Hikakin and Chroma: Mario Artisans Who Made the Internet Dream Come True

There are many “Mario artisans” on the Internet who create videos, illustrations, or music that take the popular series as their motif. Even among such people, Hikakin and Chroma (Jidabata P) became a sensation due to the success and growth they managed through publishing their works as Mario artisans.

The Omoshiroi Nippon Video Award is Going On Now!

Win a FREE trip to Japan! Two winners and two guests will be invited to the cosplay paradise.

Is it Really REAL?! This Dreamy Alpacasso 100-Plushie Set is Unbelievably Kawaii!

Have the adorable dreams of otaku worldwide become real?! A surprising Alpacasso 100-plushie set is here!

I’m a Cat-Eared Maid Cosplayer! My Avatar Is Even Cuter!

A cosplayer tried AvatarPhone, a new kind of application capable of facial recognition linked with an avatar.

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!

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Mar. 18, 2015 21:00

A Comedy About Breaking Out of School, ‘Young Magazine’ Serialization ‘Prison School’ TV Anime Airs Summer 2015

A Comedy About Breaking Out of School, ‘Young Magazine’ Serialization ‘Prison School’ TV Anime Airs Summer 2015

The manga Prison School has been green-lit for a TV anime! Announced on March 16, the anime is set to air in summer 2015. The official teaser site also opened unveiling a key visual and the first PV.

Mar. 18, 2015 13:00

Exciting ‘Naruto’ Stage Play to Tour Japan; Live Viewing to Be Held on Final Day, May 10

Exciting ‘Naruto’ Stage Play to Tour Japan; Live Viewing to Be Held on Final Day, May 10

The Naruto stage play that has been garnering so much buzz since it was announced won’t just be coming to Fukuoka, Osaka, and Miyagi. It has been confirmed that the play will be coming to theaters all over Japan.

Mar. 18, 2015 06:38

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

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!

Mar. 18, 2015 05:00

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda’ Hits Theaters on Sept. 19! Limited Sales of Advance Tickets at AnimeJapan

‘Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda’ Hits Theaters on Sept. 19! Limited Sales of Advance Tickets at AnimeJapan

The release date has been set for Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda, a new film by the staff behind Toradora! and Anohana: The Flower We Saw. The film will have a countrywide roadshow release on Sept. 19.

Mar. 18, 2015 03:00

Hatsune Miku VocaloP Special Feature: cosMo@Bousou-P, Creator of “Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu”

The subject of this 10th installment in our Hatsune Miku VocaloP introductory series is cosMo@Bousou-P!

Mar. 17, 2015 21:00

‘Seraph of the End’ Author Pens Draft for Anime; Daisuke Ono Joins Cast

‘Seraph of the End’ Author Pens Draft for Anime; Daisuke Ono Joins Cast

An advance screening of episodes 1 and 2 of the TV anime Seraph of the End was held at Marunouchi Piccadilly in Yurakucho, Tokyo on March 15.

Mar. 17, 2015 13:00

‘The Idolmaster Million Live!’ Manga Volume 1 Hits Shelves; Deluxe Edition Includes Original CD

‘The Idolmaster Million Live!’ Manga Volume 1 Hits Shelves; Deluxe Edition Includes Original CD

The Idolmaster is a popular title in a variety of media, and now manga has been added to this list. On March 12, the first tankobon volume of the manga adaptation of the social game The Idolmaster Million Live! was released.

Mar. 17, 2015 05:00

‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Coming to Niconico; Live Broadcast and VOD Streaming to Start

‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Coming to Niconico; Live Broadcast and VOD Streaming to Start

The anime series Fullmetal Alchemist is coming to Niconico all at once. From March 22–31, all episodes of the TV series that ran for four years from 2003 as well as Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa will be available for streaming.

Mar. 17, 2015 03:00

Hatsune Miku VocaloP Special Feature: sasakure.UK, Creator of “Hello, Planet”

In this series, we introduce Hatsune Miku’s VocaloPs, vol. 9 of which features sasakure.UK, the creator of “Hello, Planet.”

Mar. 16, 2015 21:00

Over 1.5 Million Volumes Sold! Anime Series Based on Hugely Popular Manga ‘Monster Musume’ to Air in July! Also Set to Appear at AnimeJapan 2015!

Over 1.5 Million Volumes Sold! Anime Series Based on Hugely Popular Manga ‘Monster Musume’ to Air in July! Also Set to Appear at AnimeJapan 2015!

The manga series Monster Musume will be made into an anime to begin broadcast in July 2015. An official website and Twitter account have been set up, and further information will be released as the summer airing approaches.

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