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!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

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.

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Feb. 18, 2015 13:00

‘Hanayamata’ Best Album ‘Hana Otome’ to Be Released; Talk Event to Be Held

‘Hanayamata’ Best Album ‘Hana Otome’ to Be Released; Talk Event to Be Held

The jacket artwork to Hana Otome, a CD featuring soundtrack music to Hanayamata that will be released on April 22, has been made available.

Feb. 18, 2015 05:00

‘Pokémon the Movie XY:The Archdjinn of Rings: Hoopa’ to Feature Legendary Pokémon Galore

‘Pokémon the Movie XY:The Archdjinn of Rings: Hoopa’ to Feature Legendary Pokémon Galore

The newest movie in the Pokémon series, Pokémon the Movie XY:The Archdjinn of Rings: Hoopa, will be released on July 18 across Japan (screened together with the short film Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians). The latest news on the film that Pokémon fans are anxious for was announced on Feb. 14.

Feb. 17, 2015 21:00

Experience the Battles of ‘Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F’ Through Your Entire Body: 4DX Showings Confirmed

Experience the Battles of ‘Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F’ Through Your Entire Body: 4DX Showings Confirmed

It has been revealed that Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F, set to release on April 18, will be screened in 4DX Digital Theaters. Moviegoers at Cinema Sunshine Heiwajima, United Cinema Toyosu, and other theaters will be able to enjoy a moviegoing experience loaded with attraction-type effects.

Feb. 17, 2015 13:00

Special Video Released for Nippon Animation and Shirogumi’s Joint Project, ‘Sinbad: The Flying Princess and the Secret Island’

Special Video Released for Nippon Animation and Shirogumi’s Joint Project, ‘Sinbad: The Flying Princess and the Secret Island’

A special video of Sindbad: Sora Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima (Sinbad: The Flying Princess and the Secret Island), a theatrical anime made to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Nippon Animation, was released recently. A joint project by Nippon Animation and Shirogumi, it is an original movie set to release in July 2015.

Feb. 17, 2015 05:00

This Time it’s Yuki Who Has Disappeared! TV Anime ‘The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan’ to Begin in 2015!

This Time it’s Yuki Who Has Disappeared! TV Anime ‘The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan’ to Begin in 2015!

The Haruhi Suzumiya series, which was first published in 2003, is big hit light novel franchise. The TV anime version followed in 2006 and created a huge movement both in Japan and overseas.

Feb. 16, 2015 21:00

‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ Moon Stick & Castle Stand Pre-Order Begins! Stand Also Acts as an Accessory Holder!

‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ Moon Stick & Castle Stand Pre-Order Begins! Stand Also Acts as an Accessory Holder!

The “Moonlight Memory Series” is a product line with designs based off of the toys that were released during the 1992 television run of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon anime!

Feb. 16, 2015 13:00

“CP9’s Strongest Member” and Lucci Join the Series - ‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Latest Gameplay Videos Introduce 4 Playable Characters

“CP9’s Strongest Member” and Lucci Join the Series - ‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Latest Gameplay Videos Introduce 4 Playable Characters

On Feb. 12, Bandai Namco Games released new videos for its action game One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4 / PS3 / PS Vita) to be released on March 26.

Feb. 16, 2015 05:00

Second Album in School Mystery ‘Shuuen no Shiori Project’ to Be Released in March

Second Album in School Mystery ‘Shuuen no Shiori Project’ to Be Released in March

It has been revealed that the second album in 150P’s (One Half-P) Shuuen no Shiori Project, Shuuen - Re:mind, will be released by Victor Entertainment on March 25.

Feb. 16, 2015 04:00

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

Creator Interview: Illustrator Yuu

We spoke with illustrator Yuu, who designed “ita-curtains” featuring a Japanese-style Alice in Wonderland.

Feb. 15, 2015 21:00

Main Cast Confirmed: Juri Kimura to Star in ‘Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku’

Main Cast Confirmed: Juri Kimura to Star in ‘Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku’

The latest news has been announced for Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku, which has been confirmed to be getting a TV anime adaptation. Revealed this time is information on the cast and opening theme, and the main visual.

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