Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Mar. 7, 2014 01:001

Sabagebu! TV Anime Greenlit, Newest Information to Be Announced at AnimeJapan 2014

*Sabagebu!* TV Anime Greenlit, Newest Information to Be Announced at AnimeJapan 2014

Sabagebu!, a comedic manga of high school girls enjoying survival games as their club activity, is becoming an anime.

Mar. 6, 2014 12:0015

Katsuhiro Otomo's Poster Exhibit: Discover How the Artist’s Visions of the Future Continue to Inspire the Present [1/2]

Katsuhiro Otomo's Poster Exhibit: Discover How the Artist’s Visions of the Future Continue to Inspire the Present [1/2]

On Feb. 28, Katsuhiro Otomo’s poster exhibit “’Posters’ - Otomo Katsuhiro × Graphic Design” opened to the public. The exhibit features approximately 50 different pieces including artwork from Akira and collaborative advertisements.

Mar. 6, 2014 07:003

One Week Friends to Begin Broadcasting on Tokyo MX and Other Stations on April 6, Second PV Releases

*One Week Friends* to Begin Broadcasting on Tokyo MX and Other Stations on April 6, Second PV Releases

The broadcast schedule for the anime One Week Friends to begin in April has been cemented.

Mar. 6, 2014 01:1018

A 60-Meter-Class Life-Size Colossal Titan Appears - Attack on Titan Projection Mapping in Kawasaki

A 60-Meter-Class Life-Size Colossal Titan Appears - *Attack on Titan* Projection Mapping in Kawasaki

Since the release of the manga in 2009, a huge movement has been stirred up in the anime, game, and music scenes by Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan series.

Mar. 5, 2014 19:000

Jigsaw Puzzle of Asuka from Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Drawn by Chief Animation Director Takeshi Honda to Release

Jigsaw Puzzle of Asuka from *Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo* Drawn by Chief Animation Director Takeshi Honda to Release

A jigsaw puzzle for fans to enjoy the world of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo through has been announced.

Mar. 5, 2014 13:120

Haruka Fukuhara, Shoko Nakagawa, Mitsuko Horie, and Momoiro Clover Z Perform at Commemorative Live Event for Sailor Moon Album

Haruka Fukuhara, Shoko Nakagawa, Mitsuko Horie, and Momoiro Clover Z Perform at Commemorative Live Event for *Sailor Moon* Album

A live event called “MTV Live 2014 Supported by Shidax with Live Dam - Sailor Moon the 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute” commemorating the release of the Sailor Moon tribute album was held on Feb. 27 at Zepp Tokyo.

Mar. 5, 2014 07:000

J Anime TV Theme Song Complete Collection - Compilation of 45 OP Videos from Jump Anime to Release

J Anime TV Theme Song Complete Collection - Compilation of 45 OP Videos from Jump Anime to Release

July 2013 marked the 45th anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha), a magazine that publishes popular manga intended mainly for young boys.

Mar. 5, 2014 01:0010

Gokukoku no Brynhildr Second PV Releases, Ryota Ohsaka and Risa Taneda on Main Cast

*Gokukoku no Brynhildr* Second PV Releases, Ryota Ohsaka and Risa Taneda on Main Cast

The broadcast for the TV anime Gokukoku no Brynhildr will begin on Tokyo MX and other channels in April.

Mar. 4, 2014 13:000

Majin Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Kai to Begin, New Series of Diorama Figures to Also Release

Majin Buu Saga of *Dragon Ball Kai* to Begin, New Series of Diorama Figures to Also Release

Dragon Ball Kai (Majin Buu Saga) will begin its TV broadcast on April 6.

Mar. 4, 2014 07:005

Mitsuwano OVA - Recipient of the Kodansha and StarChild Anime Adaptation Project New Author Prize

*Mitsuwano* OVA - Recipient of the Kodansha and StarChild Anime Adaptation Project New Author Prize

New author Itsuki Matsumoto’s novel Mitsuwano will be made into an anime. StarChild will release the OVA on March 12.

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