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!

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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Mar. 21, 2014 07:004

Alodia’s Tokyo Life #4: Enjoying Harajuku with a Charismatic Blogger

Alodia’s Tokyo Life #4: Enjoying Harajuku with a Charismatic Blogger

We bring to you the fourth installment of “Alodia’s Tokyo Life,” which chronicles the everyday life of world-renowned cosplayer Alodia by Alodia herself!

Mar. 21, 2014 01:008

TV Anime Shonen Hollywood to Begin in July, Anime to Take Place 15 Years After Novel

TV Anime *Shonen Hollywood* to Begin in July, Anime to Take Place 15 Years After Novel

Ikuyo Hashiguchi’s popular novel Shonen Hollywood is becoming an anime.

Mar. 20, 2014 13:005

Captain Tsubasa and J. League Collaborate - “Razor Shoot” Recreated by Pro Athletes

*Captain Tsubasa* and J. League Collaborate - “Razor Shoot” Recreated by Pro Athletes

Yōichi Takahashi’s manga Captain Tsubasa is collaborating with Japan’s pro soccer league, J. League.

Mar. 20, 2014 07:001

“Art of Godzilla” Exhibit by Kaiju Artist Yūji Kaida to Be Held for First Time in Tokyo

“Art of Godzilla” Exhibit by Kaiju Artist Yūji Kaida to Be Held for First Time in Tokyo

The kaiju movie Godzilla welcomed its 60th anniversary this year.

Mar. 20, 2014 06:2546

PlayStation Vita Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Launch Project Commences

PlayStation Vita *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd* Launch Project Commences

Dance to the opening theme “Decorator” in sync with the in-game action! "Dance with PS Vita" video encourages players to dance along with Hatsune Miku!

Mar. 20, 2014 02:4930

Nineteen Masterpiece Works by Illustrator Takashi Takeuchi Right in Front of Your Eyes! “Picture Exhibit: The Garden of Sinners” Begins

Nineteen Masterpiece Works by Illustrator Takashi Takeuchi Right in Front of Your Eyes! “Picture Exhibit: The Garden of Sinners” Begins

The curtain finally opened on illustrator Takashi Takeuchi’s recently announced one-man exhibit titled “Picture Exhibit: The Garden of Sinners” on March 20 at 12:00 p.m. (JST).

Mar. 20, 2014 01:000

Junichi Satō, Mari Okada, and Shōji Kawamori Announced as Staff on TV Anime M3: Sono Kuroki Tetsu to Begin Broadcasting in April

Junichi Satō, Mari Okada, and Shōji Kawamori Announced as Staff on TV Anime *M3: Sono Kuroki Tetsu* to Begin Broadcasting in April

The new TV anime M3: Sono Kuroki Tetsu will begin broadcasting this April.

Mar. 19, 2014 13:002

Gokukoku no Brynhildr to Begin on Tokyo MX on April 6, Key Visual Also Releases

*Gokukoku no Brynhildr* to Begin on Tokyo MX on April 6, Key Visual Also Releases

The first broadcast dates and times for the TV anime Gokukoku no Brynhildr have been announced.

Mar. 19, 2014 07:0049

Sailor Moon Crystal Announced as Title of New 2014 Anime, Broadcast to Begin Worldwide in July

*Sailor Moon Crystal* Announced as Title of New 2014 Anime, Broadcast to Begin Worldwide in July

The title for the new Sailor Moon series to begin broadcasting this July has been announced. That name is Sailor Moon Crystal.

Mar. 19, 2014 01:0016

Alodia’s Tokyo Life #3: Meeting with the Esteemed Yoshitaka Amano-sensei

Alodia’s Tokyo Life #3: Meeting with the Esteemed Yoshitaka Amano-sensei

We bring to you the third installment of “Alodia’s Tokyo Life,” which chronicles the everyday life of world-renowned cosplayer Alodia by Alodia herself!

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