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.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Feb. 5, 2015 17:001

PV Introducing ‘Show By Rock!!’ Female Middle School Idol Group Now Available

PV Introducing ‘Show By Rock!!’ Female Middle School Idol Group Now Available

The broadcast of the TV anime Show By Rock!! will begin this April. This talked-about work is picking up attention for being a Sanrio character project. Now, the newest PV of the anime has been released.

Feb. 5, 2015 13:000

Uproariously Hilarious Anime ‘Omakase Mamitasu’ to Broadcast on NHK Starting This Spring, Shoko Nakagawa is Original Planner

Uproariously Hilarious Anime ‘Omakase Mamitasu’ to Broadcast on NHK Starting This Spring, Shoko Nakagawa is Original Planner

Shoko Nakagawa aka Shokotan is known for her love of anime and manga, and now she’s working as an original planner on an anime. That anime is the cat-themed TV anime Omakase Mamitasu.

Feb. 5, 2015 09:000

Anime ‘Bar Kiraware Yasai’ Coming in April, Joint Project Between Kadokawa & Shizuoka Asahi TV

Anime ‘Bar Kiraware Yasai’ Coming in April, Joint Project Between Kadokawa & Shizuoka Asahi TV

Production was announced to have begun on the short flash anime Bar Kiraware Yasai, a joint project between Kadokawa and Shizuoka Asahi TV.

Feb. 5, 2015 05:009

‘One Piece’ Connects All 47 Prefectures, 47 Character Posters Appear Throughout Japan

‘One Piece’ Connects All 47 Prefectures, 47 Character Posters Appear Throughout Japan

From the hugely popular series One Piece, One Piece Nippon Judan! 47 Cruise CD was released on Jan. 28. The concept behind the album is that the characters go on a journey through music.

Feb. 5, 2015 01:001

‘Knights of Sidonia’ Taking to the World Skies, Singapore Airlines to Offer In-Flight Showings to 60 Cities in 30 Countries

‘Knights of Sidonia’ Taking to the World Skies, Singapore Airlines to Offer In-Flight Showings to 60 Cities in 30 Countries

The anime series Knights of Sidonia gained popularity during its three-month broadcast between April and June 2014, and is now expanding into the world skies.

Feb. 4, 2015 21:0010

‘Naruto’ Exhibition Begins Advance Ticket Sales on Feb. 7, Bundled with Bonus Manga Drawn by Masashi Kishimoto!

‘Naruto’ Exhibition Begins Advance Ticket Sales on Feb. 7, Bundled with Bonus Manga Drawn by Masashi Kishimoto!

A hot topic even after its serialization drew to a close in the fall of 2014, the manga Naruto is to receive its own exhibition, titled “Commemoration of Serialization Completion: Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto the Exhibition,” opening its doors starting April 25 at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo.

Feb. 4, 2015 17:000

First Official ‘One Piece’ Smartphone App Launches in China

First Official ‘One Piece’ Smartphone App Launches in China

One Piece is a series popular not just in Japan but the world over, and now the series is expanding into China as well.

Feb. 4, 2015 13:000

‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ Comes to J-World Tokyo with Exclusive Menu Items and Mini Games

‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ Comes to J-World Tokyo with Exclusive Menu Items and Mini Games

A tie-in campaign is set to begin between J-World Tokyo, a Shonen Jump theme park in Ikebukuro, and the TV anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.

Feb. 4, 2015 09:454

AFA Singapore 2014 Review: A Grand Gathering of Japanese Pop Culture!

AFA Singapore 2014 Review: A Grand Gathering of Japanese Pop Culture!

Moe Tsurumi, the goodwill ambassador from the idol group that sung for Pixiv, Conquistador del Arcoiris, makes her appearance as well!

Feb. 4, 2015 09:000

‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel’ Movie Part 2 Slated for Oct. 3 Release, Shozo Chihaya and Musashi Revealed, But Who Are They?

‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel’ Movie Part 2 Slated for Oct. 3 Release, Shozo Chihaya and Musashi Revealed, But Who Are They?

The movie Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova DC long awaited by fans was released Japanwide on Jan. 31.

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