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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.

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.

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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.

Nov. 9, 2014 07:002

[Winter 2015 Anime] The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Broadcast Information Releases! Broadcast to Begin on Jan. 9 on Tokyo MX!

[Winter 2015 Anime] *The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls* Broadcast Information Releases! Broadcast to Begin on Jan. 9 on Tokyo MX!

New information on the anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls to begin broadcasting in January has been released.

Nov. 8, 2014 23:001

Jim Lee Comes to Japan: American Comic Legend to Hold Live Painting in Akihabara

Jim Lee Comes to Japan: American Comic Legend to Hold Live Painting in Akihabara

Jim Lee, a super artist in the world of American comics, is coming to Japan and will hold a special event in Akihabara. The event, titled “AmeComi Night Jim Lee Special,” will take place on Nov. 22 at Kotobukiya Akihabara-kan.

Nov. 8, 2014 11:011

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of Evangelion [2/2]

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of *Evangelion* [2/2]

TOM Interview Question: From hearing you speak, I can feel how much you love animation. Considering the state of things now, what kind of work do you want to do most?

Nov. 8, 2014 11:004

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of Evangelion [1/2]

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.

Nov. 8, 2014 07:008

Samurai Warriors TV Anime Series Confirmed, Broadcast to Begin January 2015 on TV Tokyo

*Samurai Warriors* TV Anime Series Confirmed, Broadcast to Begin January 2015 on TV Tokyo

With the first game released in 2004, the Samurai Warriors series has attained tremendous support up to the present from fans, and now it’s becoming a TV anime series.

Nov. 7, 2014 23:001

Blood Blockade Battlefront TV Anime Greenlit, Stellar Staff Announced

*Blood Blockade Battlefront* TV Anime Greenlit, Stellar Staff Announced

The popular manga Blood Blockade Battlefront by Yasuhiro Nightow, who has a diehard fanbase thanks to his works including Trigun, is getting a TV anime adaptation.

Nov. 7, 2014 11:000

Evangelion 20th Anniversary Bombshell, a Mysterious Work Just Like Attack on Titan, and… Hideaki Anno Talk Show “Director Edition” Report

*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...

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