Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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.

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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.

Dec. 25, 2014 07:002

“Seraph of the End” Anime PV Releases, Broadcast to Begin in April 2015 with Second Season Airing in October

“Seraph of the End” Anime PV Releases, Broadcast to Begin in April 2015 with Second Season Airing in October

A TV anime has been greenlit for Seraph of the End, a popular manga currently serialized in Jump SQ (Shueisha). Since this announcement, the series has attracted huge attention, and a batch of information concerning the anime was revealed on Dec. 20.

Dec. 25, 2014 06:451

Comic Market 87 to Have Free Wi-Fi Support for Foreign Visitors

Comic Market 87 to Have Free Wi-Fi Support for Foreign Visitors

“Wi2 300 One-Time (1-Day)” passes and Travel Japan Wi-Fi premium codes will be given out at the event to be held at the end of the year.

Dec. 25, 2014 01:132

Lantis Festival in Las Vegas Adds Special Appearance by Hatsune Miku; Virtual Singer Hatsune Miku to Join Anime Song Festival for Live Performance!

Lantis Festival in Las Vegas Adds Special Appearance by Hatsune Miku; Virtual Singer Hatsune Miku to Join Anime Song Festival for Live Performance!

December XX, 2014 – The 2015 ANISONG World Tour - Lantis Festival has announced virtual singing superstar Hatsune Miku as a special guest to the Las Vegas artist line-up. The festival launches Friday, January 16th and continues on Saturday, January 17th, 2015, at The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Dec. 25, 2014 01:000

“Gargantia” is Newest Work to Join “Super Robot Wars,” Check Out Ledo & Chopper!

“Gargantia” is Newest Work to Join “Super Robot Wars,” Check Out Ledo & Chopper!

It has been confirmed that Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, the royal road of robot anime, is joining the well-known Super Robot Wars series that stars characters and mecha from robot anime.

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