An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!
Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.
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.
Figure production is about to enter a new era!
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.
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.
We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!
Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?
“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa
Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!
“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa
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.
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...
PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!
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.
Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!
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.
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).
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!
Feb. 26, 2014 01:005
The “Singing Keyboard: Pocket Miku” (a special supplement to Otona no Kagaku Magazine) will be released on April 3 by Gakken Education Publishing.
Feb. 25, 2014 14:001
The city of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, which is known as the stage of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, will be taking part in a surprising collaboration with the same movie: the city is planning to introduce Evangelion designs to the number plates it issues.
Feb. 25, 2014 07:001
Since it’s start in 1982, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross has become a hugely successful anime series, with continuous new releases up unto the present day.
Feb. 25, 2014 01:003
A manga by Sayaka Suwa, a widely active illustrator who has created frontispieces for novels and held exhibitions at Shibuya Parco, has begun serialization in sKILLupper.
Feb. 24, 2014 13:007
“My favorite inspiration is naked women.” - RJB
Feb. 24, 2014 07:009
A new otaku event called AnimeJapan 2014 (AJ2014) will be held for two days from March 22-23.
Feb. 24, 2014 01:004
Vocaloid, which was raised up within the music culture, is spreading into yet another area.
Feb. 23, 2014 13:008
On Feb. 17, Pokémon Inc. released new information about it’s Nintendo 3DS game, Pokémon XY, including special content that’s unlocked for players who reach the level of Pokémon Master.
Feb. 23, 2014 07:0011
Decorator EP, the new album from Livetune, the tremendously popular artist who was brought to life by the Internet, will be released on March 5.
Feb. 23, 2014 01:003
On Feb. 14 during the morning presentation video Nintendo Direct featuring the CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, it was announced that a Nintendo XL model themed after the Great Golden Beast Rajang from the Monster Hunter series will be released in limited quantities on March 27.