Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘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 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!

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Mar. 31, 2015 21:00

Collaboration Illustrations Between Hiromu Arakawa’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ & Nakaba Suzuki’s ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ Created for Nichigo Anime

Collaboration Illustrations Between Hiromu Arakawa’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ & Nakaba Suzuki’s ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ Created for Nichigo Anime

Anime fans in Japan are well acquainted with the 5:00 p.m. timeslot on Sundays on MBS and TBS when popular anime are broadcast. Many masterpieces have broadcast during this timeslot including Fullmetal Alchemist and Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

Mar. 31, 2015 13:00

Conan Cafe Shibuya Opens; Offers Original Food Items and Collaboration Merchandise

Conan Cafe Shibuya Opens; Offers Original Food Items and Collaboration Merchandise

“Conan Cafe / Detective Conan Cafe @ Tower Records Cafe” opened on March 28 at Tower Records Cafe Shibuya-ten.

Mar. 31, 2015 06:10

“KAGEROU PROJECT EXHBITION” will premiere at Kinokuniya Bookstore in Seattle!

“KAGEROU PROJECT EXHBITION” will premiere at Kinokuniya Bookstore in Seattle!

Kinokuniya Seattle will premiere the art exhibition by the illustrator, SHIDU who created the original KAGEROU PROJECT characters.

Mar. 31, 2015 05:00

Introducing a ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Yamcha Figure to Bring a Hopeless Battle Feel to Anything, Anytime

Introducing a ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Yamcha Figure to Bring a Hopeless Battle Feel to Anything, Anytime

A figure titled HG Yamcha will be released that depicts Yamcha after a valiant battle against the Saibamen from the anime Dragon Ball Z.

Mar. 30, 2015 22:22

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Mar. 30, 2015 21:00

A Club Filled with Underwater Knee-high Girls! Special Guest Composer Toriena; Event Entry Discount with Knee-high Socks!

A Club Filled with Underwater Knee-high Girls! Special Guest Composer Toriena; Event Entry Discount with Knee-high Socks!

An exhibition for the photobook Suichuu Niiso (Underwater Knee-high Girls), a collection of girls wearing knee-high socks underwater, will be held from April 3 (Fri.) to April 13 (Mon.), 2015 in Division, a design space in Kyoto.

Mar. 30, 2015 13:00

‘Tokyo Ghoul’ to Be Adapted to Stage; Yuki Ogoe to Play Kaneki

‘Tokyo Ghoul’ to Be Adapted to Stage; Yuki Ogoe to Play Kaneki

According to Weekly Young Jump magazine (Shueisha) the popular dark fantasy manga Tokyo Ghoul will be adapted into a play.

Mar. 30, 2015 05:00

Too Cute to Use! Have a Makeover with Hello Kitty and My Melody Makeup Compacts

Too Cute to Use! Have a Makeover with Hello Kitty and My Melody Makeup Compacts

From cosmetics brand AC by AngelColor comes compact face powders themed after seven Sanrio characters called “AC Wonder Collect Face Powder” (1,500 yen plus tax).

Mar. 30, 2015 01:26

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari 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.

Mar. 29, 2015 23:57

Akiko Higashimura Awarded the Manga Taisho 2015 Award for Manga ‘Kakukaku Shikajika’

Akiko Higashimura Awarded the Manga Taisho 2015 Award for Manga ‘Kakukaku Shikajika’

On March 24, 2015, the Manga Taisho 2015 award ceremony was held in central Tokyo, with Akiko Higashimura’s manga Kakukaku Shikajika chosen as the winner.

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