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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Feb. 12, 2014 07:00

Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibition Crosses Over to Europe, Coming to Paris This Spring and Madrid This Summer

Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibition Crosses Over to Europe, Coming to Paris This Spring and Madrid This Summer

Beginning at the Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum in Okayama, the Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibition has traveled throughout Japan since 2012 and it’s now heading to Europe.

Feb. 12, 2014 01:18

Huge Keroro News - PV of Theme Song Sung by Mayumi Gojo Releases, Huge Keroro Exhibit to Be Held

Huge *Keroro* News - PV of Theme Song Sung by Mayumi Gojo Releases, Huge Keroro Exhibit to Be Held

The new TV anime Keroro will begin broadcasting on the anime specialty channel Animax at 19:00 on March 22.

Feb. 11, 2014 13:00

Idols Are Always on Their Game! Wake Up, Girls! Episodes 1-4 Review

Idols Are Always on Their Game! Wake Up, Girls! Episodes 1-4 Review

The Wake Up, Girls! anime series began broadcasting on Jan. 10. To coincide with the beginning of the series, a film adaptation was released as well. What really sets this project apart though is that the rookie voice actors behind the characters are actually performing as the idol group in the real world!

Feb. 11, 2014 07:00

Soreike! Anpanman: Ringo Bouya to Minna no Negai to Release on July 5 - The Last Message of Takashi Yanase

*Soreike! Anpanman: Ringo Bouya to Minna no Negai* to Release on July 5 - The Last Message of Takashi Yanase

The release date for the newest movie in the Anpanman series has been decided on.

Feb. 11, 2014 01:00

Second Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Film Poster Revealed Suggests Deadly Battle

Second *Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire* Film Poster Revealed Suggests Deadly Battle

The two-part sequel to the hit 2012 film Rurouni Kenshin, which made over 3 billion yen at the box office, will come out this summer.

Feb. 10, 2014 13:00

Collection of 2,000 Works - Dennō Coil Visual Collection to be Republished by Fukkan.com

Collection of 2,000 Works - Dennō Coil Visual Collection to be Republished by Fukkan.com

Dennō Coil is a masterpiece TV anime broadcast in 2007 that even now still resounds in the hearts of many fans.

Feb. 10, 2014 07:00

Newly Released Sengoku Basara 4 Ii Naotora Sengoku Sousei Video Highlights Story and Action

Newly Released Sengoku Basara 4 Ii Naotora Sengoku Sousei Video Highlights Story and Action

On Feb. 6, Capcom updated the official site for its action game Sengoku Basara 4, which released on Jan. 23, will a “Sengoku Sousei” video of a new character named Ii Naotora.

Feb. 10, 2014 01:00

Hello Kitty × Fabrick® × Stereo Tennis Collaboration Project to Begin on Feb. 11!

Hello Kitty × Fabrick® × Stereo Tennis Collaboration Project to Begin on Feb. 11!

Hello Kitty collaborative items will begin being sold on Feb. 11 (Fri) during a limited time event to be held at Sanrio Puroland in the Meetscal Store by Once a Month on the first floor of Shibuya Parco Part 1.

Feb. 9, 2014 19:00

Japan Media Arts Festival: JoJo's Hirohiko Araki “Fashion is a Part of Each Character”

Japan Media Arts Festival: JoJo's Hirohiko Araki “Fashion is a Part of Each Character”

An exhibit of works awarded at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival will open from Feb 5 to 16. In Roppongi with the primary venue as the National Art Center, Tokyo.

Feb. 9, 2014 13:00

Check Out the Anime for Spring 2014!

Check Out the Anime for Spring 2014!

Trailers for anime that will begin airing this spring have already started to be released. Here we’ll introduce 12 titles with trailers that have been released, including Season 2 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Gokukoku no Brynhildr.

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