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. 24, 2014 13:001

Latte Art Anime “Latte Motion” - A Story of Love Told Through 1,000 Cups of Latte

Latte Art Anime “Latte Motion” - A Story of Love Told Through 1,000 Cups of Latte

Ajinomoto General Foods, a company known for “AGF Coffee Gifts” has announced a new form of anime on Dec. 19. It’s titled Latte Motion, and it’s the first anime to use latte.

Dec. 24, 2014 07:003

“Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA” Anime Adaptation Greenlit with Author Chugaku Akamatsu as Scenario Writer

“Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA” Anime Adaptation Greenlit with Author Chugaku Akamatsu as Scenario Writer

The popular MF Bunko J (Kadokawa Media Factory) light novel Aria the Scarlet Ammo is being developed into a new project called Project Code AA. Newly announced at this time is Part 3 of this project, the anime adaptation of the spin-off series Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA.

Dec. 24, 2014 02:482

What TOM Premium Shop Items Are the Most Popular? A Look at the Items of 2014 Most Wanted by Otaku Around the World!

What TOM Premium Shop Items Are the Most Popular? A Look at the Items of 2014 Most Wanted by Otaku Around the World!

What kind of products have been popular on the TOM Premium Shop? Announcing the most popular products of 2014 purchased by otaku around the world!

Dec. 24, 2014 01:000

“Final Fantasy” Development Team Puts Full Effort Into Smartphone App - Square Enix Announces Newest RPG “Mevius Final Fantasy”

“Final Fantasy” Development Team Puts Full Effort Into Smartphone App - Square Enix Announces Newest RPG “Mevius Final Fantasy”

Today (Dec. 18, 2014), Square Enix announced that the smartphone app Mevius Final Fantasy will release on iOS and Android in spring 2015.

Dec. 23, 2014 13:008

Your Room Will Smell Like a “Serenity Bouquet”?! Introducing “Sailor Moon S” Rainbow Moon Chalice Room Fragrance

Your Room Will Smell Like a “Serenity Bouquet”?! Introducing “Sailor Moon S” Rainbow Moon Chalice Room Fragrance

Announcing a room fragrance themed after the “Holy Grail” Rainbow Moon Chalice from author Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon, the new anime to which is currently available on Niconico Douga in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the anime and manga.

Dec. 23, 2014 07:001

Anime Greenlit for “Himouto! Umaru-chan” Gag Manga Serialized in Young Jump

Anime Greenlit for “Himouto! Umaru-chan” Gag Manga Serialized in Young Jump

An anime adaptation has been greenlit for Himouto! Umaru-chan, which is currently serialized in Weekly Young Jump (Shueisha). This announcement came on Dec. 18.

Dec. 23, 2014 01:001

Following Gon…The Shocking Form of Biscuit from “Hunter x Hunter” is the Next to Become a Figure

Following Gon…The Shocking Form of Biscuit from “Hunter x Hunter” is the Next to Become a Figure

From the Gashadepa series of capsule toys that don’t fit in normal gachapon comes a figure from the popular manga Hunter x Hunter. The world’s first 3D figure of Biscuit, teacher to main character Gon, in her true form has appeared.

Dec. 22, 2014 13:001

“New Initial D the Movie” Part 2 to Release on May 23, 2015, Part 1 Blu-Ray to Release in December

“New Initial D the Movie” Part 2 to Release on May 23, 2015, Part 1 Blu-Ray to Release in December

Part 2 is slated to release on May 23, 2015. The title of the film is New Initial D the Movie: Legend 2 - Racer.

Dec. 22, 2014 08:326

“Analoghack” Illustration Collection Based on the World of “Beatless” to Release at Comiket 87!

“Analoghack” Illustration Collection Based on the World of “Beatless” to Release at Comiket 87!

Analoghack, an illustration compilation based on the world of the science fiction novel Beatless and made with the participation of a total of 18 unique illustrators is going to be released at Comic Market 87, held from Dec. 28-30.

Dec. 22, 2014 07:000

“Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin - Part 1: Me - Kizashi” April 4, 2015 Release Confirmed

“Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin - Part 1: Me - Kizashi” April 4, 2015 Release Confirmed

New information has been revealed for the anime Tamayura, which was announced to be concluding with a four-part movie series. The official title of the movie series is Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin, and Part 1: Me - Kizashi will begin a limited two-week screening on April 4, 2015. Along with this information, a key visual and synopsis have also been released.

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