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!
Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.
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.
Figure production is about to enter a new era!
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.
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.
We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!
Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?
“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa
Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!
“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa
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.
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...
PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!
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.
Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!
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.
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).
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!
Feb. 10, 2014 07:005
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 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
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 07:0030
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
Collaborative dolls between the anime Cardcaptor Sakura and the popular doll Licca-chan will be released by Takara Tomy.
Feb. 8, 2014 13:000
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
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
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
Bushiroad has teamed up with KLab and has announced distribution of overseas versions of the app Love Live! School Idol Festival.