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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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Nov. 26, 2014 23:001

Expelled from Paradise Releases in North America in December, 15 Screens Confirmed in NY, LA, and Other Cities

*Expelled from Paradise* Releases in North America in December, 15 Screens Confirmed in NY, LA, and Other Cities

Expelled from Paradise, the smash hit that released in Japan on Nov. 15, is already making the jump abroad. Toei Animation, the production company behind the film, confirmed that the film will be released in North America on Dec. 20.

Nov. 26, 2014 17:303

Japanese Contemporary Artist Sebastian Masuda Debuts “Time After Time Capsule” At Art Basel

Japanese Contemporary Artist Sebastian Masuda   Debuts “Time After Time Capsule” At Art Basel

MIAMI – Sebastian Masuda, a contemporary artist and the founder of Harajuku Kawaii culture, emblematized by his Harajuku shop, 6%DOKIDOKI, is pleased to announce the start of a long-term participatory art project “Time After Time Capsule.”

Nov. 26, 2014 13:002

Release Confirmed for Limited Sneakers that Show Collage of Famous Scenes from Manga Neon Genesis Evangelion

Release Confirmed for Limited Sneakers that Show Collage of Famous Scenes from Manga *Neon Genesis Evangelion*

Neon Genesis Evangelion by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is a manga that was serialized for 18 years. Now, it has been confirmed that, in celebration of the momentous occasion of the release of the manga’s final volume, Tokyo-based sneaker brand UBIQ will release a pair of collaboration sneakers.

Nov. 26, 2014 07:0011

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata January 2015 Broadcast Start Date Draws Closer, New Key Visual Releases

*Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata* January 2015 Broadcast Start Date Draws Closer, New Key Visual Releases

The broadcast to Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata will begin in January 2015 during Fuji TV’s anime programming block, Noitamina.

Nov. 25, 2014 23:002

Snow Miku Business Complex Called Snow Miku Sky Town to Open in Late December at New Chitose Airport

Snow Miku Business Complex Called Snow Miku Sky Town to Open in Late December at New Chitose Airport

It has been announced that the Snow Miku (Hatsune Miku) shop and museum Snow Miku Sky Town will open in late December on the fourth floor of the Domestic Terminal at New Chitose Airport.

Nov. 25, 2014 15:306

The Newest Collections in the Alpacasso Plushie Series: Hug an Alpaca This Lonely Winter

The Newest Collections in the Alpacasso Plushie Series: Hug an Alpaca This Lonely Winter

The evolution of Alpacasso isn’t stopping!

Nov. 25, 2014 13:008

“I’m the Only One You Should Chew” Tooth Heroine Falls for 5 Gum-Turned-Handsome Men as Mysterious Project Begins

“I’m the Only One You Should Chew” Tooth Heroine Falls for 5 Gum-Turned-Handsome Men as Mysterious Project Begins

Lotte’s gum website, Crazy Gum Broadcasting Station, announced that it would begin the Gum Boyfriend Ballots featuring five “lovers for your mouth” who are handsome anthropomorphized versions of Lotte’s gum brands Black Black Gum, Xylitol, Acuo, Green Gum and Fit’s on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Nov. 25, 2014 07:001

Yui Ishikawa, Voice of Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan, Performs as Guest at Lucca Comics & Games 2014

Yui Ishikawa, Voice of Mikasa Ackerman in *Attack on Titan*, Performs as Guest at Lucca Comics & Games 2014

Yui Ishikawa, who is known for her role as Mikasa Ackerman in the hugely popular anime Attack on Titan, has drawn big reactions after having performed as a guest at the event Lucca Comics & Games held from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 in Lucca, Italy.

Nov. 24, 2014 23:004

"Knights of Sidonia" Movie Release Confirmed

"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.

Nov. 24, 2014 13:002

Five Street Fighter II iPhone 6 Cases to Release in Mid-December

Five *Street Fighter II* iPhone 6 Cases to Release in Mid-December

Pre-orders have begun in Japan on Capcom’s official shopping site, e-Capcom, for iPhone cases that have fun designs that incorporate a clear case design and the iPhone 6 logo!

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