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!

Preview of the New "Fairy Tail" Anime [Scheduled for April 2014]

Fairy Tail is scheduled to make it's return on April 5, 2014. With that being said, the official Fairy Tail site, FairyTail-TV.com, recently showcased a brand new preview of the anime.

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Feb. 12, 2014 13:003

Tezuka Productions and The National Ballet of Japan to Collaborate On Phoenix and Swan Lake

Tezuka Productions and The National Ballet of Japan to Collaborate On *Phoenix* and *Swan Lake*

Tezuka Productions and The National Ballet of Japan are collaborating together. The collaboration came about due to this year being the 60th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka’s work Phoenix, which is considered to be Tezuka’s life work.

Feb. 12, 2014 07:002

Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibition Crosses Over to Europe, Coming to Paris This Spring and Madrid This Summer

Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibition Crosses Over to Europe, Coming to Paris This Spring and Madrid This Summer

Beginning at the Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum in Okayama, the Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibition has traveled throughout Japan since 2012 and it’s now heading to Europe.

Feb. 12, 2014 01:182

Huge Keroro News - PV of Theme Song Sung by Mayumi Gojo Releases, Huge Keroro Exhibit to Be Held

Huge *Keroro* News - PV of Theme Song Sung by Mayumi Gojo Releases, Huge Keroro Exhibit to Be Held

The new TV anime Keroro will begin broadcasting on the anime specialty channel Animax at 19:00 on March 22.

Feb. 11, 2014 13:0011

Idols Are Always on Their Game! Wake Up, Girls! Episodes 1-4 Review

Idols Are Always on Their Game! Wake Up, Girls! Episodes 1-4 Review

The Wake Up, Girls! anime series began broadcasting on Jan. 10. To coincide with the beginning of the series, a film adaptation was released as well. What really sets this project apart though is that the rookie voice actors behind the characters are actually performing as the idol group in the real world!

Feb. 11, 2014 07:000

Soreike! Anpanman: Ringo Bouya to Minna no Negai to Release on July 5 - The Last Message of Takashi Yanase

*Soreike! Anpanman: Ringo Bouya to Minna no Negai* to Release on July 5 - The Last Message of Takashi Yanase

The release date for the newest movie in the Anpanman series has been decided on.

Feb. 11, 2014 01:0025

Second Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Film Poster Revealed Suggests Deadly Battle

Second *Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire* Film Poster Revealed Suggests Deadly Battle

The two-part sequel to the hit 2012 film Rurouni Kenshin, which made over 3 billion yen at the box office, will come out this summer.

Feb. 10, 2014 13:001

Collection of 2,000 Works - Dennō Coil Visual Collection to be Republished by Fukkan.com

Collection of 2,000 Works - Dennō Coil Visual Collection to be Republished by Fukkan.com

Dennō Coil is a masterpiece TV anime broadcast in 2007 that even now still resounds in the hearts of many fans.

Feb. 10, 2014 07:005

Newly Released Sengoku Basara 4 Ii Naotora Sengoku Sousei Video Highlights Story and Action

Newly Released Sengoku Basara 4 Ii Naotora Sengoku Sousei Video Highlights Story and Action

On Feb. 6, Capcom updated the official site for its action game Sengoku Basara 4, which released on Jan. 23, will a “Sengoku Sousei” video of a new character named Ii Naotora.

Feb. 10, 2014 01:002

Hello Kitty × Fabrick® × Stereo Tennis Collaboration Project to Begin on Feb. 11!

Hello Kitty × Fabrick® × Stereo Tennis Collaboration Project to Begin on Feb. 11!

Hello Kitty collaborative items will begin being sold on Feb. 11 (Fri) during a limited time event to be held at Sanrio Puroland in the Meetscal Store by Once a Month on the first floor of Shibuya Parco Part 1.

Feb. 9, 2014 19:002

Japan Media Arts Festival: JoJo's Hirohiko Araki “Fashion is a Part of Each Character”

Japan Media Arts Festival: JoJo's Hirohiko Araki “Fashion is a Part of Each Character”

An exhibit of works awarded at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival will open from Feb 5 to 16. In Roppongi with the primary venue as the National Art Center, Tokyo.

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