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. 12, 2015 03:487

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

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.

Jan. 11, 2015 17:004

Fans Rush to See Cybil System Hacked by Motoko Kusanagi in Shinjuku Station

Fans Rush to See Cybil System Hacked by Motoko Kusanagi in Shinjuku Station

The release of a new Ghost in the Shell film was announced on Jan. 8, and Psycho-Pass the Movie will release Japan-wide on Jan. 9. Now a collaboration that crosses over the boundaries of these two films has surprisingly appeared in Shinjuku Station.

Jan. 11, 2015 11:000

Too Cute Anime ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Bear Items Release One After the Next! Special Museum to Also Open

Too Cute Anime ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Bear Items Release One After the Next! Special Museum to Also Open

Accompanying the start of the broadcast, the official online store Gawa Gawa Mart has already opened. Also confirmed is a special exhibit called “Yurikuma Arashi Museum Bear & Peace” coming to three Animate locations.

Jan. 11, 2015 05:001

Jacket Photos & Visuals for New Dempagumi.inc Album ‘WWDD’ Release, Manga Artist Natsuko Taniguchi Supplies Jacket Artwork

Jacket Photos & Visuals for New Dempagumi.inc Album ‘WWDD’ Release, Manga Artist Natsuko Taniguchi Supplies Jacket Artwork

Dempagumi.inc have released the jacket visuals and newest artwork from their third album WWDD to release on Feb. 18.

Jan. 10, 2015 23:008

The Masterpiece Pokémon Manga ‘PokeSupe’ Now a Web Series! Earth and Sea Clash Again

The Masterpiece Pokémon Manga ‘PokeSupe’ Now a Web Series! Earth and Sea Clash Again

The new series for the Pokemon-themed manga, Pocket Monsters Special: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, started Tuesday, Jan. 6 on Club Sunday a free webcomic hosting site.

Jan. 10, 2015 17:000

Stage Play ‘Hamatora: The Stage’ Part 2 Confirmed, Cast Announcement to Come!

Stage Play ‘Hamatora: The Stage’ Part 2 Confirmed, Cast Announcement to Come!

Production of the second part of the stage play Hamatora: The Stage - Crossing Time performed in summer 2014 has been confirmed.

Jan. 10, 2015 12:170

Light Novel Writers Steadily Make Headway, PC Koubou Offers Exclusive PC Ideal for Authors

Light Novel Writers Steadily Make Headway, PC Koubou Offers Exclusive PC Ideal for Authors

PC Koubou recently launched a PC intended for light novel authors. It’s a PC developed for people who write light novels on a daily basis, and for those who want to be writers as well.

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.

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