‘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 Messe, Chiba 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!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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!

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Feb. 12, 2015 21:00

Morning Musume ‘15 Creates Theme Song to ‘PreCure All Stars: Spring Carnival’

Morning Musume ‘15 Creates Theme Song to ‘PreCure All Stars: Spring Carnival’

Female idol group Morning Musume ‘15 has been confirmed as the group in charge of the theme song to the movie PreCure All Stars: Spring Carnival to be released in Japan on March 14.

Feb. 12, 2015 13:00

Online Re-Release Confirmed of Monumental ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Art Collection

Online Re-Release Confirmed of Monumental ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ Art Collection

It has been confirmed that an art collection of the TV anime Cardcaptor Sakura containing three books–– Revised Key Frames by the Animation Director, Animated Artworks, and Character Designs [Full Scale Drawings]––will be re-released on the online store Anime Style Online Shop beginning on Friday, Feb. 13.

Feb. 12, 2015 12:00

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 1: Photo Collection of Cool & Comical Creations!

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?!

Feb. 12, 2015 05:00

Become the Pilot of Chamber! ‘Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet’ Virtual Event

Become the Pilot of Chamber! ‘Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet’ Virtual Event

Event screenings of Suisei no Gargantia: Meguru Koro, Haruka ~ Kouhen will begin on April 4. This is a sequel to Production I.G’s original sci-fi anime Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) which was broadcast beginning in April 2013.

Feb. 12, 2015 03:10

Follow-up Information Announced for Naruto Exhibition; Sales of Advance Tickets for the Tokyo Venue Begin

Follow-up Information Announced for Naruto Exhibition; Sales of Advance Tickets for the Tokyo Venue Begin

Those who purchase advance tickets for Naruto Exhibition will be presented with the Naruto Exhibition Premium Fan Book - Shinden: Rai no Sho, a small comic pamphlet available only at the event. It also includes a specially drawn one-shot manga by author Masashi Kishimoto.

Feb. 11, 2015 21:34

‘Dramatical Murder’ Live Reading Held; Dramatic Reading Captivates Fans

‘Dramatical Murder’ Live Reading Held; Dramatic Reading Captivates Fans

On Feb. 1, a live reading of the TV anime Dramatical Murder was held at U-Port Hall. Members of the cast were onstage for the event, and a dramatic reading and discussion excited the many fans in attendance.

Feb. 11, 2015 13:00

After 12 Years! New ‘Boys Over Flowers’ Series ‘Boys Over Flowers Season 2’ to Start Serialization from Feb. 15

After 12 Years! New ‘Boys Over Flowers’ Series ‘Boys Over Flowers Season 2’ to Start Serialization from Feb. 15

After 12 years, a new series of the popular shoujo manga Boys Over Flowers titled Boys Over Flowers Season 2 (Hana Nochi Hare ~ Hanadan Next Season) was announced to start serialization in the manga magazine application Shonen Jump + from Feb. 15.

Feb. 11, 2015 05:00

Original TV Anime by Rejet ‘Dance with Devils’ announced! An Original Project Centering on Keyword “Song”

Original TV Anime by Rejet ‘Dance with Devils’ announced! An Original Project Centering on Keyword “Song”

Known for Diabolik Lovers and many such popular works for girls, Rejet is now working on a project to create an original anime! Rejet will team up with music production group Elements Garden and famous record label Avex for this anime project.

Feb. 10, 2015 21:00

"Tuesday" is the Theme of Futabasha Publishers’ 'Manga Action' and Akita Shoten’s 'Young Champion' Collaboration

"Tuesday" is the Theme of Futabasha Publishers’ 'Manga Action' and Akita Shoten’s 'Young Champion' Collaboration

Futabasha Publishers’ Manga Action and Akita Shoten’s Young Champion are both manga magazines aimed at young men. Both of the long-running magazines are popular, so we can say that they are rivals.

Feb. 10, 2015 17:00

Momoiro Clover Z Do Character Voice of Angels in the Upcoming Movie “Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu no F”!

Momoiro Clover Z Do Character Voice of Angels in the Upcoming Movie “Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu no F”!

In this spring new Dragon Ball Movie “Dragon Ball Z Fukkatsu no F” is released, and at the press conference it was revealed that Momoiro Clover Z do character voice of angels in the movie!!

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