Interview with Yu Suzuki, Producer of the “Shenmue” Series

Game creator Yu Suzuki announced the production of Shenmue 3 at E3 and raised funds for the project through Kickstarter. We asked Suzuki, who is about to put his back into the project, about Shenmue 3 and his present state of mind.

Interview: Pianist Animenz

Amnush interview with anime song pianist, Animenz, right before his live performance in Japan!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 Kicks Off Sept. 17!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 (TGS), the world’s largest gaming event, will be held over four days, and over 220,000 attendees are expected!

Akihabara’s "Water Girls" Help Otaku Beat the Midsummer Heat!

On Aug. 23, maids and cosplayers gathered in Akihabara for a water sprinkling event, Uchimizu Musume Daishugō!! 2015, bringing some relief from the hot summer weather.

[J-Fashion] Swankiss Winter 2015 Collection: Merry Memory Go-Round

Come take a look at the latest Swankiss exhibition! These stunning designs will become available on Tokyo Otaku Mode this winter!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

There was a huge gathering of female cosplayers at this summer’s Comiket! Here’s a huge helping of 174 high-impact cosplay photos from the event!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Comical & Cool Edition

Enjoy 86 photos of comical and cool cosplay we spotted at Comic Market 88!

This Summer’s Comiket Brings in 550,000 in Attendance Over 3 Days!

Comic Market 88, the world’s largest doujinshi event, was held from Aug. 14–16. This year’s Comiket, as it’s lovingly referred to, brought in approximately 550,000 people over three days.

Paper Sculptor Tatsuya Takahashi Reveals His Production Process!

TOM Special Creator Tatsuya Takahashi who has been attracting a lot of attention for his paper sculptures lets us in on his creative process with a brand new work.

[J-Fashion] My Enchanted Closet: Sophisticated New Japanese Style by OLIVE des OLIVE!

Introducing new photos and info from the latest OLIVE des OLIVE exhibition! Women throughout Japan rely on this brand to fill their closets with cute yet elegant and grown-up style.

A Brand New Fantasy World, "SNACK WORLD"!

Following Yo-Kai Watch, now, the fourth cross-media project has been announced!The concept for this time is “hyper casual fantasy,” a combination ...

2015 Summer Anime: If You Liked “That” You Might Like “This”

If you’re feeling a little lost about which anime you should watch next, you can check out other fans’ opinions by asking “If I liked ‘this’ will I like ‘that’?”

“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” International Premiere & North America Release Date Announced!

The North America release date of Boruto: Naruto the Movie has been revealed. The movie will premiere internationally on Oct. 10 at New York Comic Con, and it will be released in theaters throughout North America the same day as well.

A Must-See for Comiket Attendees?! Morinaga Releases Video “How to Survive Comic Market”

inJelly will hold their first company booth at Comic Market 88. Along with this news, they have released an unofficial video that dramatically explains the rules of Comic Market titled “How to Survive Comic Market.”

Creator Interview: pomodorosa

Hitting the mark on popular illustrator pomodorosa’s feelings about his first commercial book of works.

A cafe where you can experience the latest in Harajuku pop culture has opened - the Kawaii Monster Cafe.

A cafe and restaurant unlike any you’ve ever seen before, the Kawaii Monster Cafe, has opened in Tokyo’s Harajuku district which continues to transmit...

The Amazing Anime Song Dance Performers, Real Akiba Boys!

Over 50 million total views online! Representing Akihabara is the otaku dance team Real Akiba Boys! Each video they upload of them dancing to anime song openings quickly hits over 1 million views online, and their total view count is over 50 million. They have even earned popularity among those working in the anime industry who give them high praise.

This Idol Group's Unique Music Video Features Umbrellas and Lanterns in Perfect Synchronization

“Though I know the petals will fall away…” Do these girls have a fantasy of falling in love with an illusion?!

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 2: Sexy & Cute Edition

We introduce this time the gorgeous figures that colored the event halls!

[WonFes] We Explore the Evangelion 20th Anniversary Booth

In celebration of this year being its 20th anniversary, a special Evangelion booth was set up at Wonder Festival 2015 Summer held on July 26. Crowds of Eva fans were mesmerized by the various attention-grabbing displays.

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Aug. 12, 2015 06:00

Japanese and Overseas Onii-chans! A School Swimsuit Set Will Be Released at Comiket!

Japanese and Overseas Onii-chans! A School Swimsuit Set Will Be Released at Comiket!

An unusual product will be for sale at Comic Market 88 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from Aug. 14–16. That product is the “Dengeki Moeoh School Swimsuit Set.”

Aug. 12, 2015 02:13

[J-Fashion] My Enchanted Closet: Sophisticated New Japanese Style by OLIVE des OLIVE!

[J-Fashion] My Enchanted Closet: Sophisticated New Japanese Style by OLIVE des OLIVE!

Introducing new photos and info from the latest OLIVE des OLIVE exhibition! Women throughout Japan rely on this brand to fill their closets with cute yet elegant and grown-up style.

Aug. 11, 2015 22:00

“Wake Up, Girls!” Movie Sequel Trailer Posted; Release Confirmed for Rival Unit’s New Song

“Wake Up, Girls!” Movie Sequel Trailer Posted; Release Confirmed for Rival Unit’s New Song

The new movie for Wake Up, Girls!, the anime about an up-and-coming idol unit, will be released for a limited 2-week screening in Japan on Sept. 25.

Aug. 11, 2015 14:00

Here it is: “School-Live!” Collaborative Canned Food!

Here it is: “School-Live!” Collaborative Canned Food!

Six foods total, from curry and corned beef to boiled miso.

Aug. 11, 2015 08:47

[Español] Nendoroid Northern Princess

[Español] Nendoroid Northern Princess

El día de hoy le daremos un vistazo a … ¡Nendoroid Northern Princess!

Aug. 11, 2015 06:00

“Working!!” Official Premium Shop Opens for Limited Time in Shibuya Marui

“Working!!” Official Premium Shop Opens for Limited Time in Shibuya Marui

An official premium shop for the TV anime Working!! that began broadcasting in June opened in Shibuya, Tokyo on Aug. 5.

Aug. 11, 2015 02:18

"Milpom★" - A Kawaii but Strange World is Coming Soon!

"Milpom★" - A Kawaii but Strange World is Coming Soon!

A kawaii, slightly strange world of girls is in full bloom! It’s Milpom★, a short animation about the everyday lives of dolls. The first episode will be streamed on-demand on Saturday, Sept. 5!

Aug. 11, 2015 02:00

Nico Yazawa: Picnic Girl

Nico Yazawa: Picnic Girl

A lunch box and flask in a picnic basket… (・ω・ノ)ノ! This can only mean that today’s review is of… The 1/8th Scale… Nico Yazawa: Picnic Girl!♡

Aug. 11, 2015 00:30

A Brand New Fantasy World, "SNACK WORLD"!

A Brand New Fantasy World, "SNACK WORLD"!

Following Yo-Kai Watch, now, the fourth cross-media project has been announced!The concept for this time is “hyper casual fantasy,” a combination ...

Aug. 10, 2015 22:00

“Splatoon” Finally Introducing Squid Girl Gear! New Collab Illustrations Also Published

“Splatoon” Finally Introducing Squid Girl Gear! New Collab Illustrations Also Published

Gear was introduced in the Wii U exclusive action game Splatoon in an update on 8/6 as a collaboration between it and Masahiro Anbe’s series Shinryaku! Ika Musume’s and its titular character Squid Girl.

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