Interview with Yu Suzuki, Producer of the “Shenmue” Series

Game creator Yu Suzuki announced the production of Shenmue 3 at E3 and raised funds for the project through Kickstarter. We asked Suzuki, who is about to put his back into the project, about Shenmue 3 and his present state of mind.

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.

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Jun. 30, 2015 21:00

“Tamayura: Sotsugyo Shashin Dai-ni-bu: Hibiki” Trailer Released

“Tamayura: Sotsugyo Shashin Dai-ni-bu: Hibiki” Trailer Released

Tamayura: Sotsugyo Shashin Dai-2-bu: Hibiki (Tamayura: Graduation Photos Part 2: Echo) will be released for a limited 2-week run beginning Aug. 29.

Jun. 30, 2015 13:00

Exciting “SuzakiNishi the Animation” Key Visual Shows Aya Suzaki and Asuka Nishi

Exciting “SuzakiNishi the Animation” Key Visual Shows Aya Suzaki and Asuka Nishi

Broadcast information has been released for SuzakiNishi the Animation, which has been picking up attention for its surprising development from a radio show to a TV anime.

Jun. 30, 2015 05:00

Same-Sex Marriage Made Possible in New Release of Popular Series “Fire Emblem: Fates,” Fans Rejoice!

Same-Sex Marriage Made Possible in New Release of Popular Series “Fire Emblem: Fates,” Fans Rejoice!

The new marriage system in Fire Emblem: Fates, released on June 25, has made it possible for characters to marry partners of the same sex.

Jun. 29, 2015 21:00

Yukiho Hagiwara

Yukiho Hagiwara

Today I’m going to be taking a look at… Phat! Company’s 1/8th Scale… Yukiho Hagiwara!

Jun. 29, 2015 13:00

“World Masterpiece Theater Exhibit” to Display Important Production Materials from Hayao Miyazaki’s “Anne of Green Gables”

“World Masterpiece Theater Exhibit” to Display Important Production Materials from Hayao Miyazaki’s “Anne of Green Gables”

From July 30 to Aug. 18, the planned exhibition “World Masterpiece Theater Exhibit: 40 Years of Nippon Animation” will be held at the Tobu department store in Ikebukuro, Japan.

Jun. 29, 2015 05:00

“Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie” and “Knights of Sidonia” Sneakers Unveiled

“Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie” and “Knights of Sidonia” Sneakers Unveiled

Popular sneaker label UBIQ has announced two pairs of collaborative footwear themed after sci-fi series Ghost in the Shell and Knights of Sidonia.

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.

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