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.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Nov. 2, 2013 15:0021

You Can Meet Ultimate Madoka 52 Floors Above Ground?! “Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Reproduction Exhibit - Beginnings and Eternal” Opens

You Can Meet Ultimate Madoka 52 Floors Above Ground?! “Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Reproduction Exhibit - Beginnings and Eternal” Opens

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion finally released in Japan on Oct. 26.

Nov. 2, 2013 08:301

Japacon TV #15 - Part 5 Introduction

Japacon TV #15 - Part 5 Introduction

Japacon TV is a show that is on the forefront of the Japanese content industry and broadcasts at 12:00 a.m. every Friday on the Japanese satellite broadcast channel BS Fuji.

Nov. 2, 2013 02:110

Ushio to Tora - A Manga with Wise Sayings that Will Light Your Heart on Fire (28)

Ushio to Tora - A Manga with Wise Sayings that Will Light Your Heart on Fire (28)

The manga we’d like to introduce this time is a manga full of wise sayings that will light your heart on fire called Ushio to Tora.

Nov. 1, 2013 13:003

Shiseido Releases Making-of Video of JoJo Collaboration!

Shiseido Releases Making-of Video of JoJo Collaboration!

Shiseido has released a making-of video of the collaboration between Tadashi Harada, a Shiseido beauty top specialist, and Hirohiko Araki’s manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (serialized in Ultra Jump, published by Shueisha).

Nov. 1, 2013 07:0036

Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku is Coming to Perform in Your Room Next Fall!

Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku is Coming to Perform in Your Room Next Fall!

Miku appeared all over Akihabara when Dolfie Dream Hatsune Miku was unveiled!

Nov. 1, 2013 01:003

Nuigurumaa Z Event Held in Suginami Welcomes Mascot Namisuke, Rina Takeda Repels Zombies

Nuigurumaa Z Event Held in Suginami Welcomes Mascot Namisuke, Rina Takeda Repels Zombies

Nuigurumaa Z, a tokusatsu (special effects) movie about a unique heroine, will be released in Japan on Jan. 25, 2014.

Oct. 31, 2013 13:0016

The Perfection of This Ultimate Madoka Embroidered Apparel is Outrageous

The Perfection of This Ultimate Madoka Embroidered Apparel is Outrageous

Cospa, a company that makes character goods, is releasing a precisely embroidered sweater and work shirt of Ultimate Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Oct. 31, 2013 07:008

Creator Interview: Zanio

Creator Interview: Zanio

"I completed “Peyang Daba” in a matter of 1-2 hours, and I was drinking beer too."

Oct. 31, 2013 01:002

Gameplay Video of Super Mario 3D World

Gameplay Video of Super Mario 3D World

A 6-minute gameplay video of the new Mario game Super Mario 3D World has been released on YouTube by Nintendo.

Oct. 30, 2013 15:002

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Tattoo Stockings Round 2

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Tattoo Stockings Round 2

The second part of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure tattoo stockings will be released in the last third of December.

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