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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Jan. 27, 2014 07:005

TV Anime Announced for Takahiro’s Dark Fantasy Akame ga Kill!

TV Anime Announced for Takahiro’s Dark Fantasy Akame ga Kill!

A TV anime adaptation of the dark fantasy Akame ga Kill! currently serialized in the monthly magazine Gangan Joker (Square Enix) has been announced.

Jan. 27, 2014 01:005

Lineup of Tiger & Bunny Smartphone Jackets Includes 10 Designs

Lineup of Tiger & Bunny Smartphone Jackets Includes 10 Designs

Smartphone jackets for the iPhone 5 and 5s based on the movie Tiger & Bunny: The Rising have been announced.

Jan. 26, 2014 13:005

One Week Friends to Broadcast in April, Yoshitaka Yamaya and Sora Amamiya Chosen for Main Cast

One Week Friends to Broadcast in April, Yoshitaka Yamaya and Sora Amamiya Chosen for Main Cast

The TV anime One Week Friends will begin broadcasting this April. Now, the cast members of the main characters have been announced.

Jan. 26, 2014 07:001

Today’s Asuka Show, a Talked-About Work By Silverlink, to Release on Blu-ray

Today’s Asuka Show, a Talked-About Work By Silverlink, to Release on Blu-ray

Today’s Asuka Show, which released in 2012, is now coming to Blu-ray.

Jan. 26, 2014 01:001

Joint Project Between Ookaze no Okorusama & Legacy Effects Announced - First is a New Version of a Tomino Anime

Joint Project Between Ookaze no Okorusama & Legacy Effects Announced - First is a New Version of a Tomino Anime

Ookaze no Okorusama Inc. (whose logo features three of the character for “wind”) and American visual effects studio Legacy Effects held a joint press conference at the Tokyo American Club in Minato, Tokyo on Jan. 21, 2014.

Jan. 25, 2014 13:001

Exhibit of Japan Media Arts Festival Award-Winning Works Will Begin on Feb. 5 and Include a Full Lineup of Screenings, Discussions, and More

Exhibit of Japan Media Arts Festival Award-Winning Works Will Begin on Feb. 5 and Include a Full Lineup of Screenings, Discussions, and More

The award-winning works of the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival will be the focus of attention at the National Art Center in Roppongi, Tokyo from Feb. 5-16.

Jan. 25, 2014 07:003

Anison Club Event ACG BunGeee to Be Held in Taiwan

Anison Club Event ACG BunGeee to Be Held in Taiwan

Currently, anime song (anison) club events are held every week in all parts of Japan, and this trend has shown a huge upsurge. Now, these anison club events are jumping overseas!

Jan. 25, 2014 01:0029

Just How Well Do You Know Kakashi? “Naruto Shippu Kentei Kakashi Edition” Starts on Jan. 23

Just How Well Do You Know Kakashi? “Naruto Shippu Kentei Kakashi Edition” Starts on Jan. 23

Naruto: Shippuden, which airs every Thursday at 19:00 on TV Tokyo, is an anime that is hugely popular with both kids and adults. Following the Japanese broadcast, the show is distributed online in the U.S., China, and many other countries. It is one of Japan’s representative anime.

Jan. 24, 2014 23:3611

4-Koma Manga Futsū no Joshikōsei ga [Locodol] Yattemita TV Anime Announced!

4-Koma Manga Futsū no Joshikōsei ga [Locodol] Yattemita TV Anime Announced!

The local idols Nagareyama Girls are making their broadcast debut?!

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