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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Aug. 30, 2014 01:000

HisCoool! Sega Hard Girl to Broadcast on Animax - Dreamcast, Saturn, and Mega Drive Become Beautiful Girls

*HisCoool! Sega Hard Girl* to Broadcast on Animax - Dreamcast, Saturn, and Mega Drive Become Beautiful Girls

A TV anime is advancing for a project by Sega called “Sega Hard Girl” in which hardware is personified. HisCoool! Sega Hard Girl will begin broadcasting on the anime-only channel Animax on Oct. 8.

Aug. 29, 2014 13:000

LA EigaFest 2014 - Overseas Premieres of Lupin the Third and Rurouni Kenshin, Japanese Films to Screen in the US

LA EigaFest 2014 - Overseas Premieres of *Lupin the Third* and *Rurouni Kenshin*, Japanese Films to Screen in the US

This fall, a film festival will be held that delivers to Hollywood, U.S. the charms of Japanese films. LA EigaFest, which focuses on Japanese films, will be held from Sept. 12-14 in the heart of Hollywood: the Egyptian Theatre.

Aug. 29, 2014 07:003

An Instant Sell-Out Every Time - Plushie of Hugely Popular Pokémon Whimsicott to Release Once Again

An Instant Sell-Out Every Time - Plushie of Hugely Popular Pokémon Whimsicott to Release Once Again

The “Whimsicott Substitute Plushie” themed after Whimsicott’s other form shown after using the move “Substitute” will release once more at Pokémon Centers on Sept. 20.

Aug. 29, 2014 01:008

The Inside Story of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Will Be Told at the Tokyo National Museum by Producers Takashi Watanabe and Yuichiro Saito

The Inside Story of *The Girl Who Leapt Through Time* Will Be Told at the Tokyo National Museum by Producers Takashi Watanabe and Yuichiro Saito

Anime director Mamoru Hosoda is a hitmaker who time and time again has given the world popular movies including Wolf Children and Summer Wars. However, the starting point to all of this is the 2006 theatrically released movie The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Aug. 28, 2014 13:001

Cast of Fafner in the Azure: Exodus to Include Ryotaro Okiayu, Yuichi Nakamura, and Aki Unone

Cast of *Fafner in the Azure: Exodus* to Include Ryotaro Okiayu, Yuichi Nakamura, and Aki Unone

The TV anime Fafner in the Azure: Exodus, a new installment in the original anime Fafner in the Azure which broadcast in 2004, will begin its broadcast in January 2015.

Aug. 28, 2014 07:001

Squid Girl and Hisako Kanemoto to Meet on Stage for the First Time! What Will Happen at This Squid Girl Event?

Squid Girl and Hisako Kanemoto to Meet on Stage for the First Time! What Will Happen at This *Squid Girl* Event?

An event will be held for the series Squid Girl, the TV anime to which was broadcast from 2010-11. “First Meeting! ‘Squid Girl x Kanemoto Hisako’ Talk & Live Show!” will be held in the city on Nov. 1.

Aug. 28, 2014 01:002

Yowamushi Pedal Stage Play - Next Up is Spin-Off Story of Hokone Academy’s Yasutomo Arakita

*Yowamushi Pedal* Stage Play - Next Up is Spin-Off Story of Hokone Academy’s Yasutomo Arakita

The newest stage play for Yowamushi Pedal will be performed from October to November.

Aug. 27, 2014 13:004

The Sailor Scouts Ride on Your Cup, Super-Cute Figure Mascots to Release in December

The Sailor Scouts Ride on Your Cup, Super-Cute Figure Mascots to Release in December

Sailor Moon is coming to the cup-decorating figure mascot series Ochatomo.

Aug. 27, 2014 07:001

A Mysterious Future Super Saiyan? Latest on Dragon Ball Xenoverse - “Nuclear Storage,” Which Holds Entire DB World History, is the Key to the Story

A Mysterious Future Super Saiyan? Latest on *Dragon Ball Xenoverse* - “Nuclear Storage,” Which Holds Entire *DB* World History, is the Key to the Story

Bandai Namco Games released new information today (Aug. 22, 2014) on the latest game in the Dragon Ball series, Dragon Ball Xenoverse (for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360).

Aug. 27, 2014 01:0021

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Collaborative yatsuhashi between virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, a long-running yatsuhashi company established in 1689, will be sold at the event Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka to be held on Aug. 30 at Intex Osaka.

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