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!

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 1: Photo Collection of Cool & Comical Creations!

We’re introducing through pictures the cool and comical creations spotted at the garage kit festival Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter]! Even Tokyo Ghoul’s Kaneki has finally become a figure?!

The 30th Anniversary of WonFes Was as Lively as Ever!

Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter] (WonFes), the world’s largest garage kit festival, was held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on Feb. 8.

Creator Interview: Kuuchuu Yousai

Kuuchuu Yousai is an illustrator who draws incredibly adorable girls. Capturing every detail from the deepest parts of the eyes to the highlights on the hair, he depicts girls in a natural way. Currently, he does professional rough drawings and illustration work for games, while also leading a doujinshi circle called Pagupagu Magu, and has even released an ita-curtain on Tokyo Otaku Mode...

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

Featuring the life-sized cockpit of the Variable Fighter VF-1S Valkyrie and even some Macross-themed original food!

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Mar. 2, 2015 21:000

Second ‘New Initial D the Movie’ Announced Along with Hachi-Roku Drift Scene!

Second ‘New Initial D the Movie’ Announced Along with Hachi-Roku Drift Scene!

New Initial D the Movie Legend 2: Racer will be released on May 23, 2015. This is the second installment in the 4-part new movie series which started in 2014.

Mar. 2, 2015 13:000

PV Released for Sanrio’s New Anime ‘Show By Rock!!’

PV Released for Sanrio’s New Anime ‘Show By Rock!!’

Bones producing new Sanrio anime Show By Rock!!

Mar. 2, 2015 05:000

Cool Wall of Extinction and Arashigaoka High School Motifs, Growl! Nijigen Cospa ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Apparel Items to Be Released

Cool Wall of Extinction and Arashigaoka High School Motifs, Growl! Nijigen Cospa ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Apparel Items to Be Released

A standout series of the winter 2015 anime season is Yurikuma Arashi. The broadcast is up to Episode 8 for this story interwoven with adorable yet vicious bears and humankind who avoid them and featuring an enigmatic world and direction as only director Kunihiko Ikuhara can create, and there continues to be unmissable developments in the story, like how Ginko’s “sin” will be portrayed.

Mar. 1, 2015 21:006

Pure Beauty…! This Work of Art Rib Cage Blouse is Trending Now

Pure Beauty…! This Work of Art Rib Cage Blouse is Trending Now

Made to replicate the placement and look of parts of the human skeleton, this Rib Cage Blouse fashion piece has been making its way across the Internet for its elegant design and artistry.

Mar. 1, 2015 13:001

Stylish Glasses that Represent SAO Characters!!

Stylish Glasses that Represent SAO Characters!!

Sword Art Online collaboration glasses arrive; five frames filled with the series’ world

Mar. 1, 2015 05:0012

Musical ‘Live Spectacle Naruto’ with Cast of 18 Members Reveals Powerful New Visuals

Musical ‘Live Spectacle Naruto’ with Cast of 18 Members Reveals Powerful New Visuals

The musical Live Spectacle Naruto, based on Masashi Kishimoto’s incredibly popular original work, will be opening on Mar. 21, 2015. It will be showing in four different locations nationally and three different locations overseas.

Feb. 28, 2015 21:000

Popular Manga Artist Hiro Mashima Draws Jack Bauer from ‘24’

Popular Manga Artist Hiro Mashima Draws Jack Bauer from ‘24’

The newest season in the astonishingly popular drama series 24, 24: Live Another Day, will finally be released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan on March 4.

Feb. 28, 2015 13:000

Neo Graphic Sailor Uniforms - Sailor Uniforms with Graphics Printed on Them

Neo Graphic Sailor Uniforms - Sailor Uniforms with Graphics Printed on Them

Clearstone has announced it will release “Neo Graphic Sailor Uniforms,” sailor uniforms with trendy graphics printed on the collars and skirt. They are priced at 7,990 yen (plus tax).

Feb. 28, 2015 05:006

Popular Mystery Novel Gets Anime Adaptation!!

Popular Mystery Novel Gets Anime Adaptation!!

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru, a mystery novel with 600,000 copies sold, gets anime adaptation

Feb. 27, 2015 21:000

Runners Get Cheered on By Life-Size Ingram Guarding Tokyo Marathon

Runners Get Cheered on By Life-Size Ingram Guarding Tokyo Marathon

The central mecha AV-98 Ingram from The Next Generation: Patlabor made an appearance at Tokyo Marathon 2015, held on Feb. 22.

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