Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

Volks Holds Spring Event “Hobby Round 11”

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!

AV-98 Ingram Looks at the Sky

Hearing that the Special Vehicle Section 2, Division 2 had been called out to Kichijōji in Tokyo, I went to go look.

Premiere Screenings of the Movie *K: Missing Kings* to Be Held in America and France!

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.

An Anime Shopping District in the City of Anime?! The Asagaya Anime Street Finally Opens!

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.

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

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.

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: The Quest for the Ideal Figure [2/3]

We give you an exclusive look at the design department of one of Japan’s foremost figure makers, Kotobukiya!

Focus: The Pullip Doll Series Keeps Getting Cuter and Cuter!

Fans are increasing all over the world! But, what kind of doll is a Pullip?

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [2/2]

“Anison is a righteous magic that crosses borders and makes people smile in an instant.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Figure Manufacturer Kotobukiya: Spreading Figures from Tachikawa to Japan and the World [1/3]

Infiltrating the offices of renowned Japanese figure manufacturer Kotobukiya!

Interview: Otaku Artist Shoko Nakagawa [1/2]

“The current age of otaku culture is a lucky time.” - Shoko Nakagawa

Popular Cosplay Idol Alodia Appears in TV Commercial Commemorating the Release of *Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd*

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.

One Piece, MadoMagi, and Even Kan Colle - Curtain Damashii Sends Ita-Curtains to the World

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...

A Party is Held in Japan to Celebrate the Broadcast of TV Anime *Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles*

PVs for the opening and ending theme songs, a special screening of a PV of the upcoming live-action movie, and more!

*The Bride’s Stories* Wins Cartoon Grand Prize 2014

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.

It’s April Fools’ Day! Even Japan is Getting into the Spirit with Wild Pranks!

Let’s look at how otaku in Japan celebrate April Fools’ Day!

Fans Gather in LA for *Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster* Launch Event Attended by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora!

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.

*Kill la Kill* Collaborates with an Original Maid Cafe! Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara!

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).

*Psycho-Pass* Project Begins!

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!

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Feb. 6, 2014 13:007

Takara Tomy Arts to Launch New Hobby Brands This Spring

Takara Tomy Arts to Launch New Hobby Brands This Spring

The first new figure series to release in five years!

Feb. 6, 2014 07:006

Restructuring of All Six Broken Blade Films to Begin Broadcasting as a TV Anime This April

Restructuring of All Six Broken Blade Films to Begin Broadcasting as a TV Anime This April

Broken Blade, to which six films were made between 2010 and 2011, will be brought to fans anew this spring.

Feb. 6, 2014 01:082

Deco 27’s New Album Conti New to Release on March 26, Video for New Song “Dokusenyoku” Releases

Deco 27’s New Album Conti New to Release on March 26, Video for New Song “Dokusenyoku” Releases

Deco 27, who has made a name for himself in the Vocaloid scene, will release his fourth album, Conti New, on March 26.

Feb. 5, 2014 13:003

Bodacious Space Pirates Bentenmaru Team and Hakuho Jogakuen Team Cycling Jerseys By Pearl Izumi

Bodacious Space Pirates Bentenmaru Team and Hakuho Jogakuen Team Cycling Jerseys By Pearl Izumi

Various collaboration campaigns are being developed as the Feb. 22 theatrical release of the anime movie Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace draws near. Now, a cycling jersey project has been newly unveiled.

Feb. 5, 2014 07:000

An Introduction to the Diversity of Short Works - Hentai Animation Night 2014 Limited One-Week Screening in Shibuya

An Introduction to the Diversity of Short Works - Hentai Animation Night 2014 Limited One-Week Screening in Shibuya

The screening event Hentai Animation Night 2014 will take place from Feb. 15-21 at Human Trust Cinema Shibuya in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Feb. 5, 2014 01:0010

Atelier Escha & Logy to Broadcast in April 2014, Teaser Site Opens

Atelier Escha & Logy to Broadcast in April 2014, Teaser Site Opens

On Nov. 6, 2013 at their 20th anniversary presentation, game maker Gust announced an anime adaptation of Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky.

Feb. 4, 2014 13:0021

Seeking the Real Hatsune Miku - “Crossing the Wall of Dimensions: Passion for Three-Dimensionalizing Hatsune Miku Exhibition”

Seeking the Real Hatsune Miku - “Crossing the Wall of Dimensions: Passion for Three-Dimensionalizing Hatsune Miku Exhibition”

Challenging the wall of dimensions with passion and technology! The fans’ enthusiasm for three-dimensionalizing Miku is without borders!

Feb. 4, 2014 07:002

Polygon Pictures and Director Gorō Miyazaki Working on Ronia the Robber’s Daughter to Take on Domestic TV Anime Market

Polygon Pictures and Director Gorō Miyazaki Working on Ronia the Robber’s Daughter to Take on Domestic TV Anime Market

Polygon Pictures, a studio highly regarded overseas for Transformers: Prime and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is challenging itself with a bold TV anime for the domestic Japanese market.

Feb. 4, 2014 01:002

Yūichi Iguchi and Kana Hanazawa Lead Main Cast of Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Anime Starting in April

Yūichi Iguchi and Kana Hanazawa Lead Main Cast of Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou Anime Starting in April

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou will begin airing on TBS and BS-TBS in April 2014.

Feb. 3, 2014 13:002

Mario Kart 8 to Be Released on the Wii U Worldwide in May

Mario Kart 8 to Be Released on the Wii U Worldwide in May

At their recent corporate strategy meeting and third quarter results briefing, Nintendo announced that the Wii U game Mario Kart 8 will be released worldwide in May.

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