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.
Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.
Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!
A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.
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.
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.
TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.
The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.
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.
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…
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, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!
Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!
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.
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 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.
The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.
The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.
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!
Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!
Apr. 12, 2015 13:00
Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block will air two talked-about films this fall. Codenamed Project Itoh, this second round of Noitamina movies includes anime film adaptations of two works by the late sci-fi writer Keikaku Itoh: Genocidal Organ and Harmony.
Apr. 12, 2015 05:00
Large scale Mobile Suit Gundam exhibit coming this summer to Roppongi; advance tickets with Gunpla set go on sale
Apr. 11, 2015 21:00
Garm Wars has finally been published as a novel written by Mamoru Oshii
Apr. 11, 2015 13:00
Knights of Sidonia is collaborating with noted folding fan maker Maisendo. Maisendo has produced a limited number of folding fans based on Knights of Sidonia, which incorporates plenty of Japanese tradition.
Apr. 11, 2015 05:00
A new project has kicked off on a special site for the popular vocal unit ClariS. Titled “Best of ClariST,” the project is an official ClariS certification that questions fans about their love and knowledge of ClariS. The project began on April 8 and is open to all.
Apr. 10, 2015 21:00
Screenings for the third chapter of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled kick off May 2; Blu-ray and DVD to be released June 26
Apr. 10, 2015 13:00
The character apparel and goods maker, Cospa, will start selling Dragon Ball character Master Roshi’s iconic sunglasses in late August 2015.
Apr. 10, 2015 08:27
The event “Escape from the Great Underwater Prison Impel Down,” which was held at Zepp locations Japan-wide in 2014 to high acclaim, is a Real Escape Game based on the anime One Piece.
Apr. 9, 2015 21:00
Though the fourth season of the TV anime Teekyu just began broadcasting this month, season 5 has already been confirmed. With the theme song announced so early as well, developments are coming fast.