Interview with Yu Suzuki, Producer of the “Shenmue” Series

Game creator Yu Suzuki announced the production of Shenmue 3 at E3 and raised funds for the project through Kickstarter. We asked Suzuki, who is about to put his back into the project, about Shenmue 3 and his present state of mind.

Interview: Pianist Animenz

Amnush interview with anime song pianist, Animenz, right before his live performance in Japan!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 Kicks Off Sept. 17!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 (TGS), the world’s largest gaming event, will be held over four days, and over 220,000 attendees are expected!

Akihabara’s "Water Girls" Help Otaku Beat the Midsummer Heat!

On Aug. 23, maids and cosplayers gathered in Akihabara for a water sprinkling event, Uchimizu Musume Daishugō!! 2015, bringing some relief from the hot summer weather.

[J-Fashion] Swankiss Winter 2015 Collection: Merry Memory Go-Round

Come take a look at the latest Swankiss exhibition! These stunning designs will become available on Tokyo Otaku Mode this winter!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

There was a huge gathering of female cosplayers at this summer’s Comiket! Here’s a huge helping of 174 high-impact cosplay photos from the event!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Comical & Cool Edition

Enjoy 86 photos of comical and cool cosplay we spotted at Comic Market 88!

This Summer’s Comiket Brings in 550,000 in Attendance Over 3 Days!

Comic Market 88, the world’s largest doujinshi event, was held from Aug. 14–16. This year’s Comiket, as it’s lovingly referred to, brought in approximately 550,000 people over three days.

Paper Sculptor Tatsuya Takahashi Reveals His Production Process!

TOM Special Creator Tatsuya Takahashi who has been attracting a lot of attention for his paper sculptures lets us in on his creative process with a brand new work.

[J-Fashion] My Enchanted Closet: Sophisticated New Japanese Style by OLIVE des OLIVE!

Introducing new photos and info from the latest OLIVE des OLIVE exhibition! Women throughout Japan rely on this brand to fill their closets with cute yet elegant and grown-up style.

A Brand New Fantasy World, "SNACK WORLD"!

Following Yo-Kai Watch, now, the fourth cross-media project has been announced!The concept for this time is “hyper casual fantasy,” a combination ...

2015 Summer Anime: If You Liked “That” You Might Like “This”

If you’re feeling a little lost about which anime you should watch next, you can check out other fans’ opinions by asking “If I liked ‘this’ will I like ‘that’?”

“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” International Premiere & North America Release Date Announced!

The North America release date of Boruto: Naruto the Movie has been revealed. The movie will premiere internationally on Oct. 10 at New York Comic Con, and it will be released in theaters throughout North America the same day as well.

A Must-See for Comiket Attendees?! Morinaga Releases Video “How to Survive Comic Market”

inJelly will hold their first company booth at Comic Market 88. Along with this news, they have released an unofficial video that dramatically explains the rules of Comic Market titled “How to Survive Comic Market.”

Creator Interview: pomodorosa

Hitting the mark on popular illustrator pomodorosa’s feelings about his first commercial book of works.

A cafe where you can experience the latest in Harajuku pop culture has opened - the Kawaii Monster Cafe.

A cafe and restaurant unlike any you’ve ever seen before, the Kawaii Monster Cafe, has opened in Tokyo’s Harajuku district which continues to transmit...

The Amazing Anime Song Dance Performers, Real Akiba Boys!

Over 50 million total views online! Representing Akihabara is the otaku dance team Real Akiba Boys! Each video they upload of them dancing to anime song openings quickly hits over 1 million views online, and their total view count is over 50 million. They have even earned popularity among those working in the anime industry who give them high praise.

This Idol Group's Unique Music Video Features Umbrellas and Lanterns in Perfect Synchronization

“Though I know the petals will fall away…” Do these girls have a fantasy of falling in love with an illusion?!

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 2: Sexy & Cute Edition

We introduce this time the gorgeous figures that colored the event halls!

