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!
Here is everything about anime!
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.
Dance to the opening theme “Decorator” in sync with the in-game action! "Dance with PS Vita" video encourages players to dance along with Hatsune Miku!
The curtain finally opened on illustrator Takashi Takeuchi’s recently announced one-man exhibit titled “Picture Exhibit: The Garden of Sinners” on March 20 at 12:00 p.m. (JST).
Feb. 19, 2014 01:0012
On Feb. 13, Nippon Ichi Software released a promotional video for its PlayStation 3 game Harem Tengoku da to Omottara Yandere Jigoku Datta to release on April 24.
Feb. 18, 2014 13:005
Kyoto Animation has announced an animated film sequel to their popular anime series Tamako Market.
Feb. 18, 2014 07:0052
Our second photo report! Feast your eyes on the cute and sexy side of Winter Wonder Festival 2014!
Feb. 18, 2014 01:0011
On Feb. 13, Konami released promotional videos for its Nintendo 3DS game New Love Plus+ to release on March 27.
Feb. 17, 2014 13:002
The first one-man exhibit for Takashi Takeuchi, the man behind the visuals of Kara no Kyōkai, has been decided on. “Picture Exhibit: Kara no Kyōkai” will be held at Pixiv Zingaro in Nagano, Tokyo beginning on March 20.
Feb. 17, 2014 07:006
Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2: Shikon Sōkyū will have a countrywide roadshow release on March 8. With less than a month to go until the release, many fans are likely wondering about this movie’s all-new story.
Feb. 17, 2014 01:006
Vocaloid fans are sure to recognize Rin and Len’s classic outfits with just a quick glance at the new T-shirt “I Am Len” and tunic “I Am Rin" from WeLoveFine.
Feb. 16, 2014 13:003
Masterpiece anime often have food scenes. Such scenes resound in many people’s hearts as being famous scenes.
Feb. 16, 2014 07:005
Hello Kitty × Fabrick ® × Stereo Tennis collaborations goods are unveiled!