Interview with Yu Suzuki, Producer of the “Shenmue” Series

Game creator Yu Suzuki announced the production of Shenmue 3 at E3 and raised funds for the project through Kickstarter. We asked Suzuki, who is about to put his back into the project, about Shenmue 3 and his present state of mind.

Interview: Pianist Animenz

Amnush interview with anime song pianist, Animenz, right before his live performance in Japan!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 Kicks Off Sept. 17!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 (TGS), the world’s largest gaming event, will be held over four days, and over 220,000 attendees are expected!

Akihabara’s "Water Girls" Help Otaku Beat the Midsummer Heat!

On Aug. 23, maids and cosplayers gathered in Akihabara for a water sprinkling event, Uchimizu Musume Daishugō!! 2015, bringing some relief from the hot summer weather.

[J-Fashion] Swankiss Winter 2015 Collection: Merry Memory Go-Round

Come take a look at the latest Swankiss exhibition! These stunning designs will become available on Tokyo Otaku Mode this winter!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

There was a huge gathering of female cosplayers at this summer’s Comiket! Here’s a huge helping of 174 high-impact cosplay photos from the event!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Comical & Cool Edition

Enjoy 86 photos of comical and cool cosplay we spotted at Comic Market 88!

This Summer’s Comiket Brings in 550,000 in Attendance Over 3 Days!

Comic Market 88, the world’s largest doujinshi event, was held from Aug. 14–16. This year’s Comiket, as it’s lovingly referred to, brought in approximately 550,000 people over three days.

Paper Sculptor Tatsuya Takahashi Reveals His Production Process!

TOM Special Creator Tatsuya Takahashi who has been attracting a lot of attention for his paper sculptures lets us in on his creative process with a brand new work.

[J-Fashion] My Enchanted Closet: Sophisticated New Japanese Style by OLIVE des OLIVE!

Introducing new photos and info from the latest OLIVE des OLIVE exhibition! Women throughout Japan rely on this brand to fill their closets with cute yet elegant and grown-up style.

A Brand New Fantasy World, "SNACK WORLD"!

Following Yo-Kai Watch, now, the fourth cross-media project has been announced!The concept for this time is “hyper casual fantasy,” a combination ...

2015 Summer Anime: If You Liked “That” You Might Like “This”

If you’re feeling a little lost about which anime you should watch next, you can check out other fans’ opinions by asking “If I liked ‘this’ will I like ‘that’?”

“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” International Premiere & North America Release Date Announced!

The North America release date of Boruto: Naruto the Movie has been revealed. The movie will premiere internationally on Oct. 10 at New York Comic Con, and it will be released in theaters throughout North America the same day as well.

A Must-See for Comiket Attendees?! Morinaga Releases Video “How to Survive Comic Market”

inJelly will hold their first company booth at Comic Market 88. Along with this news, they have released an unofficial video that dramatically explains the rules of Comic Market titled “How to Survive Comic Market.”

Creator Interview: pomodorosa

Hitting the mark on popular illustrator pomodorosa’s feelings about his first commercial book of works.

A cafe where you can experience the latest in Harajuku pop culture has opened - the Kawaii Monster Cafe.

A cafe and restaurant unlike any you’ve ever seen before, the Kawaii Monster Cafe, has opened in Tokyo’s Harajuku district which continues to transmit...

The Amazing Anime Song Dance Performers, Real Akiba Boys!

Over 50 million total views online! Representing Akihabara is the otaku dance team Real Akiba Boys! Each video they upload of them dancing to anime song openings quickly hits over 1 million views online, and their total view count is over 50 million. They have even earned popularity among those working in the anime industry who give them high praise.

This Idol Group's Unique Music Video Features Umbrellas and Lanterns in Perfect Synchronization

“Though I know the petals will fall away…” Do these girls have a fantasy of falling in love with an illusion?!

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 2: Sexy & Cute Edition

We introduce this time the gorgeous figures that colored the event halls!

[WonFes] We Explore the Evangelion 20th Anniversary Booth

In celebration of this year being its 20th anniversary, a special Evangelion booth was set up at Wonder Festival 2015 Summer held on July 26. Crowds of Eva fans were mesmerized by the various attention-grabbing displays.

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Jun. 9, 2014 13:00

This Year’s Sanrio Character Ranking Explained! We Asked Aoki and Ishii, the Faces Behind the Ranking

This Year’s Sanrio Character Ranking Explained! We Asked Aoki and Ishii, the Faces Behind the Ranking

We interviewed Mr. Aoki and Mr. Ishii who are in charge of the Sanrio Character Ranking and asked them about the important aspects of the contest.

Jun. 9, 2014 07:00

Japacon TV #13: Part 6 Introduction

*Japacon TV* #13: Part 6 Introduction

This is Part 6 of Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, which is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” Continuing from Part 5, we concentrate on an interview regarding the inside story of an anime commercial created by Taisei Corporation, Japan’s largest construction company.

Jun. 9, 2014 01:02

Tokyo Ghoul to Begin Broadcasting on July 3, Check Out the Series’ World in a New PV!

*Tokyo Ghoul* to Begin Broadcasting on July 3, Check Out the Series’ World in a New PV!

Broadcast information has been announced for the TV anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul to begin airing this summer.

Jun. 8, 2014 13:00

One-Shot to Be Published in August Issue of Jump Square in Celebration of Release of Rurouni Kenshin Movie

One-Shot to Be Published in August Issue of *Jump Square* in Celebration of Release of *Rurouni Kenshin* Movie

A two-part movie sequel based on the popular manga Rurouni Kenshin, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) from 1994 to 1999, will be releasing this summer.

Jun. 8, 2014 07:00

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [2/2]

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [2/2]

I await your votes in the Character Ranking! -Yuko Yamaguchi

Jun. 8, 2014 04:00

Are You Ready?! The Second Season of "Free!" Begins in July!

Are You Ready?! The Second Season of "Free!" Begins in July!

SAOII isn’t the only talked about anime this summer! That popular swimming anime is returning too! Have you seen the PVs yet?

Jun. 8, 2014 01:00

Makoto Shinkai Exhibit to Be Held in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Will Introduce the Worlds of Four Works

Makoto Shinkai Exhibit to Be Held in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Will Introduce the Worlds of Four Works

An exhibition introducing the worlds of works by director Makoto Shinkai, who has captured the hearts of many fans through his works, will be held in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture.

Jun. 7, 2014 13:00

A Gathering of Theme Song Artists from 15 Years of the One Piece TV Anime, Large-Scale Concert to Be Held

A Gathering of Theme Song Artists from 15 Years of the *One Piece* TV Anime, Large-Scale Concert to Be Held

This year, the TV anime One Piece, which began in October 1999, reaches its 15th year.

Jun. 7, 2014 07:00

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

The weight is about half that of a normal fire extinguisher.

Jun. 7, 2014 06:16

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [1/2]

Interview: Third Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi [1/2]

Hello Kitty lives on with the times.

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