Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

An array of new figures from hobby goods manufacturer Volks! With the theme “Up and Coming: New Challenge,” the event has breathed new life into everyone’s hobbying lifestyle!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

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!

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Feb. 15, 2014 01:003

Strict-G and High-Quality Tie Maker Robert Frazer Present 14 Gundam-Themed Neck Ties

Strict-G and High-Quality Tie Maker Robert Frazer Present 14 Gundam-Themed Neck Ties

The Robert Frazer brand of ties, renowned for their high quality, are now collaborating with Mobile Suit Gundam.

Feb. 14, 2014 12:004

Sanrio Expo 2014 Includes All of Sanrio’s Kawaiiness!

Sanrio Expo 2014 Includes All of Sanrio’s Kawaiiness!

The company that gave birth to many popular characters such as Hello Kitty and My Melody, Sanrio, is organizing Sanrio Expo 2014 featuring new characters, new projects, and licensed goods for the 40th anniversary year of Hello Kitty.

Feb. 14, 2014 07:002

Space Brothers #0, an Episode 0 Specially Written by the Author, to Release in Japan on Aug. 9

*Space Brothers #0*, an Episode 0 Specially Written by the Author, to Release in Japan on Aug. 9

The title and release date of the anime movie adaptation of Space Brothers has been announced. The movie is titled Space Brothers #0 and it will have a countrywide roadshow release on Aug. 9.

Feb. 14, 2014 01:002

Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess Introduction Video for New Idols Sora Kazesawa and Maria Himesato Releases

*Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess* Introduction Video for New Idols Sora Kazesawa and Maria Himesato Releases

On Feb. 7, Namco Bandai Games released an introduction video for two new idols named Sora Kazesawa and Maria Himesato on the official site of its Nintendo 3DS game Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess.

Feb. 13, 2014 13:009

Attack on Titan Exhibition Event Advances on Osaka Nanko ATC!

*Attack on Titan* Exhibition Event Advances on Osaka Nanko ATC!

The exhibition event Attack on Titan Survey Corps Museum, which was held in Tokyo and Ikebukuro in 2013 and ended as a huge success, is currently being held at Osaka Nanko ATC.

Feb. 13, 2014 07:006

Blade & Soul to Broadcast in April - RPG with Total Production Cost of 5 Billion Yen to Become an Anime

*Blade & Soul* to Broadcast in April - RPG with Total Production Cost of 5 Billion Yen to Become an Anime

The worldwide hit online RPG is coming to Japan and becoming an anime. On Feb. 7, NC Japan announced a domestic TV anime adaptation of Blade & Soul that will begin broadcasting in April.

Feb. 13, 2014 01:0016

Garage Kit Festival Ends in Success Despite Record Snow

Garage Kit Festival Ends in Success Despite Record Snow

Winter Wonder Festival 2014 was held on Feb. 9! The venue was colored with tons of beautiful figures!

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.

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