Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

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!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

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.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

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.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

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.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

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.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

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...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

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.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

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.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

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).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

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!

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May. 20, 2013 14:2538

“Free!”: New Anime by Kyoto Animation to Begin Broadcasting This Summer

“Free!”: New Anime by Kyoto Animation to Begin Broadcasting This Summer

It has been announced that a new TV anime by Kyoto Animation called Free! will begin broadcasting this July.

May. 20, 2013 14:251

Collaboration Between the Popular Character Nameko and Traditional Daruma Doll Takes Place

Collaboration Between the Popular Character Nameko and Traditional Daruma Doll Takes Place

A collaboration has been implemented between Osawari Tantei Nameko Saibai Kit, a free game app that many players have been enjoying since its launch in 2011, and Takasaki Daruma, a traditional handicraft made in Takasaki, Gunma, Japan.

May. 19, 2013 19:082

“The Best in the World Exhibit” Features Technology Japan is Proud of, Including Hatsune Miku

“The Best in the World Exhibit” Features Technology Japan is Proud of, Including Hatsune Miku

On April 26, an exhibit called “The Best in the World Exhibit” opened. The exhibit showcases all kinds of Japanese technology that is praised throughout the world, including Hatsune Miku, foodstuff samples, and sushi robots.

May. 19, 2013 17:074

Orchestra Featuring Hatsune Miku to Get an Encore!

Orchestra Featuring Hatsune Miku to Get an Encore!

Additional performances of composer and synthesizer artist Isao Tomita’s latest work “Ihatov Symphony” have been announced.

May. 19, 2013 16:071

Additional Singers Announced for "Animelo Summer Live 2013"

Additional Singers Announced for "Animelo Summer Live 2013"

The anime song festival “Animelo Summer Live 2013 - Flag Nine -” will be held at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Prefecture from Aug. 23-25.

May. 19, 2013 16:071

Limited Time Opening for Lolita Fashion Salon Maison de Julietta Extended!

Limited Time Opening for Lolita Fashion Salon Maison de Julietta Extended!

In March of this year, a salon called Maison de Julietta that caters entirely to Lolita fashion opened for a limited time. Now, new information regarding this unique salon has been announced.

May. 19, 2013 05:283

Interview with Kenji Kamiyama, Director of the Movie “009 Re:Cyborg” [4/4]

Interview with Kenji Kamiyama, Director of the Movie “009 Re:Cyborg” [4/4]

What is the “Angel’s Fossil” that was dug out from the movie?

May. 19, 2013 05:1931

Miku Can Go for a Ride Atop Your Smartphone with New Earphone Jack Accessories!

Miku Can Go for a Ride Atop Your Smartphone with New Earphone Jack Accessories!

New Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, and Kagamine Len earphone jack accessories have been announced, and pre-orders are currently being accepted by Good Smile Company.

May. 19, 2013 04:570

Undercover Pop-Up Store Opens on 3rd Floor of the Isetan Flagship Store in Shinjuku

Undercover Pop-Up Store Opens on 3rd Floor of the Isetan Flagship Store in Shinjuku

From April 24-30, a pop-up store for the brand Undercover was opened on the third floor of Isetan Shinjuku.

May. 19, 2013 04:532

Raising a Little Otaku? Enjoy “Evangelion” Baby Gear Together!

Raising a Little Otaku? Enjoy “Evangelion” Baby Gear Together!

Goods featuring Angels from Rebuild of Evangelion are now available for the little otaku in your life from Geewhiz, a baby and kids brand that is charming and unique.

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