Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Mar. 26, 2014 01:001

Mecha Anime by Everyone! Let’s Make the Mecha Anime We Want to See Production Committee Launches

Mecha Anime by Everyone! Let’s Make the Mecha Anime We Want to See Production Committee Launches

Mecha anime is a fundamental anime genre. So what kind of mecha anime is it that we really want to see?

Mar. 25, 2014 13:002

Seibu Railway Galaxy Express 999 Wrapped Train Announced in Commemoration of the Release of the Blu-ray Box Sets

Seibu Railway *Galaxy Express 999* Wrapped Train Announced in Commemoration of the Release of the Blu-ray Box Sets

In commemoration of the Blu-ray box release of the TV series Galaxy Express 999, Seibu Railway has announced a “Galaxy Express 999 wrapped train.” The train is in service now for roughly half a month until April 4.

Mar. 25, 2014 01:527

Anime Slam Dunk is Finally Coming to Blu-ray! All Five Volumes to Release Consecutively Starting in July

Anime *Slam Dunk* is Finally Coming to Blu-ray! All Five Volumes to Release Consecutively Starting in July

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the anime adaptation to Takehiko Inoue’s extremely popular manga Slam Dunk, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990 to 1996, a Blu-ray version of the anime will be released.

Mar. 24, 2014 13:001

10th Annual Animelo Summer Live Being Held Three Days on Aug. 29, 30, 31 - Ticket Sales to Open Soon

10th Annual Animelo Summer Live Being Held Three Days on Aug. 29, 30, 31 - Ticket Sales to Open Soon

As the biggest anime song event in Japan, Animelo Summer Live has become a summer tradition.

Mar. 24, 2014 11:146

Make Your Pictures Move! Live2D Creative Award 2014

Make Your Pictures Move! Live2D Creative Award 2014

Live2D Cubism allows you to make your own illustrations and 2D game visuals move. A contest is being held called the Live2D Creative Award 2014, which invites submissions of videos and interactive media created using this next generation 2D expression graphic tool.

Mar. 24, 2014 01:004

Sailor Moon Crystal Star Leather Accessory Series Part 2 Announced!

*Sailor Moon* Crystal Star Leather Accessory Series Part 2 Announced!

On March 20, pre-orders began for the “Sailor Moon Leather Key Case” and four other items on Bandai’s official shopping site, Premium Bandai.

Mar. 23, 2014 13:006

Attack on Titan Wins Digital Contents of the Year Award/Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Award at 19th AMD Award

*Attack on Titan* Wins Digital Contents of the Year Award/Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Award at 19th AMD Award

An award ceremony for Digital Contents of the Year ‘13 and the 19th AMD Award was held at the Meiji Memorial Hall in Minato, Tokyo on March 18.

Mar. 23, 2014 07:001

Shuhei Morita Directing Anime Adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul Coming This Summer, Cast Includes Natsuki Hanae, Sora Amamiya, and Kana Hanazawa

Shuhei Morita Directing Anime Adaptation of *Tokyo Ghoul* Coming This Summer, Cast Includes Natsuki Hanae, Sora Amamiya, and Kana Hanazawa

A summer anime adaptation has been greelit for Sui Ishida’s dark fantasy manga Tokyo Ghoul which is currently serialized in Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha).

Mar. 23, 2014 01:0074

Preview of the New "Fairy Tail" Anime [Scheduled for April 2014]

Preview of the New "Fairy Tail" Anime [Scheduled for April 2014]

Fairy Tail is scheduled to make it's return on April 5, 2014. With that being said, the official Fairy Tail site, FairyTail-TV.com, recently showcased a brand new preview of the anime.

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