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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Jan. 18, 2015 07:0016

Hollywood Version of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ to Release in US on April 14, 2017 with Distribution by Disney

Hollywood Version of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ to Release in US on April 14, 2017 with Distribution by Disney

The release date of the Hollywood movie Ghost in the Shell based on Masamune Shirow’s sci-fi manga of the same name has been confirmed.

Jan. 18, 2015 03:001

The Inner Sailor Guardians Are Finally All Together! ‘Sailor Moon’ x Pullip Sailor Mars & Sailor Jupiter Now Available!

The Inner Sailor Guardians Are Finally All Together! ‘Sailor Moon’ x Pullip Sailor Mars & Sailor Jupiter Now Available!

The Pullip fashion doll collaborative series with Sailor Moon, the new second season of which has started on Niconico, was only lacking Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter of the Inner Sailor Guardians.

Jan. 18, 2015 01:000

Pre-Orders Begin for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Loafer-Style Pumps & Battle Booties

Pre-Orders Begin for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Loafer-Style Pumps & Battle Booties

Pre-orders have begun for collaboration pumps and booties between Clamp’s popular comic Cardcaptor Sakura and shoe brand Tyake Tyoke. Pre-orders will be taken until Sunday, Feb. 1.

Jan. 17, 2015 13:002

‘Sore ga Seiyu!’ TV Anime Confirmed - The Popular Doujin Work by Masumi Asano x Kenjiro Hata is Getting a Major Break

‘Sore ga Seiyu!’ TV Anime Confirmed - The Popular Doujin Work by Masumi Asano x Kenjiro Hata is Getting a Major Break

An anime adaptation has been confirmed for Sore ga Seiyu!, a tag team effort between an active voice actress and a popular manga artist. The broadcast will begin this summer.

Jan. 17, 2015 07:000

‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Long-Awaited Plushie Mascots Go on Sale! New Items Appear One After Another, Even One with a ‘Honeycomb Midosuji Shonen’ Design

‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Long-Awaited Plushie Mascots Go on Sale! New Items Appear One After Another, Even One with a ‘Honeycomb Midosuji Shonen’ Design

In the road race anime Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road the interhigh is half over and the fight is getting more and more intense in the mountains of Hakone. Various collaborations are currently underway and tons of items are being released, among them the long-awaited “Keychain Plushies”!

Jan. 17, 2015 01:000

Cute ‘Bonobono’ Keyboard Customization! Bring a Sense of Calm to Your PC

Cute ‘Bonobono’ Keyboard Customization! Bring a Sense of Calm to Your PC

Staring at a cold computer screen banging the keyboard with a “kata kata kata” all day long… Now a product is here to give a bit of relief from this daily grind. That product is super-cute Bonobono keyboard stickers.

Jan. 16, 2015 13:002

Madhouse to Produce ‘My Love Story!!’, Cast Includes Takuya Eguchi, Nobunaga Shimazaki & Megumi Han

Madhouse to Produce ‘My Love Story!!’, Cast Includes Takuya Eguchi, Nobunaga Shimazaki & Megumi Han

My Love Story!!––a shoujo manga with a main character who is 2 meters tall, 120 kilograms, and has a rough, stern face––is getting a TV anime adaptation. The confirmation of the anime came in November 2014, and now at last the staff and cast on this attention-grabbing series have been revealed.

Jan. 16, 2015 07:000

‘Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid’ to Start in April 2015, Characters Continue to Appear on the Growing Official Site

‘Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid’ to Start in April 2015, Characters Continue to Appear on the Growing Official Site

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid, the newest sequel to the popular anime series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha was announced in August 2014. As the series has many enthusiastic fans, the news was greeted with great applause.

Jan. 16, 2015 01:000

‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel the Movie’ Specialty Shop Opens for Limited Time in Shinjuku

‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel the Movie’ Specialty Shop Opens for Limited Time in Shinjuku

The movie Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova DC will release on Jan. 31 at Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters across Japan. Along with this release, various events are set to begin in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Jan. 16, 2015 00:380

Thailand’s Biggest Japanese Festival, Japan Expo in Thailand 2015, Is Coming to Bangkok

Thailand’s Biggest Japanese Festival, Japan Expo in Thailand 2015, Is Coming to Bangkok

Japan Expo in Thailand 2015 is coming to Bangkok, Thailand from Feb. 6-8 with Jeducation, a company that supports students in Thailand in studying abroad in Japan, as the main sponsor.

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