Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari 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!

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Apr. 17, 2015 21:00

‘Attack on Titan Part II’: Levi and Erwin Appear on Advance Tickets

‘Attack on Titan Part II’: Levi and Erwin Appear on Advance Tickets

The illustrations have been revealed for the second round of advance tickets for Attack on Titan Part II: Wings of Freedom.

Apr. 17, 2015 13:00

‘Sore ga Seiyu!’ Voice Cast to Be Announced on Niconico Live April 28; Key Visual, Trailer Released

‘Sore ga Seiyu!’ Voice Cast to Be Announced on Niconico Live April 28; Key Visual, Trailer Released

The broadcast for the TV anime Sore ga Seiyu! will begin this summer. The series is themed after seiyu (voice actors).

Apr. 17, 2015 06:20

First in the World! International Manga-Style Hackathon in 3 Languages Underway Now!

First in the World! International Manga-Style Hackathon in 3 Languages Underway Now!

First in the World! International Manga-Style Hackathon in 3 Languages Underway Now!

Apr. 17, 2015 05:42

[Video] That Legendary Series is Returning to Anime?!

[Video] That Legendary Series is Returning to Anime?!

The first tankobon volume of the manga Grendizer Giga currently serializing in Champion Red will be released on April 20. A promotional video has also been released in celebration of the tankobon release.

Apr. 17, 2015 05:00

Girls, Idols, and Fetishism: The Super Unique Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibition

Girls, Idols, and Fetishism: The Super Unique Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibition

Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibition, an event featuring the works of artists who publish illustrations filled with cute girls, idols, and fetishism, will be held from April 29 (Wed.) to May 10 (Sun.) at Todays Gallery Studio in Asakusabashi.

Apr. 16, 2015 21:00

Gorgeous ‘Samurai Warriors’ Stage Play Character Visuals Released for Yukimura Sanada, Nobuyuki Sanada & Mitsunari Ishida!

Gorgeous ‘Samurai Warriors’ Stage Play Character Visuals Released for Yukimura Sanada, Nobuyuki Sanada & Mitsunari Ishida!

Koei Tecmo Games’ standout hit, Samurai Warriors, is getting a stage play adaptation. Performances of the Sekigahara chapter of Samurai Warriors will be held at Theatre 1010 in Tokyo from May 2-7.

Apr. 16, 2015 13:00

‘BORUTO: Naruto the Movie’! Stars Naruto’s Son Boruto and Sasuke’s Daughter Sarada!

‘BORUTO: Naruto the Movie’! Stars Naruto’s Son Boruto and Sasuke’s Daughter Sarada!

Yuuko Sanpei is playing the protagonist in Boruto: Naruto the Movie; Kokoro Kikuchi is voicing Sarada

Apr. 16, 2015 05:00

‘Do Science with Dragon Ball!’ Exhibit: Ride the Flying Nimbus and Perform a Kamehameha at Odaiba Beginning April 29

‘Do Science with Dragon Ball!’ Exhibit: Ride the Flying Nimbus and Perform a Kamehameha at Odaiba Beginning April 29

The “Do Science with Dragon Ball!” exhibit, an event that brings together science and Dragon Ball, will be held at the Fuji TV 22nd floor forum in Odaiba, Tokyo from April 29 to May 10.

Apr. 15, 2015 21:00

ViVi Model Tina Tamashiro Sings Theme Song for Calimero Anime!

ViVi Model Tina Tamashiro Sings Theme Song for Calimero Anime!

ViVi model and Miss iD 2013 winner Tina Tamashiro has released a MV for “Boku wa Calimero tama ‘piyo’ tina ver.”

Apr. 15, 2015 13:00

Trailer Revealed for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Boy and The Beast’! Aoi Miyazaki Portrays Bond Between Student and Teacher

Trailer Revealed for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Boy and The Beast’! Aoi Miyazaki Portrays Bond Between Student and Teacher

New visuals have been released for Mamoru Hosoda’s first new animated film in three years, The Boy and The Beast, which will hit theaters on July 11 (Sat.).

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