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!
Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.
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.
Figure production is about to enter a new era!
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.
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.
We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!
Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?
“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa
Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!
“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa
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.
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...
PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!
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.
Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!
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.
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).
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!
Mar. 7, 2014 13:000
From the boys’ toy division of Bandai comes a new series called “Mousou Note” (lit. “Imagination Notebook”) in which “you can imagine your favorite characters however you’d like”!
Mar. 7, 2014 07:000
A completely made-to-order real bucket tote bag themed after Yezo Agricultural High School, the stage for the anime Silver Spoon (original author: Hiromu Arakawa / published in Weekly Shonen Sunday), will be released as a triple collaboration product between Akujidou and Animation Addict Store.
Mar. 7, 2014 01:001
Sabagebu!, a comedic manga of high school girls enjoying survival games as their club activity, is becoming an anime.
Mar. 6, 2014 12:0015
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
The broadcast schedule for the anime One Week Friends to begin in April has been cemented.
Mar. 6, 2014 01:1018
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
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
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
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
The broadcast for the TV anime Gokukoku no Brynhildr will begin on Tokyo MX and other channels in April.