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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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Dec. 1, 2014 08:190

My Melody Celebrates its 40th Anniversary! My Melody Cafe to Open in Sanrio Puroland for a Limited Time

My Melody Celebrates its 40th Anniversary! My Melody Cafe to Open in Sanrio Puroland for a Limited Time

My Melody will be turning 40 next year, and to celebrate one of its most popular characters, Sanrio with be holding a special event, My Melody 40th Anniversary Fair OMOIYARI TO YOU, from January 1, 2015 to August 31.

Nov. 30, 2014 11:0032

Cast For the Live Action Movie of Attack on Titan Announced! Haruma Miura Plays Eren, Kiko Mizuhara Plays Mikasa

Cast For the Live Action Movie of Attack on Titan Announced! Haruma Miura Plays Eren, Kiko Mizuhara Plays Mikasa

Cast and movie visuals for the live action movie of the hit manga series Attack on Titan were revealed on November 20th.

Nov. 30, 2014 01:004

What Kind of Rilakkuma Products Will Be Released Next? We Visit the San-X Character Fair to Find Out

What Kind of Rilakkuma Products Will Be Released Next? We Visit the San-X Character Fair to Find Out

San-X, a company that develops soothing goods beginning with its standout brand Rilakkuma, held the San-X Character Fair on Oct. 23 and 24, which was targeted at businesses and shops that handle and sell products. The company’s lineup of new products spanning from this winter through to next year was shown at the event.

Nov. 29, 2014 15:0637

Attack on Titan Exhibition Now Open! Features Life-Sized Colossal Titan

Attack on Titan Exhibition Now Open! Features Life-Sized Colossal Titan

On November 28, the Attack on Titan Exhibit opened in Ueno, Tokyo.

Nov. 29, 2014 06:082

Spring 2015 Pretty Cure Movie to feature Song and Dance - Spring Carnival Coming to Theaters March 14

Spring 2015 *Pretty Cure* Movie to feature Song and Dance - *Spring Carnival* Coming to Theaters March 14

The anime series Pretty Cure is wildly popular among young female viewers. In addition to the TV anime series, the two movie releases throughout the year are considered huge events by fans and are continuing to stir great excitement.

Nov. 28, 2014 19:007

Japanese Animator Expo Vol. 3 Me! Me! Me! Reveals an Extreme Anime Music Video

Japanese Animator Expo Vol. 3 *Me! Me! Me!* Reveals an Extreme Anime Music Video

Me! Me! Me!, the third piece of Dwango and Khara’s joint short project series, the Japan Anima(tor) Expo, was released on Nov. 21. This is the first music video in the series, and it features TeddyLoid’s music along the video.

Nov. 28, 2014 09:004

Durarara!!x2 Sho Jan. 10 Broadcast Start, First Advance Screening Event to Be Held on Jan. 3

*Durarara!!x2 Sho* Jan. 10 Broadcast Start, First Advance Screening Event to Be Held on Jan. 3

The broadcast date and time for the TV anime Durarara!!x2 has been confirmed. The broadcast will begin on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 on six channels including Tokyo MX.

Nov. 27, 2014 23:001

TMS 50 Years of Anime Exhibition Heads for Yokohama, Bringing Photographable Life-Size Yowamushi Pedal Character Cutouts

TMS 50 Years of Anime Exhibition Heads for Yokohama, Bringing Photographable Life-Size *Yowamushi Pedal* Character Cutouts

Producing popular anime titles from Big X to Lupin III, Detective Conan and Yowamushi Pedal, anime production studio TMS Entertainment reaches their 50th year of producing anime in 2014 and prepares to hold the event “TMS Entertainment, Our 50-Year Journey with Anime Exhibition.”

Nov. 27, 2014 13:002

American Comic Book Master Jim Lee Graces Akihabara with His Presence

American Comic Book Master Jim Lee Graces Akihabara with His Presence

Jim Lee gives a talk and live drawing demonstration in Akihabara!

Nov. 27, 2014 07:001

New Gunpla Series from Gundam: The Origin Includes Char’s Zaku and Guntank Mass Production Type

New Gunpla Series from *Gundam: The Origin* Includes Char’s Zaku and Guntank Mass Production Type

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, which depicts the world of Mobile Suit Gundam in a new form, is finally becoming an anime. An event screening schedule for the first part of the series, “The Blue-Eyed Casval,” has now been released.

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