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. 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.

Feb. 9, 2014 13:00124

Check Out the Anime for Spring 2014!

Check Out the Anime for Spring 2014!

Trailers for anime that will begin airing this spring have already started to be released. Here we’ll introduce 12 titles with trailers that have been released, including Season 2 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Gokukoku no Brynhildr.

Feb. 9, 2014 07:0030

[Hatsune Miku] Have You Seen This "Amigurumi Miku" Making-of Video?

[Hatsune Miku] Have You Seen This "Amigurumi Miku" Making-of Video?

Miku has become a super-cute amigurumi (knitted stuffed toy)! Yuko Ishimori, an amigurumi artist, made Hatsune Miku for us in this movie.

Feb. 9, 2014 01:0010

Licca-chan × Cardcaptor Sakura Collaborative Dolls to Release

Licca-chan × Cardcaptor Sakura Collaborative Dolls to Release

Collaborative dolls between the anime Cardcaptor Sakura and the popular doll Licca-chan will be released by Takara Tomy.

Feb. 8, 2014 13:000

Live-Action Patlabor Episode 0 to Recap History of Section 2, Division 2 Through Shigeo Shiba

Live-Action Patlabor Episode 0 to Recap History of Section 2, Division 2 Through Shigeo Shiba

Event screenings will begin of director Mamoru Oshii’s live-action film series The Next Generation: Patlabor on April 5.

Feb. 8, 2014 07:002

Madoka Magica the Movie Exhibition: I Want to See You Once More to Be Held in Tokyo and Osaka

Madoka Magica the Movie Exhibition: I Want to See You Once More to Be Held in Tokyo and Osaka

It has been announced that “Madoka Magica the Movie Exhibition: I Want to Meet You Once More,” an event that lets attendees vicariously experience the story of Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion which has been seen by over 1.5 million moviegoers, will be held in Tokyo and Osaka.

Feb. 8, 2014 01:000

Nine Members of PreCure All Stars Scatter 1 Ton of Beans in Front of 13,000 Friends

Nine Members of PreCure All Stars Scatter 1 Ton of Beans in Front of 13,000 Friends

Feb. 3 was Setsubun in Japan, a holiday on which beans are scattered to drive away evil spirits and misfortune and to invite in good fortune. The bean scattering was held in all parts of Japan with even famous celebrities taking part.

Feb. 8, 2014 01:005

Love Live! School Idol Festival Overseas Editions to Be Distributed Starting This Spring

Love Live! School Idol Festival Overseas Editions to Be Distributed Starting This Spring

Bushiroad has teamed up with KLab and has announced distribution of overseas versions of the app Love Live! School Idol Festival.

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