‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

Creator Interview: Laica Chrose

We explored the creative activities and the source of inspiration of Laica Chrose, winner of 2014’s TOM Prize and ARTs*LABo Prize.

Interview with Illustrator Mikeou

A talk with Mikeou, the creator behind this moe ita-curtain.

Interview: Manga Artist Shirow Miwa

We spoke with Shirow Miwa, the manga artist and illustrator behind the cover of More Heroes and Heroines.

Review: The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival - Envision the Future Through Art

An exhibition of award-winning works for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival was open from Feb. 4–15.

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 2: Photo Collection of Cute and Sexy Figures!

From famous characters of old, to characters from new series! The forefront of the figure world is right here!

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Apr. 1, 2015 13:00

New Chapter ‘Naruto Gaiden’ to Begin!

New Chapter ‘Naruto Gaiden’ to Begin!

New chapter Naruto Gaiden begins short term serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump on April 27

Apr. 1, 2015 09:58

Could There Be Such a Perfect, All-In-One Shuriken-Shaped Multi-Tool?! Maybe…

Could There Be Such a Perfect, All-In-One Shuriken-Shaped Multi-Tool?! Maybe…

We’re going to introduce you to a shuriken-shaped multi-tool that has many cool features built in! With this one tool, you’ll be able to overcome a variety of situations!

Apr. 1, 2015 07:00

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Apr. 1, 2015 05:00

‘KanColle Kai’ Will Be Released on Aug. 27, 2015! Key Visual and Portion of Game System Revealed

‘KanColle Kai’ Will Be Released on Aug. 27, 2015! Key Visual and Portion of Game System Revealed

Kadokawa Games have announced today (March 28, 2015) that the PS Vita game KanColle Kai will be released on Aug. 27, 2015 and have also unveiled the game’s key visual and game system information.

Mar. 31, 2015 21:00

Collaboration Illustrations Between Hiromu Arakawa’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ & Nakaba Suzuki’s ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ Created for Nichigo Anime

Collaboration Illustrations Between Hiromu Arakawa’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ & Nakaba Suzuki’s ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ Created for Nichigo Anime

Anime fans in Japan are well acquainted with the 5:00 p.m. timeslot on Sundays on MBS and TBS when popular anime are broadcast. Many masterpieces have broadcast during this timeslot including Fullmetal Alchemist and Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

Mar. 31, 2015 13:00

Conan Cafe Shibuya Opens; Offers Original Food Items and Collaboration Merchandise

Conan Cafe Shibuya Opens; Offers Original Food Items and Collaboration Merchandise

“Conan Cafe / Detective Conan Cafe @ Tower Records Cafe” opened on March 28 at Tower Records Cafe Shibuya-ten.

Mar. 31, 2015 06:10

“KAGEROU PROJECT EXHBITION” will premiere at Kinokuniya Bookstore in Seattle!

“KAGEROU PROJECT EXHBITION” will premiere at Kinokuniya Bookstore in Seattle!

Kinokuniya Seattle will premiere the art exhibition by the illustrator, SHIDU who created the original KAGEROU PROJECT characters.

Mar. 31, 2015 05:00

Introducing a ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Yamcha Figure to Bring a Hopeless Battle Feel to Anything, Anytime

Introducing a ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Yamcha Figure to Bring a Hopeless Battle Feel to Anything, Anytime

A figure titled HG Yamcha will be released that depicts Yamcha after a valiant battle against the Saibamen from the anime Dragon Ball Z.

Mar. 30, 2015 22:22

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Mar. 30, 2015 21:00

A Club Filled with Underwater Knee-high Girls! Special Guest Composer Toriena; Event Entry Discount with Knee-high Socks!

A Club Filled with Underwater Knee-high Girls! Special Guest Composer Toriena; Event Entry Discount with Knee-high Socks!

An exhibition for the photobook Suichuu Niiso (Underwater Knee-high Girls), a collection of girls wearing knee-high socks underwater, will be held from April 3 (Fri.) to April 13 (Mon.), 2015 in Division, a design space in Kyoto.

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