Momoiro Clover Z as Frieza Artwork Created by ANIMAREAL

On April 29, Momoiro Clover Z released their new single, “The Oath of Z,” the theme song from the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' film. The art project ANIMAREAL became the focus of global attention when they created and released shocking overly-realistic visuals of the band as Frieza as an April Fool’s joke.

Sexy? Fetishistic? Heart-Throbbing Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit Begins

The exhibit Aimai Bishoujo Art Exhibit began on April 29. The venue filled with nothing but shocking works was lively from the very first day with many males and females in attendance.

Popular Steam Titles Are Now Available on TOM!

TOM is now selling game codes for Steam, the online game platform popular throughout the world.

Naruto Exhibition Begins in Tokyo!

The exhibit “Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition” began in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 25.

Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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Mar. 4, 2015 05:00

Yuki Kaji Joins Main Cast of ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ as Mysterious Character Lord Silver Mask

Yuki Kaji Joins Main Cast of ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ as Mysterious Character Lord Silver Mask

The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a TV anime that will begin broadcasting on April 5. This time, Yuki Kaji has been announced to be performing in the main cast as Lord Silver Mask.

Mar. 3, 2015 21:00

‘Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Deluxe’ Official Site Gets Renewed! Listen to New OP Theme by PinocchioP

‘Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Deluxe’ Official Site Gets Renewed! Listen to New OP Theme by PinocchioP

The official site of the Nintendo 3DS game Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Deluxe set to be released on May 28 (Thurs.) has been reopened.

Mar. 3, 2015 13:00

Popular Voice Actor Kosuke Toriumi Becomes the Mick Jagger-ish Nick Jagger!

Popular Voice Actor Kosuke Toriumi Becomes the Mick Jagger-ish Nick Jagger!

Kosuke Toriumi takes on the role of a carnivorous idol?! Also belts out song in JA Zen-Noh’s Zeushi-kun

Mar. 3, 2015 05:00

It Really Cooks in 3 Seconds! Docomo Releases ‘3-Second Cooking: Mach Speed Fried Shrimp’ Video

It Really Cooks in 3 Seconds! Docomo Releases ‘3-Second Cooking: Mach Speed Fried Shrimp’ Video

In an effort to demonstrate the full potential of LTE in two areas that use LTE, NTT Docomo has released a slightly strange...make that pretty strange video titled “3-Byo Cooking: Bokusoku Ebi Fry” (3-Second Cooking: Mach Speed Fried Shrimp) that is currently trending.

Mar. 2, 2015 21:00

Second ‘New Initial D the Movie’ Announced Along with Hachi-Roku Drift Scene!

Second ‘New Initial D the Movie’ Announced Along with Hachi-Roku Drift Scene!

New Initial D the Movie Legend 2: Racer will be released on May 23, 2015. This is the second installment in the 4-part new movie series which started in 2014.

Mar. 2, 2015 13:00

PV Released for Sanrio’s New Anime ‘Show By Rock!!’

PV Released for Sanrio’s New Anime ‘Show By Rock!!’

Bones producing new Sanrio anime Show By Rock!!

Mar. 2, 2015 05:00

Cool Wall of Extinction and Arashigaoka High School Motifs, Growl! Nijigen Cospa ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Apparel Items to Be Released

Cool Wall of Extinction and Arashigaoka High School Motifs, Growl! Nijigen Cospa ‘Yurikuma Arashi’ Apparel Items to Be Released

A standout series of the winter 2015 anime season is Yurikuma Arashi. The broadcast is up to Episode 8 for this story interwoven with adorable yet vicious bears and humankind who avoid them and featuring an enigmatic world and direction as only director Kunihiko Ikuhara can create, and there continues to be unmissable developments in the story, like how Ginko’s “sin” will be portrayed.

Mar. 1, 2015 21:00

Pure Beauty…! This Work of Art Rib Cage Blouse is Trending Now

Pure Beauty…! This Work of Art Rib Cage Blouse is Trending Now

Made to replicate the placement and look of parts of the human skeleton, this Rib Cage Blouse fashion piece has been making its way across the Internet for its elegant design and artistry.

Mar. 1, 2015 13:00

Stylish Glasses that Represent SAO Characters!!

Stylish Glasses that Represent SAO Characters!!

Sword Art Online collaboration glasses arrive; five frames filled with the series’ world

Mar. 1, 2015 05:00

Musical ‘Live Spectacle Naruto’ with Cast of 18 Members Reveals Powerful New Visuals

Musical ‘Live Spectacle Naruto’ with Cast of 18 Members Reveals Powerful New Visuals

The musical Live Spectacle Naruto, based on Masashi Kishimoto’s incredibly popular original work, will be opening on Mar. 21, 2015. It will be showing in four different locations nationally and three different locations overseas.

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