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!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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Mar. 20, 2015 05:00

Kaito Kid Steals ‘Shonen Sunday’ Logo?! First Issue in 56 Years Published Without Logo

Kaito Kid Steals ‘Shonen Sunday’ Logo?! First Issue in 56 Years Published Without Logo

The audacious crime project Kid Steal Project is underway in which Kaito Kid, the rival character from Detective Conan, appears unexpectedly all over Japan to steal various things.

Mar. 20, 2015 03:00

Hatsune Miku VocaloP Special Feature: OSTER, Creator of ‘Koisuru VOC@LOID’

Special VocaloP feature number 12! This time we introduce Vocaloid producer OSTER.

Mar. 19, 2015 21:00

‘Hirohiko Araki’s Manga Techniques’ to Be Published; Popular Author Reveals the Secrets Behind His Work

‘Hirohiko Araki’s Manga Techniques’ to Be Published; Popular Author Reveals the Secrets Behind His Work

Popular manga artist Hirohiko Araki, known for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure among others, will reveal the secrets behind his work. The new book Hirohiko Araki’s Manga Techniques, which focuses on how he created massively popular series, will be published by Shueisha on April 17.

Mar. 19, 2015 13:00

Popular BL Anime Series ‘Junjou Romantica’ Season 3 Starts in July 2015!

Popular BL Anime Series ‘Junjou Romantica’ Season 3 Starts in July 2015!

Junjou Romantica 3 to begin TV broadcast in July; popular BL series based on manga by Shungiku Nakamura to enter third season

Mar. 19, 2015 10:30

Awesome Akihabara-Style Idol Group’s New Single Features Skirts that Light Up the Highly Coveted Absolute Territory!

Awesome Akihabara-Style Idol Group’s New Single Features Skirts that Light Up the Highly Coveted Absolute Territory!

The Akihabara-style idol unit Moso Calibration (also known as MoCali) has debuted a music video for their new single, “Mahou no Juice,” featuring them dancing in Hikaru Skirts! The video was released on March 15, 2015.

Mar. 19, 2015 05:15

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

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!

Mar. 19, 2015 05:00

Save Dempagumi.inc! Their Phantom of the Kill Commercial is in Danger!

Save Dempagumi.inc! Their Phantom of the Kill Commercial is in Danger!

Dempagumi.inc are one of the biggest representatives of otaku culture and Akihabara so it seemed like a perfect match when they became the image characters of the mobile RPG game Phantom of the Kill (Fuji&gumi games).

Mar. 19, 2015 03:00

Hatsune Miku VocaloP Special Feature: Kurousa-P, Creator of “Senbonzakura”

There are only four more Hatsune Miku VocaloPs to introduce in this series! For this 11th volume, we introduce Kurousa-P, creator of the song “Senbonzakura.”

Mar. 18, 2015 21:00

A Comedy About Breaking Out of School, ‘Young Magazine’ Serialization ‘Prison School’ TV Anime Airs Summer 2015

A Comedy About Breaking Out of School, ‘Young Magazine’ Serialization ‘Prison School’ TV Anime Airs Summer 2015

The manga Prison School has been green-lit for a TV anime! Announced on March 16, the anime is set to air in summer 2015. The official teaser site also opened unveiling a key visual and the first PV.

Mar. 18, 2015 13:00

Exciting ‘Naruto’ Stage Play to Tour Japan; Live Viewing to Be Held on Final Day, May 10

Exciting ‘Naruto’ Stage Play to Tour Japan; Live Viewing to Be Held on Final Day, May 10

The Naruto stage play that has been garnering so much buzz since it was announced won’t just be coming to Fukuoka, Osaka, and Miyagi. It has been confirmed that the play will be coming to theaters all over Japan.

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