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!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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.

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Jan. 8, 2014 13:00

MangaPolo - Video Introduction to the Demon King Piccolo Arc of Dragon Ball!

MangaPolo - Video Introduction to the Demon King Piccolo Arc of Dragon Ball!

MangaPolo, much like the global explorer Marco Polo, is on a mission to go to the "land of manga" to share its beauty with the Internet users of the world. Through its YouTube channel, MangaPolo distributes various videos related to manga.

Jan. 8, 2014 01:00

2014 Japanese Game Releases Everyone Will Want to Get Their Hands On!

2014 Japanese Game Releases Everyone Will Want to Get Their Hands On!

Here’s our selection of 10 highly anticipated Japanese game titles for 2014!

Jan. 8, 2014 00:21

Sailor Moon: Complete Edition Volumes 3 and 4 Release, Front Covers Are of Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter

Sailor Moon: Complete Edition Volumes 3 and 4 Release, Front Covers Are of Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter

Volumes 3 and 4 of Sailor Moon: Complete Edition have been released.

Jan. 7, 2014 13:00

MangaPolo - Video Introduction to the Red Ribbon Army Arc of Dragon Ball!

MangaPolo - Video Introduction to the Red Ribbon Army Arc of Dragon Ball!

MangaPolo, much like the global explorer Marco Polo, is on a mission to go to the "land of manga" to share its beauty with the Internet users of the world. Through its YouTube channel, MangaPolo distributes various videos related to manga.

Jan. 7, 2014 09:51

Alodia's Tokyo Life #1: I’ve Come to Tokyo!

Alodia's Tokyo Life #1: I’ve Come to Tokyo!

Alodia, a popular cosplayer from the Philippines who has tremendous worldwide support, is now living in Tokyo and reporting her daily life on Tokyo Otaku Mode! You definitely don’t want to miss this!

Jan. 7, 2014 00:57

Gearing Up for Season 2: A Look Back at the First Season of Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea (Part 3)

Gearing Up for Season 2: A Look Back at the First Season of Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea (Part 3)

Looking toward Season 2: A story in between fantasy and romance.

Jan. 6, 2014 14:00

Fans Gather to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Well-Known Light Novel Label Dengeki Bunko! Huge Dengeki Bunko Winter Exhibit Event Report

Fans Gather to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Well-Known Light Novel Label Dengeki Bunko! Huge Dengeki Bunko Winter Exhibit Event Report

Beginning in the morning on Dec. 28 (Sat), the area around Bellesalle Akihabara was crowded with people. The reason for the crowds was the event Huge Dengeki Bunko Winter Exhibit that was held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the major light novel label Dengeki Bunko.

Jan. 6, 2014 07:00

A Young Boy’s Lies and Truth: Video Introduction to Chapter 2 of the Manga The Seven Deadly Sins!

A Young Boy’s Lies and Truth: Video Introduction to Chapter 2 of the Manga The Seven Deadly Sins!

MangaPolo, much like the global explorer Marco Polo, is on a mission to go to the "land of manga" to share its beauty with the Internet users of the world. Through its YouTube channel, MangaPolo distributes various videos related to manga.

Jan. 6, 2014 01:00

Fantasy and a Love Story: A Look Back at the First Season of Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea (Part 2)

Fantasy and a Love Story: A Look Back at the First Season of Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea (Part 2)

Love during the time between childhood and adulthood: A complicated love story.

Jan. 5, 2014 13:00

MangaPolo - Riding on the Turtle’s Back...Video Introduction to the Story of Chapter 3 of the Son Goku Training Arc of Dragon Ball!

MangaPolo - Riding on the Turtle’s Back...Video Introduction to the Story of Chapter 3 of the Son Goku Training Arc of Dragon Ball!

MangaPolo, much like the global explorer Marco Polo, is on a mission to go to the "land of manga" to share it's beauty with the Internet users of the world. Through its YouTube channel, MangaPolo distributes various videos related to manga.

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