Interview with Yu Suzuki, Producer of the “Shenmue” Series

Game creator Yu Suzuki announced the production of Shenmue 3 at E3 and raised funds for the project through Kickstarter. We asked Suzuki, who is about to put his back into the project, about Shenmue 3 and his present state of mind.

Interview: Pianist Animenz

Amnush interview with anime song pianist, Animenz, right before his live performance in Japan!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 Kicks Off Sept. 17!

Tokyo Game Show 2015 (TGS), the world’s largest gaming event, will be held over four days, and over 220,000 attendees are expected!

Akihabara’s "Water Girls" Help Otaku Beat the Midsummer Heat!

On Aug. 23, maids and cosplayers gathered in Akihabara for a water sprinkling event, Uchimizu Musume Daishugō!! 2015, bringing some relief from the hot summer weather.

[J-Fashion] Swankiss Winter 2015 Collection: Merry Memory Go-Round

Come take a look at the latest Swankiss exhibition! These stunning designs will become available on Tokyo Otaku Mode this winter!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Edition

There was a huge gathering of female cosplayers at this summer’s Comiket! Here’s a huge helping of 174 high-impact cosplay photos from the event!

Comic Market 88 Photo Report: Comical & Cool Edition

Enjoy 86 photos of comical and cool cosplay we spotted at Comic Market 88!

This Summer’s Comiket Brings in 550,000 in Attendance Over 3 Days!

Comic Market 88, the world’s largest doujinshi event, was held from Aug. 14–16. This year’s Comiket, as it’s lovingly referred to, brought in approximately 550,000 people over three days.

Paper Sculptor Tatsuya Takahashi Reveals His Production Process!

TOM Special Creator Tatsuya Takahashi who has been attracting a lot of attention for his paper sculptures lets us in on his creative process with a brand new work.

[J-Fashion] My Enchanted Closet: Sophisticated New Japanese Style by OLIVE des OLIVE!

Introducing new photos and info from the latest OLIVE des OLIVE exhibition! Women throughout Japan rely on this brand to fill their closets with cute yet elegant and grown-up style.

A Brand New Fantasy World, "SNACK WORLD"!

Following Yo-Kai Watch, now, the fourth cross-media project has been announced!The concept for this time is “hyper casual fantasy,” a combination ...

2015 Summer Anime: If You Liked “That” You Might Like “This”

If you’re feeling a little lost about which anime you should watch next, you can check out other fans’ opinions by asking “If I liked ‘this’ will I like ‘that’?”

“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” International Premiere & North America Release Date Announced!

The North America release date of Boruto: Naruto the Movie has been revealed. The movie will premiere internationally on Oct. 10 at New York Comic Con, and it will be released in theaters throughout North America the same day as well.

A Must-See for Comiket Attendees?! Morinaga Releases Video “How to Survive Comic Market”

inJelly will hold their first company booth at Comic Market 88. Along with this news, they have released an unofficial video that dramatically explains the rules of Comic Market titled “How to Survive Comic Market.”

Creator Interview: pomodorosa

Hitting the mark on popular illustrator pomodorosa’s feelings about his first commercial book of works.

A cafe where you can experience the latest in Harajuku pop culture has opened - the Kawaii Monster Cafe.

A cafe and restaurant unlike any you’ve ever seen before, the Kawaii Monster Cafe, has opened in Tokyo’s Harajuku district which continues to transmit...

The Amazing Anime Song Dance Performers, Real Akiba Boys!

Over 50 million total views online! Representing Akihabara is the otaku dance team Real Akiba Boys! Each video they upload of them dancing to anime song openings quickly hits over 1 million views online, and their total view count is over 50 million. They have even earned popularity among those working in the anime industry who give them high praise.

This Idol Group's Unique Music Video Features Umbrellas and Lanterns in Perfect Synchronization

“Though I know the petals will fall away…” Do these girls have a fantasy of falling in love with an illusion?!

