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. 26, 2015 13:00

Pikachus’ Plans to Crash Hiroshima Carp Game Foiled Due to Rain

Pikachus’ Plans to Crash Hiroshima Carp Game Foiled Due to Rain

On July 22 in Hiroshima’s Mazda Stadium, a surprise event was held featuring a herd of Pikachus. The popular Pokémon characters were planning on secretly showing up in the middle of the game.

Jul. 26, 2015 09:00

Press the Paw to Snap a Cute Photo with These New Fluffy Paw Selfie Sticks!

Press the Paw to Snap a Cute Photo with These New Fluffy Paw Selfie Sticks!

Cat-lovers everywhere will want to get their paws on one of these right meow!

Jul. 25, 2015 21:00

Soulful Singing Sensation Sachiko Kobayashi Is Finally Becoming a Vocaloid!

Soulful Singing Sensation Sachiko Kobayashi Is Finally Becoming a Vocaloid!

It has been revealed that the Vocaloid library named “Sachiko” produced based on the vocals of Enka singer Sachiko Kobayashi will be sold in advance as a download version.

Jul. 25, 2015 13:00

Hit Magazine Bonus Item “Attack on Titan Face Pack” Becomes Commercial Product!

Hit Magazine Bonus Item “Attack on Titan Face Pack” Becomes Commercial Product!

Isshin Do Honpo will release on July 24 a collaboration with the popular manga Attack on Titan titled “Attack on Titan Face Pack.”

Jul. 25, 2015 05:00

“Hakuoki” Collaboration Pumps: Gorgeous Steps with Designs from Six Characters

“Hakuoki” Collaboration Pumps: Gorgeous Steps with Designs from Six Characters

Having released numerous collaboration products together with a variety of anime series and games, Super Groupies has turned their attention to Hakuoki and will be producing something new.

Jul. 24, 2015 21:00

Dreamy Collaboration Between Doraemon and Hello Kitty; Both Peek Out of the Anywhere Door

Dreamy Collaboration Between Doraemon and Hello Kitty; Both Peek Out of the Anywhere Door

An unbelievable collaboration between two of Japan’s representative characters, Doraemon and Hello Kitty, is on the way.

Jul. 24, 2015 13:00

Motoko Kusanagi’s Beloved Assault Rifle, Now in Full-Size Airsoft Gun Form

Motoko Kusanagi’s Beloved Assault Rifle, Now in Full-Size Airsoft Gun Form

LayLax, a company that produces and sells airsoft guns and military goods, is releasing an airsoft gun replica of the “Schrödinger” assault rifle used by Motoko Kusanagi and Batou in Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie.

Jul. 24, 2015 09:00

28th Tokyo International Film Festival: This Year’s Special Animation Program "Mobile Suit Gundam"

28th Tokyo International Film Festival: This Year’s Special Animation Program "Mobile Suit Gundam"

The First-Ever Major Screening Occasion to Showcase the Monumental Works!

Jul. 24, 2015 05:32

Kaori Miyazono

Kaori Miyazono

Today I’m going to be taking a look at… The 1/8th Scale… Kaori Miyazono!♪

Jul. 24, 2015 05:00

“High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-” Film to Open Dec. 5; Will Depict Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana’s Middle School Days

“High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-” Film to Open Dec. 5; Will Depict Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana’s Middle School Days

The release date of the film, naturally anticipated by Free! fans, was announced on July 21. The title of the film is High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- and it will open across Japan on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

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