Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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.

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Feb. 7, 2015 21:003

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ Broadcast to Begin on Tokyo MX in April, Episode 1 Advance Screening Event to Be Held

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ Broadcast to Begin on Tokyo MX in April, Episode 1 Advance Screening Event to Be Held

The channels to broadcast the new April 2015 TV anime Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches have been confirmed.

Feb. 7, 2015 17:0012

The Masterpiece with 30 Million Copies in Print Returns This Summer - ‘Ushio and Tora’ TV Anime Adaptation Greenlit

The Masterpiece with 30 Million Copies in Print Returns This Summer - ‘Ushio and Tora’ TV Anime Adaptation Greenlit

An anime adaptation has been greenlit for Kazuhiro Fujita’s manga Ushio and Tora previously serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan) in the ‘90s.

Feb. 7, 2015 13:006

Turning Pokémon into Illustrations One By One! Fan’s Passion Can Be Felt Through This Grand Endeavor

Turning Pokémon into Illustrations One By One! Fan’s Passion Can Be Felt Through This Grand Endeavor

In July of 2013, one particular fan-initiated long-term project rolled into action. That project is none other than sen’s endeavor to draw every single Pokémon, in numerical order.

Feb. 7, 2015 09:000

‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Gameplay Videos Introduce Tashigi, Mihawk, Smoker & Buggy to the Series

‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Gameplay Videos Introduce Tashigi, Mihawk, Smoker & Buggy to the Series

Today, Jan. 29, 2015, Bandai Namco Games released the second round of playable character gameplay videos for its game One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) to be released on March 26.

Feb. 7, 2015 07:249

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

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!

Feb. 7, 2015 05:004

‘Tokyo Ghoul √A’ Ending Theme Song ‘Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku’ Music Video is All About Gorging on Meat

‘Tokyo Ghoul √A’ Ending Theme Song ‘Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku’ Music Video is All About Gorging on Meat

The anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul √A started airing on television from January 2015. This is the second season of Tokyo Ghoul which aired from July to September 2014, and gained great reviews.

Feb. 7, 2015 01:000

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Performs Her New Single at Her 22nd Birthday Event!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Performs Her New Single at Her 22nd Birthday Event!

As the first snow fell downtown on the 30th, ASOBINITE!!! -KYARY PAMYU PAMYU 22nd BIRTHDAY SPECIAL took place at Studio Coast in Shinkiba.

Feb. 6, 2015 21:001

‘Naruto’ Volume 72 Finally on Sale, Conclusion Celebration Projects Also Concurrently Underway

‘Naruto’ Volume 72 Finally on Sale, Conclusion Celebration Projects Also Concurrently Underway

After 15 years, the serialization of Naruto concluded in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) on Nov. 10, 2014.

Feb. 6, 2015 17:000

Sumire Uesaka Illustration Exhibit Features Kaikai Kiki Collaboration Menu

Sumire Uesaka Illustration Exhibit Features Kaikai Kiki Collaboration Menu

On Wednesday, Feb. 4, Sumire Uesaka’s first illustration exhibit opened in the pixiv Zingaro gallery in Nakano Broadway. Illustration collections and original goods are also for sale at the exhibit.

Feb. 6, 2015 13:000

Love Live! Movie Slated to Release on June 13, New Visual Shows Honoka and the Girls in New Outfits

Love Live! Movie Slated to Release on June 13, New Visual Shows Honoka and the Girls in New Outfits

New information has been announced regarding the Love Live! movie. The official title is Love Live! µ’s Go→Go! LoveLive! 2015 ~Dream Sensation!~ and it will be released on June 13.

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