Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘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 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.

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Apr. 27, 2015 13:00

The Assassinations Speed Up - ‘Assassination Classroom’ TV Anime Season 2 Confirmed; Movie Sequel Also Confirmed

The Assassinations Speed Up - ‘Assassination Classroom’ TV Anime Season 2 Confirmed; Movie Sequel Also Confirmed

Production has been confirmed on season 2 of the TV anime Assassination Classroom which has been broadcasting since January of this year.

Apr. 27, 2015 05:00

Introducing a ‘Hello!! Kin-Iro Mosaic’ School Uniform!

Introducing a ‘Hello!! Kin-Iro Mosaic’ School Uniform!

The anime Hello!! Kin-Iro Mosaic’ is currently in its second season. Available now from Cospa is a school uniform themed after the one worn by characters Alice and Karen.

Apr. 26, 2015 21:00

Ten More Character Visuals Revealed for ‘Samurai Warriors’ Sekigahara Chapter Stage Play

Ten More Character Visuals Revealed for ‘Samurai Warriors’ Sekigahara Chapter Stage Play

New character visuals have been released for Stage Play Samurai Warriors: Sekigahara Chapter, performances of which will begin on May 2.

Apr. 26, 2015 13:00

A Collection of Four of Director Mamoru Hosoda’s Works; ‘The Boy and the Beast’ Exhibit Begins in Shibuya July 24

A Collection of Four of Director Mamoru Hosoda’s Works; ‘The Boy and the Beast’ Exhibit Begins in Shibuya July 24

An exhibit for anime and movie fans is coming to the Hikarie Hall on the ninth floor of Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo on July 24.

Apr. 26, 2015 05:56

[Video] What Games Will You Be Playing This Spring/Summer?

[Video] What Games Will You Be Playing This Spring/Summer?

Check out a video introducing 34 PS4 and PS Vita titles coming out this spring and summer!

Apr. 25, 2015 21:00

The World of 'Evangelion' to Turn into T-Shirts: Eva T Party to Open in Tokyo and Kyoto

The World of 'Evangelion' to Turn into T-Shirts: Eva T Party to Open in Tokyo and Kyoto

Consistently popular since it first aired, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Neon Genesis Evangelion TV broadcast. Many projects are in development to commemorate this occasion.

Apr. 25, 2015 13:00

New ‘Saint Seiya’ Work Streams in 222 Countries, Amasses Over 2 Million Views in 10 Days

New ‘Saint Seiya’ Work Streams in 222 Countries, Amasses Over 2 Million Views in 10 Days

The new anime series Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold available to stream since April 11 on Bandai Visual, Daisuki, and other services is already gaining massive popularity.

Apr. 25, 2015 05:00

‘Otasa Princess: Ecology in the Age of Overcrowded Otaku’ Uncovers the Truth about Otaku Love!

‘Otasa Princess: Ecology in the Age of Overcrowded Otaku’ Uncovers the Truth about Otaku Love!

"Otasa Princess" is a name given to the few or lone females in cultural clubs and circles usually dominated by males.

Apr. 25, 2015 01:09

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Apr. 24, 2015 21:00

“Notice me Senpai!” Dempagumi.inc Deliver Devastating “Kabe Don” in Soft Drink Commercial!

“Notice me Senpai!” Dempagumi.inc Deliver Devastating “Kabe Don” in Soft Drink Commercial!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your safe and predictable commercials, Dempagumi.inc stages one of the most epic “kabe don” scenes so far in “Koi no Raichi”, the commercial for Kirin’s Mets Litchi (Lychee) flavored soft drink.

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