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.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Jan. 22, 2015 13:000

‘Leiji Matsumoto Art Exhibit: Character Artwork’ Opens in Ginza on Feb. 7

‘Leiji Matsumoto Art Exhibit: Character Artwork’ Opens in Ginza on Feb. 7

“Leiji Matsumoto Art Exhibit: Character Artwork” will open in Cheepa’s Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Jan. 22, 2015 07:007

‘Sailor Moon’ Musical Rocks Shanghai! First Overseas Performance is a Smashing Success!

‘Sailor Moon’ Musical Rocks Shanghai! First Overseas Performance is a Smashing Success!

On Jan. 16, the Sailor Moon Musical, Petite Étrangère, opened at the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) Theatre in Shanghai, China.

Jan. 22, 2015 01:004

TV Anime ‘6HP’ by Takashi Murakami to Broadcast in 2016, Announcement in Newest Issue of ‘Bijutsu Techo’

TV Anime ‘6HP’ by Takashi Murakami to Broadcast in 2016, Announcement in Newest Issue of ‘Bijutsu Techo’

An extraordinarily unique TV anime will broadcast in 2016. The anime project 6HP Six Hearts Princess has been progressing for some time between Takashi Murakami, an artist known worldwide, and company Kaikai Kiki which is managing the project.

Jan. 21, 2015 12:0090

Special Site Opens for ‘Hikaru Skirt,’ a Wearable Device that Illuminates the Absolute Zone

Special Site Opens for ‘Hikaru Skirt,’ a Wearable Device that Illuminates the Absolute Zone

A site dedicated to Hikaru Skirt, a wearable device born to light up the zettai ryoiki (absolute zone), has opened.

Jan. 21, 2015 07:006

A Contract Has Been Made with Sapporo Snow Festival! ‘Madoka Magica’ Kyubey Ice Sculpture and a Collaboration Between Hatsune Miku and Homura

A Contract Has Been Made with Sapporo Snow Festival! ‘Madoka Magica’ Kyubey Ice Sculpture and a Collaboration Between Hatsune Miku and Homura

The 66th Sapporo Snow Festival will begin in Sapporo, Hokkaido on Feb. 5. It will last seven days, until Feb. 11. Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion is collaborating with this traditional event. It has been confirmed that an ice sculpture of the character Kyubey will be created at the event.

Jan. 21, 2015 01:001

Latest Movie Poster Released for Shunji Iwai's ‘The Case of Hana and Alice’

Latest Movie Poster Released for Shunji Iwai's ‘The Case of Hana and Alice’

Shunji Iwai's first long-form animation, The Case of Hana and Alice, is set to debut nationwide beginning on Feb. 20 at Shinjuku Wald 9. The latest promotional posters for the film have been released.

Jan. 20, 2015 13:000

These Five Sailor Moon Contact Lenses Let You Transform Your Eyes!

These Five Sailor Moon Contact Lenses Let You Transform Your Eyes!

These Sailor Moon color contacts are each based on a different character from the series. They go on sale Jan. 27.

Jan. 20, 2015 07:002

Title of the 2015 Summer ‘Pokémon’ Movie Announced - ‘Pokémon the Movie XY:The Archdjinn of Rings: Hoopa’

Title of the 2015 Summer ‘Pokémon’ Movie Announced - ‘Pokémon the Movie XY:The Archdjinn of Rings: Hoopa’

It has been announced that the newest Pokémon movie that releases on July 18 (Sun.) in Japan will be titled Pokémon the Movie XY: Ringu no Choumajin Fuupa (The Archdjinn of Rings: Hoopa).

Jan. 20, 2015 01:000

Takumen.com Releases Collaboration Ramen with ‘Psycho-Pass,’ Bonus Postcards Available in Limited Numbers

Takumen.com Releases Collaboration Ramen with ‘Psycho-Pass,’ Bonus Postcards Available in Limited Numbers

Psycho-Pass: The Movie was just released on Jan. 9, and it’s off to a good start. It’s now releasing collaboration ramen with Takumen.com, a popular ramen site.

Jan. 19, 2015 13:002

‘Attack on Titan’ x Real Escape Game Collaboration To Be Held in 3 US Cities: NY, LA, SF

‘Attack on Titan’ x Real Escape Game Collaboration To Be Held in 3 US Cities: NY, LA, SF

In 2014, “Attack on Titan x Real Escape Game Collaboration – Escape from the Walled City” was held in large venues nationwide in Japan, and since the game has achieved huge popularity, it will now head to the United States.

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