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.

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.

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Jan. 27, 2015 13:000

Joint Effort Between Shirogumi & Nippon Animation - ‘Sinbad: Sora Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima’ Anime Adaptation Slated for July 2015

Joint Effort Between Shirogumi & Nippon Animation - ‘Sinbad: Sora Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima’ Anime Adaptation Slated for July 2015

An original, full-length animated film to be released this summer has been revealed. The story of Sinbad, a worldwide well-known figure from Arabian Nights, is becoming an anime by Nippon Animation and Shirogumi.

Jan. 27, 2015 07:000

Rajang Windbreaker Among Lineup of New ‘Monster Hunter’ Goods

Rajang Windbreaker Among Lineup of New ‘Monster Hunter’ Goods

Capcom Inc. has announced a number of new Monster Hunter goods, including a Rajang windbreaker, that went on sale on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. See the full lineup below.

Jan. 27, 2015 01:0026

‘Sailor Moon’ x Bright Red Heart-Shaped Cell Phone Makes for a Powerful Collaboration! Our Hearts Are Beating so Fast, it Hurts!

‘Sailor Moon’ x Bright Red Heart-Shaped Cell Phone Makes for a Powerful Collaboration! Our Hearts Are Beating so Fast, it Hurts!

Y!mobile’s super cute heart-shaped cell phone, model Heart 401AB, and the anime Sailor Moon have teamed up for a collaboration! As a result, the incredibly adorable “Heart x Sailor Moon Collaboration Set (Cell Phone + Decoration Kit)” was created.

Jan. 26, 2015 13:000

Character Visuals of Hiroshima Kureminami Technical High School’s Machimiya & Ibitani from ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Stage Play Revealed

Character Visuals of Hiroshima Kureminami Technical High School’s Machimiya & Ibitani from ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Stage Play Revealed

New cast character visuals have been revealed for the stage play Yowamushi Pedal Inter-High Chapter: The Winner to be performed in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka beginning in March.

Jan. 26, 2015 07:0013

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da’ 15-Second CM First Look, Part 2 of ‘Anohana’ Staff’s Adolescent Drama

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da’ 15-Second CM First Look, Part 2 of ‘Anohana’ Staff’s Adolescent Drama

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai gained popularity with its 2011 TV series and became a huge hit with the release of a theatrical movie on Aug. 31, 2013. It is a masterpiece that tugs at the heartstrings of viewers and has left its mark on the history of anime.

Jan. 26, 2015 06:291

Attack on Titan x MapleStory Game Hits the US!

Attack on Titan x MapleStory Game Hits the US!

Nexon, developer of the popular game MapleStory, has released an Attack on Titan x MapleStory collaboration game!

Jan. 26, 2015 01:000

‘Sushi and Beyond’ Anime Adaptation Greenlit, Rareko Directing, Broadcast to Begin on NHK in April

‘Sushi and Beyond’ Anime Adaptation Greenlit, Rareko Directing, Broadcast to Begin on NHK in April

It has been confirmed that the TV anime Eikoku Ikka, Nihon o Taberu will begin broadcasting on NHK General TV on April 16. Also, coming before the broadcast, on Sunday, April 12 the show will be distributed to overseas audiences on NHK World TV.

Jan. 25, 2015 20:003

Introducing 370 Thousand Yen ‘Sailor Moon’ Wedding Tiara with Swarovski Pearls

Introducing 370 Thousand Yen ‘Sailor Moon’ Wedding Tiara with Swarovski Pearls

A genuine wedding tiara themed after Sailor Moon will be released in March. The design of the tiara was handled by the world’s first tiara designer, Taro Kamitani.

Jan. 25, 2015 16:003

Momoclo x KISS ‘Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina’ Collaboration MV, Sushio Handles Animation

Momoclo x KISS ‘Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina’ Collaboration MV, Sushio Handles Animation

A talk program with Momoiro Clover Z and KISS was broadcast on Jan. 19, and during it the music video for “Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina” was shown for the first time.

Jan. 25, 2015 12:302

Nintendo 3DS ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D’ Hits Shelves Feb. 14, Special Video of Producer Introducing the Game’s World Now Available

Nintendo 3DS ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D’ Hits Shelves Feb. 14, Special Video of Producer Introducing the Game’s World Now Available

In its Nintendo Direct broadcast for Jan. 14, Nintendo confirmed a Feb. 14 release date for the Nintendo 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. The package and download versions of the game will each be priced at 4,700 yen (plus tax).

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