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.

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...

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Mar. 29, 2015 05:00

Anime ‘Kantai Collection’ Gets Sequel!

Anime ‘Kantai Collection’ Gets Sequel!

Sequel confirmed for Kantai Collection; rebroadcast to begin in April

Mar. 28, 2015 21:00

Created by Pixel Art: ‘Game Screen Analysis’ Composition

Created by Pixel Art: ‘Game Screen Analysis’ Composition

Many people write different things about game history, but surprisingly few of them talk only about the pixel art or screens seen in games, so in this article I will focus on that.

Mar. 28, 2015 13:00

[Video] Everyone is So Powerful…!!

[Video] Everyone is So Powerful…!!

Newest Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ trailer is packed full of Z Fighters’ special moves

Mar. 28, 2015 05:00

[Video] Is This...The Epitome of Moe?!

[Video] Is This...The Epitome of Moe?!

Sanrio-developed TV anime Show By Rock!! gets web radio, Nico Nico Live stream, CD release

Mar. 27, 2015 21:37

Evangelion 20th Anniversary Year ‘Pierce the Moon with the Spear of Longinus Project’ Fundraising to End Soon!

Evangelion 20th Anniversary Year ‘Pierce the Moon with the Spear of Longinus Project’ Fundraising to End Soon!

There are only eight days left in the fundraising campaign for the Evangelion 20th anniversary year project called “Pierce the Moon with the Spear of Longinus Project” on the crowdfunding site Readyfor?.

Mar. 27, 2015 21:00

‘MadoMagi’ and ‘Monogatari’ Characters Become Cakes at AnimeJapan 2015 AniSugar Booth

‘MadoMagi’ and ‘Monogatari’ Characters Become Cakes at AnimeJapan 2015 AniSugar Booth

Sweets maker AniSugar held a booth at AnimeJapan 2015. AniSugar sells online cakes of characters from popular series including Madoka Magica and Monogatari.

Mar. 27, 2015 13:00

[Video] TV Anime ‘Aquarion Logos’ Broadcast Begins July 2015

[Video] TV Anime ‘Aquarion Logos’ Broadcast Begins July 2015

July premiere of Aquarion Logos announced; theme for new 10th anniversary work is “letters”!

Mar. 27, 2015 05:00

[Video] ‘Over Lord’ TV Anime Begins Summer 2015

[Video] ‘Over Lord’ TV Anime Begins Summer 2015

First PV released for summer 2015 anime Over Lord; official site also opens

Mar. 27, 2015 02:11

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

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.

Mar. 27, 2015 01:30

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

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.

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