Interview: Pianist Animenz

Amnush interview with anime song pianist, Animenz, right before his live performance in Japan!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 Kicks Off Sept. 17!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 (TGS), the world’s largest gaming event, will be held over four days, and over 220,000 attendees are expected!

Akihabara’s "Water Girls" Help Otaku Beat the Midsummer Heat!

On Aug. 23, maids and cosplayers gathered in Akihabara for a water sprinkling event, Uchimizu Musume Daishugō!! 2015, bringing some relief from the hot summer weather.

[J-Fashion] Swankiss Winter 2015 Collection: Merry Memory Go-Round

Come take a look at the latest Swankiss exhibition! These stunning designs will become available on Tokyo Otaku Mode this winter!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

There was a huge gathering of female cosplayers at this summer’s Comiket! Here’s a huge helping of 174 high-impact cosplay photos from the event!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Comical & Cool Edition

Enjoy 86 photos of comical and cool cosplay we spotted at Comic Market 88!

This Summer’s Comiket Brings in 550,000 in Attendance Over 3 Days!

Comic Market 88, the world’s largest doujinshi event, was held from Aug. 14–16. This year’s Comiket, as it’s lovingly referred to, brought in approximately 550,000 people over three days.

Paper Sculptor Tatsuya Takahashi Reveals His Production Process!

TOM Special Creator Tatsuya Takahashi who has been attracting a lot of attention for his paper sculptures lets us in on his creative process with a brand new work.

[J-Fashion] My Enchanted Closet: Sophisticated New Japanese Style by OLIVE des OLIVE!

Introducing new photos and info from the latest OLIVE des OLIVE exhibition! Women throughout Japan rely on this brand to fill their closets with cute yet elegant and grown-up style.

A Brand New Fantasy World, "SNACK WORLD"!

Following Yo-Kai Watch, now, the fourth cross-media project has been announced!The concept for this time is “hyper casual fantasy,” a combination ...

2015 Summer Anime: If You Liked “That” You Might Like “This”

If you’re feeling a little lost about which anime you should watch next, you can check out other fans’ opinions by asking “If I liked ‘this’ will I like ‘that’?”

“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” International Premiere & North America Release Date Announced!

The North America release date of Boruto: Naruto the Movie has been revealed. The movie will premiere internationally on Oct. 10 at New York Comic Con, and it will be released in theaters throughout North America the same day as well.

A Must-See for Comiket Attendees?! Morinaga Releases Video “How to Survive Comic Market”

inJelly will hold their first company booth at Comic Market 88. Along with this news, they have released an unofficial video that dramatically explains the rules of Comic Market titled “How to Survive Comic Market.”

Creator Interview: pomodorosa

Hitting the mark on popular illustrator pomodorosa’s feelings about his first commercial book of works.

A cafe where you can experience the latest in Harajuku pop culture has opened - the Kawaii Monster Cafe.

A cafe and restaurant unlike any you’ve ever seen before, the Kawaii Monster Cafe, has opened in Tokyo’s Harajuku district which continues to transmit...

The Amazing Anime Song Dance Performers, Real Akiba Boys!

Over 50 million total views online! Representing Akihabara is the otaku dance team Real Akiba Boys! Each video they upload of them dancing to anime song openings quickly hits over 1 million views online, and their total view count is over 50 million. They have even earned popularity among those working in the anime industry who give them high praise.

This Idol Group's Unique Music Video Features Umbrellas and Lanterns in Perfect Synchronization

“Though I know the petals will fall away…” Do these girls have a fantasy of falling in love with an illusion?!

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 2: Sexy & Cute Edition

We introduce this time the gorgeous figures that colored the event halls!

[WonFes] We Explore the Evangelion 20th Anniversary Booth

In celebration of this year being its 20th anniversary, a special Evangelion booth was set up at Wonder Festival 2015 Summer held on July 26. Crowds of Eva fans were mesmerized by the various attention-grabbing displays.

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 1: Cool & Comical Edition

We introduce loads of products packed with creators’ clever ideas and cutting-edge techniques!

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Jul. 29, 2015 06:00

Tokyo Idols’ Update by Next Subculture Leader, Shinshi Okajima -Vol.1 : What is Subculture? (Part 1)

Tokyo Idols’ Update by Next Subculture Leader, Shinshi Okajima -Vol.1 : What is Subculture? (Part 1)

There is a word called “subculture”. According to the dictionary Digital Daijisen, it’s explained as, “Against the orthodox or traditional culture of society, a unique culture only belonging to a certain group of people.

Jul. 29, 2015 01:26

Brand New Collections Revealed at Figure Festival WonFes

Brand New Collections Revealed at Figure Festival WonFes

Wonder Festival 2015 Summer was held on July 26. At the festival, a collection of figures based on brand new anime series were revealed.

Jul. 29, 2015 01:11

“Red Ash The Animation -Magicicada-” by STUDIO4℃ Has Five More Days to Go on Kickstarter!

“Red Ash The Animation -Magicicada-” by STUDIO4℃ Has Five More Days to Go on Kickstarter!

Tokyo, Japan—Animation production company STUDIO 4℃ has released news on the ongoing Kickstarter project for Red Ash The Animation -Magicicada-.

Jul. 28, 2015 22:00

TV Anime “Comet Lucifer” Broadcast Begins in October

TV Anime “Comet Lucifer” Broadcast Begins in October

8-Bit is aiming for an “adolescent sci-fi adventure romp.”

Jul. 28, 2015 14:00

“Aikatsu!” Creates Tie-in with Hatsune Miku for Data Carddass 2016 Series Starting in October

“Aikatsu!” Creates Tie-in with Hatsune Miku for Data Carddass 2016 Series Starting in October

The “2016 Series” of the popular female card game Data Carddass Aikatsu! will begin this October.

Jul. 28, 2015 08:00

Nendoroid Northern Princess

Nendoroid Northern Princess

Today I’m going to be taking a look at… Nendoroid Northern Princess!

Jul. 28, 2015 06:30

“La Corda d'Oro” Musical Character Visual Posted Along with Information on Cast

“La Corda d'Oro” Musical Character Visual Posted Along with Information on Cast

New information has been revealed regarding the popular TV anime La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky that was broadcast from April to June 2014.

Jul. 27, 2015 23:30

“Laughing Under the Clouds” Key Art Exhibit Even Features Dazzling, Humongous Folding Screen; Opens in Ikebukuro Aug. 26

“Laughing Under the Clouds” Key Art Exhibit Even Features Dazzling, Humongous Folding Screen; Opens in Ikebukuro Aug. 26

Laughing Under the Clouds is a popular manga that was adapted into an anime in 2014. Now a key art exhibit for the series is on the way. It will be held in Exhibit Hall A on the fourth floor of Ikebukuro Sunshine City World Import Mart from Aug. 26–31.

Jul. 27, 2015 13:00

Live Action “Boku Dake ga Inai Machi" to Be Released in Spring 2016; Tatsuya Fujiwara and Kasumi Arimura to Star

Live Action “Boku Dake ga Inai Machi" to Be Released in Spring 2016; Tatsuya Fujiwara and Kasumi Arimura to Star

The live action adaptation of Boku Dake ga Inai Machi was announced on July 24.

Jul. 27, 2015 05:00

An Evangelion Bullet Train is Coming!

An Evangelion Bullet Train is Coming!

The “Shinkansen: Evangelion Project” “500 Type Eva” will soon take off on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line.

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