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.

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!

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Jan. 12, 2015 03:494

‘Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie’ to Release in Early Summer 2015! The Secret of Motoko Kusanagi’s Birth is Unveiled!

‘Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie’ to Release in Early Summer 2015! The Secret of Motoko Kusanagi’s Birth is Unveiled!

As of Jan. 8, the details of the new Ghost in the Shell full-length feature film that was announced in September 2014 have been made public. The movie will be released in Japan nationwide in early summer 2015, under the official title Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie.

Jan. 12, 2015 03:485

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

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.

Jan. 11, 2015 17:003

Fans Rush to See Cybil System Hacked by Motoko Kusanagi in Shinjuku Station

Fans Rush to See Cybil System Hacked by Motoko Kusanagi in Shinjuku Station

The release of a new Ghost in the Shell film was announced on Jan. 8, and Psycho-Pass the Movie will release Japan-wide on Jan. 9. Now a collaboration that crosses over the boundaries of these two films has surprisingly appeared in Shinjuku Station.

Jan. 11, 2015 11:000

Too Cute Anime ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Bear Items Release One After the Next! Special Museum to Also Open

Too Cute Anime ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Bear Items Release One After the Next! Special Museum to Also Open

Accompanying the start of the broadcast, the official online store Gawa Gawa Mart has already opened. Also confirmed is a special exhibit called “Yurikuma Arashi Museum Bear & Peace” coming to three Animate locations.

Jan. 11, 2015 05:001

Jacket Photos & Visuals for New Dempagumi.inc Album ‘WWDD’ Release, Manga Artist Natsuko Taniguchi Supplies Jacket Artwork

Jacket Photos & Visuals for New Dempagumi.inc Album ‘WWDD’ Release, Manga Artist Natsuko Taniguchi Supplies Jacket Artwork

Dempagumi.inc have released the jacket visuals and newest artwork from their third album WWDD to release on Feb. 18.

Jan. 10, 2015 23:005

The Masterpiece Pokémon Manga ‘PokeSupe’ Now a Web Series! Earth and Sea Clash Again

The Masterpiece Pokémon Manga ‘PokeSupe’ Now a Web Series! Earth and Sea Clash Again

The new series for the Pokemon-themed manga, Pocket Monsters Special: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, started Tuesday, Jan. 6 on Club Sunday a free webcomic hosting site.

Jan. 10, 2015 17:000

Stage Play ‘Hamatora: The Stage’ Part 2 Confirmed, Cast Announcement to Come!

Stage Play ‘Hamatora: The Stage’ Part 2 Confirmed, Cast Announcement to Come!

Production of the second part of the stage play Hamatora: The Stage - Crossing Time performed in summer 2014 has been confirmed.

Jan. 10, 2015 12:170

Light Novel Writers Steadily Make Headway, PC Koubou Offers Exclusive PC Ideal for Authors

Light Novel Writers Steadily Make Headway, PC Koubou Offers Exclusive PC Ideal for Authors

PC Koubou recently launched a PC intended for light novel authors. It’s a PC developed for people who write light novels on a daily basis, and for those who want to be writers as well.

Jan. 9, 2015 13:000

Regular Event Monthly Underwater Knee-Highs Kicks Off! Wonderful Guests Including Saeborg, Kyun-kun, Gomi Hayakawa & Moira Kuchikaseya to Appear One After the Next

Regular Event Monthly Underwater Knee-Highs Kicks Off! Wonderful Guests Including Saeborg, Kyun-kun, Gomi Hayakawa & Moira Kuchikaseya to Appear One After the Next

It has been announced that Manabu Koga, who released the photo collection/photo exhibit Underwater Knee-highs (2013) and the follow-up Underwater Knee-highs Plus (2014), will be starting a new regular event called Monthly Underwater Knee-highs.

Jan. 9, 2015 07:006

Trailer Releases for Babymetal’s New Face-Meltingly Fast Song, ‘Road of Resistance’

Trailer Releases for Babymetal’s New Face-Meltingly Fast Song, ‘Road of Resistance’

A trailer has been released for Babymetal’s new song, “Road of Resistance.”

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