Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

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!

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Mar. 17, 2014 07:009

Silver Jewelry of Well-Known Vocaloid and MMD Character Calne Ca Releases!

Silver Jewelry of Well-Known Vocaloid and MMD Character Calne Ca Releases!

A series of jewelry themed after Calne Ca released in February by accessory brand Inner Core, which was developed from a collaboration project between Algernon Product, Union Creative International, and Wagokoro. The series includes a necklace and ring.

Mar. 17, 2014 01:008

Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Commemorative Site Opens, Exhibit and Music Event Announced

*Ghost in the Shell* 25th Anniversary Commemorative Site Opens, Exhibit and Music Event Announced

This year marks the 25th anniversary since Masamune Shirow’s sci-fi manga Ghost in the Shell began serialization in 1989 in Kodansha’s Young Magazine Pirate Edition.

Mar. 16, 2014 16:1758

[Update! 3/17] From Japan to the world! The first “MIKU EXPO” is held in Indonesia!

[Update! 3/17] From Japan to the world! The first “MIKU EXPO” is held in Indonesia!

Dari Jepang untuk seluruh dunia! “MIKU EXPO” yang pertama diadakan di Indonesia!

Mar. 16, 2014 13:006

Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara, the Mankanshoku Croquette is Fully Satisfying

*Kill la Kill* Cafe Opens in Akihabara, the Mankanshoku Croquette is Fully Satisfying

A collaborative cafe themed after the school battle anime Kill la Kill, which began broadcasting last October, has opened in Akihabara.

Mar. 16, 2014 07:006

iPhone Version of Popular App Puella Magi Madoka Magica Fone Planned, App to Also Release Worldwide

iPhone Version of Popular App *Puella Magi Madoka Magica Fone* Planned, App to Also Release Worldwide

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Fone, the newest series in the smartphone app Fone, which allows smartphone users to completely change their phone to their favorite anime, is being further developed this year.

Mar. 16, 2014 01:002

Owarimonogatari (Vol. 3) and Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Books: Senjougahara Hitagi to Be Published April 3

*Owarimonogatari (Vol. 3)* and *Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Books: Senjougahara Hitagi* to Be Published April 3

It has been decided that the latest works in Nisio Isin’s Monogatari series, Owarimonogatari (Vol. 3) and Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Books Vol. 5: Senjougahara Hitagi, will both be released on April 3.

Mar. 15, 2014 13:0021

Creator Interview: Illustrator Konno Kengo

Creator Interview: Illustrator Konno Kengo

"I always make sure to complete one part before moving on to the next.” Konno says about their illustration style.

Mar. 15, 2014 07:005

P.A. Works’ Newest Work Glasslip to Broadcast This Summer, Heroine is 17 Year Old from Fukui

P.A. Works’ Newest Work *Glasslip* to Broadcast This Summer, Heroine is 17 Year Old from Fukui

It has been announced that animation company P.A. Works is working on a new original TV anime called Glasslip.

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.

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