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.

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.

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Mar. 6, 2015 21:001

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ to Start April 12; Weaver, MimiMemeMIMI to Create Theme Songs

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ to Start April 12; Weaver, MimiMemeMIMI to Create Theme Songs

The broadcast start date for the TV anime Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches has been confirmed. The anime will kick off on Tokyo MX on April 12 before being broadcast on networks nationwide in Japan.

Mar. 6, 2015 13:001

First Anime Adaptation from Poni Can Books Confirmed!

First Anime Adaptation from Poni Can Books Confirmed!

Poni Can Books anime adaptation round 1; Daiki Yamashita, Ari Ozawa join Lance N' Masques

Mar. 6, 2015 09:551

Music Group Ninja Butterfly Debuts to the World on March 3

Music Group Ninja Butterfly Debuts to the World on March 3

Ninja Butterfly made their world debut on March 3, the Japanese public holiday “Hinamatsuri” - Girls’ Day.

Mar. 6, 2015 05:000

Nijigen Cospa Releases New ‘The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls’ Products Including T-Shirts!

Nijigen Cospa Releases New ‘The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls’ Products Including T-Shirts!

The brand Nijigen Cospa has released new products for The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls.

Mar. 5, 2015 21:001

Kalafina Rocks Fans at Nippon Budokan; Performs ‘Fate’ 2nd Season ED ‘Ring Your Bell’

Kalafina Rocks Fans at Nippon Budokan; Performs ‘Fate’ 2nd Season ED ‘Ring Your Bell’

Vocal unit Kalafina performed at Nippon Budokan for two days on Feb. 28 and March 1.

Mar. 5, 2015 13:000

New ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Series to Start This April!

New ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Series to Start This April!

Yu-Gi-Oh! gets first late-night broadcast; DM Battle City arc to begin in April; Arc-V event also to be held at AnimeJapan

Mar. 5, 2015 10:014

KAZUHARU KINA Creates New Tea Girl Character Illustrations for “Moe-Cha Project"

KAZUHARU KINA Creates New Tea Girl Character Illustrations for “Moe-Cha Project"

TOM Special Creator KAZUHARU KINA has revealed a new character, Misa Hatsushiro, as part of the Japanese tea promotion campaign, Misakubo Jakata Moeka Project. This "moe-cha” character is set to appear in advertisements and tea products across Japan.

Mar. 5, 2015 05:002

Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport Hosts the Start of Promotional Campaign Centered on Kaito Kid

Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport Hosts the Start of Promotional Campaign Centered on Kaito Kid

A grand opening ceremony was held at the Tottori Airport International Meeting Hall in Tottori, Japan, in celebration of the brand new Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport.

Mar. 5, 2015 03:530

75,000 Japanophiles in Thailand Unite! Japan Expo in Thailand 2015 Report

75,000 Japanophiles in Thailand Unite! Japan Expo in Thailand 2015 Report

Japan Expo in Thailand 2015, the country’s largest Japan-related event, was held in central Bangkok at the Siam Paragon from Feb. 6–8.

Mar. 5, 2015 02:1344

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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