Interview with Yu Suzuki, Producer of the “Shenmue” Series

Game creator Yu Suzuki announced the production of Shenmue 3 at E3 and raised funds for the project through Kickstarter. We asked Suzuki, who is about to put his back into the project, about Shenmue 3 and his present state of mind.

Interview: Pianist Animenz

Amnush interview with anime song pianist, Animenz, right before his live performance in Japan!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 Kicks Off Sept. 17!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 (TGS), the world’s largest gaming event, will be held over four days, and over 220,000 attendees are expected!

Akihabara’s "Water Girls" Help Otaku Beat the Midsummer Heat!

On Aug. 23, maids and cosplayers gathered in Akihabara for a water sprinkling event, Uchimizu Musume Daishugō!! 2015, bringing some relief from the hot summer weather.

[J-Fashion] Swankiss Winter 2015 Collection: Merry Memory Go-Round

Come take a look at the latest Swankiss exhibition! These stunning designs will become available on Tokyo Otaku Mode this winter!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

There was a huge gathering of female cosplayers at this summer’s Comiket! Here’s a huge helping of 174 high-impact cosplay photos from the event!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Comical & Cool Edition

Enjoy 86 photos of comical and cool cosplay we spotted at Comic Market 88!

This Summer’s Comiket Brings in 550,000 in Attendance Over 3 Days!

Comic Market 88, the world’s largest doujinshi event, was held from Aug. 14–16. This year’s Comiket, as it’s lovingly referred to, brought in approximately 550,000 people over three days.

Paper Sculptor Tatsuya Takahashi Reveals His Production Process!

TOM Special Creator Tatsuya Takahashi who has been attracting a lot of attention for his paper sculptures lets us in on his creative process with a brand new work.

[J-Fashion] My Enchanted Closet: Sophisticated New Japanese Style by OLIVE des OLIVE!

Introducing new photos and info from the latest OLIVE des OLIVE exhibition! Women throughout Japan rely on this brand to fill their closets with cute yet elegant and grown-up style.

A Brand New Fantasy World, "SNACK WORLD"!

Following Yo-Kai Watch, now, the fourth cross-media project has been announced!The concept for this time is “hyper casual fantasy,” a combination ...

2015 Summer Anime: If You Liked “That” You Might Like “This”

If you’re feeling a little lost about which anime you should watch next, you can check out other fans’ opinions by asking “If I liked ‘this’ will I like ‘that’?”

“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” International Premiere & North America Release Date Announced!

The North America release date of Boruto: Naruto the Movie has been revealed. The movie will premiere internationally on Oct. 10 at New York Comic Con, and it will be released in theaters throughout North America the same day as well.

A Must-See for Comiket Attendees?! Morinaga Releases Video “How to Survive Comic Market”

inJelly will hold their first company booth at Comic Market 88. Along with this news, they have released an unofficial video that dramatically explains the rules of Comic Market titled “How to Survive Comic Market.”

Creator Interview: pomodorosa

Hitting the mark on popular illustrator pomodorosa’s feelings about his first commercial book of works.

A cafe where you can experience the latest in Harajuku pop culture has opened - the Kawaii Monster Cafe.

A cafe and restaurant unlike any you’ve ever seen before, the Kawaii Monster Cafe, has opened in Tokyo’s Harajuku district which continues to transmit...

The Amazing Anime Song Dance Performers, Real Akiba Boys!

Over 50 million total views online! Representing Akihabara is the otaku dance team Real Akiba Boys! Each video they upload of them dancing to anime song openings quickly hits over 1 million views online, and their total view count is over 50 million. They have even earned popularity among those working in the anime industry who give them high praise.

This Idol Group's Unique Music Video Features Umbrellas and Lanterns in Perfect Synchronization

“Though I know the petals will fall away…” Do these girls have a fantasy of falling in love with an illusion?!

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 2: Sexy & Cute Edition

We introduce this time the gorgeous figures that colored the event halls!

