Wagakki Band - A New Sensation and Power to Wow the World

Wagakki Band has garnered over 18 million views for their cover of the Hatsune Miku song “Senbonzakura” using traditional Japanese instruments.Their fantastic abilities and new sound sensation continue to attract attention even now.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [2/2]

The music unit GARNiDELiA has released many anime tie-in songs since their major debut last year. This time, we talked with the artists about their tie-in song for the upcoming TV anime Gunslinger Stratos, which is set to start broadcasting from April, as well as what comes next for the musical duo. Looking at GARNiDELiA’s profile, the vocalist is MARiA, while the composer…

Can It Be?! Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Game Teaser Released!

Although the news was released on April Fools' day through Nintendo Direct, this Shin Megami Tensei ​X​ Fire Emblem​ ​video trailer is most certainly real!​

‘Alpacasso: The Origin’ Receives Rave Reviews! Sequel Rumors Also Fly

Alpacasso: The Origin, a movie based on the popular plushie series Alpacasso, was released on April 1!

Comiket Special 6 Photo Report: Makuhari Messe Edition

Enjoy our gallery of more than 78 photos from the event!

Comiket Special 6 Opens! Event Held at Makuhari for First Time in 25 Years

Comiket Special, a special version of the well-known Comiket (Comic Market), was held on March 28–29, 2015. The event was held at Makuhari Messe for the first time in 25 years, since 1990 (Comic Market 39), and was the event related to Comiket to have been held there since that time.

Interview: Music Unit GARNiDELiA [1/2]

GARNiDELiA has given us the opening theme songs for Mekakucity Actors, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Gundam Reconguista in G. We asked the group about their upcoming performance at Sakura-Con 2015 in April.

Sakura Exhibition 2015 Soon to Tour the States

Sakura Exhibition 2015 in Tokyo is currently being held for five days March 24–28. The exhibition will also be touring the States in April.

Japanese Pro Soccer Team to Participate in Comiket Special!!

The professional soccer team Kawasaki Frontale, which even has players who participated in the World Cup, are doing a serious collaboration with otaku culture.

AnimeJapan 2015 Closes as a Grand Success!

The main area of AnimeJapan 2015 opened on the March 21, revealing displays of the newest anime information and original illustrations from popular titles.

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Slice of Life/School Edition]

Get excited - trailers for spring 2015 slice of life and school life anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list ahead of time!

Must-See Spring 2015 Anime Trailers! [Action/Battle Edition]

Trailers for spring 2015 anime are here! Check them out and plan your watch list early!

Tokyo One Piece Tower Opens on March 13!

Japan’s famous tourist spot, Tokyo Tower, has been taken over by the One Piece crew! The island of adventure, “Tongari Jima,” appears!

George & Mattsun [2/2]: A Shop Brought to Life by Latte Art

The two latte artists opened the cafe REISSUE in Harajuku, Tokyo. The slogan of the shop is “A place where you can enjoy the best latte art in the world.”

George & Mattsun [1/2]: The Pioneers of Latte Art Culture

George and Mattsun competed at the Latte 1 Grand Prix Championship held at Odaiba, Tokyo. It ended with Mattsun losing and having his face covered in pie.

Review: A Unique Photo Exhibition, Panchira 2015

Inside a skirt, there lies a universe.

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.

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Feb. 7, 2015 09:00

‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Gameplay Videos Introduce Tashigi, Mihawk, Smoker & Buggy to the Series

‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ Gameplay Videos Introduce Tashigi, Mihawk, Smoker & Buggy to the Series

Today, Jan. 29, 2015, Bandai Namco Games released the second round of playable character gameplay videos for its game One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) to be released on March 26.

Feb. 7, 2015 07:24

Huge ‘Macross’ Event Shibuyakku Deculture Starts in Shibuya

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!

Feb. 7, 2015 05:00

‘Tokyo Ghoul √A’ Ending Theme Song ‘Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku’ Music Video is All About Gorging on Meat

‘Tokyo Ghoul √A’ Ending Theme Song ‘Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku’ Music Video is All About Gorging on Meat

The anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul √A started airing on television from January 2015. This is the second season of Tokyo Ghoul which aired from July to September 2014, and gained great reviews.

Feb. 7, 2015 01:00

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Performs Her New Single at Her 22nd Birthday Event!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Performs Her New Single at Her 22nd Birthday Event!

As the first snow fell downtown on the 30th, ASOBINITE!!! -KYARY PAMYU PAMYU 22nd BIRTHDAY SPECIAL took place at Studio Coast in Shinkiba.

Feb. 6, 2015 21:00

‘Naruto’ Volume 72 Finally on Sale, Conclusion Celebration Projects Also Concurrently Underway

‘Naruto’ Volume 72 Finally on Sale, Conclusion Celebration Projects Also Concurrently Underway

After 15 years, the serialization of Naruto concluded in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) on Nov. 10, 2014.

Feb. 6, 2015 17:00

Sumire Uesaka Illustration Exhibit Features Kaikai Kiki Collaboration Menu

Sumire Uesaka Illustration Exhibit Features Kaikai Kiki Collaboration Menu

On Wednesday, Feb. 4, Sumire Uesaka’s first illustration exhibit opened in the pixiv Zingaro gallery in Nakano Broadway. Illustration collections and original goods are also for sale at the exhibit.

Feb. 6, 2015 13:00

Love Live! Movie Slated to Release on June 13, New Visual Shows Honoka and the Girls in New Outfits

Love Live! Movie Slated to Release on June 13, New Visual Shows Honoka and the Girls in New Outfits

New information has been announced regarding the Love Live! movie. The official title is Love Live! µ’s Go→Go! LoveLive! 2015 ~Dream Sensation!~ and it will be released on June 13.

Feb. 6, 2015 09:00

Shinji Aramaki - Director for ‘Evangelion’?! Next Work at Japan Anima(tor) Expo Features Shocking Title

Shinji Aramaki - Director for ‘Evangelion’?! Next Work at Japan Anima(tor) Expo Features Shocking Title

One by one, the Japan Anima(tor) Expo showcases creators’ experimental short animation projects, and on Feb. 6, 2015, it seems that it will deliver to the world yet another shocking new piece.

Feb. 6, 2015 05:00

A Service as Special as This Hardly Comes More than Once in a Lifetime, You Know! “Shibuyakku Deculture” Opens at Shibuya Parco!

A Service as Special as This Hardly Comes More than Once in a Lifetime, You Know! “Shibuyakku Deculture” Opens at Shibuya Parco!

Just as eagerly-waiting fans are getting excited over the December 2014 announcement of the “Songstress Audition” for the new TV anime series Macross Delta, thinking, “So the newest installment in the Macross series is finally getting underway!”, it looks like Macross is about to take over Shibuya Parco starting Feb. 6, 2015!

Feb. 6, 2015 01:00

Akihabara’s COSPATIO, the Specialist Cosplay Shop Where Cosplayers’ Dreams Come True!

Akihabara’s COSPATIO, the Specialist Cosplay Shop Where Cosplayers’ Dreams Come True!

“COSPATIO” is a place where anyone can indulge their curiosity for cosplay! COSPATIO has been supporting the activities of cosplayers for the past 20 years as a specialist cosplay store.

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