The Latest Figures! Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] Photo Report: Cool Edition

Check out XX photos of cool figures and cosplay from Wonder Festival 2014 [Summer] held on July 27!

Nyan Nyan Hanten from *Macross Frontier* Comes to Tokyo! “Cafe & Bar Characro Feat. Macross Frontier” Opens!

A concept cafe themed after the popular anime Macross Frontier has opened in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The pleasant restaurant overflows with everything Macross Frontier, from the decorations to the menu items!

WonFes is Held, Products from New Anime and KanColle Unveiled!

It was a varied event will new garage kits on display, cosplay photo shoots, performances, and more!

Interview: Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki

An interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki, who plays Sōjirō Seta in the movies Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends!

Everything from the 17th *Pokémon* Movie is Here! Exhibit at Which to Experience the World of the Movie Opens

In celebration of the release of the newest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, and the simultaneously screening short film Pikachu, What Kind of Keys Are These?, an exhibit called “Pokémon the Movie XY Exhibit: Let’s Meet Pikachu at the Roppongi Hills Observatory!” is taking place now.

Interview: Actor Yusuke Iseya

An interview with Yusuke Iseya, the actor who plays Shinomori Aoshi in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends!

"Absolute Duo" TV Anime Greenlit! Announcement Made on Stage at MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2014!

The popular school battle action manga is becoming a long-awaited anime!

The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Akihabara landmark Akihabara Radio Kaikan has been born again as a new building with 10 above ground floors and two below ground floors!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [2/2]

Philip Ninj@ Morzez and Bradley Bond––how did their eccentric series Ninja Slayer, which has become a huge hit in Japan, get made? The two of them spoke about the source of their creativity.

Interview: Producer/Screenwriter of "Giovanni's Island" Yoshiki Sakurai

Giovanni's Island debuts at Anime Expo 2014, and producer/screenwriter Yoshiki Sakurai talks about the film.

Anime Expo 2014 Report: The Magic Returns for the 23rd Consecutive Year

Anime Expo® 2014, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3-6, marked the annual event's 23rd consecutive year.

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series *Rozen Maiden* Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

Seven antique dolls called Rozen Maiden that possess their own will all aim to become Alice, the perfect doll, and battles unfold. A huge factor in the popularity of Rozen Maiden, a series of popular comics turned TV anime by Peach-Pit, can be said to be the loveliness of the antique dolls.

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Take a look at the cosplayers of Anime Expo® 2014 with our photo report!

These Paper Sculptures Are Amazing! Love Live! Characters Reimagined Through Paper!

We asked Takahashi all about his paper sculptures of the members of μ’s!

Japan’s Masterpiece Anime and Tokusatsu Shows Are Now Airing in Indonesia! Let’s Take a Look at WAKUWAKU JAPAN!

The cable TV network WAKUWAKU JAPAN launched in Indonesia in February of this year and in Myanmar in June. The network broadcasts a variety of entertainment shows created in Japan.

Japan Expo Photo Report: Delivering the Latest in Japanese Culture from Paris!

A look back through pictures at the five day otaku event that took France by storm!

Action Videos of Wii U Game Hyrule Warriors Are Releasing One After the Next!

Introducing the (self-professed) Princess of the Bug Kingdom, Agitha!

Shokotan Makes Dreams Come True in Paris! Wildly Enthusiastic Concert Held at Japan Expo in France

On July 2, Shoko Nakagawa held a concert at the 15th Japan Expo being held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in France.

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

Perfectly replicated and especially scary! A life-size seated statue of Makoto Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin!

Animareal: Bringing Anime Characters to Life

We looked into the work of Animareal, a group of artists devoted to extremely accurate recreations of anime characters.

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May. 28, 2014 10:0013

TOM Special Creators Are Even Participating! Original Service for Making Anime and Character Bromides Releases at Convenience Stores Across Japan

TOM Special Creators Are Even Participating! Original Service for Making Anime and Character Bromides Releases at Convenience Stores Across Japan

On May 29, the Japanese convenience store chain Family Mart released a new multi-copy service called Famima Print.

May. 28, 2014 07:006

Lawson is Having a Mekaku City Actors Campaign!

Lawson is Having a *Mekaku City Actors* Campaign!

From June 3 to Aug. 25.

May. 28, 2014 01:004

Babymetal to Perform in Canada in August with Metallica, Slayer, and The Offspring

Babymetal to Perform in Canada in August with Metallica, Slayer, and The Offspring

It has been announced that Babymetal will perform at the music festival Heavy Montreal being held in Canada on Aug. 9 (Sat.) and 10 (Sun.).

May. 27, 2014 13:0014

Focus: Three-Person Girl Group from TV Anime Soul Eater Not! Fully Enjoys Their School Life at Shibusen!

Focus: Three-Person Girl Group from TV Anime *Soul Eater Not!* Fully Enjoys Their School Life at Shibusen!

A spin-off to the popular anime Soul Eater is airing now! The opening theme “monochrome” is picking up attention!

May. 27, 2014 07:001

More Than 40 Titles from Kodansha to Be Included in World’s First Shoujo Manga Subscription Service Joshi Comi Beginning on June 5

More Than 40 Titles from Kodansha to Be Included in World’s First Shoujo Manga Subscription Service Joshi Comi Beginning on June 5

Kodansha’s new monthly subscription service Joshi Comi will launch on the Yahoo Bookstore on June 5.

May. 27, 2014 01:003

Yahoo! Full Mario Action Figure to Release Worldwide for the First Time!

Yahoo! Full Mario Action Figure to Release Worldwide for the First Time!

On May 24, it was announced that Mario, main character of the hugely popular Nintendo game series Super Mario Bros., is now releasing worldwide for the first time as a full action figure, “S.H.Figuarts Mario.”

May. 26, 2014 13:007

Park - Harajuku Shop Themed After Fashion × Otaku × Creation Opens

Park - Harajuku Shop Themed After Fashion × Otaku × Creation Opens

Park, a shop themed after fashion × otaku × creation, opened in Harajuku on May 21.

May. 26, 2014 07:007

White Sailor Uniform & Cardigan for Summer Cosplay Events? Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi School Uniform to Release

White Sailor Uniform & Cardigan for Summer Cosplay Events? *Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi* School Uniform to Release

A school outfit modeled after the one worn by the characters Miyuki Sone and Aoi Mukou from Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi will be released from the cosplay shop Cospatio.

May. 26, 2014 00:004

Japacon TV #13: Part 5 Introduction

*Japacon TV* #13: Part 5 Introduction

This is Part 5 of Episode 13 of Japacon TV, a show that introduces the popular subcultures of Japan, which is titled “Dream Collaborations Between Anime and Commercials?! The Frontlines of the Anime Advertisement Business.” This time, we have one more interview to get the inside view on another anime commercial.

May. 25, 2014 13:0017

A Strangely Fascinating World of Art - Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition Report

A Strangely Fascinating World of Art - Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition Report

The Cthulhu Mythos Exhibition was held from May 13-24, 2014, at the Span Art Gallery in Tokyo’s Ginza district.

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