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. 15, 2014 01:002

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Release Ninth Single, “Family Party,” in April

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Release Ninth Single, “Family Party,” in April

It has already been announced that Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be releasing her ninth single, “Family Party,” on April 16.

Mar. 14, 2014 13:000

Original In-Store Announcements for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Begin at Participating Stores Nationwide, Video Showing Live In-Store Announcements Releases

Original In-Store Announcements for *Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes* Begin at Participating Stores Nationwide, Video Showing Live In-Store Announcements Releases

On March 10, Konami announced the start of in-store announcements at participating stores nationwide in Japan for its upcoming PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360 game (Xbox One release date still TBA) Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes to release on March 20.

Mar. 14, 2014 07:001

Popular PSP Game Comes to TV: Anime Adaptation for Bakumatsu Rock & Panel Event at AnimeJapan 2014

Popular PSP Game Comes to TV: Anime Adaptation for *Bakumatsu Rock* & Panel Event at AnimeJapan 2014

Just released on Feb. 27, Bakumatsu Rock, a high-profile PSP game targeted at female audiences, is already being adapted into an anime.

Mar. 14, 2014 01:006

Makaku City Actors Illustration Contest Begins, Winning Works to Be Used in Each Episode’s ED

*Makaku City Actors* Illustration Contest Begins, Winning Works to Be Used in Each Episode’s ED

An end card illustration contest for Makaku City Actors began on Nico Nico Douga on March 8.

Mar. 13, 2014 13:0015

We Take on Lotteria’s 10-Meter Class Titan Burger!

We Take on Lotteria’s 10-Meter Class Titan Burger!

As a collaboration project with the social phenomenon that is Attack on Titan, Lotteria began selling a “10-Meter Class Titan Meal Set” on March 6 for a limited time.

Mar. 13, 2014 09:1926

An Associate Professor Who’s an Otaku? Kaichiro Morikawa - The Man Spreading Otaku Culture

An Associate Professor Who’s an Otaku? Kaichiro Morikawa - The Man Spreading Otaku Culture

A popular anime exhibit entitled “Little Witch Academia and Anime mirai Project: Inside the Magic of Animation” was held from Feb. 22-27. The exhibit came about through the hard work of its organizer Kaichiro Morikawa, a unique associate professor.

Mar. 13, 2014 01:092

Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? - Create Coffee of Memories with Cocoa and the Gang at Nazomate

*Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?* - Create Coffee of Memories with Cocoa and the Gang at Nazomate

The event “Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? × Nazomate” will be held in the Hulic Hall in Asakusabashi from May 2-5.

Mar. 12, 2014 13:005

Kill la Kill Exhibit Opens in Osaka and Fukuoka, World’s Only Two Scissor Blades on Display

*Kill la Kill* Exhibit Opens in Osaka and Fukuoka, World’s Only Two Scissor Blades on Display

The school battle anime Kill la Kill which started in October 2013 is a buzzworthy work that has become popular due to its break-neck pace.

Mar. 12, 2014 01:0026

It Looks Just Like the 3D Maneuver Gear! Attack on Titan and Master-Piece Collab Bag

It Looks Just Like the 3D Maneuver Gear! *Attack on Titan* and Master-Piece Collab Bag

2pmWorks, a company that creates items with high anime world aesthetics, has collaborated with the popular Attack on Titan for its newest products.

Mar. 12, 2014 01:0023

First Video of Beautiful Assassin Akame from TV Anime Akame ga Kill! Releases

First Video of Beautiful Assassin Akame from TV Anime *Akame ga Kill!* Releases

A TV anime adaptation of the dark fantasy Akame ga Kill! currently serializing in the monthly magazine Gangan Joker (Square Enix) is currently in development.

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