[WonFes] We Explore the Evangelion 20th Anniversary Booth

In celebration of this year being its 20th anniversary, a special Evangelion booth was set up at Wonder Festival 2015 Summer held on July 26. Crowds of Eva fans were mesmerized by the various attention-grabbing displays.

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Jul. 11, 2015 13:00

“Owarimonogatari” TV Anime Adaptation Confirmed! Broadcasts in October 2015

“Owarimonogatari” TV Anime Adaptation Confirmed! Broadcasts in October 2015

On July 8, the official Twitter account of the Nisio Isin Anime Project announced that an anime adaptation of Owarimonogatari has been greenlit. It will begin broadcasting in October 2015.

Jul. 11, 2015 05:00

Seibu Railway Starts Crowdfunding for “Galaxy Express 999” Realization Project

Seibu Railway Starts Crowdfunding for “Galaxy Express 999” Realization Project

The Galaxy Express 999 Realization Project has been launched; crowdfunding started on July 7.

Jul. 10, 2015 21:00

Second “The Anthem of the Heart” Teaser Trailer Posted

Second “The Anthem of the Heart” Teaser Trailer Posted

Second teaser trailer for The Anthem of the Heart posted; serialization of prequel comic adaptation begins.

Jul. 10, 2015 13:00

Great Miku-Song Ever! Full MV for “Hand in Hand” Composed by kz(livetune) Unveiled!

Great Miku-Song Ever! Full MV for “Hand in Hand” Composed by kz(livetune) Unveiled!

The Hatsune Miku official YouTube channel has posted a full MV for “Hand in Hand,” the theme song for the upcoming event “Magical Mirai 2015,” produce...

Jul. 10, 2015 05:00

Moviegoers to “Attack on Titan” Get Mini Levi Art Board as Present

Moviegoers to “Attack on Titan” Get Mini Levi Art Board as Present

The week 3 present limited to first-come moviegoers to Attack on Titan Part 2: Wings of Freedom, which released in theaters June 27, has been announced.

Jul. 10, 2015 00:13

Yoko Takahashi Performs Neon Genesis Evangelion Theme, “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” to Excited Crowd at Anime Expo 2015 in LA

Yoko Takahashi Performs Neon Genesis Evangelion Theme, “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” to Excited Crowd at Anime Expo 2015 in LA

Yoko Takahashi is the booming voice behind the Neon Genesis Evangelion theme songs, “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” and “Tamashii no Refrain.” On July 2 at North America’s largest anime conventon, Anime Expo 2015 in Los Angeles, Takahashi performed her first live show in America to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Evangelion series.

Jul. 9, 2015 21:00

New “Underwater Knee-high Girls” Photo Book to Feature Clothing Designs by Gomi Hayakawa and Moira Kuchikaseya!

New “Underwater Knee-high Girls” Photo Book to Feature Clothing Designs by Gomi Hayakawa and Moira Kuchikaseya!

The photo collection Underwater Knee-high Girls 3 (tentative title) features collaborations with Feast by Gomi Hayakawa, a brand of lingerie designed for petite women, as well as Moira Kuchikaseya’s costume brand Realise, which recently made fashion news with its front-zipper swimsuit designs.

Jul. 9, 2015 13:00

Trailer Released for Film “Biku: Yamigirinochi”; Latest Film to Mark 10th Anniversary of the “Garo” Series

Trailer Released for Film “Biku: Yamigirinochi”; Latest Film to Mark 10th Anniversary of the “Garo” Series

Since it began airing in 2005, Keita Amemiya’s Garo has captivated fans with its story and thrilling action scenes, remaining a popular tokusatsu series for nearly 10 years.

Jul. 9, 2015 05:00

“Parasyte: The Maxim” to Begin Broadcasting in the US This October

“Parasyte: The Maxim” to Begin Broadcasting in the US This October

Two seasons of Parasyte: The Maxim have been broadcast in Japan since October 2014, and now the anime will be coming to even more fans in the U.S.

Jul. 8, 2015 21:00

Nendoroid Tsurumaru Kuninaga

Nendoroid Tsurumaru Kuninaga

Today I’ll be taking a look at the first Orange Rouge product!

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