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!

Preview of the New "Fairy Tail" Anime [Scheduled for April 2014]

Fairy Tail is scheduled to make it's return on April 5, 2014. With that being said, the official Fairy Tail site, FairyTail-TV.com, recently showcased a brand new preview of the anime.

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Jan. 24, 2014 00:405

Product Review: Hardware Girls

Product Review: Hardware Girls

This collection titled Hardware Girls is by the multi-talented Julie Watai––a photographer, artist, and glamour model.

Jan. 23, 2014 13:008

We Without Wings Opening Movie Releases, Himeka Sings Theme Song

We Without Wings Opening Movie Releases, Himeka Sings Theme Song

On Jan. 17, the opening movie to Mages’ upcoming romance adventure game We Without Wings (PS3 / PS Vita) to release on March 13 was made available to watch online.

Jan. 23, 2014 07:002

Special Exhibit: Gaudi & Takehiko Inoue - A Collaboration of Talent Transcending Time Will Visit Five Locations in Japan

Special Exhibit: Gaudi & Takehiko Inoue - A Collaboration of Talent Transcending Time Will Visit Five Locations in Japan

A collaborative exhibit transcending time and countries between architect Gaudi, known for buildings such as the Sagrada Familia, and Japanese manga artist Takehiko Inoue will begin in July 2014.

Jan. 23, 2014 01:002

Etsuko Yakushimaru to Participate in Sailor Moon Tribute Album, Trailer Introducing All the Songs Releases

Etsuko Yakushimaru to Participate in Sailor Moon Tribute Album, Trailer Introducing All the Songs Releases

A trailer for the album Sailor Moon: The 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute to be released on Jan. 29 has become available, as has the full tracklist, which includes the newly announced songs “Otome no Policy” by Etsuko Yakushimaru and the bonus track “Moonlight Densetsu (French Ver.)” by Clémentine.

Jan. 22, 2014 13:002

Taiyo Matsumoto’s Masterpiece Ping Pong to Become TV Anime Directed by Masaaki Yuasa, Broadcast to Begin in April on Noitamina

Taiyo Matsumoto’s Masterpiece Ping Pong to Become TV Anime Directed by Masaaki Yuasa, Broadcast to Begin in April on Noitamina

On Jan. 17, an anime adaptation of mangaka Taiyo Matsumoto’s masterpiece Ping Pong was announced.

Jan. 22, 2014 05:2212

Animé LA 2014 Photo and Video Report

Animé LA 2014 Photo and Video Report

Animé LA is an annual event that takes place every January in Los Angeles at the LAX Marriott Hotel, right next to the Los Angeles International Airport.

Jan. 22, 2014 01:007

New Dark Souls II Trailer Releases, Gives a Glimpse into the World and Story

New Dark Souls II Trailer Releases, Gives a Glimpse into the World and Story

FromSoftware has released a new trailer for its upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 game Dark Souls II to release on March 13.

Jan. 21, 2014 14:5020

Easily Create Pokémon and Hatsune Miku Items?! An Introduction to Perler Bead Artist Nunchakku and How to Create Using Perler Beads

Easily Create Pokémon and Hatsune Miku Items?! An Introduction to Perler Bead Artist Nunchakku and How to Create Using Perler Beads

Iron-on beads are a type of bead that can be heated up to create original goods in any motif you can imagine.

Jan. 21, 2014 13:0010

Pre-Orders Begin for Sailor Moon Chibiusa, Uranus, and Neptune Accessories!

Pre-Orders Begin for Sailor Moon Chibiusa, Uranus, and Neptune Accessories!

Accessories of the fan-favorites Chibiusa, Sailor Uranus, and Sailor Neptune have finally been announced!

Jan. 21, 2014 07:000

Minako Kotobuki to Play Jiji in Upcoming Live-Action Film Adaptation of Kiki’s Delivery Service, Two Screenshots Featuring Kiki Also Debut

Minako Kotobuki to Play Jiji in Upcoming Live-Action Film Adaptation of Kiki’s Delivery Service, Two Screenshots Featuring Kiki Also Debut

The worldwide long-seller in the realm of children’s literature, Kiki’s Delivery Service, concluded in 2009 to the sadness of many fans. The anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki is a particularly famous work in the series. Now, due to the strong passion of author Eiko Kadono, a live-action film has been announced.

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