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!

Preview of the New "Fairy Tail" Anime [Scheduled for April 2014]

Fairy Tail is scheduled to make it's return on April 5, 2014. With that being said, the official Fairy Tail site, FairyTail-TV.com, recently showcased a brand new preview of the anime.

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Feb. 28, 2014 13:004

Trailer Finally Releases for Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2: Shikon Sōkyū! How Will the Story End for the Warring Shinsengumi and Oni?

Trailer Finally Releases for *Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2: Shikon Sōkyū*! How Will the Story End for the Warring Shinsengumi and Oni?

Since it’s release in 2008, the Hakuōki series of Shinsengumi-themed adventure games intended for females has acquired tremendous support.

Feb. 28, 2014 07:0020

A Collaboration Between Macross F and Robotics! Life-Size VF-25 Appears at Tokyo Skytree!

A Collaboration Between *Macross F* and Robotics! Life-Size VF-25 Appears at Tokyo Skytree!

A life-size model of the variable fighter Valkyrie VF-25F debuts at Tokyo Skytree!

Feb. 28, 2014 01:004

Mushishi: Zoku-Shō to Begin Airing on Tokyo MX and Other Networks in April

*Mushishi: Zoku-Shō* to Begin Airing on Tokyo MX and Other Networks in April

The channels to broadcast Mushishi: Zoku-Shō beginning this April have been decided. The anime will broadcast on Tokyo MX, GTV, Tochigi TV, ABC, and BS11.

Feb. 27, 2014 13:002

New Visual of Kikaider Reboot Shows an Asymmetrical Kikaider, Daisuke Ban Also to Appear in Movie

New Visual of *Kikaider Reboot* Shows an Asymmetrical Kikaider, Daisuke Ban Also to Appear in Movie

Shotaro Ishinomori’s special-effects TV drama Android Kikaider that began in 1972 is getting a reboot 40 years later.

Feb. 27, 2014 07:005

A Moe Character Born from Coffee Milk - Yukiko-tan Project Comes to a Climax! Free Download of 3D Figure Data & Goods Release in Hokkaido!

A Moe Character Born from Coffee Milk - Yukiko-tan Project Comes to a Climax! Free Download of 3D Figure Data & Goods Release in Hokkaido!

Yukijirushi, a mainstay in the Japanese dairy industry, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its popular product Yukijirushi Coffee in 2013 and began a project called “Our Yukiko-tan Project” for creating an official brand character.

Feb. 26, 2014 13:002

This is the Next Generation of Metal Gear - Gameplay Impressions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

This is the Next Generation of *Metal Gear* - Gameplay Impressions of *Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes*

Konami will release its PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 game Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on March 20.

Feb. 26, 2014 07:002

Creator Interview: Illustrator Rockin’ Jelly Bean [2/2]

Creator Interview: Illustrator Rockin’ Jelly Bean [2/2]

“As my first art book, I’d say it’s pretty great. I can now die happy (laughs).” - RJB

Feb. 26, 2014 01:004

Aya Hirano Releases First Full Album in Four Years

Aya Hirano Releases First Full Album in Four Years

Popular singer and voice actress Aya Hirano released her latest album, Vivid, on Feb. 19, 2014.

Feb. 26, 2014 01:005

Create Songs on the Go Using Hatsune Miku’s Voice with the “Singing Keyboard: Pocket Miku”

Create Songs on the Go Using Hatsune Miku’s Voice with the “Singing Keyboard: Pocket Miku”

The “Singing Keyboard: Pocket Miku” (a special supplement to Otona no Kagaku Magazine) will be released on April 3 by Gakken Education Publishing.

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