Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

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!

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Apr. 6, 2015 05:00

A Free-to-Play ‘Pokémon’ Action Game! Become a Toy and Go on a Battle Frenzy!

A Free-to-Play ‘Pokémon’ Action Game! Become a Toy and Go on a Battle Frenzy!

It has been announced that the Nintendo 3DS action game Pokémon Rumble World (Minna no Pokémon Scramble), which lets players control and play as Pokémon toys, will be available to download and play for free beginning Wednesday, April 8.

Apr. 5, 2015 21:00

[News Flash] Kaiju Sakaba Returns After Closure as Kaettekita Kaiju Sakaba

[News Flash] Kaiju Sakaba Returns After Closure as Kaettekita Kaiju Sakaba

Kaiju Sakaba, a restaurant that opened in Kawasaki in March 2014 and was thought to have closed reluctantly on March 31, 2015, will open its doors on April 15 once more after a half-month renewal period with the new name Kaettekita Kaiju Sakaba.

Apr. 5, 2015 13:00

Do You Love Heroes So Much You Can Hardly Stand It?!

Do You Love Heroes So Much You Can Hardly Stand It?!

Kazuhiko Shimamoto’s Hero Company, the popular Monthly Hero’s manga, is to become an anime

Apr. 5, 2015 05:00

‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Exhibit Comes to Nakano; Includes Valuable Artwork, Animation Materials & More

‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Exhibit Comes to Nakano; Includes Valuable Artwork, Animation Materials & More

An exhibit will be held in Pixiv Zingaro on the second floor of Nakano Broadway in Nakano, Japan, for the anime Yurikuma Arashi, the final episode to which was broadcast late night on Tokyo MX on March 30.

Apr. 4, 2015 21:00

Taken Out of Water! New Photo Book ‘Amphibious Knee-High Girls’ Takes on Unique Theme

Taken Out of Water! New Photo Book ‘Amphibious Knee-High Girls’ Takes on Unique Theme

The spin-off of the Underwater Knee-High Girls series, a photo collection depicting girls wearing knee-high socks underwater, titled Amphibious Knee-High Girls was released on April 3 (Fri).

Apr. 4, 2015 13:00

The Adorable Boy Hisoka! A ‘Hunter x Hunter’ Side Story from the Author of ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

The Adorable Boy Hisoka! A ‘Hunter x Hunter’ Side Story from the Author of ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

On April 1 (Wed.), April Fools’ Day, Sui Ishida, the author of the manga Tokyo Ghoul, announced on Twitter that he is working on a draft of a side story on Hisoka, a popular character appearing in Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga, Hunter x Hunter.

Apr. 4, 2015 05:00

Wii U Game ‘Mario Maker’ Release Confirmed for September 2015; Create Original Stages and Share Them with Players Worldwide

Wii U Game ‘Mario Maker’ Release Confirmed for September 2015; Create Original Stages and Share Them with Players Worldwide

In its April 2 episode of Nintendo Direct, Nintendo confirmed a September 2015 release for the Wii U game Mario Maker.

Apr. 3, 2015 21:00

‘Dragon Ball’ Collaborates with Popular Store Chain!

‘Dragon Ball’ Collaborates with Popular Store Chain!

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ collaborates with CoCo Ichibanya; fantastic presents excite fans

Apr. 3, 2015 13:00

Earphones for Anime Songs Introduced!

Earphones for Anime Songs Introduced!

A new variety of earphones, known as the “neo:n” series, that is specially tuned for anime songs and game sounds has been created.

Apr. 3, 2015 05:04

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

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…

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