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.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

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Feb. 25, 2015 02:003

A New Lineup of Coroham Coron Products is Here!!

A New Lineup of Coroham Coron Products is Here!!

Releasing beginning in April, you don’t want to miss these new Coroham Coron products!

Feb. 24, 2015 21:006

Massive Project ‘Chaos Dragon’ Takes Off!

Massive Project ‘Chaos Dragon’ Takes Off!

TV anime Chaos Dragon summer 2015 broadcast start; massive project by Toho x Seikaisha x Sega Networks

Feb. 24, 2015 08:415

March 9 is Hatsune Miku Day! Tokyo Otaku Mode is Going All Out in Celebration!

March 9 is Hatsune Miku Day! Tokyo Otaku Mode is Going All Out in Celebration!

March 9 is a day of thanks for Hatsune Miku!

Feb. 24, 2015 08:180

Ora Ora Ora Ora!! ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders’ Event to Be Held on Oct. 24! Ora Ora Ora Ora Ora Ora Ora Ora!!

Ora Ora Ora Ora!! ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders’ Event to Be Held on Oct. 24! Ora Ora Ora Ora Ora Ora Ora Ora!!

The second special event for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders will be held on Oct. 24, 2015.

Feb. 24, 2015 05:002

All of Humanity Turns into Saiyans? New ‘Dragon Ball XenoVerse’ PV Released

All of Humanity Turns into Saiyans? New ‘Dragon Ball XenoVerse’ PV Released

Dragon Ball XenoVerse Frieza character PV recently released; adventure starts in Toki Toki City

Feb. 23, 2015 21:009

‘Kantai Collection’ and Pizza Hut Are Collaborating! Cute Fleet Girls to Deliver Pizza to Admirals!

‘Kantai Collection’ and Pizza Hut Are Collaborating! Cute Fleet Girls to Deliver Pizza to Admirals!

Popular TV anime Kantai Collection (KanColle), broadcast from January 2015, has collaborated with pizza chain restaurant Pizza Hut.

Feb. 23, 2015 13:000

‘Blood Blockade Battlefront’ Additional Cast Includes Nana Mizuki, Miyuki Sawashiro & Riki Kagami; 2nd PV Also Now Available

‘Blood Blockade Battlefront’ Additional Cast Includes Nana Mizuki, Miyuki Sawashiro & Riki Kagami; 2nd PV Also Now Available

The TV anime Blood Blockade Battlefront will begin broadcasting on MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11 this April. At this time, new cast members have been announced.

Feb. 23, 2015 09:377

Interview with Illustrator Mikeou

Interview with Illustrator Mikeou

A talk with Mikeou, the creator behind this moe ita-curtain.

Feb. 23, 2015 05:000

Dempagumi.inc and Shoko Nakagawa Collaborate, Form Music Unit! Debut with Anime Theme Song Produced by Kenichi Maeyamada

Dempagumi.inc and Shoko Nakagawa Collaborate, Form Music Unit! Debut with Anime Theme Song Produced by Kenichi Maeyamada

Shoko Nakayama and Dempagumi.inc have collaborated to form the unit Shokotan❤Dempagumi. It has been announced that their single “Punch Line!”, written and composed by Hyadain aka Kenichi Maeyamada, will go on sale April 29.

Feb. 23, 2015 01:495

[Otaku Around the World] MOE Fires Up University of Hawaii at Manoa!

[Otaku Around the World] MOE Fires Up University of Hawaii at Manoa!

The Anime and Manga Society is a ragtag bunch of enthusiasts who meet twice a week on the Manoa Campus of the University of Hawaii.

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