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!

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...

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Feb. 7, 2015 21:00

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ Broadcast to Begin on Tokyo MX in April, Episode 1 Advance Screening Event to Be Held

‘Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches’ Broadcast to Begin on Tokyo MX in April, Episode 1 Advance Screening Event to Be Held

The channels to broadcast the new April 2015 TV anime Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches have been confirmed.

Feb. 7, 2015 17:00

The Masterpiece with 30 Million Copies in Print Returns This Summer - ‘Ushio and Tora’ TV Anime Adaptation Greenlit

The Masterpiece with 30 Million Copies in Print Returns This Summer - ‘Ushio and Tora’ TV Anime Adaptation Greenlit

An anime adaptation has been greenlit for Kazuhiro Fujita’s manga Ushio and Tora previously serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan) in the ‘90s.

Feb. 7, 2015 13:00

Turning Pokémon into Illustrations One By One! Fan’s Passion Can Be Felt Through This Grand Endeavor

Turning Pokémon into Illustrations One By One! Fan’s Passion Can Be Felt Through This Grand Endeavor

In July of 2013, one particular fan-initiated long-term project rolled into action. That project is none other than sen’s endeavor to draw every single Pokémon, in numerical order.

Feb. 7, 2015 09:00

‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Gameplay Videos Introduce Tashigi, Mihawk, Smoker & Buggy to the Series

‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Gameplay Videos Introduce Tashigi, Mihawk, Smoker & Buggy to the Series

Today, Jan. 29, 2015, Bandai Namco Games released the second round of playable character gameplay videos for its game One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) to be released on March 26.

Feb. 7, 2015 07:24

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

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!

Feb. 7, 2015 05:00

‘Tokyo Ghoul √A’ Ending Theme Song ‘Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku’ Music Video is All About Gorging on Meat

‘Tokyo Ghoul √A’ Ending Theme Song ‘Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku’ Music Video is All About Gorging on Meat

The anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul √A started airing on television from January 2015. This is the second season of Tokyo Ghoul which aired from July to September 2014, and gained great reviews.

Feb. 7, 2015 01:00

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Performs Her New Single at Her 22nd Birthday Event!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Performs Her New Single at Her 22nd Birthday Event!

As the first snow fell downtown on the 30th, ASOBINITE!!! -KYARY PAMYU PAMYU 22nd BIRTHDAY SPECIAL took place at Studio Coast in Shinkiba.

Feb. 6, 2015 21:00

‘Naruto’ Volume 72 Finally on Sale, Conclusion Celebration Projects Also Concurrently Underway

‘Naruto’ Volume 72 Finally on Sale, Conclusion Celebration Projects Also Concurrently Underway

After 15 years, the serialization of Naruto concluded in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) on Nov. 10, 2014.

Feb. 6, 2015 17:00

Sumire Uesaka Illustration Exhibit Features Kaikai Kiki Collaboration Menu

Sumire Uesaka Illustration Exhibit Features Kaikai Kiki Collaboration Menu

On Wednesday, Feb. 4, Sumire Uesaka’s first illustration exhibit opened in the pixiv Zingaro gallery in Nakano Broadway. Illustration collections and original goods are also for sale at the exhibit.

Feb. 6, 2015 13:00

Love Live! Movie Slated to Release on June 13, New Visual Shows Honoka and the Girls in New Outfits

Love Live! Movie Slated to Release on June 13, New Visual Shows Honoka and the Girls in New Outfits

New information has been announced regarding the Love Live! movie. The official title is Love Live! µ’s Go→Go! LoveLive! 2015 ~Dream Sensation!~ and it will be released on June 13.

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