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!

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.

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Feb. 23, 2015 21:00

‘Kantai Collection’ and Pizza Hut Are Collaborating! Cute Fleet Girls to Deliver Pizza to Admirals!

‘Kantai Collection’ and Pizza Hut Are Collaborating! Cute Fleet Girls to Deliver Pizza to Admirals!

Popular TV anime Kantai Collection (KanColle), broadcast from January 2015, has collaborated with pizza chain restaurant Pizza Hut.

Feb. 23, 2015 13:00

‘Blood Blockade Battlefront’ Additional Cast Includes Nana Mizuki, Miyuki Sawashiro & Riki Kagami; 2nd PV Also Now Available

‘Blood Blockade Battlefront’ Additional Cast Includes Nana Mizuki, Miyuki Sawashiro & Riki Kagami; 2nd PV Also Now Available

The TV anime Blood Blockade Battlefront will begin broadcasting on MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11 this April. At this time, new cast members have been announced.

Feb. 23, 2015 09:37

Interview with Illustrator Mikeou

Interview with Illustrator Mikeou

A talk with Mikeou, the creator behind this moe ita-curtain.

Feb. 23, 2015 05:00

Dempagumi.inc and Shoko Nakagawa Collaborate, Form Music Unit! Debut with Anime Theme Song Produced by Kenichi Maeyamada

Dempagumi.inc and Shoko Nakagawa Collaborate, Form Music Unit! Debut with Anime Theme Song Produced by Kenichi Maeyamada

Shoko Nakayama and Dempagumi.inc have collaborated to form the unit Shokotan❤Dempagumi. It has been announced that their single “Punch Line!”, written and composed by Hyadain aka Kenichi Maeyamada, will go on sale April 29.

Feb. 23, 2015 01:49

[Otaku Around the World] MOE Fires Up University of Hawaii at Manoa!

[Otaku Around the World] MOE Fires Up University of Hawaii at Manoa!

The Anime and Manga Society is a ragtag bunch of enthusiasts who meet twice a week on the Manoa Campus of the University of Hawaii.

Feb. 23, 2015 01:00

Interview: Manga Artist Shirow Miwa

Interview: Manga Artist Shirow Miwa

We spoke with Shirow Miwa, the manga artist and illustrator behind the cover of More Heroes and Heroines.

Feb. 22, 2015 21:00

On Sale for Kids Only: ‘One Piece’ and Nissan Collaborative Thousand Sunny Car

On Sale for Kids Only: ‘One Piece’ and Nissan Collaborative Thousand Sunny Car

It has been decided that the concept car Thousand Sunny, a collaboration between popular anime One Piece and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., will be sold. Entries into a raffle for the car began being sold on Feb. 19.

Feb. 22, 2015 13:00

Survival Horror Game ‘Alien: Isolation’ to Be Released on PS4 and Xbox 360 in Japan in Summer 2015

Survival Horror Game ‘Alien: Isolation’ to Be Released on PS4 and Xbox 360 in Japan in Summer 2015

On Feb. 19, Sega announced that the survival horror game Alien: Isolation by developers The Creative Assembly will be released in Japan in summer 2015.

Feb. 22, 2015 05:00

The Ultimate Cosplay Item?! These Wearable Breasts Are Amazing!

The Ultimate Cosplay Item?! These Wearable Breasts Are Amazing!

You need to make your breasts look bigger, but stuffing your bra is a pain… If you have ever had these thoughts, then there is good news! Behold this ample bust!

Feb. 21, 2015 21:00

Cute Antoinette, Stylish Oscar - New ‘The Rose of Versailles’ Fashion Collection

Cute Antoinette, Stylish Oscar - New ‘The Rose of Versailles’ Fashion Collection

Marie Antoinette and Oscar: the two heroines of the manga The Rose of Versailles. Series author Riyoko Ikeda has announced one piece dresses that she supervised the creation of themed after these two characters.

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