Interview: Pianist Animenz

Amnush interview with anime song pianist, Animenz, right before his live performance in Japan!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 Kicks Off Sept. 17!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 (TGS), the world’s largest gaming event, will be held over four days, and over 220,000 attendees are expected!

Akihabara’s "Water Girls" Help Otaku Beat the Midsummer Heat!

On Aug. 23, maids and cosplayers gathered in Akihabara for a water sprinkling event, Uchimizu Musume Daishugō!! 2015, bringing some relief from the hot summer weather.

[J-Fashion] Swankiss Winter 2015 Collection: Merry Memory Go-Round

Come take a look at the latest Swankiss exhibition! These stunning designs will become available on Tokyo Otaku Mode this winter!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

There was a huge gathering of female cosplayers at this summer’s Comiket! Here’s a huge helping of 174 high-impact cosplay photos from the event!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Comical & Cool Edition

Enjoy 86 photos of comical and cool cosplay we spotted at Comic Market 88!

This Summer’s Comiket Brings in 550,000 in Attendance Over 3 Days!

Comic Market 88, the world’s largest doujinshi event, was held from Aug. 14–16. This year’s Comiket, as it’s lovingly referred to, brought in approximately 550,000 people over three days.

Paper Sculptor Tatsuya Takahashi Reveals His Production Process!

TOM Special Creator Tatsuya Takahashi who has been attracting a lot of attention for his paper sculptures lets us in on his creative process with a brand new work.

[J-Fashion] My Enchanted Closet: Sophisticated New Japanese Style by OLIVE des OLIVE!

Introducing new photos and info from the latest OLIVE des OLIVE exhibition! Women throughout Japan rely on this brand to fill their closets with cute yet elegant and grown-up style.

A Brand New Fantasy World, "SNACK WORLD"!

Following Yo-Kai Watch, now, the fourth cross-media project has been announced!The concept for this time is “hyper casual fantasy,” a combination ...

2015 Summer Anime: If You Liked “That” You Might Like “This”

If you’re feeling a little lost about which anime you should watch next, you can check out other fans’ opinions by asking “If I liked ‘this’ will I like ‘that’?”

“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” International Premiere & North America Release Date Announced!

The North America release date of Boruto: Naruto the Movie has been revealed. The movie will premiere internationally on Oct. 10 at New York Comic Con, and it will be released in theaters throughout North America the same day as well.

A Must-See for Comiket Attendees?! Morinaga Releases Video “How to Survive Comic Market”

inJelly will hold their first company booth at Comic Market 88. Along with this news, they have released an unofficial video that dramatically explains the rules of Comic Market titled “How to Survive Comic Market.”

Creator Interview: pomodorosa

Hitting the mark on popular illustrator pomodorosa’s feelings about his first commercial book of works.

A cafe where you can experience the latest in Harajuku pop culture has opened - the Kawaii Monster Cafe.

A cafe and restaurant unlike any you’ve ever seen before, the Kawaii Monster Cafe, has opened in Tokyo’s Harajuku district which continues to transmit...

The Amazing Anime Song Dance Performers, Real Akiba Boys!

Over 50 million total views online! Representing Akihabara is the otaku dance team Real Akiba Boys! Each video they upload of them dancing to anime song openings quickly hits over 1 million views online, and their total view count is over 50 million. They have even earned popularity among those working in the anime industry who give them high praise.

This Idol Group's Unique Music Video Features Umbrellas and Lanterns in Perfect Synchronization

“Though I know the petals will fall away…” Do these girls have a fantasy of falling in love with an illusion?!

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 2: Sexy & Cute Edition

We introduce this time the gorgeous figures that colored the event halls!

[WonFes] We Explore the Evangelion 20th Anniversary Booth

In celebration of this year being its 20th anniversary, a special Evangelion booth was set up at Wonder Festival 2015 Summer held on July 26. Crowds of Eva fans were mesmerized by the various attention-grabbing displays.

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 1: Cool & Comical Edition

We introduce loads of products packed with creators’ clever ideas and cutting-edge techniques!

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Jul. 15, 2015 05:00

“Chibi Maruko-chan” Gets First Movie in 23 Years; Releasing Dec. 23

“Chibi Maruko-chan” Gets First Movie in 23 Years; Releasing Dec. 23

A movie adaptation has been greenlit for Chibi Maruko-chan, which welcomed the 25th anniversary of its TV anime this year.

Jul. 14, 2015 21:00

“Star Wars” Nebuta Floats to Appear in the Aomori Nebuta Festival

“Star Wars” Nebuta Floats to Appear in the Aomori Nebuta Festival

Nebuta floats of characters including C-3PO, R2-D2, Luke, as well as Darth Vader will play their part in the festival.

Jul. 14, 2015 13:00

Welcome Back!! “The Five Star Stories” 13th Volume Release Date Set!

Welcome Back!! “The Five Star Stories” 13th Volume Release Date Set!

After nine years, the long-awaited 13th volume of The Five Star Stories is set to be released on Aug. 10; Commemorative goods to also go on sale.

Jul. 14, 2015 05:00

“Yamato, I love youuuu!” Ryohei Suzuki Transforms into Takeo Gouda

“Yamato, I love youuuu!” Ryohei Suzuki Transforms into Takeo Gouda

My Love Story!! poster visual and special trailer unveiled.

Jul. 13, 2015 23:54

President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata Passes Away at 55

President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata Passes Away at 55

Satoru Iwata, president and CEO of Nintendo, the leading game company of Japan, passed away in Tokyo on July 11 due to complications from a bile duct tumor.

Jul. 13, 2015 21:00

“Naruto Exhibit Mini in Theaters” Opens in 10 Theaters Across Japan

“Naruto Exhibit Mini in Theaters” Opens in 10 Theaters Across Japan

Special tabloid New Konoha Times also being distributed.

Jul. 13, 2015 13:00

“Yo-Kai Watch 3” Confirmed for Summer 2016 Release!! Get Ready to Solve Yokai Mischief in the US!

“Yo-Kai Watch 3” Confirmed for Summer 2016 Release!! Get Ready to Solve Yokai Mischief in the US!

Level-5 announced on July 9 a summer 2016 release for Yo-Kai Watch 3 (Nintendo 3DS).

Jul. 13, 2015 05:00

“Symphogear Live 2016” to Heat Up Nippon Budokan in February 2016

“Symphogear Live 2016” to Heat Up Nippon Budokan in February 2016

A live event has been confirmed for the TV anime series Symphogear. Symphogear Live 2016 will be performed at Nippon Budokan Feb. 27 and 28, 2016.

Jul. 12, 2015 21:00

Jutengai Monument to Appear at “The Boy and the Beast” Exhibition

Jutengai Monument to Appear at “The Boy and the Beast” Exhibition

Visitors to receive the film of the past three movies as special gifts

Jul. 12, 2015 13:00

I Had a Go Putting Together and Playing Around with Frame Arms Girl Gourai!

I Had a Go Putting Together and Playing Around with Frame Arms Girl Gourai!

This time, I’m going to take you through assembling the Frame Arms Girl Gourai model kit which was recently released by Kotobukiya right up to actually moving and playing with it!

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