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. 1, 2015 05:05

[Bahasa Indonesia] ‘BORUTO: Naruto the Movie’! Dibintangi oleh Putra Naruto, Boruto dan Putri Sasuke, Sarada!

[Bahasa Indonesia] ‘BORUTO: Naruto the Movie’! Dibintangi oleh Putra Naruto, Boruto dan Putri Sasuke, Sarada!

Yuuko Sanpei memerankan tokoh utama di Boruto: Naruto the Movie; Sarada disuarai oleh Kokoro Kikuchi

May. 1, 2015 05:00

We Got Our Hands on the ‘Nodame Cantabile/Fairy Tail’ Kochakaden Collaboration Tea Bottles, Printed with Healing and Relaxing Quotes!

We Got Our Hands on the ‘Nodame Cantabile/Fairy Tail’ Kochakaden Collaboration Tea Bottles, Printed with Healing and Relaxing Quotes!

“Royal Milk Tea: Healing and Relaxing Quote Bottles,” a collaboration between Coca-Cola’s Kochakaden brand of tea and the popular manga Nodame Cantabile and Fairy Tail, went on sale on April 27.

May. 1, 2015 01:55

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

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.

Apr. 30, 2015 21:00

“It’s the Moonlight Butterfly!!” Special Turn A Gundam 1/100 Scale Gunpla to Be Released

“It’s the Moonlight Butterfly!!” Special Turn A Gundam 1/100 Scale Gunpla to Be Released

A special model is being added to the Gunpla lineup, models that ever-fascinate Gundam fans.

Apr. 30, 2015 12:00

[Video] Ichigo Takano’s ‘Orange’ to Get Live Action Adaptation! Toho to Release Film Japan-wide in December 2015

[Video] Ichigo Takano’s ‘Orange’ to Get Live Action Adaptation! Toho to Release Film Japan-wide in December 2015

Ichigo Takano’s adolescent sci-fi love story, Orange (serialized in Futabasha’s Monthly Action), is getting a live action adaptation.

Apr. 30, 2015 06:00

[Event Report] Aloha from Kawaii Kon 2015!

[Event Report] Aloha from Kawaii Kon 2015!

Every spring, Oahu's otaku populace flock to the Hawaii Convention Center for a three day celebration of anime, comics and gaming with Kawaii Kon: Hawaii's Premier Anime Convention.

Apr. 30, 2015 01:30

An Original Concept by Akira Toriyama - ‘Dragon Ball Super’ All New TV Anime Series to Air from July

Toei has announced a completely new TV anime series of the popular Dragon Ball franchise will begin broadcasting on Fuji TV (among other channels) from July 2015.

Apr. 29, 2015 21:00

Niconico Chokaigi 2015 Sets Highest Attendance for Third Straight Year

Niconico Chokaigi 2015 Sets Highest Attendance for Third Straight Year

The large-scale event Niconico Chokaigi 2015 was held for two days on April 25 and 26 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba.

Apr. 29, 2015 13:00

Zawa… Zawa…

Zawa… Zawa…

”Nobuyuki Fukumoto 35th Anniversary Project ‘Zawa… Zawa...’ Exhibition” opens at GoFaLABO

Apr. 29, 2015 05:00

‘Attack on Titan x Real Escape Game’ Advance Ticket Bonus: Talking Levi Fan with Exclusively Recorded Voice

‘Attack on Titan x Real Escape Game’ Advance Ticket Bonus: Talking Levi Fan with Exclusively Recorded Voice

“Escape from an Amusement Park Besieged by Titans,” a collaborative event between Attack on Titan and Real Escape Game, will be held in Tokyo and Osaka this summer.

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