Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

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!

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May. 27, 2015 21:00

New Anime Gangsta Broadcasting from July to Feature Stereo Dive Foundation as Opening Theme Artist, Annabel as Ending Theme Artist

New Anime *Gangsta* Broadcasting from July to Feature Stereo Dive Foundation as Opening Theme Artist, Annabel as Ending Theme Artist

The popular manga series Gangsta by Kohsuke featured in Monthly Comic @Bunch will be animated and aired from July 2015.

May. 27, 2015 13:00

Showtaro Morikubo, Sora Amamiya, Ari Ozawa Confirmed for Classroom Crisis Main Cast

Showtaro Morikubo, Sora Amamiya, Ari Ozawa Confirmed for Classroom Crisis Main Cast

The TV anime Classroom Crisis will begin broadcasting during Animeism on MBS, TBS, and other stations July 3.

May. 27, 2015 05:00

Sword Art Online II Limited-Time Shop to Open in Shinjuku Alta

*Sword Art Online II* Limited-Time Shop to Open in Shinjuku Alta

The TV anime Sword Art Online is gaining massive popularity in Japan and overseas, and an exclusive shop will be coming to Shinjuku early this summer.

May. 26, 2015 21:00

TBS Anime Festa 2015 Announced! From OreGairu to Re-kan! and Young Black Jack

TBS Anime Festa 2015 Announced! From OreGairu to Re-kan! and Young Black Jack

The TBS Anime Festa will be held again this year, featuring a lineup of popular anime.

May. 26, 2015 13:00

“Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon” Announced - A Culmination Surpassing Previous Games in the Series Coming This Fall

“Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon” Announced - A Culmination Surpassing Previous Games in the Series Coming This Fall

On May 21, Pokémon announced that they would be releasing a Nintendo 3DS game titled Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon this autumn.

May. 26, 2015 06:54

Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade

Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) My favorite donuts are Choco Fashion and French Cruller! Not to mention those chocolate donuts with a ...

May. 26, 2015 05:00

Jump Shop Presents Over 2,000 Items at Summer Vacation Pop-Up in Odaiba

Jump Shop Presents Over 2,000 Items at Summer Vacation Pop-Up in Odaiba

Jump Shop Odaiba 2015, a pop-up theme store based on Weekly Shonen Jump’s popular characters, is to open for a limited time.

May. 25, 2015 21:00

Wow! They’ve Certainly Put a Lot of Detail into This!

Wow! They’ve Certainly Put a Lot of Detail into This!

Amagi Brilliant Park Isuzu Sento jacket & skirt - just too cool

May. 25, 2015 13:00

“Chaos Dragon: Sekiryu Seneki” Broadcast Start Date & Theme Song Confirmed!

“Chaos Dragon: Sekiryu Seneki” Broadcast Start Date & Theme Song Confirmed!

Chaos Dragon: Sekiryu Seneki to begin broadcasting July 2; theme song is “ISOtone” by Natsumi Kon

May. 25, 2015 05:00

Akagi Live-Action TV Drama Announced; Broadcasts Begin in July on BS Sky PerfecTV!

Akagi Live-Action TV Drama Announced; Broadcasts Begin in July on BS Sky PerfecTV!

Akagi - Yami ni Oritatta Tensai live-action drama announced. The drama will air on BS Sky PerfecTV as their third original drama series from 9 p.m. on Friday, July 17.

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