character KIRIMIchan to Perform at Summer Sonic!

Sanrio’s Hugely Popular Character KIRIMIchan to Perform at Summer Sonic!

It has been revealed that Sanrio’s hugely popular character KIRIMIchan will be performing at Summer Sonic 2014.

Jul. 29, 2014 01:0017

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

An interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki, who plays Sōjirō Seta in the movies Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends!

Jul. 28, 2014 13:0012

Good Smile Company Holds Photography Event for Newest Figures! Vol. 2: New Figma & Scale Figures

Good Smile Company Holds Photography Event for Newest Figures! Vol. 2: New Figma & Scale Figures

It’s not just Nendoroids! We also took pre-release photos of new figma and scale figures!

Jul. 28, 2014 07:0012

[Buyer’s Blog] Dreamy MIDORI’s Recommendation: Kaomojin Kendama

[Buyer’s Blog] Dreamy MIDORI’s Recommendation: Kaomojin Kendama

Dreamy MIDORI’s recommendation is a collaboration between kendama and kaomoji!

Jul. 28, 2014 04:565

Pre-Orders Begin on Goods Featuring Award-Winning Art from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest!

Pre-Orders Begin on Goods Featuring Award-Winning Art from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest!

Introducing full graphic T-shirts featuring the winning artworks from the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, a Steins;Gate-themed illustration contest held on TOM back in May!

Jul. 28, 2014 01:001

Maaya Sakamoto, Macross Frontier, and More - Flying Dog Releases Consecutive Albums in High-Resolution Audio

Maaya Sakamoto, *Macross Frontier*, and More - Flying Dog Releases Consecutive Albums in High-Resolution Audio

The music label Flying Dog, which supports Japanese anime, has begun distributing high-resolution audio on its music site, Victor Studio HD-Music.

Jul. 27, 2014 23:240

Space Brothers #0 Movie Trailer Released! Origins of Space Brothers Mutta and Hibito to Be Revealed in New Film

*Space Brothers #0* Movie Trailer Released! Origins of Space Brothers Mutta and Hibito to Be Revealed in New Film

The origins of Space Brothers’ main characters Mutta and Hibito are to be revealed in this latest animated film.

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