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.

Review: The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival - Envision the Future Through Art

An exhibition of award-winning works for the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival was open from Feb. 4–15.

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 2: Photo Collection of Cute and Sexy Figures!

From famous characters of old, to characters from new series! The forefront of the figure world is right here!

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 1: Photo Collection of Cool & Comical Creations!

We’re introducing through pictures the cool and comical creations spotted at the garage kit festival Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter]! Even Tokyo Ghoul’s Kaneki has finally become a figure?!

The 30th Anniversary of WonFes Was as Lively as Ever!

Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter] (WonFes), the world’s largest garage kit festival, was held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on Feb. 8.

Creator Interview: Kuuchuu Yousai

Kuuchuu Yousai is an illustrator who draws incredibly adorable girls. Capturing every detail from the deepest parts of the eyes to the highlights on the hair, he depicts girls in a natural way. Currently, he does professional rough drawings and illustration work for games, while also leading a doujinshi circle called Pagupagu Magu, and has even released an ita-curtain on Tokyo Otaku Mode...

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

Featuring the life-sized cockpit of the Variable Fighter VF-1S Valkyrie and even some Macross-themed original food!

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

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Jan. 19, 2015 07:000

‘Detective Conan’ Nominated for Japan Academy Prize Animation of the Year for Seventh Time

‘Detective Conan’ Nominated for Japan Academy Prize Animation of the Year for Seventh Time

The nominees of the 38th Japan Academy Prize, an award ceremony for honoring the excellent films of 2014 and the staff who made them, were announced on Jan. 14. This year, five works were nominated for Animation of the Year.

Jan. 19, 2015 01:003

Part 2 of ‘Kuroko’s Basketball’ and Jins PC Collaboration Glasses Launches, Online Pre-Orders Begin

Part 2 of ‘Kuroko’s Basketball’ and Jins PC Collaboration Glasses Launches, Online Pre-Orders Begin

It has been announced that pre-orders for Part 2 of a series of collaboration PC glasses between Kuroko’s Basketball and Jins PC called “Kuroko’s Basketball x Bandai x Jins PC” (5,292 yen, tax included, shipping & handling separate) will begin on Bandai’s official shopping site, Premium Bandai, on Monday, Jan. 19 at 11:00 a.m. (JST).

Jan. 19, 2015 00:0012

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Jan. 18, 2015 13:001

Ingram Vigilant Against Terrorism, Live-Action Film ‘Patlabor’ x National Police Agency’s 7th Poster

Ingram Vigilant Against Terrorism, Live-Action Film ‘Patlabor’ x National Police Agency’s 7th Poster

The seventh and most recent chapter in The Next Generation - Patlabor series of live-action shorts, started showing in theaters on Jan. 10. Meanwhile, anticipation builds for the nationwide release on May 1 of the full-length feature film, The Next Generation - Patlabor: Shuto Kessen (Final Battle in the Capital).

Jan. 18, 2015 07:0017

Hollywood Version of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ to Release in US on April 14, 2017 with Distribution by Disney

Hollywood Version of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ to Release in US on April 14, 2017 with Distribution by Disney

The release date of the Hollywood movie Ghost in the Shell based on Masamune Shirow’s sci-fi manga of the same name has been confirmed.

Jan. 18, 2015 03:001

The Inner Sailor Guardians Are Finally All Together! ‘Sailor Moon’ x Pullip Sailor Mars & Sailor Jupiter Now Available!

The Inner Sailor Guardians Are Finally All Together! ‘Sailor Moon’ x Pullip Sailor Mars & Sailor Jupiter Now Available!

The Pullip fashion doll collaborative series with Sailor Moon, the new second season of which has started on Niconico, was only lacking Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter of the Inner Sailor Guardians.

Jan. 18, 2015 01:000

Pre-Orders Begin for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Loafer-Style Pumps & Battle Booties

Pre-Orders Begin for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Loafer-Style Pumps & Battle Booties

Pre-orders have begun for collaboration pumps and booties between Clamp’s popular comic Cardcaptor Sakura and shoe brand Tyake Tyoke. Pre-orders will be taken until Sunday, Feb. 1.

Jan. 17, 2015 13:003

‘Sore ga Seiyu!’ TV Anime Confirmed - The Popular Doujin Work by Masumi Asano x Kenjiro Hata is Getting a Major Break

‘Sore ga Seiyu!’ TV Anime Confirmed - The Popular Doujin Work by Masumi Asano x Kenjiro Hata is Getting a Major Break

An anime adaptation has been confirmed for Sore ga Seiyu!, a tag team effort between an active voice actress and a popular manga artist. The broadcast will begin this summer.

Jan. 17, 2015 07:000

‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Long-Awaited Plushie Mascots Go on Sale! New Items Appear One After Another, Even One with a ‘Honeycomb Midosuji Shonen’ Design

‘Yowamushi Pedal’ Long-Awaited Plushie Mascots Go on Sale! New Items Appear One After Another, Even One with a ‘Honeycomb Midosuji Shonen’ Design

In the road race anime Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road the interhigh is half over and the fight is getting more and more intense in the mountains of Hakone. Various collaborations are currently underway and tons of items are being released, among them the long-awaited “Keychain Plushies”!

Jan. 17, 2015 01:000

Cute ‘Bonobono’ Keyboard Customization! Bring a Sense of Calm to Your PC

Cute ‘Bonobono’ Keyboard Customization! Bring a Sense of Calm to Your PC

Staring at a cold computer screen banging the keyboard with a “kata kata kata” all day long… Now a product is here to give a bit of relief from this daily grind. That product is super-cute Bonobono keyboard stickers.

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