Conversation Interview: Milky Bunny x TOM Special Creator COGA

Milky Bunny is known for her single “I Wish,” which is the title song for the anime Fairy Tail. This is what these two artists had to say about their future!

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. 28, 2014 13:008

Official YouTube Channel Created for Miss Monochrome, PV of First Single “Poker Face” Releases

Official YouTube Channel Created for Miss Monochrome, PV of First Single “Poker Face” Releases

Miss Monochrome will finally make her CD debut on Jan. 29. Accompanying this, an official YouTube channel has been created.

Jan. 28, 2014 07:0012

Minori Chihara, Shizuka Itō, and Ryōtarō Okiayu Join New Cast of Date A Live II

Minori Chihara, Shizuka Itō, and Ryōtarō Okiayu Join New Cast of Date A Live II

The broadcast of the TV anime Date A Live II will begin this April. Coming before this, new information on the staff and new cast has been announced.

Jan. 28, 2014 01:004

Yowamushi Pedal Second Season Theme Song Jackets Depict Members of HakoGaku

Yowamushi Pedal Second Season Theme Song Jackets Depict Members of HakoGaku

The opening and ending themes to the second season of the TV anime Yowamushi Pedal will be released simultaneously as singles on Feb. 19.

Jan. 27, 2014 12:001

Manga Translation Battle Vol. 2 Award Ceremony and Symposium to Be Held

Manga Translation Battle Vol. 2 Award Ceremony and Symposium to Be Held

An award ceremony and symposium for the Manga Translation Battle Vol. 2, a manga translation content that tested participants’ skills at translating Japanese manga, will be held on Feb. 13 (Thurs) in Roppongi, Tokyo.

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.

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