Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Apr. 23, 2014 07:000

Sailor Moon Goods to Release as Arcade Prizes at the End of April

*Sailor Moon* Goods to Release as Arcade Prizes at the End of April

Banpresto has launched its new brand aimed at adult females called Girls Memories and announced on April 17 that the first round of arcade prizes for the brand will be based on Sailor Moon.

Apr. 23, 2014 06:040

WonderCon 2014: Anchorman sing-along at Anaheim WonderCon

WonderCon 2014: Anchorman sing-along at Anaheim WonderCon

WonderCon 2014 took place in Anaheim, California near Disneyland from April 18 to April 20.

Apr. 23, 2014 01:000

20-Year Serialization Congratulatory Exhibit “Conan Exhibit” to Open in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

20-Year Serialization Congratulatory Exhibit “Conan Exhibit” to Open in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

This year, Gosho Aoyama’s popular manga Detective Conan is welcoming its 20th year since it began serialization. Many commemorative projects are popping up one after the next, but one that cannot be missed is happening during Golden Week at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.

Apr. 22, 2014 13:000

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

Apr. 22, 2014 07:001

Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary Main Theme Song to Be Created by X Japan’s Yoshiki

*Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary* Main Theme Song to Be Created by X Japan’s Yoshiki

Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary, a theatrical movie adaptation to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Masami Kurumada’s hugely popular Saint Seiya, will have a countrywide roadshow release in Japan on June 21.

Apr. 22, 2014 01:000

Dream Collaboration between Rurouni Kenshin and Kumamon, Special Straps Included with Advance Tickets

Dream Collaboration between *Rurouni Kenshin* and Kumamon, Special Straps Included with Advance Tickets

As a special bonus, collaborative Kumamon straps will be included in advance tickets for Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire/The End of a Legend, sales of which will begin in Japan on May 3.

Apr. 21, 2014 13:000

BAPE × Snoopy at Isetan for both Adults and Children

BAPE × Snoopy at Isetan for both Adults and Children

A BATHING APE (BAPE) presents a special collection in collaboration with PEANUTS.

Apr. 21, 2014 07:000

“Cup no Fuchiko” by Tanaka Katsuki at Isetan Shinjuku

“Cup no Fuchiko” by Tanaka Katsuki at Isetan Shinjuku

The pop-up “LOVE LAB with Tanaka Katsuki” was held on the 3rd floor of Isetan Shinjuku, until Apr 15.

Apr. 21, 2014 01:001

Unreal! These are Rubik’s Cubes! JoJo’s Bizarre Cube Parts 1 and 2 to Release

Unreal! These are Rubik’s Cubes! JoJo’s Bizarre Cube Parts 1 and 2 to Release

Megahouse is releasing Rubik’s Cubes designed after the popular anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

Apr. 20, 2014 13:0010

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

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