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.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Jan. 9, 2015 13:000

Regular Event Monthly Underwater Knee-Highs Kicks Off! Wonderful Guests Including Saeborg, Kyun-kun, Gomi Hayakawa & Moira Kuchikaseya to Appear One After the Next

Regular Event Monthly Underwater Knee-Highs Kicks Off! Wonderful Guests Including Saeborg, Kyun-kun, Gomi Hayakawa & Moira Kuchikaseya to Appear One After the Next

It has been announced that Manabu Koga, who released the photo collection/photo exhibit Underwater Knee-highs (2013) and the follow-up Underwater Knee-highs Plus (2014), will be starting a new regular event called Monthly Underwater Knee-highs.

Jan. 9, 2015 07:0012

Trailer Releases for Babymetal’s New Face-Meltingly Fast Song, ‘Road of Resistance’

Trailer Releases for Babymetal’s New Face-Meltingly Fast Song, ‘Road of Resistance’

A trailer has been released for Babymetal’s new song, “Road of Resistance.”

Jan. 9, 2015 01:002

Media Factory’s New BL Label Fleur Comics to Launch on Feb. 17

Media Factory’s New BL Label Fleur Comics to Launch on Feb. 17

Kadokawa’s Media Factory is launching a new boys love label called Fleur Comics. The first works will release on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Jan. 8, 2015 13:002

‘Persona 3’ Movie Part 3 Slated to Release Countrywide on April 4, Advance Ticket Sales Begin Jan. 10

‘Persona 3’ Movie Part 3 Slated to Release Countrywide on April 4, Advance Ticket Sales Begin Jan. 10

The release date of Persona 3 the Movie #3: Falling Down, the third chapter in a theatrical anime themed after the popular game Persona 3, has been confirmed. The movie will have a Japan-wide roadshow release on April 4 at Shinjuku Wald 9, Umeda Burg 7 and other theaters across the country.

Jan. 8, 2015 07:003

Hokkaido’s Virtual Idol Kamui Kitano Debut CD Single to Release on Jan. 28

Hokkaido’s Virtual Idol Kamui Kitano Debut CD Single to Release on Jan. 28

Beginning with Hatsune Miku from Vocaloid, there are various virtual idols in the spotlight. One among them is Kamui Kitano, an idol for the growth of Hokkaido, who takes part by bringing excitement to the region.

Jan. 8, 2015 01:000

‘Kamisama Kiss: The Musical’ Performances Begin in March - Visual of Ren Yagami as Tomoe Also Releases

‘Kamisama Kiss: The Musical’ Performances Begin in March - Visual of Ren Yagami as Tomoe Also Releases

Julietta Suzuki’s popular manga Kamisama Kiss (serialized in Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume), which has 4 million copies in print, is getting its first stage musical adaptation. Kamisama Kiss: The Musical will run from March 21-29, 2015 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.

Jan. 7, 2015 13:0011

Maximum the Hormone’s ‘F’ Chosen as Battle Song for ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Movie

Maximum the Hormone’s ‘F’ Chosen as Battle Song for ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Movie

The battle song to the movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F releasing countrywide in Japan on April 18 has been confirmed.

Jan. 7, 2015 07:003

A Look at TV Anime ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ - Broadcast to Begin in April 2015 on MBS/TBS Sundays at 17:00

A Look at TV Anime ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ - Broadcast to Begin in April 2015 on MBS/TBS Sundays at 17:00

The adaptation of The Heroic Legend of Arslan into a TV anime series was huge news when it was announced in November 2014.

Jan. 7, 2015 01:0012

Pre-Orders Begin on ACOS for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Battle Costume & School Uniform

Pre-Orders Begin on ACOS for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Battle Costume & School Uniform

ACOS, a cosplay specialty shop with 10 locations throughout Japan, has confirmed the release of the Tomoeda Elementary School uniform (female winter uniform) and Sakura Kinomoto’s costume from the hugely popular anime Cardcaptor Sakura.

Jan. 6, 2015 13:000

Kinnikuman Wears a Suit in PV for New Glico Product

Kinnikuman Wears a Suit in PV for New Glico Product

The first promotional video for Ezaki Glico’s new product “Pocky (Demitasse)” that uses Kinnikuman as its image character has been released online.

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