[WonFes] We Explore the Evangelion 20th Anniversary Booth

In celebration of this year being its 20th anniversary, a special Evangelion booth was set up at Wonder Festival 2015 Summer held on July 26. Crowds of Eva fans were mesmerized by the various attention-grabbing displays.

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Sep. 4, 2015 14:00

Cygames Underway on New TV Anime - “Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends” to Premiere in 2016

Cygames Underway on New TV Anime - “Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends” to Premiere in 2016

On Aug. 31, Cygames announced production on a new TV anime titled Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends.

Sep. 4, 2015 06:00

Certification Exams Themed After “Naruto” to Be Held in December

Certification Exams Themed After “Naruto” to Be Held in December

This winter, there will be certification exams held themed after Masashi Kishimoto’s popular manga Naruto.

Sep. 3, 2015 22:00

“Persona 3 the Movie” Finale Event to Be Held; Advance Tickets for Fourth Movie Finally Go on Sale

“Persona 3 the Movie” Finale Event to Be Held; Advance Tickets for Fourth Movie Finally Go on Sale

The fourth movie in the Persona 3 the Movie series which began in November 2013 and is based on the popular Persona 3 video game will finally be released on Jan. 23, 2016.

Sep. 3, 2015 14:00

First “Science Adventure Live” in 3 Years to Be Held; Cast of “Steins;Gate” to Appear on Stage

First “Science Adventure Live” in 3 Years to Be Held; Cast of “Steins;Gate” to Appear on Stage

Having first been born as a video game in 2009, then adapted into a TV anime, a theatrical anime, a manga, novel, and even a stage play, Steins;Gate has been developed across a mix of media. Five years since its birth, there are no signs of its popularity slowing.

Sep. 3, 2015 06:00

“Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen” World, OP & Cast Finally Revealed

“Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen” World, OP & Cast Finally Revealed

New information for the TV anime Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen to begin broadcasting this October has been released all at once. The official site has also opened, and with less than two months left until the broadcast begins, anticipation is rising.

Sep. 2, 2015 22:00

Wearing a Cardboard Box to Your Own Wedding? This “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” Commercial Is Odd in So Many Ways

Wearing a Cardboard Box to Your Own Wedding? This “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” Commercial Is Odd in So Many Ways

The newest chapter of Konami’s Metal Gear series, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (¥9,072 including tax), will be released in Japan on Sept. 2. Just before the release date, Sony has revealed a brand new commercial titled “A Sheltered Daughter’s Tearful Wedding.”

Sep. 2, 2015 14:00

“Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru” to Premiere on Tokyo MX Oct. 7

“Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru” to Premiere on Tokyo MX Oct. 7

Broadcast information has been revealed for the TV anime Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru.

Sep. 2, 2015 06:00

Otakus Are Powerless To Resist The Charm Of Their “Princess”? Explore The Phenomenon Of The “Princess In A Otaku Circle”

Otakus Are Powerless To Resist The Charm Of Their “Princess”? Explore The Phenomenon Of The “Princess In A Otaku Circle”

Have you come across the “queen” or the “diva” of a certain group, at some point in your life, like at school, college, or workplace?

Sep. 1, 2015 23:48

Interview with Yu Suzuki, Producer of the “Shenmue” Series

Interview with Yu Suzuki, Producer of the “Shenmue” Series

Game creator Yu Suzuki announced the production of Shenmue 3 at E3 and raised funds for the project through Kickstarter. We asked Suzuki, who is about to put his back into the project, about Shenmue 3 and his present state of mind.

Sep. 1, 2015 22:00

Exercise Anime “Ani Tore! EX” to Premiere Oct. 12

Exercise Anime “Ani Tore! EX” to Premiere Oct. 12

It has been revealed that the TV anime Ani Tore! EX will premiere in Japan on Oct. 12. The anime is about exercising and begins on Health and Sports Day in Japan.

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