Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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.

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Feb. 21, 2015 05:00

Popular Drama ‘All Esper Dayo!’ Gets Movie Adaptation! Revival of the Tag Team of Director Shion Sono and Shota Sometani

Popular Drama ‘All Esper Dayo!’ Gets Movie Adaptation! Revival of the Tag Team of Director Shion Sono and Shota Sometani

A highly popular sci-fi comedy that began broadcasting in April 2013 during TV Tokyo’s Drama 24 programming block, on which a great number of masterpiece drama have been broadcast, is getting a movie adaptation! All Esper Dayo! the Movie will be released Japanwide in September.

Feb. 20, 2015 21:00

‘Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet’ Theme Songs Go to Angela & Customi-Z

‘Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet’ Theme Songs Go to Angela & Customi-Z

The TV anime Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet will begin broadcasting during Animeism on MBS, TBS, and other networks this April. This time, information on the theme songs has been announced.

Feb. 20, 2015 13:54

Review: The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival - Envision the Future Through Art

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.

Feb. 20, 2015 13:00

Intense Dialogue Between Masako Nozawa & Ryusei Nakao, Risa Yoshiki to Join in Too! ‘Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods’ SP Edition Release Event

Intense Dialogue Between Masako Nozawa & Ryusei Nakao, Risa Yoshiki to Join in Too! ‘Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods’ SP Edition Release Event

Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F will be released in Japan on April 18. The film is a completely new story in the nationally popular anime series Dragon Ball. There are likely many fans who can’t wait for the spring release.

Feb. 20, 2015 05:00

‘Ghost in the Shell: Arise’ TV Series with Brand New Episodes to Air from April

‘Ghost in the Shell: Arise’ TV Series with Brand New Episodes to Air from April

Ghost in the Shell: Arise, the tetralogy released between 2013 and 2014, takes a fresh turn: A TV series titled Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture will start airing from April 5 on Tokyo MX. It will be broadcast on BS11 as well.

Feb. 19, 2015 21:00

From a Training Project to the Screen: ‘Little Witch Academia Maho Shikake Parade’ to Be Released Theatrically in 2015

From a Training Project to the Screen: ‘Little Witch Academia Maho Shikake Parade’ to Be Released Theatrically in 2015

Many unique theatrical anime are set to be released this year, and now another remarkably unique work has been announced. That work is Little Witch Academia Maho Shikake Parade directed by Yoh Yoshinari with animation production by Trigger.

Feb. 19, 2015 13:00

‘Shoku no Gunshi’ Gets TV Drama; Airing from April on Tokyo MX

‘Shoku no Gunshi’ Gets TV Drama; Airing from April on Tokyo MX

Shoku no Gunshi, which has been serializing since December 2009 in Weekly Manga Goraku (published by Nihon Bungeisha), is being adapted into a TV drama. It will start airing on Tokyo MX in April 2015.

Feb. 19, 2015 05:00

Anime Songs Meet Jazz! Videos of Big Band Lowland Jazz Playing Music from ‘Pokémon,’ ‘Doremi’ and More Now Available

Anime Songs Meet Jazz! Videos of Big Band Lowland Jazz Playing Music from ‘Pokémon,’ ‘Doremi’ and More Now Available

The big band Lowland Jazz is set to release their album Bigband for Anime Songs on March 4.

Feb. 18, 2015 21:00

Ai Kayano, Maaya Uchida, Taishi Murata, Yusuke Kobayashi Join Cast of ‘Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma’

Ai Kayano, Maaya Uchida, Taishi Murata, Yusuke Kobayashi Join Cast of ‘Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma’

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) and a TV anime is coming in April. Information on the anime continues to be dished out, which includes this time the key visual, broadcast channels, and additional cast members.

Feb. 18, 2015 13:00

‘Hanayamata’ Best Album ‘Hana Otome’ to Be Released; Talk Event to Be Held

‘Hanayamata’ Best Album ‘Hana Otome’ to Be Released; Talk Event to Be Held

The jacket artwork to Hana Otome, a CD featuring soundtrack music to Hanayamata that will be released on April 22, has been made available.

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