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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Apr. 17, 2014 01:001

Anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel Official Archive - 192 Loaded Pages in a Huge A4 Size

Anime *Arpeggio of Blue Steel* Official Archive - 192 Loaded Pages in a Huge A4 Size

Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova, the anime adaptation of Ark Performance’s manga that broadcast from October to December 2013, was an epoch-making work.

Apr. 16, 2014 13:0023

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

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.

Apr. 16, 2014 07:002

Sailor Moon AC Charger Announced! Comes in Crystal Star Brooch and Cosmic Heart Compact Designs

*Sailor Moon* AC Charger Announced! Comes in Crystal Star Brooch and Cosmic Heart Compact Designs

Sailor Moon AC chargers with a USB outlet will go on sale this June at stationery stores and bookstores throughout Japan.

Apr. 16, 2014 01:000

Live-Action Ao Haru Ride Movie New Cast Members Announced - Mitsuki Takahata and Yudai Chiba to Play Love Rivals

Live-Action *Ao Haru Ride* Movie New Cast Members Announced - Mitsuki Takahata and Yudai Chiba to Play Love Rivals

With the anime adaptation and now a live-action movie in the works, Io Sakisaka’s original work Ao Haru Ride has suddenly been bathed in attention.

Apr. 15, 2014 13:003

Kagerou Project Mekakushi Dan Store to Open in Shinjuku

*Kagerou Project* Mekakushi Dan Store to Open in Shinjuku

The first episode of the TV anime Mekaku City Actors broadcast on April 12 at 24:00 on Tokyo MX, BS 11, and Nico Nico Douga.

Apr. 15, 2014 07:006

Scandal to Sing Pokémon the Movie Theme Song “Yoake no Ryūseigun”

Scandal to Sing *Pokémon the Movie* Theme Song “Yoake no Ryūseigun”

A countrywide roadshow release will begin for the movie Pokémon the Movie: Diance and the Cocoon of Destruction in Japan on July 19.

Apr. 15, 2014 01:000

That's a Ticket?! The Impressive Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Art Exhibit Commemorative Ticket

That's a Ticket?! The Impressive *Space Battleship Yamato 2199* Art Exhibit Commemorative Ticket

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has been well-received both as films and as a TV series, and a new theatrical release is planned for late autumn 2014.

Apr. 14, 2014 13:001

Manga Magazines Continue to Go Digital - Ebook Version of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine Releases on Same Day as Print Version

Manga Magazines Continue to Go Digital - Ebook Version of *Bessatsu Shonen Magazine* Releases on Same Day as Print Version

On April 9, a digital version of Kodansha’s popular monthly manga magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine began.

Apr. 14, 2014 07:0010

Character Visual Released for Live-Action Lupin III Film - Shun Oguri as Lupin, Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine

Character Visual Released for Live-Action *Lupin III* Film - Shun Oguri as Lupin, Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine

Monkey Punch’s popular manga Lupin III is becoming a live-action film that will release in theaters countrywide in Japan on Aug. 30, 2014.

Apr. 14, 2014 01:003

Interview with Anison Singer Gero

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.

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