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. 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.

Jan. 6, 2015 07:0025

Will the Angels Finally Invade?! 2015 is the Year of ‘Evangelion’

Will the Angels Finally Invade?! 2015 is the Year of ‘Evangelion’

The official Evangelion site was renewed for the new year on Jan. 1. Many fans probably remember having their heart skip a beat when they saw on the site, in a familiar white font against black, the phrase “By the way, it’s 2015.”

Jan. 6, 2015 01:331

‘Space Dandy’ Soundtrack 2 Ranks in iTunes Awards 2014 Anime Category

‘Space Dandy’ Soundtrack 2 Ranks in iTunes Awards 2014 Anime Category

Winning the award for Best Anime in the music category, a category closely followed by anime fans, is the second soundtrack to chief director Shinichiro Watanabe’s TV anime Space Dandy, Space Dandy Original Soundtrack 2 Boobies Wonderland.

Jan. 5, 2015 10:000

‘Robot Girls Z Plus’ to Start in Spring 2015, Based Off Toei Manga Matsuri Feature Films

‘Robot Girls Z Plus’ to Start in Spring 2015, Based Off Toei Manga Matsuri Feature Films

The instant smash-hit anime short series Robot Girls Z, produced by Toei Animation, was aired on the Toei Channel from January to March of 2014. It has been announced that the continuation of this series will begin airing in the spring of 2015.

Jan. 4, 2015 22:004

Picking Manga-Based Movies for the First Half of 2015! ‘Maestro!,’ ‘Otoko no Issho,’ ‘Umimachi Diary’ & Other Notable Works

Picking Manga-Based Movies for the First Half of 2015! ‘Maestro!,’ ‘Otoko no Issho,’ ‘Umimachi Diary’ & Other Notable Works

Manga-based live-action films are becoming more and more a part of recent Japanese movies. There were many such releases in 2014, too, such as the Rurouni Kenshin series, Lupin III, Black Butler, and Blue Spring Ride, while in the first half of 2015 more than 10 manga are getting live-action adaptations.

Jan. 4, 2015 16:004

T.M.Revolution Announces Release of First Original Full Album in Four Years

T.M.Revolution Announces Release of First Original Full Album in Four Years

T.M.Revolution, a solo project by Takanori Nishikawa, has been widely active since his debut in 1996 and has become well known among anime and game fans through his theme songs.

Jan. 4, 2015 10:002

A Book About Working to Achieve Your Dreams - 81 Produce Devotes Full Support to ‘Seiyu-san ni Naritai!’

A Book About Working to Achieve Your Dreams - 81 Produce Devotes Full Support to ‘Seiyu-san ni Naritai!’

Seiyu-san ni Naritai!, a book that chronicles the road to realizing the dream of becoming an anime seiyu (voice star), was published by Kodansha in November.

Jan. 3, 2015 22:004

Eir Aoi to Hold First Concert in South America - Performance Confirmed for Peru’s Natsumatsuri 2015

Eir Aoi to Hold First Concert in South America - Performance Confirmed for Peru’s Natsumatsuri 2015

Since her debut, Aoi has been proactive in performing overseas, but this will be her first time performing in South America.

Jan. 3, 2015 16:0010

‘Non Non Biyori’ Official Season 2 Title Confirmed to Be ‘Non Non Biyori Repeat’

‘Non Non Biyori’ Official Season 2 Title Confirmed to Be ‘Non Non Biyori Repeat’

A key visual to Season 2 of Non Non Biyori has been released and the title Non Non Biyori Repeat has been confirmed.

Jan. 3, 2015 10:003

Paying for Doujinshi with Acorns Established at Comiket 87 → People Say It’s Heartwarming

Paying for Doujinshi with Acorns Established at Comiket 87 → People Say It’s Heartwarming

Purchasing doujinshi with acorns at Comiket is a hot topic of conversation.

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