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"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.

A Flood of *Naruto* Fan Art from All Over the World!

The manga Naruto is closing in on its finale. Announcing a surprise project by Shueisha, the publisher of the magazine Naruto is serialized in, Weekly Shonen Jump!

Cosplay Parade Brings Excitement to Ikebukuro!

Just in time for Halloween, the cosplay event Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festa 2014 was held for two days, Oct. 25 and 26.

Exterminate the Titans! 3D Maneuver Gear Coming in January

Total weight of 10 kilograms! Tokyo Otaku Mode is eagerly preparing for its release!

Miku Expo 2014 Report: Miku’s Popularity is Strong in the US Too

A new page in the history of Hatsune Miku has been created.

Jim Lee of *Batman* Series Fame to Attend International Manga Fest 2014 in Japan

Jim Lee, a masterful American comic artist who has worked on the Batman series, which turns 75 this year, is coming to Japan! A discussion, live painting, signing, and other events are planned.

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Nov. 12, 2014 02:413

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Collaboration with Popular Chip Brand!!

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Collaboration with Popular Chip Brand!!

According to recent news, snack company Koikeya’s tortilla chip series, one of their most popular, will collaborate with Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.

Nov. 11, 2014 23:002

Masterpiece Magical Girl Comic Cardcaptor Sakura Main Character Sakura Kinomoto Appears as a figma Dressed in Outfit from Comic Vol. 1 Cover

Masterpiece Magical Girl Comic *Cardcaptor Sakura* Main Character Sakura Kinomoto Appears as a figma Dressed in Outfit from Comic Vol. 1 Cover

A figma has been introduced of main character Sakura Kinomoto from the masterpiece magical girl comic Cardcaptor Sakura wearing her outfit from the front cover of Vol. 1 of the comic.

Nov. 11, 2014 13:004

First Chapter of Naruto and Conclusion of Rurouni Kenshin - Free Distribution Begins of Weekly Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 43 Digital Reprint

First Chapter of *Naruto* and Conclusion of *Rurouni Kenshin* - Free Distribution Begins of *Weekly Shonen Jump* 1999 Issue 43 Digital Reprint

In Issue 50 of Weekly Shonen Jump on sale Nov. 10 is the conclusion to author Masashi Kishimoto’s popular manga Naruto. As a commemoration project, the editing department at Weekly Shonen Jump have reissued digitally the first serialization of Naruto in Issue 43 of Weekly Shonen Jump released in 1999.

Nov. 11, 2014 07:002

Koro-sensei Moves! Newest PV for Anime *Assassination Classroom Complete, Screenings of Episode 0 Limited to Events

Koro-sensei Moves! Newest PV for Anime *Assassination Classroom Complete, Screenings of Episode 0 Limited to Events

It seems the huge hit work Assassination Classroom serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) will cause a whirlwind in 2015. The start of the broadcast of the TV anime series is set for Jan. 9, and a live-action movie will release countrywide in Japan on March 21. These two projects will be picking up attention from here on.

Nov. 10, 2014 23:2851

Naruto Concludes After 700 Chapters, New Short-Term Naruto Serialization Announced for Spring 2015

*Naruto* Concludes After 700 Chapters, New Short-Term *Naruto* Serialization Announced for Spring 2015

The serialization of Masashi Kishimoto’s popular manga Naruto, which has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) since September 1999, has come to an end after 15 years.

Nov. 10, 2014 13:0050

Heroes and Horror Characters Get Cutified! Loads of Bishoujo Figures Based on DC Comics Characters!

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!

Nov. 10, 2014 07:0018

Kantai Collection - KanColle Broadcast Begins in January 2015, Story to Begin at “Fubuki’s Arrival”

*Kantai Collection - KanColle* Broadcast Begins in January 2015, Story to Begin at “Fubuki’s Arrival”

Kantai Collection - KanColle, which started as a browser game and has become a phenomenon, has garnered popularity through expanding into various media including manga and character goods. In January 2015, the broadcast to the long-awaited anime will finally begin.

Nov. 9, 2014 23:000

Popular Classic Manga Coming to Theaters - Movie Maestro! to Release on Jan. 31, 2015

Popular Classic Manga Coming to Theaters - Movie *Maestro!* to Release on Jan. 31, 2015

The movie Maestro! will release Japan-wide on Jan. 31, 2015. Maestro! is based on the classic manga of the same name created by Akira Saso.

Nov. 9, 2014 14:2157

One Piece Celebrates the Finale of Naruto? A Hidden Message in One Piece Published in Latest Jump Issue

*One Piece* Celebrates the Finale of *Naruto*? A Hidden Message in *One Piece* Published in Latest Jump Issue

The author of One Piece lays out on the front cover the phrase “Naruto, thanks for everything.”

Nov. 9, 2014 13:001

Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 - Crimson Bow and Arrow Stage Greetings and Event Confirmed

*Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 - Crimson Bow and Arrow* Stage Greetings and Event Confirmed

It has been confirmed that stage greetings for Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 - Crimson Bow and Arrow to release on Nov. 22 will be held on two days, Nov. 22 and 23, and will include appearances by Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager), Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa Ackerman), Marina Inoue (Armin Arlert), and director Tetsuro Araki.

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