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.

WonFes 2015 Summer Photo Collection! Part 1: Cool & Comical Edition

We introduce loads of products packed with creators’ clever ideas and cutting-edge techniques!

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Jun. 29, 2015 01:48

[J-Fashion] We Visited the LISTEN FLAVOR Store in Harajuku!

[J-Fashion] We Visited the LISTEN FLAVOR Store in Harajuku!

We recently stopped by the LISTEN FLAVOR store in Harajuku and got a close-up look at their newest items! Let us take you on a virtual tour in the following pictures!

Jun. 28, 2015 21:00

Sakamichi and Makishima, Climbing to a Cup Near You!

Sakamichi and Makishima, Climbing to a Cup Near You!

Sohoku members from Yowamushi Pedal to become part of the Putitto series of figures that can be attached onto cup rims. The series will be released in mid-September.

Jun. 28, 2015 16:00

“Boruto” Trailer Filled with Action Scenes Starring Boruto Released

“Boruto” Trailer Filled with Action Scenes Starring Boruto Released

Naruto New Era Opening Project’s compilation movie Boruto: Naruto the Movie will begin its countrywide Japan release on Aug. 7.

Jun. 28, 2015 11:00

New PV Released for “Attack on Titan Part 2: Wings of Freedom”!

New PV Released for “Attack on Titan Part 2: Wings of Freedom”!

New PV for Attack on Titan: Part 2 compiles scenes from the movie; new cuts released

Jun. 28, 2015 06:23

Masterpieces of the Past Lined Up! “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” Exhibit

Masterpieces of the Past Lined Up! “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” Exhibit

On June 24 in Nogizaka in Tokyo, an exhibition for otaku called “Manga*Anime*Games from Japan” started. The large-scale exhibit is being held in the wide-open space of the National Art Center. It’s open until Aug. 31.

Jun. 27, 2015 21:00

“Kuroko’s Basketball” Themed Deodorant is the Perfect Item for Summer Heat

“Kuroko’s Basketball” Themed Deodorant is the Perfect Item for Summer Heat

The third season of the popular basketball TV anime series Kuroko’s Basketball began broadcasting in January.

Jun. 27, 2015 13:00

Anime Commercial “Summer Train!” Directed by Studio Ghibli Alumnus Released

Anime Commercial “Summer Train!” Directed by Studio Ghibli Alumnus Released

An anime commercial for JR West’s “Summer Train!” campaign directed by Studio Ghibli alumnus Yoshiyuki Momose has been released.

Jun. 27, 2015 05:00

TV Anime “Wakaba Girl” Opening Theme Song Announced♪

TV Anime “Wakaba Girl” Opening Theme Song Announced♪

The opening theme song to Ultra Super Anime Time anime Wakaba Girl is “Hajimete Girls!” by Ray.

Jun. 26, 2015 21:00

3D Maneuver Gear Scenes Finally Released for Live-Action “Attack on Titan” Movie

3D Maneuver Gear Scenes Finally Released for Live-Action “Attack on Titan” Movie

The first part of the live-action movie adaptation of Hajime Isayama’s popular manga Attack on Titan will be released across Japan on Aug. 1.

Jun. 26, 2015 13:00

New Horror Game Written by Ryukishi07, “Iwaihime,” Coming to DMM Games This Fall!

New Horror Game Written by Ryukishi07, “Iwaihime,” Coming to DMM Games This Fall!

The new downloadable game Iwaihime written by Ryukishi07, who is known for the popular PC game series Higurashi When They Cry among others, was announced on June 21 during the doujinshi event Tora Fes 2015.

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