Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

It has been announced that the animated movie K: Missing Kings to release in Japan on July 12 (Sat.) will first premiere at large-scale anime events overseas.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

When you hear of a city deeply connected to anime, what city do you think of? Whether it be Akihabara - the otaku paradise, or Ikebukuro which has been flourishing with female otaku lately, or Nagano where one can find rare anime goods, there are many cities in Tokyo that are deeply connected to anime.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

Anime songs (anison) from Japan are currently highly popular overseas, with anison singers frequently holding concerts and events. Among these anison singers, one who is picking up considerable attention is Gero.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

A new TV commercial created to commemorate the release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, a rhythm-action game that features Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, has created a huge stir.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

For otaku who like anime, manga, and games, their home, in particular their bedroom, is a private space where they can showcase the full extent of their fandom through a carefully selected and arranged collection of figures, manga, games, and other otaku goods...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

On March 27, the award ceremony was held for the Cartoon Grand Prize, for which recommended works from 2013 are chosen from different categories by mainly bookstore employees. Winning the Grand Prize this year was Kaoru Mori’s manga The Bride’s Stories.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

On March 15, 2014, representatives from Square Enix held an unprecedented event in a Los Angeles art gallery to celebrate the North American release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

The popular anime is collaborating with the first maid cafe, Cure Maid Cafe. The collaborative cafe, titled Kill la Kill Cafe, is open now until April 6 (Sun).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

A “new edited version” of Season 1 will be broadcast on Noitamina in July! Psycho-Pass 2 will begin in October! And this winter, Psycho-Pass the Movie will have a countrywide roadshow release!

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Feb. 19, 2014 13:009

Anime Adaptation Project for the Popular Monthly Dragon Age Battle Comic Trinity Seven Begins

Anime Adaptation Project for the Popular *Monthly Dragon Age* Battle Comic *Trinity Seven* Begins

On Feb. 14, Fujimi Shobo announced on its official site that an anime project for Trinity Seven: 7-Nin no Mahoutsukai (story: Kenji Saito, illustrations: Akinari Nao), the popular manga currently being serialized in Monthly Dragon Age run by the same company, is underway.

Feb. 19, 2014 07:004

Interview with Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Author Yasuo Ohtagaki [1/3]

Interview with *Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt* Author Yasuo Ohtagaki [1/3]

“I received an offer from Superior to draw a Gundam manga... It felt like I was destined to do it, so I readily told them, ‘I’ll do it!’”

Feb. 19, 2014 01:0012

Harem Tengoku da to Omottara Yandere Jigoku Datta First PV Shows Gap Between Harem Heaven and Yandere Hell, Information on Valentine’s Day Project Also Released

*Harem Tengoku da to Omottara Yandere Jigoku Datta* First PV Shows Gap Between Harem Heaven and Yandere Hell, Information on Valentine’s Day Project Also Released

On Feb. 13, Nippon Ichi Software released a promotional video for its PlayStation 3 game Harem Tengoku da to Omottara Yandere Jigoku Datta to release on April 24.

Feb. 18, 2014 13:005

Short Film Dera-chan of the Southern Islands to Be Released with Tamako Love Story

Short Film *Dera-chan of the Southern Islands* to Be Released with *Tamako Love Story*

Kyoto Animation has announced an animated film sequel to their popular anime series Tamako Market.

Feb. 18, 2014 07:0052

Who Knew Figures Could Be This Cute! Winter Wonder Festival 2014 Photo Report - Cute & Sexy Edition

Who Knew Figures Could Be This Cute! Winter Wonder Festival 2014 Photo Report - Cute & Sexy Edition

Our second photo report! Feast your eyes on the cute and sexy side of Winter Wonder Festival 2014!

Feb. 18, 2014 01:0011

New Love Plus+ Promotional Videos Release for Three Different Girlfriends, Message at the End is a Must-Hear

*New Love Plus+* Promotional Videos Release for Three Different Girlfriends, Message at the End is a Must-Hear

On Feb. 13, Konami released promotional videos for its Nintendo 3DS game New Love Plus+ to release on March 27.

Feb. 17, 2014 19:001

Kikilala × Care Bears Exhibit in Shibuya, Tokyo

Kikilala × Care Bears Exhibit in Shibuya, Tokyo

The exhibit “Kikilala × Care Bears Exhibit” will open at Shibuya Parco from Apr 4 in commemoration of the collaboration between popular Sanrio characters Little Twin Stars (Kikilala) and US born characters Care Bears.

Feb. 17, 2014 13:002

Picture Exhibit: Kara no Kyōkai - Takashi Takeuchi’s First One-Man Exhibit Looks Back at His 15 Year History

Picture Exhibit: Kara no Kyōkai - Takashi Takeuchi’s First One-Man Exhibit Looks Back at His 15 Year History

The first one-man exhibit for Takashi Takeuchi, the man behind the visuals of Kara no Kyōkai, has been decided on. “Picture Exhibit: Kara no Kyōkai” will be held at Pixiv Zingaro in Nagano, Tokyo beginning on March 20.

Feb. 17, 2014 07:006

New Stills from Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 Release - The Continuing Drama of Hijikata Okita, Saitō, and Tōdō is Palpable

New Stills from *Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2* Release - The Continuing Drama of Hijikata Okita, Saitō, and Tōdō is Palpable

Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2: Shikon Sōkyū will have a countrywide roadshow release on March 8. With less than a month to go until the release, many fans are likely wondering about this movie’s all-new story.

Feb. 17, 2014 01:006

New Rin and Len T-Shirts Expand WeLoveFine’s Vocaloid “I Am” Apparel Series!

New Rin and Len T-Shirts Expand WeLoveFine’s Vocaloid “I Am” Apparel Series!

Vocaloid fans are sure to recognize Rin and Len’s classic outfits with just a quick glance at the new T-shirt “I Am Len” and tunic “I Am Rin" from WeLoveFine.

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