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!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

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...

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Mar. 5, 2015 02:13

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

Mar. 4, 2015 21:00

Occult Horror Novel ‘Shishou Series’ Gets TV Anime, Live-Action Movie & TV Drama Slated for 2016

Occult Horror Novel ‘Shishou Series’ Gets TV Anime, Live-Action Movie & TV Drama Slated for 2016

Shishou Series is a short story occult horror novel series that began being published on 2channel in 2003 and continues to this day with more than 113 stories available online.

Mar. 4, 2015 13:00

Do You Like Angels Dressed in White?

Do You Like Angels Dressed in White?

Promo video for PS Vita game White Robe Love Addiction featuring OP theme “Sunny Place” by Asami Imai now available

Mar. 4, 2015 05:00

Yuki Kaji Joins Main Cast of ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ as Mysterious Character Lord Silver Mask

Yuki Kaji Joins Main Cast of ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ as Mysterious Character Lord Silver Mask

The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a TV anime that will begin broadcasting on April 5. This time, Yuki Kaji has been announced to be performing in the main cast as Lord Silver Mask.

Mar. 3, 2015 21:00

‘Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Deluxe’ Official Site Gets Renewed! Listen to New OP Theme by PinocchioP

‘Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Deluxe’ Official Site Gets Renewed! Listen to New OP Theme by PinocchioP

The official site of the Nintendo 3DS game Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Deluxe set to be released on May 28 (Thurs.) has been reopened.

Mar. 3, 2015 13:00

Popular Voice Actor Kosuke Toriumi Becomes the Mick Jagger-ish Nick Jagger!

Popular Voice Actor Kosuke Toriumi Becomes the Mick Jagger-ish Nick Jagger!

Kosuke Toriumi takes on the role of a carnivorous idol?! Also belts out song in JA Zen-Noh’s Zeushi-kun

Mar. 3, 2015 05:00

It Really Cooks in 3 Seconds! Docomo Releases ‘3-Second Cooking: Mach Speed Fried Shrimp’ Video

It Really Cooks in 3 Seconds! Docomo Releases ‘3-Second Cooking: Mach Speed Fried Shrimp’ Video

In an effort to demonstrate the full potential of LTE in two areas that use LTE, NTT Docomo has released a slightly strange...make that pretty strange video titled “3-Byo Cooking: Bokusoku Ebi Fry” (3-Second Cooking: Mach Speed Fried Shrimp) that is currently trending.

Mar. 2, 2015 21:00

Second ‘New Initial D the Movie’ Announced Along with Hachi-Roku Drift Scene!

Second ‘New Initial D the Movie’ Announced Along with Hachi-Roku Drift Scene!

New Initial D the Movie Legend 2: Racer will be released on May 23, 2015. This is the second installment in the 4-part new movie series which started in 2014.

Mar. 2, 2015 13:00

PV Released for Sanrio’s New Anime ‘Show By Rock!!’

PV Released for Sanrio’s New Anime ‘Show By Rock!!’

Bones producing new Sanrio anime Show By Rock!!

Mar. 2, 2015 05:00

Cool Wall of Extinction and Arashigaoka High School Motifs, Growl! Nijigen Cospa ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Apparel Items to Be Released

Cool Wall of Extinction and Arashigaoka High School Motifs, Growl! Nijigen Cospa ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Apparel Items to Be Released

A standout series of the winter 2015 anime season is Yurikuma Arashi. The broadcast is up to Episode 8 for this story interwoven with adorable yet vicious bears and humankind who avoid them and featuring an enigmatic world and direction as only director Kunihiko Ikuhara can create, and there continues to be unmissable developments in the story, like how Ginko’s “sin” will be portrayed.

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