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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. 24, 2014 07:004

Naruto Super Sounds to Release on Nov. 26, Special Event Also Planned in Shibuya

*Naruto Super Sounds* to Release on Nov. 26, Special Event Also Planned in Shibuya

Naruto finally reached its finale in Issue 50 of Weekly Shonen Jump released on Nov. 10.

Nov. 23, 2014 23:000

Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise Opens on Nov. 22, Rental Showcase Makes a Comeback

Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise Opens on Nov. 22, Rental Showcase Makes a Comeback

Figure maker Volks will celebrate the grand opening of Akihabara’s largest comprehensive hobby building, Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise, on Nov. 22.

Nov. 23, 2014 09:0039

"Attack on Titan" Second Season TV Anime Confirmed

"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.

Nov. 23, 2014 07:0011

Movie Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F: April 18, 2015 Release Date Confirmed Along with Reappearance of Frieza

Movie *Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F*: April 18, 2015 Release Date Confirmed Along with Reappearance of Frieza

The release date of the newest Dragon Ball Z film that was previously reported to be released during Golden Week 2015 has been confirmed along with the film’s official title. The movie’s title is Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F and it will release on April 18, 2015.

Nov. 22, 2014 23:001

IA / Kagerou Project Event in Kinokuniya Bookstores! Concert Video Encore Screening & Limited Goods Planned

IA / *Kagerou Project* Event in Kinokuniya Bookstores! Concert Video Encore Screening & Limited Goods Planned

An encore screening of a concert video of the popular IA featured at the after party to New York Comic Con 2014 (NYCC), held in New York in October, will be held at Kinokuniya bookstores in the U.S. in December.

Nov. 22, 2014 13:000

Kenji Kamiyama Collaboration Accessories Round 2 - A Thoughtful Design of Two Skulls Facing Each Other

Kenji Kamiyama Collaboration Accessories Round 2 - A Thoughtful Design of Two Skulls Facing Each Other

The “Kenji Kamiyama Wizard Skull Collection,” the second round of collaboration accessories with director Kenji Kamiyama who is known for such hits as Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. and Eden of the East, will be built to order for a limited time from Dec. 15, 2014 to Jan. 15, 2015. Differing from the last round of accessories that had an angel fossil motif, this round features a stimulating design arranged with skulls.

Nov. 22, 2014 07:001

First Full-Blown Art Exhibit for Anime Haikyu!! to Be Held in Niigata Starting in December

First Full-Blown Art Exhibit for Anime *Haikyu!!* to Be Held in Niigata Starting in December

An original art exhibit for the TV anime Haikyu!! will be held at the Niigata Manga Animation Museum starting on Saturday, Dec. 6. The exhibit is named “Haikyu!! Anime Original Art Exhibit - Winter Niigata Tour” and is the first full-blown art exhibit for the series.

Nov. 21, 2014 23:0013

Madoka Magica Hunting Season Begins! Collaboration with Monster Hunter: Frontier G Confirmed

*Madoka Magica* Hunting Season Begins! Collaboration with *Monster Hunter: Frontier G* Confirmed

A collaboration has been confirmed between Capcom’s popular game Monster Hunter: Frontier G and the anime Madoka Magica the Movie.

Nov. 21, 2014 13:002

Blood Blockade Battlefront Anime to Air in 2015, Teaser PV Released - The World of Shinji Kimura’s Art Settings Unfolds

*Blood Blockade Battlefront* Anime to Air in 2015, Teaser PV Released - The World of Shinji Kimura’s Art Settings Unfolds

Manga artist Yasuhiro Nightow’s full-force battle-action manga Blood Blockade Battlefront is being adapted into an anime television series. The series suddenly became a focus of attention after the staff and cast were announced along with the production.

Nov. 21, 2014 07:0018

Hatsune Miku Becomes a Racing Car! Pre-Orders Begin for Transforming Robot “GearTribe Hatsune Miku GT Project 2014 Ver.”

Hatsune Miku Becomes a Racing Car! Pre-Orders Begin for Transforming Robot “GearTribe Hatsune Miku GT Project 2014 Ver.”

Pre-orders have begun for the transforming robot “GearTribe Hatsune Miku GT Project 2014 Ver.,” which was planned by multi-talented creator Shoji Kawamori, who takes on many different roles including anime director and mecha designer.

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