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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Apr. 12, 2015 14:03

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Hits a Million Copies

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Hits a Million Copies

Square Enix made an official announcement that one million copies of its recently released game, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, have shipped worldwide. The ...

Apr. 12, 2015 13:00

New ‘Genocidal Organ’ and ‘Harmony’ Key Visuals Drawn Specially by Redjuice Revealed

New ‘Genocidal Organ’ and ‘Harmony’ Key Visuals Drawn Specially by Redjuice Revealed

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

Enormous Gundam Exhibit is Finally Coming to Tokyo!

Enormous Gundam Exhibit is Finally Coming to Tokyo!

Large scale Mobile Suit Gundam exhibit coming this summer to Roppongi; advance tickets with Gunpla set go on sale

Apr. 11, 2015 21:00

Director Mamoru Oshii’s Masterpiece Film Returns as a Light Novel!!

Director Mamoru Oshii’s Masterpiece Film Returns as a Light Novel!!

Garm Wars has finally been published as a novel written by Mamoru Oshii

Apr. 11, 2015 13:00

A Kyoto Tradition: Elegant ‘Knights of Sidonia’ Folding Fan Limited to 256 Available Now

A Kyoto Tradition: Elegant ‘Knights of Sidonia’ Folding Fan Limited to 256 Available Now

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

ClariS Certification Begins! Test Your Knowledge and Love of ClariS; Best-of Album Release Also Announced

ClariS Certification Begins! Test Your Knowledge and Love of ClariS; Best-of Album Release Also Announced

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

‘Code Geass: Akito the Exiled’ Chapter 3 Screenings Begin May 2!!

‘Code Geass: Akito the Exiled’ Chapter 3 Screenings Begin May 2!!

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

Yaaay! Now You Can Own a Pair of Master Roshi’s Favorite Sunglasses - Yes, the Ones that Even Protect Against Tien Shinhan’s Solar Flare!

Yaaay! Now You Can Own a Pair of Master Roshi’s Favorite Sunglasses - Yes, the Ones that Even Protect Against Tien Shinhan’s Solar Flare!

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

‘One Piece’ Second Real Escape Game ‘Escape from the Battle of Marineford’ to Hold 10-Stadium Tour Across Japan

‘One Piece’ Second Real Escape Game ‘Escape from the Battle of Marineford’ to Hold 10-Stadium Tour Across Japan

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

‘Teekyu’ Season 5 Broadcast Confirmed; Kana Hanazawa Sings Theme Song ‘Qunka!’

‘Teekyu’ Season 5 Broadcast Confirmed; Kana Hanazawa Sings Theme Song ‘Qunka!’

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.

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