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.

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 2: Photo Collection of Cute and Sexy Figures!

From famous characters of old, to characters from new series! The forefront of the figure world is right here!

Looking Back at WonFes 2015 [Winter]! Part 1: Photo Collection of Cool & Comical Creations!

We’re introducing through pictures the cool and comical creations spotted at the garage kit festival Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter]! Even Tokyo Ghoul’s Kaneki has finally become a figure?!

The 30th Anniversary of WonFes Was as Lively as Ever!

Wonder Festival 2015 [Winter] (WonFes), the world’s largest garage kit festival, was held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex on Feb. 8.

Creator Interview: Kuuchuu Yousai

Kuuchuu Yousai is an illustrator who draws incredibly adorable girls. Capturing every detail from the deepest parts of the eyes to the highlights on the hair, he depicts girls in a natural way. Currently, he does professional rough drawings and illustration work for games, while also leading a doujinshi circle called Pagupagu Magu, and has even released an ita-curtain on Tokyo Otaku Mode...

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

Featuring the life-sized cockpit of the Variable Fighter VF-1S Valkyrie and even some Macross-themed original food!

Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Dec. 28, 2014 07:002

Lacto-Fermented Beverage with Cute Snow Miku Design Releases in Family Mart Locations Countrywide

Lacto-Fermented Beverage with Cute Snow Miku Design Releases in Family Mart Locations Countrywide

Sales began of the drink “Lactic-Acid Bacilli Infused Snow Miku Drink: Snow Miku 2015 Label 500ml PET” designed after Snow Miku, a character who supports the Hokkaido Snow Festival, in 11,100 Family Mart stores across Japan on Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Dec. 28, 2014 01:006

Tokyo One Piece Tower to Open March 13, 2015, Advance Ticket Sales Begin on Jan. 2

Tokyo One Piece Tower to Open March 13, 2015, Advance Ticket Sales Begin on Jan. 2

The opening day of Tokyo One Piece Tower, a theme park where visitors can experience the world of One Piece, has finally been confirmed. The theme park will open inside Tokyo Tower Foot Town on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Dec. 27, 2014 13:001

‘Tamako Market’ Blu-ray Box to Release March 18, 2015, Newly Recorded SP Drama CD and Storyboard Collection to Be Included

‘Tamako Market’ Blu-ray Box to Release March 18, 2015, Newly Recorded SP Drama CD and Storyboard Collection to Be Included

A Blu-ray box set has been confirmed for Tamako Market, an anime that was broadcast beginning in January 2013. The set will release on March 18, 2015.

Dec. 27, 2014 07:000

The Rose of Versailles Prepares Isetan Shinjuku for the New Year

The Rose of Versailles Prepares Isetan Shinjuku for the New Year

Isetan Shinjuku introduces the manga “The Rose of Versailles” and Hanafuda (Japanese playing cards) for its campaign kicking off the New Year.

Dec. 27, 2014 04:317

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

Dec. 27, 2014 01:000

“One Piece” to Turn into a Kabuki Play Starring Ennosuke Ichikawa IV

“One Piece” to Turn into a Kabuki Play Starring Ennosuke Ichikawa IV

One Piece, a popular manga series with fans from around the world, will be combined with kabuki, Japan’s traditional performance loved by many, to create a new cultural revolution.

Dec. 26, 2014 13:003

Official Website for “Naruto Exhibition” Opens, Masashi Kisihimoto Draws for the Site

Official Website for “Naruto Exhibition” Opens, Masashi Kisihimoto Draws for the Site

“Naruto Exhibition - Masashi Kishimoto - Celebration of the Completion of Serialization” will open on April 25, 2015 at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills. An official website for the event is now open, and includes comments from Masashi Kishimoto, the artist of the manga and exhibition.

Dec. 26, 2014 07:006

Anime “Shokugeki no Soma” Broadcast to Begin in April 2015, New Cast Includes Natsuki Hanae, Yuki Ono, Saori Onishi & Takahiro Sakurai

Anime “Shokugeki no Soma” Broadcast to Begin in April 2015, New Cast Includes Natsuki Hanae, Yuki Ono, Saori Onishi & Takahiro Sakurai

An anime adaptation of the popular Shokugeki no Soma currently serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump was announced in November, drawing huge attention in the process.

Dec. 26, 2014 01:001

Anime “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” Enters Egypt Arc, Rebroadcast to Begin on Jan. 9, 2015

Anime “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” Enters Egypt Arc, Rebroadcast to Begin on Jan. 9, 2015

The TV anime series of Hirohiko Araki’s bestselling manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure that re-depicts the series from the first volume is entering a new adventure beginning in 2015.

Dec. 25, 2014 13:000

“Attack on Titan Exhibit” Advances on West Japan - Touring Exhibit Coming to Oita and Osaka

“Attack on Titan Exhibit” Advances on West Japan - Touring Exhibit Coming to Oita and Osaka

It has been confirmed that a touring exhibit will come to both Oita in the summer and Osaka in the fall of 2015.

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