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 2: Sexy & Cute Edition

We introduce this time the gorgeous figures that colored the event halls!

[WonFes] We Explore the Evangelion 20th Anniversary Booth

In celebration of this year being its 20th anniversary, a special Evangelion booth was set up at Wonder Festival 2015 Summer held on July 26. Crowds of Eva fans were mesmerized by the various attention-grabbing displays.

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Jul. 5, 2015 05:00

‘Vitreous Flower Destroys the World’ Second Key Visual Released; Two New Female Characters Revealed

‘Vitreous Flower Destroys the World’ Second Key Visual Released; Two New Female Characters Revealed

Garakowa -Restore the World- (also titled Vitreous Flower & Destroy the World), an original anime project from Pony Canyon and A-1 Pictures that is gathering buzz, is slated to be released sometime this year.

Jul. 4, 2015 21:00

“Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” Launches on Oct. 31, Featuring “Artesia’s Sorrow”

“Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” Launches on Oct. 31, Featuring “Artesia’s Sorrow”

The schedule of the second episode of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, an anime launched in April 2015, was revealed sooner than expected.

Jul. 4, 2015 21:00

Previously Unreleased Key Frames to Be Displayed for First Time at Naruto Exhibit in Osaka; Includes Key Frames from Boruto Movie as Well

Previously Unreleased Key Frames to Be Displayed for First Time at Naruto Exhibit in Osaka; Includes Key Frames from Boruto Movie as Well

The Tokyo stop of the exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibit,” held from April 25 to June 28, came to a close as a resounding success. Being the first exhibit for Naruto which has gained a tremendously following in Japan and overseas, this large event drew the attention of many fans, and now it is moving on to Osaka beginning July 18.

Jul. 4, 2015 13:00

“The Heroic Legend of Arslan x Warriors” PV #1 Posted

“The Heroic Legend of Arslan x Warriors” PV #1 Posted

Arslan, Daryun, Narsus, Elam introduced through in-game scenes

Jul. 4, 2015 05:00

Comic Meteor’s Hot Spring Comedy “Onsen Yosei Hakone-chan” TV Series to Begin October 2015

Comic Meteor’s Hot Spring Comedy “Onsen Yosei Hakone-chan” TV Series to Begin October 2015

A television series based on Onsen Yosei Hakone-chan, which is currently distributed by the manga website Comic Meteor will be made into an animated TV series. Broadcasts will begin from October 2015 on Animax and Television Saitama, among others.

Jul. 3, 2015 21:00

“Kokosake” Heroine Runs Around Chichibu! Menma from “Anohana” Sings!

“Kokosake” Heroine Runs Around Chichibu! Menma from “Anohana” Sings!

Second TV commercial collaboration with Meiji posted.

Jul. 3, 2015 17:19

500 Nendoroid Exhibition at AX 2015!

500 Nendoroid Exhibition at AX 2015!

500 Nendoroid Exhibition at AX 2015

Jul. 3, 2015 13:00

How Do Anime Otaku Carry Their Love? Special Feature of Ita-bag!

How Do Anime Otaku Carry Their Love? Special Feature of Ita-bag!

Ita-bag, an abbreviation of Itai-bag is a bag to express love towards one’s yome, a way to say otaku’s favorite character.

Jul. 3, 2015 09:17

[J-Fashion] Style Inspiration From Our Photo Contest Winner!

[J-Fashion] Style Inspiration From Our Photo Contest Winner!

Last month, we held our first J-Fashion Photo Contest. As difficult as it was to choose a winner from among such wonderful candidates, we were especially intrigued by Yenny's entry!

Jul. 3, 2015 05:00

Collaboration Cafe to Open This Summer for Buzzworthy Sanrio Project “Show By Rock!!”

Collaboration Cafe to Open This Summer for Buzzworthy Sanrio Project “Show By Rock!!”

Show By Rock!! is a new character project by Sanrio that is also a popular TV anime.

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